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Biodiversity Data Specialists- Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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Biodiversity Data Specialists

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of the Heritage Division of the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage and has responsibility for the protection and conservation of Ireland’s natural heritage and biodiversity at national government level. 

The Science and Biodiversity Unit of the NPWS provides scientific advice to the Minister to underpin the interpretation and implementation of legislation and policies. It undertakes scientific surveys to provide quality baseline and monitoring data, sets conservation objectives for designated sites, and provides scientific advice to the wider NPWS, and to governmental, sectoral and non-governmental bodies, on matters relating to nature conservation.

A number of vacancies now exist for Biodiversity Data Specialists to support the work of the organisation. Reporting to the Ecological Data Manager, the successful candidates will work as part of the newly created biodiversity data management team which will lead on technical aspects of ecological data management and reporting and have responsibility for innovating and developing new tools and solutions for biodiversity data collection and leveraging data to help measure and achieve conservation goals.

Candidates must hold a qualification at minimum level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications in Natural Science, Data Science, or Geomatics and have a minimum 3 years’ post qualification work experience as a data specialist as well as experience in data collection, organisation, synthesis, visualization and data management lifecycles relevant to the biodiversity domain.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 19th May 2022. 

 We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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