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Environment Officer at Kakamega County

Kakamega County is one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya. It borders Vihiga County to the south, Siaya County to the West, Bungoma County to the North and Nandi County to the East. The county covers an area of 3050.3 Km2 (Kakamega CDP, 2013). The altitude of the county is between 1,240 metres and 2,000 metres above sea level.

Job Description

Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 38,270 x 1,470 – 39,740 x 1,520 – 41,260x 1,710 – 42,970 x 1,920 – 44,890 x 2,000 – 46,890 x 2,110 – 49,000 x 2,170 – 51,170 p.m.

Duties and Responsibilities

The officer will coordinate environmental issues and participate in forums at the sub county level to ensure sustainable management of the environment. Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Implement County Environmental work plans;
  • Carry out environmental inspections and promoting environmental quality;
  • Ensure compliance and enforcement of environmental regulations;
  • Coordinate environmental education and information;
  • Inventory and mapping of facilities that are sources of pollution;
  • Collaborate with NGO’s and communities in environmental conservation activities within the Sub-County;
  • Propose environmental action plans for the Sub-County; and
  • Mainstream environmental screening in development proposals from the Sub-County.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies/ Science, Botany, Ecology, Climate Change, Remote Sensing, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Management, Conservation Biology or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • Have at least two (2) years relevant working experience;
  • Be registered with a relevant professional body;
  • Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
  • Experience in GIS will be an added advantage; and
  • Demonstrated merit and shown ability as reflected in work performance and results.

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