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Loughs Agency

Job Title

Catchment Care Officer


The Loughs Agency is a statutory body charged with the responsibility for the conservation, protection and development of inland fisheries, aquaculture and the promotion and development of angling and marine tourism in the Foyle and Carlingford Areas. The Loughs Agency is seeking to appoint the following post: (The post will run for 50 months, with possible extension, subject to funding. CATCHMENT CARE OFFICER. Salary Scale: £29,317 - £31,446. Purpose of the Role. The Loughs Agency will be investigating the ecosystem / water quality issues on the River Finn in Co. Donegal and will be lead on the Work Package Implementing Catchment Actions across the three areas (Finn, Blackwater and Arney) following the Scoping Exercise led by Inland Fisheries Ireland. The post holder will be responsible for day to day running of the Loughs Agency elements of the Catchment CARE project. They will be expected to liaise with project partners in the standardisation of techniques across the three catchments and be responsible for the line management of the hydro morphologist who will be working on the delivery of instream and riparian works. The post holder will be required to identify a series of matched issues and locations within specified catchments where water quality measures could be put in place in order to improve the current status. Essential Criteria. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the following criteria, by the closing date for applications: 1.A Masters Degree or equivalent in a relevant environmental area. 2.Experience of handling data and interpreting results (2 years. 3.Experience of working on projects in the environmental area (2 years. 4.Staff supervision. 5.A proven ability in, and experience of managing resources. 6.A full and current driving licence that enables the holder to drive in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Desirable Criteria. In addition applicants should be aware that after an eligibility sift, should it be necessary to shortlist candidates to go forward to interview, the following desirable criteria will be used. 1.Post-graduate environmentally based Phd. 2.Experience of working with water chemistry and analysis in the environmental area (2 years. 3.Experience of using macro-invertebrates as indicators of environmental quality (2 years. 4.Experience of instream / riparian works. 5.Experience of dealing with stakeholders. Application forms and further details of the duties and qualifications for the post are downloadable at or may be obtained by writing to or telephoning:- The Human Resources Officer, Loughs Agency, 22 Victoria Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 2AB. Telephone (028) 71 342100. (048 from Ireland. Email Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 1pm on Thursday 17th May 2018. The Agency reserves the right to interview only those candidates who from their application, appear to be the most suitable. Please note that this advertisement is being hosted by the Public Appointments Service on The Public Appointments Service has no involvement in, or responsibility for, the recruitment and selection process or the terms and conditions which relate to this post.



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