ABOUT THE JOB
EUSPA is looking to recruit an Information Assurance Officer who will actively contribute to the fulfilment of the Agency’s regulatory responsibilities related to security accreditation of the systems, in line with the applicable legislation.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The jobholder will have the following main tasks and responsibilities:
- Perform security assurance tasks on communication information systems (infrastructures and operations), focused on documentation review to provide information assurance and security risk assessments;
- Participate in Programme reviews and report on these to ensure findings are addressed, possible non-compliances to the system security baseline are identified, new security risks are known and security measures are defined to reduce such risks to acceptable levels;
- Participate to technical meetings after documentation review in order to elaborate comments from the security assurance point of view;
- Provide security assurance expertise on topics of concern to the SAB and its subordinate bodies;
- Draft security accreditation reports and notes supporting the SAB decisions;
- Support meeting organisation and administrative tasks needed for the functioning of the SAB and its bodies;
- Contribute to the management of security accreditation contract activities, such as draft contracts, participate to procurement phases, manage awarded contracts and associated contractors, coordinate contractors’ activities, review deliverables;
- Organise and participate in activities associated with the assurance role entrusted to SAB in the context of launch campaigns, including the coordination of the team performing such activities;
- Contribute to other tasks of the Department, as necessary.
The position will require regular travels abroad (also on a short notice) and may entail longer period deployment outside the EU in case of participation in a launch campaign.
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
- A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more
A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and at least one year of appropriate professional experience when the normal period of university education is three years
- In addition to the above, appropriate professional experience of at least six years after obtaining the required diploma
- Be a national of a Member State of the European Union
- Be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen
- Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
- Meet the character requirements for the duties involved
- Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties
- Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post
All eligible applications, according to the afore-mentioned criteria, will be assessed against the requirements listed below solely based on the information provided by the candidates in their application.
The Selection Board responsible for this selection will determine the criteria to be assessed in the various phases of the selection procedure (assessment of the application forms, interview and written test) prior to being granted access to the names of the applicants.
Non-compliance with any of the essential criteria may result in the exclusion of the candidate from the selection process. Advantageous criteria constitute additional assets and will not result in exclusion, if not fulfilled.
When filling the online application, candidates are expected to clearly include elements that demonstrate that their profile matches the requirements below.
- Experience in one or several of the following fields in relation to complex systems:
security assurance/security accreditation methodology and analysis
security risk assessments
security audits and testing
- Experience in drafting technical notes and reports;
- Excellent command of both written and spoken English;
- Experience in space programmes;
- Experience in handling classified information and/or COMSEC, including material related to EU or national security, preferably holding Personnel Security Clearance at or above SECRET UE/EU SECRET level;
- Knowledge (by training or experience) of security risk management methodologies and/or standards;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Strong negotiation skills;
- Ability to work with others (within a team and with external stakeholders);
- Ability to deliver accurate work under pressure, organise workload and prioritise tasks.
In order to consider your application valid, you are required to log in and submit application through the Agency e-recruitment portal https://www.euspa.europa.eu/euspa/careers
A full job description and further information on the application procedure can be found here: https://vacancies.gsa.europa.eu/Jobs/VacancyDetails/1557