Environmental Enforcement Officer

£18,086-£20,904 per annum

Permanent- Full Time

Regulatory Services

Dover District Council

The Dover District is steeped in history, with the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, several castles including the Lord Warden of Cinque Ports residence, Walmer Castle. As well as the coastline, the District has wonderful countryside, lush valleys and beautiful parks and gardens.

Main Duties

1. Undertake routine patrols in relation to dog fouling, and littering offences, and, respond to environmental crime related service requests in a
timely manner.
2. Respond to stray dog service requests including the seizure, transportation and micro-chipping of stray dogs in accordance with
departmental policies and procedures.
3. Ensure all investigations / patrols etc are carried out in accordance with relevant legislation, guidance, policies, procedures and agreed
service standards. Details of all visits, conversations, observations, actions etc is to be recorded and documented thoroughly at all times for
evidential and statistical purposes.
4. Issue fixed penalty notices where appropriate in accordance with relevant policies and procedures. In consultation with the Team Leader,
take any other appropriate enforcement action where necessary. This includes preparation of prosecution files, legal notices, reports,
schedules and correspondence etc. Attend court where necessary.
5. Carry out immediate cleansing of dog fouling, littering and small scale fly-tips where necessary. Report any other environmental issues
observed to the relevant department / agencies for response.
6. Contribute to the development and implementation of educational and promotional activities where required. This may include presentations
to public meetings, schools, Parish Councils, Neighbourhood Forums, Community Groups and businesses.
7. Maintain a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance etc.
8. Liaise, consult and provide reliable and accurate information and advice to external agencies, relevant stakeholders, Councillors, colleagues,
members of the public etc as required. Maintain and develop effective partnerships with the local Police, Environment Agency, KCC
Community Wardens, and other Council departments.
9. Represent the Council / department at various internal and external meetings as required on matters relating to environmental crime.
10. Any other reasonable duties that may be required from time to time including attending visits / inspections / meetings outside normal office hours as required.

Essential Requirements

• Enforcement experience (E)
• Experience of dealing with members of the public in confrontational situations (E)
• Capable of being on feet for long periods, walking long distances and lifting and manoeuvring
heavy objects (E)
• Familiar with Microsoft Office, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, (E)
• Knowledge of the Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and environmental enforcement legislation (E)
• GCSE (Grade A-C) in English & Maths. (or equivalent) (E)
• Full Driving License (E)

Please note that previous applicants need not apply.

Interviews are to take place in the week commencing 4th January 2016