An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in West London which currently has a requirement for an air pollution officer to join it's environmental quality team on a 1 year contract, covering maternity leave.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
2.1. To maintain a high standard of land, air and water pollution knowledge, competency and skills by participating in personal learning and development, as necessary or as required.
ENFORCEMENT, ADVICE, AND BETTER REGULATION
2.2. To assist and carry out work activities in accordance with the Division’s Quality Management System (QMS) by participating in QMS projects, internal audits, updating and developing processes, procedures and standard documents in order to make continuous improvements and enhance customer satisfaction, commensurate with the grade and post.
2.3. To competently deal with the processing of applications, notifications, referrals, consultations, schemes, licences, registrations and grants, carry out reviews and give approval, as directed using any powers that have been delegated, commensurate with the grade and post.
2.4. To work in accordance with Council policies, procedures, protocols, processes, risk assessments and relevant service plans.
2.5. To deal with the preparation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of clear, logical, accurate and timely reports, documents, schedules of work, spreadsheets, data analysis and feedback, commensurate with the grade and post.
2.6. To be a flexible and effective team member, supporting the service and its objectives by taking a flexible approach to work activities across the division, places of work, team changes, work systems, practices, case allocation, times and hours of work.
2.7. To take a flexible approach to duties outside of normal office hours during changes in demand, as part of your post requirement, staffing unavailability, crisis, emergency etc.
2.8. To provide a high level of customer care and deal sensitively and courteously with residents and other customers, traders, members of the public and their representatives.
2.9. To represent the Council at meetings, internal or external and liaise with other authorities, agencies, council services, service providers, government representatives, architects, surveyors, solicitors, other professionals, traders, residents and other customers, as appropriate, commensurate with the grade and post.
2.10. To actively support high performance, service excellence, customer satisfaction, achieve personal and team-based work targets, work programmes and project objectives.
2.11. To use computer-based databases and record keeping programmes to accurately enter and record information about work activities according to the Council’s data quality principles.
2.12. To safely and correctly use equipment for testing and sampling as appropriate to grade and requirements of the post.
2.13. To use computer terminals (which may be desktop, handheld, fixed or mobile) to input information and access data from text based databases and mobile communication equipment such as mobile phones or two-way radios, and other technology as required to carry out the duties of the post.
2.14. To participate in the Department’s contribution to ensuring an effective response to civil and other emergencies using skills/expertise relevant to the functions of the post, and in accordance with council emergency procedures.
2.15. To work in accordance with the council’s smartworking policy to assist in providing value for money services.
2.16. To carry out any other duties as directed commensurate with the grade and purpose of the job.
2.17. To support the Council’s image, reputation, employee code of conduct and objectives.
2.18. To ensure the Council’s data quality by complying with the Council’s Information Management related policies through adherence to the business unit’s documented procedures and processes. To report to the business unit manager any instances of non-compliance with business unit procedures. To report any errors, omissions or inadequacies in business unit procedures.
2.19. To provide high quality, sound, timely and accurate professional advice, guidance and information about any work matter, to customers or colleagues, members of the public, Member of the Council, solicitors, architects, surveyors and other professionals in a format that is understandable and appropriate, commensurate with the grade and post.
Qualification and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree relevant to Air Quality
Practical training and experience in ambient air quality monitoring, modelling and assessment
A minimum of 2 years professional experience in undertaking ambient air quality monitoring, modelling and assessment and assessing emissions from domestic and industrial combustion plant