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Temporary Scientific Officer

REF: SO/22/

Location: Loughs Agency HQ (Foyle Area)

Closing Date: 15/06/2022 1:00 pm

Salary: £28,706 to £29,307 per annum


Temporary – 4 months

Grade:  Scientific Officer (SO) / Salary Scale:  £28,706 to £29,307 per annum


Essential Criteria

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


  • A primary degree in Fishery Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Biological Sciences or another related subject.


  • A minimum of 1 years’ post graduate work experience to include all of these areas:
    • Fieldwork focused in the aquatic environment,
    • Laboratory work focused on water quality analysis.


  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to keep and maintain records, note books and compile all necessary reports.


  • 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:


  • A post graduate degree or equivalent in an Environmental Science area.
  • Qualifications related to boat handling and/or safe working in aquatic environment (for example Sea Survival).
  • 1 years’ experience of working in both freshwater and marine environments.


Closing date for completed application forms is not later than 1pm on Wednesday 15th 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.