Officer 2 (Environmental Assessment Officer – Terrestrial Monitoring)

Natural Resources Wales

South West Wales
£29,243 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 200813

Sectors: ecology, water & hydrology

Closing date: Sunday, 29th September 2019  

Location: South West Wales
Grade & Salary: 5 - £29,243
Post Number: 200813
Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 December 2019
Work Pattern: Full time, 37 hours

Job Purpose

A member of a multidisciplinary team that provides environmental monitoring, assessment and reporting.

Support the planning and implementation of monitoring and assessment programmes and contributing to reporting programmes.

Deliver environmental monitoring programmes (including freshwater and marine chemical water quality, ecology, fisheries and terrestrial species and habitats) by leading on survey and monitoring activity including, when necessary incident response, planning and scheduling of work programmes and delivery.

As a technical monitoring officer in a particular monitoring discipline, the post-holder will support delivery of environmental monitoring programmes through analysis, interpretation and reporting of samples and or environmental data.

Support the Team Leader in planning, co-coordinating and tracking delivery of monitoring programmes, as well as liaising with NRW Analytical Services, OMAR teams and other place-based teams on sampling requirements.

Qualifications and Skills

You will have;

  • Experience of analysing samples, field-based monitoring / surveillance, interpreting and reporting on environmental data and practical knowledge of a wide range of monitoring activities and methodologies.
  • Expertise in terrestrial ecology, freshwater ecology, water quality fisheries or earth science.
  • Excellent report writing skills and knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Experience of monitoring data management systems, as well as practical understanding of technical monitoring solutions and practices.
  • Good analytical skills including statistics, and knowledge of data handling including GIS.
  • An excellent communicator with good organisational skills.
  • Ability to undertake fieldwork in sometimes physically demanding environments.

Application Closing Date: 29 September 2019

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