COMMUNITY WATER OFFICER [3 POSITIONS]
THIS IS A FIXED TERM CONTRACT POST
The EU Water Framework Directive [WFD] 2000 seeks to protect and improve our natural waters, including rivers, lakes, groundwaters, coastal waters and transitional waters. The Water Framework Directive objectives are implemented through River Basin Management Plans and Programmes of Measures.
The European Union [Water Policy] Regulations 2014, gave effect to a new, three-tier, governance framework and placed new obligations on local authorities to co-ordinate the catchment management and public participation elements of the Water Framework Directive.
To enable local authorities to meet their objectives, they have established the Local Authority Waters Programme [LAWPRO] to facilitate a coordinated regional approach. Kilkenny County Council and Tipperary County Council, acting jointly, have been appointed as lead local authorities to act on behalf of all local authorities in managing this Programme. The Programme has two elements; the Communities Office and the Catchment Assessment Team.
As part of the team structure of LAWPRO, it is intended to recruit three  Community Water Officers, one each to be based within Monaghan County Council offices, Mayo County Council offices and Galway County Council offices at the following locations:
Monaghan County Council………..Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan (1 post)
Mayo County Council………………The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (1 post)
Galway county Council …………….Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway (1 post)
Annual salary scale of €42,777 [min] to €51,374 LSI 2 [max] will apply. 37 hours per week. Significant parts of the work will be outside normal office hours.
The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 22nd November, 2019.
Kilkenny/Tipperary County Councils reserve the right to shortlist candidates having regard to education, qualifications and experience and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. Canvassing will automatically disqualify.
KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL & TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYERS