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Environment Officer – Air Quality

Salary Description:
Environmental Jobs
Air Quality
South East
Location Description:
9th May 2017
Start Date:
Buckingham Futures
Job Ref:

Our client in Hertfordshire is recruiting for an Environment Officer – Air Quality on a contractual basis.

This role is responsible for progressing the Council’s duties on local air quality management at a strategic and operational level; providing specialist advice on air quality, in relation to scientific, technical and legal/policy level;

Job Summary

As the Council’s specialist officer for air quality matters in relation to strategic air quality management:
-Progress the review and assessments of air quality across the Borough and subject to these reviews participate in the continual development of the air quality action plan identifying measures to improve air quality. Participate in the development and review of supplementary/planning development documents on air quality.
-Design and develop projects based on the air quality action plan targets and project manage ongoing initiatives associated with the air quality action plan.
-Identify any potential funding streams.
-Prepare Cabinet reports and attend committee meetings.
-Keep up-to-date with technical and scientific developments in the field of air quality and advise Environmental Protection Team Leader Manager of technical and legal developments which may affect the services provided by the Council.
-Support community groups and similar organisations seeking to work in partnership with the Council to promote air quality and sustainability issues, by giving advice and attend occasional evening meetings if these are in line with the service plan work programme.
-Provide technical advice on air quality to the Partnership (e.g. planning and transportation). and in a formal setting such as Committee meetings, Court, planning meetings and planning appeals and inquiries
-Scrutinise planning applications, site development proposals and appraise/interpret technical reports submitted by consultants, in order to provide observations to development control on constraints imposed on development’s by air quality, and where applicable, specifying recommendations or planning conditions for mitigation measures/obligations in line with adopted strategies and guidance.
-Whilst reviewing such planning applications provide support to planning policy on potential sustainability issues for the development.
-Holistically assess initial planning applications considering the wider Environmental Health implications of the proposal specifying recommendations and/or conditions in line with procedures and guidance.
-Respond to public and legal queries (both general and specific) on air quality, in accordance with the department’s service standards, Environmental Information Regulations and Freedom of Information Act.

To register your interest or for further information please call us on 020 8732 5450 or email

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