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Agri-Environment Officers

Cork
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Description

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG
Wishes to recruit
Eight Agri-Environment Officers for the Kerry/West Cork ACRES Cooperation Project

The ACRES Agri-Environment Officers will support the rollout and implementation of the Cooperation approach of the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) in the designated West Cork and Kerry areas. Key duties of the officers will include, liaising with Kerry West Cork ACRES Project Team, farmers & farm advisors for the creation of Farm Sustainability Plans (annual work plans) for participant farmers on commonages, carrying out results-based habitat assessments, acting as the main point of contact for landowners/farmers & the Project Team, carrying out mapping of habitats for baseline data if required, supporting the delivery of training to farmers and farm advisors, carrying out verification checks & providing support and advice to farmers and farm advisors as required.

Applicants must possess:

A recognised third level qualification, minimum level 8 (Degree), in the National Framework of Qualifications, in a subject relevant to Agriculture, Ecology, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Earth/Natural Sciences, Zoology, Botany, Wildlife Biology, Hydrology or Natural Resources Management

And

Have a minimum of 2 years experience in a role relating to environmental management/agricultural management;
Have strong farmland & upland habitat ID skills, including indicator species, demonstrated understanding of their ecology and management;

The positions are full time (37.5 hours per week) and will be based at one of the 4 regional offices throughout the Co-operation area (West Cork, West Kerry, Beaufort & Kenmare) with the possibility of hybrid working arrangements. The contract period will run for 5 years & may be extended annually there-after, subject to continuing funding.

The salary scale for the position will be €43,254 to €49,007 per annum with start point dependent upon qualifications & experience.

Full particulars of the position are available from South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, West Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.

Contact Marie Garvey - Telephone , Fax , info(at)skdp.net

Please forward a full CV and letter of application to:

Noel Spillane, Chief Executive Officer, South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, West Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry
info(at)skdp.net

not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday 11th July 2022

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acknowledges the assistance of the Dept. Of Agriculture, Food & the Marine in supporting this post.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ROLE AND TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS PLEASE CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON

Start date
ASAP
Duration
5 years
From
South Kerry Development Partnership
Published at
30.06.2022
Project ID:
2416682
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