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Temporary Assistant Scientific Officer

REF: ASO/22/

Location: Loughs Agency HQ (Foyle Area)

Closing Date: 10/06/2022 1:00 pm

Salary: £22,519 to £23,955 per annum


Temporary – 4 months (Subject to funding and with a possible extension)

Grade:  Assistant Scientific Officer (ASO) / Salary Scale:  £22,519 to £23,955 per annum


Essential Criteria

 Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the following criteria, by the closing date for applications.  Each essential criteria will be applied.


  1. 5 GCSEs (Grade A-C) or equivalent including Mathematics, English Language and one Science subject; and
  2. A total of 12 months demonstrable work experience which includes experience  in at least two of these areas (Work experience can include time spent on student placements or post graduate projects):
  • Fisheries science;
  • Laboratory work / water quality sampling
  • Fieldwork in the freshwater environment;
  • Fieldwork in the marine environment
  • Electrofishing survey; and

3.Candidates must hold a full current driving licence (with not more than 6 penalty points) held for a minimum of two years.


Desirable Criteria


  1. 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.
  2. In the second instance – 2 years’ work experience to include any, or a combination, of these areas:
  • Fisheries data analysis;
  • Electro-fishing survey;
  • Lake fish/ netting survey;
  • River habitat monitoring;
  • Water quality monitoring;
  • Laboratory work
  • water quality analysis;
  • Equipment calibration;
  • Macro-invertebrate analysis.


Closing date for completed application forms is not later than 1pm on Friday 10th June 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.