An exciting opportunity for a graduate or experienced person has arisen within the Countryside Access Service.
We are seeking two Definitive Map Officers to join the Definitive Map Team which is responsible for the maintenance of the Definitive Map and Statement, which is the legal record of Public Rights of Way within the County.
As our Definitive Map Officer, you will be responsible for handling applications to make modifications to the Definitive Map and Statement. The work will involve carrying out site visits, evaluation of historical and user evidence, negotiations with applicants and user groups, the preparation of reports for decision makers, drafting legal orders, making formal submissions to the Secretary of State and, where necessary, representing the Council at Public Inquiries or local Hearings.
The Council has a significant number of applications and you will have a substantial caseload with a number of with a number of active work streams to deliver completed legal orders within specified timescales.
What you will bring
You will be confident, diplomatic and have a persuasive personality to negotiate with and influence a range of different people. You’ll also need to have, or a willingness to gain, a strong knowledge of the relevant legislation. This role demands a sharp eye for detail, and good map-reading skills, experience of GIS systems will be an advantage although training will be provided. You will need to be able to evaluate evidence from a wide range of sources and arrive at compelling conclusions, in accordance with relevant legislation and case law, to enable the Council to make appropriate legal orders.
Working at North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire as well as being the employer of choice. Our vision is for North Yorkshire to be a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place for everyone to live, work and visit. We are a top-rated authority and great changes are afoot to continue with the improvements that have already transformed working within the council.
We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion, and the strengths this brings to our communities and workforce. We aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. We heavily invest in the development of our employees, providing training and development to further enhance their careers.
We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations.
We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Continuous professional development; we invest in your personal development and your future
- Flexible working hours;
- A local government pension scheme;
- Relocation support package;
- Family friendly leave;
- Salary sacrifice schemes;
- Employee discount benefits.
The posts are based at the County Hall offices in Northallerton, however flexible working is encouraged including working from home or other office, in line with the demands of the service. Travel across the County will be required on a regular basis to carry out site visits to survey proposed routes.
The post is based at County Hall, Northallerton but travel around the county will be required.
For an informal chat about this opportunity please contact Ron Allan, Principal Definitive Map Officer on 07890 381223.
Closing date: Thursday 14th October
Interview date: Tuesday 26th October