Jobs at IFI: General Operatives

Inland Fisheries Ireland is currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as General Operatives in the North West River Basin District (Two positions to be based in Donegal and two positions in Cavan) and in the Shannon River Basin District (Two positions to be based in Roscommon) for periods of up to a maximum of 5 – 6 months (to the end of 2018).

Below is a  general role profile however the focus of these positions  will be assisting in the construction, provision, inspection, maintenance, repair, removal and replacement of angling access infrastructure (including stands, stiles, footbridges, car-parks and signage) and assisting  with the preparation of angling venues, weighing in of catches and stewarding of fishing competitions

DATE: 27/04/2018

Job title: General Operative Rate Type: Hourly

Reports to: Fishery Officer/Assistant Inspector/ Inspector /Fish Farm Manager as assigned

Location: Varies

Position Summary

The General Operative will be primarily concerned with supporting the efforts of other IFI staff in the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of the Fisheries Acts, Water Pollution Acts and other relevant statutory provisions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide, in support of other IFI staff, comprehensive improvement, development, conservation and protection services, which may include becoming a warranted officer, where required.
  • Undertake and assist other fisheries staff in relation to fisheries patrols, surveys and investigations
  • Assist in the patrolling of inland waters, estuaries and coastal areas to prevent illegal fishing, enforce angling regulations and, where warranted, in removal of illegal fishing gear
  • Assist in gathering of evidence, attendance at court and giving of evidence when required
  • Assist in water sampling programmes, investigations of water pollution incidences, fish kills or related events
  • Assist in fish stock, habitat and barrier assessments, electrofishing operations, redd counts, netting surveys and any other surveys of inland waters and estuaries as appropriate, including operation of boats and outboard motors 
  • Assist in the collection, recording and downloading of data generated from surveys and investigations including use of available technologies to record field data (e.g. GPS, digitized tablets, digital cameras, fish counters)
  • Assist in the detection and monitoring and, where appropriate, the control and removal of invasive flora and fauna for the purposes of conservation and enhancement of fisheries and the aquatic habitat
  • Assist in the improvement and development of fisheries, including habitat enhancement, improvement of spawning and nursery grounds, removal of barriers, construction of fish passes, control of predators, clearance of swims and stocking of fisheries where appropriate.
  • Assist in the construction, provision, inspection, maintenance, repair, removal and replacement of angling access infrastructure (including stands, stiles, footbridges, car-parks and signage).
  • Assist in  preparation of angling venues, weighing in of catches and stewarding of fishing competitions
  • Assist in general hatchery work including collection of broodstock, stripping of fish, maintenance and husbandry of ova and fish, transport and stocking out of fish
  • General construction and maintenance work including semi-skilled labour (such as the operation of hand tools and machinery for the development, repair and maintenance of angling access facilities, upkeep of fisheries and IFI property).
  • Utilisation of mobile phones or radio communications for co-ordination of work and assistance in relation to surveys and fisheries patrols  
  • Complete work records, diary sheets and vehicle transport registers, as required
  • Co-operate with the introduction of new technologies, equipment, methods and work practices to improve safety, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Undertake such training and personal development programmes as provided by IFI to continue to meet the full requirements of the role

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

Essential

Desirable

Skills

  • Honest, trustworthy and respectful
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Commitment and self-motivation
  • Reliable, contentious and punctual
  • Flexible approach to work and unsocial hours
  • Ability to write reports and statements
  • Customer service skills
  • Experience of fisheries, angling, boat handling or other water based activities
  • Construction skills
  • Basic IT skills

Qualifications & Experience

  • Junior Certificate or equivalent
  • Have a full driving licence valid in the state

 

  • Relevant experience or knowledge

(e.g.   construction, fisheries, environment )

  • Ability to tow trailers
  • Ability to operate power tools

 

Note: The above attempts to outline in a broad sense the range of duties associated with a General Operative post.  However other duties may arise as the requirements of our customers and online facilities change over time

SALARY

The General Operative, appointments will normally be made at the first point of the scale:
€26,834, €27,503, €29,703, €29,869, €30,023, €30,114, €30,199, €30,288, €30,360, €30,470, €30,557, €30,654, €30,753, €30,944, €31,135

TENURE

For periods of up to a maximum of 5 – 6 months (to end of 2018).

Applications

Applications, (a cover letter and up to date Curriculum Vitae) should be sent to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Thursday 24th May 2018.

The term GO/HR/2018 should appear in your application email subject line.

All enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Late applications will not be processed.

Short listing will be based on information provided in the Cover Letter and CV

Canvassing will disqualify
Inland Fisheries Ireland is an equal opportunities employer