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Grade II Inspector - Environmental Risk Assessment (Chemicals)
Location:
Ireland
Salary
€69,518 - €84,778
Type
Permanent
Closing Date
29/02/2024

Grade II Inspector: Environmental Risk Assessment (Chemicals)

This role will involve working in the area of risk assessment of chemical substances under the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). The role involves evaluating the level of risk to the environment (and man via the environment) posed by chemical substances, based on an understanding of use patterns, exposure information and other data, and taking account of the efficiency of end-of-pipe environmental control techniques. The successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating scientific information and preparing scientific opinions.

This post requires flexibility, and in addition to the following responsibilities, must be prepared to undertake
such other duties as may be assigned to them including EU Travel.
The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team. The following non-exhaustive list of tasks are those that the person appointed to this role could be assigned. Please note that the final set of tasks will be assigned on take up of the role.
■ Contributes to Competent Authority functions for REACH at national and EU level.
■ Assesses and develops scientific opinions on chemical substances. Evaluates environmental data/exposure assessments and assesses the risks to the environment and man via the environment. ■ Makes recommendations for the safe use and management of chemicals.
■ Participates in EU fora and working groups as required e.g. ECHA Risk Assessment Committee, including attendance at EU meetings.
■ Reviews and drafts observations on scientific opinions and regulatory proposals circulated by ECHA and/or other Member States.
■ Engages with relevant stakeholders and represents the Authority at meetings with stakeholders and representative bodies as well as in public forums, as required.
■ Contributes to the Health and Safety Authority’s Annual Programme of Work and Strategic objectives.
■ Develops and maintains expertise on changing scientific developments.
■ Where assigned, manages direct reports – ensuring activities are planned and completed to the highest standards.
■ Maintains good communications with stakeholders e.g. by attending meetings, giving presentations, answering Chemical Helpdesk queries etc.
■ Undertakes such other duties as may be assigned in accordance with the operational needs of the Authority.

Essential Requirements:
The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate that they meet the competencies as set out in the Appendix and also meets the following essential requirements:
■ Primary degree (NFQ level 8 or equivalent) in Science (e.g. Environmental, Chemistry, Physics) or other appropriate relevant discipline to the role
■ Minimum of three years relevant work experience, with significant experience in environmental risk assessment in a regulatory or industry setting.
■ Good knowledge and understanding of EU/Irish chemical legislation.
■ Possession of a full driving licence (Category B)

Desirable Requirements:
The following requirements are desirable:
■ Post graduate qualification in environmental science/risk assessment/risk management/exposure assessment/exposure modelling particularly in relation to the environment.
■ Experience in environmental exposure/exposure modelling and risk assessment of chemicals for regulatory purposes.
■ Experience in environmental risk management or risk reduction of emissions within industry or
regulatory setting.
■ Project management experience.

To apply – please download application form and email to hsa@consciatalent.com

Closing date: Thursday 29th February 2024 at 5pm.

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    Grade II Inspector - Chemical Market Surveillance
    Location:
    Ireland
    Salary
    €69,518 - €84,778
    Type
    Permament
    Closing Date
    29/02/2024

    Grade II Inspector: Chemical Market Surveillance

    The role will involve supporting the operations of the market surveillance of chemical products, monitoring compliance of products and assessing the safety of the products to workers and consumers. The successful candidate will also act on behalf of the national enforcement authority playing a key lead role in, EU and national fora and working groups.
    This post requires flexibility and accordingly, in addition to the following responsibilities, an Inspector Grade II must be prepared to undertake such other work and responsibilities as may be assigned to him/her from time to time including EU Travel.

    The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team. The following non-exhaustive list of tasks are those that the person appointed to this role could be assigned. Please note that the final set of tasks will be assigned on take up of the role.
    ■ Contributes to Competent Authority functions (for REACH, CLP, Detergents, Export, Import) at national and EU level.
    ■ Assists in the drafting and development of National and European chemical enforcement policy.
    ■ Coordinates market surveillance activities within the Authority, engaging with other market surveillance regulators, stakeholders and Customs.
    ■ Carries out the necessary inspection, audit and product assessment activities.
    ■ Where assigned, manages direct reports carrying out market surveillance activities. Ensuring that inspections and activities are planned and completed to the highest standards.
    ■ Participates in EU fora and working groups e.g. ECHAs Forum on enforcement, including
    attendance at EU meetings, coordination of national enforcement activities.
    ■ Coordinates relevant IT – related activities e.g. ICSMS/Safety Gate.
    ■ Maintains good communications with stakeholders e.g. by attending meetings, giving
    presentations, answering Chemical Helpdesk queries etc.
    ■ Assists in developing, updating and implementing procedures and protocols for the market surveillance of chemical products.
    ■ Undertakes such other duties as may be assigned in accordance with the operational needs of the Authority.

    Essential Requirements:

    The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate they meet the competencies as set out in the Appendix and also meet the following essential requirements:
    ■ Primary degree (NFQ level 8 or equivalent) in Science (e.g. Chemistry, Toxicology, Physics, Environmental) or other appropriate discipline
    ■ Minimum of three years relevant work experience, with significant experience in product assessment in a regulatory or industry setting.
    ■ Good knowledge and understanding of EU/Irish chemical legislation.
    ■ Possession of a full driving licence (Category B)

    Desirable Requirements:

    The following requirements are desirable:
    ■ Experience in enforcement, market surveillance and/or experience in ensuring product compliance is achieved within industry, distribution, retail or regulatory setting, or other regulatory experience.
    ■ Staff /Project management experience.

    To apply – please complete application form at email to hsa@consciatalent.com

    Closing date: Thursday 29th February 2024 at 5pm

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