We are delighted to announce that our client the Environmental Protection Agency are currently recruiting for an Scientific Officer II (Level 4) – Marine Biologist.
Overview of the Role:
The successful candidate will fulfil the role of Scientific Officer II (Level 4) – Marine Biologist
The successful candidate will work in the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Unit which is involved in monitoring and assessing the ecological health of Ireland’s surface water resource. The marine biologist role will focus on the transitional and coastal environment with extensive field monitoring, data analysis and reporting.
Reporting Arrangements: The appointee will be assigned a technical role with management responsibilities, reporting to the Senior Scientific Officer or another designated officer.
The key responsibilities will include:
• Undertaking biological monitoring of transitional and coastal waters under the Water Framework Directive (WFD);
• Collecting and analysing environmental data from field surveys;
• Implementing quality control procedures for data collection and processing;
• Preparing ecological assessments;
• Assisting in the preparation and supervision of WFD monitoring programmes for transitional and coastal waters;
• Specifying research projects;
• Preparing water quality reports and other publications; and
• Providing advice on the quality of the marine environment and related matters.
• Managing staff and fostering EPA Values;
• Managing other resources, including contract tendering/procurement and contract management;
• Supervising, motivating and developing staff through a performance management and development system (PMDS);
• Contributing to the delivery of Office Work Programmes;
• Managing and presenting environmental and/or management information;
• Acquiring a clear and detailed understanding of relevant legislation;
• Dealing with the public, media and various outside bodies;
• Participating in national and/or other expert groups and committees;
• Adhering to and supporting the development of safety protocols;
• Such other duties/activities as may be assigned from time to time.
Candidates must have on or before 27th October 2021:
1. An appropriate degree (NFQ Level 8) in Biological Science.
2. A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience including significant technical experience in monitoring and assessment of transitional and coastal waters using angiosperms, macroalgae or phytoplankton assessment techniques.
3. Demonstrated ability of using statistics for the analysis and presentation of environmental data.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex issues clearly and effectively to a range of audiences in written and verbal format.
5. Strong IT skills including Microsoft office suite.
6. Applicants must hold and maintain a current Driving Licence valid for driving in Ireland.
Employing Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Position Title: Scientific Officer II (level 4) Marine Biologist
Post Number: 000136
Department/office: Office Evidence & Assessment
Location: EPA Regional Inspectorates in Cork or Dublin.
Panel Information: A panel will be formed for the purpose of filling an immediate vacancy and may be used to fill future Level 4 (Marine Biologist) vacancies
Closing Date: 27th October 2021
Please note that cover letters and CVs are not required and should not be submitted.
Application forms and Candidate Information Booklets are available from the careers section on the EPA website.https://www.epa.ie/.
Application forms must be completed and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.