Data/GIS Officers - Planning and Regulation Directorate

Salary:Salary from £26,745 pa

Location:Newcastle

Last date for application: Wed 29 Feb 2012
Marine Management Organisation

About the role

Our national marine evidence base is a vital resource. With it, we can make the decisions we need in order to ensure the sustainable development of our coastal and offshore waters. As part of our Evidence, Data and Knowledge Management Team (EDKM), which provides the data and knowledge management we need to make the right decisions, you’ll help shape our evidence base and support our work, including Marine Planning and Marine Licensing.

You’ll work closely with the Data Manager and GIS Manager to acquire, analyse, manage, distribute and publish internally and externally sourced geographical Information. Our Geographical Information System (GIS) is the primary way in which we implement our evidence base, so you’ll support its technical development and ongoing management.

About you

You’ll have a degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering related subject, along with expert knowledge of GIS, and specifically ESRI ArcGIS. With a track record in data management, analytical techniques and geo-processing, you’ll have a good understanding of data standards and initiatives (e.g. Metadata, INSPIRE, MEDIN or MESH), as well as Coordinate Reference Systems and projections. As well as an awareness of different types of marine data you’ll have the ability to communicate ideas, methods, conclusions and recommendations clearly in written reports and verbal presentations to specialist and non specialist audiences.

About MMO The Marine Management Organisation is responsible for the majority of activities in English waters. We oversee marine planning to ensure the sustainable development of our coastal and offshore waters, monitor and control sea fishing activity, enforce marine legislation and licensing, and carry out projects that help to protect water environments.
www.marinemanagement.org.uk

Further information on this post and details of how to apply can be found at: www.marinemanagement.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies.htm

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