Data and GIS Technician (Environment)
Permanent appointment – 36 hours per week
Employer: Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service, Planning Services, Sefton Council
Benefits include: Local Government Pension and flexible working.
The Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (a shared service hosted by Sefton Council) is looking to appoint an experienced Data and GIS Technician to take a leading role in the maintenance of technical databases, performance information and mapping functions for the service.
As part of the MEAS support team, the postholder will play a leading role in the data, evidence, geographical information and reporting functions of MEAS. The postholder will work closely with the Merseyside BioBank Local Environmental Records Centre Manager, Historic Environment Officer, Assistant Ecologists and Business Intelligence and Technical Support Officer to identify data and information issues and propose solutions for the efficient operation of MEAS.
The postholder’s primary tasks will include: development and maintenance of databases and information management systems and geographical information systems; liaison with information providers to maximise information use and opportunities for joint working and economies of scale; operation of the MEAS development management function and content management and development of the MEAS website.
Applicants should have substantial experience of information management systems, mapping systems, data and evidence analysis, environmental monitoring, reporting, performance management, production of technical reports and appraisal, analysis and interrogation of environmental data to inform policy and decision taking.
As an employee of Sefton Council you will enjoy the benefits of local government within an established City Region Service. You will be based in Bootle as part of the technical support function of MEAS. Access to your own transport and the ability to work evenings and weekends is desirable.
Interviews will take place during either the week commencing 17th February or 24th February 2020.