Environment Officer

Environment Officer

Directorate: Operations North and Mid Wales

Team: Denbighshire Natural Resource Management 

Location: Buckley

Job Purpose:

The role of an environment officer includes planned and reactive work across a number of statutory work programmes covering water, agriculture and waste as well as provision of information to a wide range of internal and external customers. The key duties include; responding to and managing incidents, regulating permitted sites and activities, providing advice and guidance to customers and delivering measures to achieve good ecological status under the Water Framework Directive.

Job Specific Criteria: 

1. Professional Qualification - Education to degree level or equivalent in a scientific subject. Desirable 
2. Fieldwork – Current or future certification in all mandatory Health, Safety and Wellbeing training courses i.e. Water Safety, Hostile Situations / Conflict Resolution, Emergency First Aid and Manual Handling. Essential
3. Fieldwork - The nature of the role is physically demanding, the role will require independent working, possibly in remote areas with difficult terrains e.g. farms, river environments, waste sites and conservation sites. Essential
4. A full, current and valid UK driving licence. Essential
5. Customer Relations - Experience of working within a customer-related field. Desirable 
6. Fieldwork – The holding of a warrant card to exercise environment officer powers of entry (Level 1 Warrant card) and enforcement activities (Level 2 Warrant card). Desirable

Welsh Language Requirements: 

Due consideration has been given to the Welsh language requirements for the post and the existing skills within the team. Taking this into consideration the Welsh language skills required for the post are at Level 3, the ability to communicate with confidence in Welsh in some work situations or a willingness to develop your language skills working towards this level.

Additional Information:

The postholder will:

• Provide accurate and timely support for operational decisions and environmental issues by carrying out analysis and interpretation of data and preparing reports from information and field investigations.

• Contribute to investigations, identifying concerns and providing a first level technical response to the team/other functions, in line with Natural Resources Wales policy, to help influence and support environmental outcomes.

• Check compliance with environmental standards and service levels and undertake front line investigation as part of a risk based regulatory approach that will support the business plan and achievement of environmental outcomes. Activities could include inspection, monitoring and survey work.

• Produce required documentation and reports to agreed quality standards to support operational work, management decisions, public enquiries, court appeals etc, so that information, evidence and Natural Resources Wales interests are accurately and effectively presented.

• Contribute to the successful implementation of emergency plans to ensure effective, timely and safe response to emergency incidents.

• Co-ordinate responses to correspondence and enquiries, ensuring that internal and external information is effectively processed and tracked to ensure compliance with Natural Resources Wales policy and procedures.

• Develop and maintain a strong customer focus to ensure effective relationship building and partnership working to achieve environmental outcomes.
• The role sometimes involves dealing with conflicting situations. An ability to develop working relationships and communicate effectively to achieve the aims of the organisation is required. 

• Participate in the development of team work plans and undertake agreed actions effectively, to contribute to business planning and delivery.

• Support a positive health, safety and wellbeing culture by actively promoting awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices to comply with Natural Resources Wales policies and standards.

Job Advert Information 

Contract type: Fixed Term 100-week Appointment. 

Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week

Grade / Salary: £19,467

Application closing date: 4 June 2017

Interviews to take place on: To be confirmed


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