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Assistant Scientific Officer (CatchmentCARE)


Location: Loughs Agency HQ (Foyle Area)

Closing Date: 20/07/2022 1:00 pm

Salary: £22,519 - £23,955 per annum

Assistant Scientific Officer (CatchmentCARE) REF: TASO/CC/22

Temporary – 3 months (subject to funding and with a possible extension)

Grade / Salary Scale:  ASO / £22,519 – £23,955 per annum


Essential Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the following criteria by the closing date for applications:

  • 5 GCSEs (Grade A-C) or equivalent including Mathematics, English Language and one Science subject; and
  • 6 months work experience to include a minimum of two of these areas:




Working in the freshwater environment; and

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to keep and maintain records, note books and compile all necessary reports; and
  • Candidates must hold a full current driving licence (with not more than 6 penalty points) held for a minimum of two years.



Desirable Criteria

Some or all of the following criteria MAY be used in the event of a large number of suitably qualified applications:

  • In the first instance – A degree, or working towards a degree in Fishery Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Biological Sciences, Environmental Management or another related subject.
  • In the second instance – 1 years’ work experience to include any, or a combination, of these areas:

Fisheries data analysis;

Electrofishing survey;

Invasive species monitoring;

River habitat improvements;

Barriers to fish migration survey;

Freshwater fish survey netting;

Water quality Monitoring;

Working on monitoring / research boats in the marine environment;

Macroinvertebrate surveys.


Return date for completed application forms is not later than 1pm on Wednesday 20th July 2022.



Candidate Information Booklet

Application Form

Monitoring Form

Contact Details

22 Victoria Road - currently closed
BT47 2AB

+44 (0) 28 71 342100

D'arcy Magee Court - currently closed
Dundalk Street
County Louth

+353 (0) 42 938 3888

Application Pack


Following the Government’s advice in relation to COVID-19, Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise our capacity to continue to deliver our services as best we can.