Waste Enforcement Officer

Job Role Title: Waste Enforcement Officer
Location: Dublin
Contract Type: Permanent
Reporting to: Team Lead

About the hiring company:
At our clients’ organization, they are driven by a single purpose - to help make our environment safer and healthier for all. They are a leading professional service business within the Inspections & Compliance Sector, dedicated to ensuring compliance with environmental regulations. With a focus on waste and water regulation, we provide comprehensive services to public sector clients, striving for exceptional standards in environmental management.

The Role: 
The Waste Enforcement Officer is responsible for conducting day-to-day inspections and investigating complaints to ensure compliance with relevant waste legislation. Based out of the client’s offices in Dublin, this role may require travel to various locations throughout the country. The role is operational, with a focus on delivering accurate and timely outcomes. The successful candidate will have experience in process-driven activities, ensuring effectiveness, efficiency, and strong client relations.

  • Investigate and report on all aspects of illegal waste activity.
  • Ensure compliance with waste legislation and regulations, including inspections and audits of waste producers, facilities, collection permit holders, and waste in transit.
  • Collect, manage, and interpret data, gathering intelligence related to illegal waste activities.
  • Accurately record audit/complaint investigation outcomes and update data management systems.
  • Conduct overt and covert surveillance as necessary.
  • Prepare written reports on non-compliances and suspected breaches of legislation.
  • Provide evidence in court cases resulting from investigations.
  • Liaise with other enforcement bodies, including Local Authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency, An Garda Síochána, Customs & Revenue Service, and others.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications & Experience: 
  • Degree in Environmental Sciences (or similar), NVQ Level 8 or higher, and/or at least 2 years or more of working experience in the waste/inspections/auditing industry.
  • Full clean driver’s license (min category B).
  • Fluent in written and oral English.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, independently, and in a team environment.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Key Competencies: 
  • Time Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Team Work
  • Report Writing/Communication
  • Data Management
  • Conceptual/Investigative Skills
  • Analytical Thinking & Technical Knowledge
  • Salaries range from €32,000 to €48,000 based on experience
  • Flexible working model
  • Starting at 24 annual leave days
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Income protection cover 
  • Death in service benefit 
  • Maternity/Paternity/Parental leave
  • Travel Tax Saver 
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Career Development Planning 
And much more! 

If interested, feel free to apply through Green Jobs or directly by email forwarding your CV to Isadora Schmidt at isadora@gaiatalent.com 

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