Senior Environmental Officer

Organisation
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Guyana
Reference
VAC-31129
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Land Use & Environmental Management
Location
Georgetown
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
15/03/2019
Expiry Date
04/04/2019
To undertake activities related to monitoring, data analysis and reporting.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with developers and consultants to develop protocols (including field checklists) for use by Environmental Officers to ascertain compliance of a project with its permit.
  • Provide on-going recommendations to improve the EPA’s compliance monitoring programmes.
  • Recommend conditions to attach to Environmental Authorizations pertaining to environmental monitoring and management.
  • Coordinate environmental field inspection programmes through GFC, GGMC and other Authorities.
  • Review sectoral projects annual environmental monitoring reports to evaluate the adequacy and permit compliance.
  • Carry out audit checks for verification of data submitted in monitoring reports and compliance with conditions of environmental authorisation.
  • Supervise the use management and maintenance of the Agency’s field monitoring equipment
  • Recommend suspensions or cancellations of Environmental Permits or licenses.
  • Provide testimony in proceedings brought before the Environmental Assessment Board or the Environmental Appeals Tribunal.
  • Prepare proposals to seek funding for monitoring and activities.
  • Oversee the management of the monitoring information database.
  • Analyze results and prepare reports in monitoring activity.
  • Investigate all reports from Environmental Inspectors/Officers or concerned citizens of suspected violations of Environmental Permits and/or hazards to the environment.
  • Any other duties assignment by the Executive Director from time to time.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in Natural, Environmental, Physical or Biological Sciences or any related science with three years relevant experience

 

Desirably Complemented by:

  • Practical experience holding a position of comparable responsibility
  • Experience in legal proceedings such as the presentation of evidence.
  • Experience of competence undertaking field work, using field equipment, preparing reports and analyzing data, statistical analysis, computer literacy, good interpersonal writing and oral skills.

 

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