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Assistant Scientific Officer (CatchmentCARE)


Location: Loughs Agency HQ (Foyle Area)

Closing Date: 11/06/2021 1:00 pm

Salary: £21,370 - £23,483 per annum


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

Grade / Salary Scale:  ASO / £21,370 – £23,483 per annum

 2 vacancies



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:
    • Fisheries;
    • Laboratory;
    • Fieldwork;
    • 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.

Experience can be gained through work or the completion of 3rd level courses.


Closing date for applications is 1pm Friday 11th June 2021


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.