Officer 1 (Environmental Data Collection Officer)

Officer 1 (Environmental Data Collection Officer)

• Location: Flexible within South West Wales

• Grade & Salary: 4, £25,828 rising to £29,352 over four years

• Post number: 202493

• Type of contract: Fixed term appointment until 31 March 2021

• Work pattern: Full time

Closing date: 20 September 2020

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Environmental Data Collection Officer for Southwest Wales. You would work as part of the SW Wales Environmental Assessment and Advice Team. We provide multifunctional advice and monitoring across SW Wales. This post will focus on delivery in the field across Neath Port-Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and some work in Ceredigion. You will be confident about working outdoors in different field environments, weather conditions, and sometimes in remote locations, and you will be comfortable working in water to carry out data collection and survey work. This varied role, based in the field, includes: 

• Collect routine water quality samples in rivers, lakes and bathing waters. 

• Ecological kick-sampling to detect invertebrates and diatoms.

• Terrestrial monitoring support.

• Drive from site to site, including some routes when a 4x4 vehicle is required.

• Use technology to collect data in the field with a hand held meter and input data on a tablet device.

• Operating equipment such as data sondes and passive sampling equipment in a river. 

The data collected by our team are used to report against statutory requirements and are key evidence used by Place Teams in Wales, to inform their decisions and actions in the sustainable management of our natural resources.

Qualifications and Skills

• Experience of operational sampling and/or monitoring.

• Experience of team working.

• Reasonable knowledge of terrestrial ecology, freshwater ecology, water quality, fisheries or earth science.

• Data and information management experience. A current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles (cars and vans).

• Ability to swim and be confident working in water. (Essential)

• IT competencies; MS Office and database experience.

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