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Otolith Technician

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Job summary

£23344 - £24909
Around 18.50 per week
Closing Date
07 January 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Otolith Technician (0.5 FTE) within the Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

This is a key post in the Data Collection Group of the Fisheries Data Programme. The duties reflect the need to develop essential skills in age determination of fish using microscopy techniques and thereby maintain Marine Scotland Science's capacity and reputation to provide data for the use in stock assessments for quota species important to the Scottish fleet. No experience of otolith reading is required as training will be provided. Marine Scotland is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we value the contribution which those returning to work following a career break may be able to offer.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band A, you must hold a minimum of 5 Standard Grades (grades 1 – 3) or Ordinary Grades (A-C) including English and a numerical subject.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Good organisational skills, ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines.
2. Experience of accurately recording, and entry of data in to basic computer packages (e.g. Excel).
3. Ability to work as part of a team and learn new techniques.
4. Ability to follow protocols or procedures and pay attention to detail.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Adrian Tait who can be reached at Adrian.tait@gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@gov.scot


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