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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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In Summary - Conservation Officer - Nature

Manages the local environment towards preserving and protecting areas of natural beauty and promoting biodiversity.

Career Sectors

Conservation Officer - Natures typically work in the following Career Sectors:

Protecting the Enviroment
Earth & Environment
Civil & Public Service
Government, Politics & EU

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The Work - Conservation Officer - Nature

Conservation Officers are concerned with the local environment towards preserving and protecting our heritage, areas of natural beauty, and promoting biodiversity.

Their role typically involves promoting awareness of environmental issues and encouraging people to use the countryside in an informed and respectful manner. Conservation Officers may also work with national organisations such as the National Trust,  The Heritage Council, and charities engaged in conservation work.

Some roles may involve advising local government, for example, work with local authorities on conservation protected species. Conservation Offcers also work for national organisations such as the National Parks & Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency and conservation charities such as the Irish Wildlife Trust or Birdwatch Ireland. There may also be opportunities with Private Consultancy firms.

Interests - Conservation Officer - Nature

This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Entry Requirements - Conservation Officer - Nature

Some entrants begin their careers as volunteers and move into paid employment once they have gained a significant amount of experience.

Last Updated: August, 2015

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