Environmental Enforcement Officer

Recruiter
Fusion People Ltd
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
£9.36/hour
Posted
23 Jul 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
This role for Environmental Health Officer has been released on a temporary basis for 3 months initially.

Main Duties

To liaise with internal and external bodies to investigate and take action against identified offenders.

To undertake investigatory interviews (PACE) to establish facts relating to environmental crime.
To have knowledge of current RIPA procedures and install suitable surveillance equipment as appropriate.
To prepare reports and prosecution case files in accordance with legislative requirements to present to legal.
To act as a primary council witness in relevant prosecutions where required.
Respond to incidents of Littering, dog fouling, graffiti and fly posting.
Issuing warning letters, legal notices or fixed penalties according to the relevant council procedures and legislation.
To collect, collate, store and log evidence applicable to environmental crime prosecutions in accordance with CPIA and council procedures.
Undertake enforcement patrols both within and outside of core council hours where appropriate.
Undertake relevant training as required.
To contribute to educating initiatives and raise awareness on the issues and effects of environmental antisocial behaviour and promoting a cleaner Borough.
To act promptly to report, log, and arrange removal of graffiti and fly posting within the Borough as per the Council's procedure.
Attending and investigate illegal deposit of waste incidents, where appropriate
Arrange for collecting and disposing of litter and waste, when appropriate.
Addressing residents' concerns and reports of environmental crime breaches.
To maintain clear and accurate pocket notebook records of activities undertaken and necessary for undertaking prosecutions.
To be the holder of a valid and current driving licence.

You should match the following criteria:

Experience of using current legislation relating to environmental crime.
Experience of legal and magistrates court proceedings including evidence gathering for prosecutions.
Experience of issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) or associated penalties.
Experience of RIPA and PACE processes.
Experience of dealing with people face to face in difficult situations.
Experience of outdoor work.
Previous waste management experience.
Mobility essential. Must be able to drive and in possession of a full current driving licence. Works vehicle to be provided. Disabled applicants should be able to perform the job with aid where necessary.
Is able to demonstrate a standard of literacy and numeracy at level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework through assessment.
Ability to interoperate information: apply relevant legislation and convey in a clear and effective manner.
Ability to dynamically risk assess situations.
Ability to prepare reports and prosecution files.
Have an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with members of the public and colleagues.
Ability to liaise with legal services.
Be Computer literate in databases, Microsoft packages and spread sheets with the ability to record and process information.
Be Motivated and reliable.
Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
Flexible and enthusiastic.
Able to deal tactfully and helpfully with members of the public and able to deal with awkward situations in a sensitive professional and mature manner.
To understand and be committed to the Council's Core Values and Vision.
Ability to work in pressure situations effectively.
Be in good general health with the ability to carry out moderately strenuous activities, outdoors in all weathers.

To apply please forward your CV ASAP

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