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Agri-Environment Officer

by admin - August 1st, 2023.
Filed under: Agriculture, Botany, Contract, Ecology, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Flexibility, Full-time, Hydrology, Zoology.

Employer: South Kerry Development Partnership CLG
Location: Camp, Co. Kerry
Job Type: Full-time
Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Salary: €43,254-49,007
Closing Date: 5:00 pm August 15th 2023 

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG wishes to recruit an Agri-Environment Officer for the Kerry/West Cork ACRES Cooperation Project.

The ACRES Agri-Environment Officer 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 position is full time (37.5 hours per week) and will be based at the Camp regional office with the possibility of hybrid working arrangements.  The contract period will run for 12 months & may be extended for a further 12-month period 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 Library Place, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.

Contact Tracy Moriarty

Telephone 066 9761615, email tmoriarty@skdp.net

Application:

Please forward a full CV and letter of application to:

Noel Spillane, Chief Executive Officer, South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, Library Place, Killorglin Co. Kerry

tmoriarty@skdp.net

not later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th August 2023

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.

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