Environmental Data Collection Officer

£26,474 - £30,086 yearly
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Wales, UK
  • 15 Jul, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Environmental Data Collection Officer

  • Location: Wales
  • Grade & Salary: 4, £26,474 rising to £30,086 over four years
  • Post number: 200442
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 March 2022
  • Work pattern: full time. 37 hours a week

Closing date: 1 August 2021

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 northeast Wales. You would work as part of the NE Wales Environmental Assessment and Advice Team. We provide multifunctional advice and monitoring across NE Wales.  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).
  • IT competencies; MS Office and database experience.

To apply, please visit our website.