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Environmental Analyst

DescriptionAnalyse and advise on policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government or commercial environmental operations and programs

Alternative Titles

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Advisor

Tasks

  • Evaluating habitat, wildlife and fisheries needs, and formulate short and long term management goals and objectives
  • Undertake environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
  • Propose solutions to address negative environmental impact
  • Study and analyse pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
  • Develop conservation and management policies for biological resources, such as fish populations and forests
  • Establish standards and develop approaches for control of pollution and rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling and overgrazing
  • Participate in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • organisational skills
  • enjoy the environment
  • supervisory skills
  • able to work alone or as part of a team
  • problem solving skills

Qualifications

An Environmental Analyst requires a degree in environmental science or a science/applied science majoring in environmental science. Most universities offer a suitable degree.

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