We are delighted to announce that our client the Environmental Protection Agency are currently recruiting for a Scientific Officer I (Level 3) Radiometric Laboratory.
Overview of the Role:
The successful candidate will manage the EPA’s Radiometric Laboratory, an accredited laboratory and must demonstrate a record of achievement that demonstrates both their technical and the leadership capability.
The Appointee will be responsible for managing the national radiation monitoring network and must demonstrate experience in successfully engaging with a diverse range of external stakeholders. The person appointed will be responsible for managing and leading a multi-disciplinary team and will also be part of the management team in the laboratory contributing to the management and continuous improvement of the programme area.
The principal responsibilities relate to the implementation of the EPA’s statutory functions, involving environmental monitoring & assessment, environmental research and development and radiological protection.
The Appointee should have the capacity to lead other EPA business units/teams in the future as the assignment and area of work may subsequently change in accordance with organisational requirements.
The key responsibilities will include:
- Managing the EPA’s radiometric laboratory and national radiation monitoring network, including procurement and supervision of the accreditation system;
- Managing, leading and developing a multidisciplinary team to deliver projects/business goals;
- Developing and overseeing radiometric techniques and instrumentation for measurement of gamma-, alpha- and beta-emitting radionuclides in support of the EPA’s environmental radioctivity monitoring programme, instrument calibration, radioactivity research projects and analytical services;
- Developing and supervising aspects of the EPA’s environmental radioactivity monitoring programme.
- Managing, motivating and developing staff including fostering EPA values;
- Developing and implementing annual work programmes including budget preparation and budget management;
- Leading motivating and developing staff through a performance management and development system (PMDS);
- Active involvement in cross office initiatives and working groups;
- Establishing and managing contracts for external resources and support;
- Developing and maintaining a clear understanding of relevant law, in particular, radiation protection legislation (national and international);
- Preparation and presentation of updates and recommendations to the Board of the EPA.
- Writing reports and presenting work to a variety of audiences;
- Analysing and interpreting complex environmental issues to make clear, practical recommendations;
- Dealing with the public, the media and other stakeholders;
- Participating in EU, national and/or other expert groups and committees;
- Overseeing adherence to safety, health and welfare protocols and;
- Undertaking such other duties as maybe assigned from time to time.
Candidates must have on or before 29th July 2021:
- A primary degree (NFQ 8) in Science (Physics, Chemistry or equivalent).
- Candidates must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in one or more of the following:
- Significant technical experience in the area of environmental monitoring (experience monitoring radioactivity will be considered advantageous);
- Experience in managing a radiometric/chemical laboratory (existing experience in alpha- beta- gamma spectrometry and working in a quality system under ISO 17025 will be considered advantageous);
- Expert knowledge of, and experience in the interpretation and application of EU and national environmental legislation including radiation protection regulation in the Irish & European context.
- Demonstrate a proven track record of leading and managing a team to successfully deliver complex projects and/or business goals;
- Demonstrated experience of effectively engaging and collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver a shared goal/s;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex environmental issues clearly and effectively to a range of audiences in written and verbal format;
- Candidates must hold and maintain a current Driving Licence valid for driving in Ireland.
Location: EPA Regional Inspectorate Dublin
Employing Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Position Title: Scientific Officer I (Level 3) Radiometric Laboratory
Post Number: 001367
Department/office: Environmental Monitoring Programme, Office of Radiation and Environmental Monitoring (ORM)
Panel Information A panel will be formed for the purpose of filling this post but will expire once an appointment has been confirmed.
Please note that cover letters and CVs are not required and should not be submitted.
Only applications submitted by email on the official EPA application form for this competition will be accepted. Applications sent to other email addresses will not be considered.
Closing Date: 4.00pm on Thursday 29th July 2021