European Union External Action

EEAS Call for Expression of Interest IT Security Assistant – End Point Security RM.BS.3 – Digital Solutions Division

15/09/2021 - 16:33
Temporary agents

The closing date for applications is 07/10/2021 at 12:00 hours (Brussels time).

HQ (AST)-TA2b-AST7-BS3-IT Security Assistant - End Point Security-240873

EEAS Call for Expression of Interest for the recruitment of one Temporary Agent under Article 2(b) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS).

WE ARE

The European External Action Service (EEAS), which supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent foreign policy of the European Union. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity of Vice President of the Commission. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.

EEAS Digital Solutions Division contributes to EEAS business process effectiveness and efficiency in terms of implementing ICT services, tools, and infrastructure by:

  • Making available a high-level secure ICT end-user environment that support EEAS end-users in fulfilling their operational targets in both Headquarters and EU Delegations.
  • Delivering and maintaining Information Systems in support to EEAS’s activities: construction and maintenance of rich interface applications for desktops and mobile devices, applying high quality standards and development methodology supported by state of the art life development cycle tools.
  • Maintaining and developing information and Communication technology infrastructures, tools and services with the appropriate levels of training and security.

The IT Division is made of several teams dealing with Infrastructure & Support, Development of Information Systems, and Budget and Administration. It counts 45+ statutory posts and subcontract part of his activities to external contractors (Helpdesk & First line Support, Second and third line support, WAN management, Developments, etc.).

The Infrastructure Section is composed of 25 officials and 100+ intra-muros experts.

The Operations team in the Infrastructure Section is covering the daily operations, installation, support, troubleshooting, evolution,… of the ICT infrastructure including (non-exhaustive list) one central helpdesk and specific teams dealing with Servers, Storage and Backups, End Points, Network and Security, Proximity teams, etc.

A dedicated IT Security Team exists with various responsibilities in the IT Security domain such as:

  • Providing and managing the Security Operation Centre,
  • Security incident handling,
  • Dealing with endpoint security, network security,
  • Defining security requirements and reviewing the implementation details of IT Projects,
  • User awareness, policy development,
  • Designing, implementing and managing the EU Restricted communication system of the EEAS.

WE PROPOSE

We offer a job of “IT Security Assistant – End Point Security officer” in the IT Security Team.

As an “IT Security Assistant – End Point Security officer”, you will be asked to (not exhaustive list):

  • As a main role deal with End Point Protection related activities,
  • Act as a Service Owner for End Point Protection related IT Services,
  • Manage the execution of the project belonging to the IT Security Team,
  • Deal with the continuous improvement of security solutions,
  • Liaise with stakeholders,
  • Liaise with external solution providers,
  • Manage the acquisition process of IT Security related services/tools,
  • Provide internal security consultancy in other projects managed by the Division,
  • Do IT Security assessments, analysis, audits,
  • Do market studies; implement Proof of Concepts to find new IT Security solutions for the EEAS.

The job is a key position for an experienced technical IT officer looking for a dynamic working environment and challenging projects within a friendly, motivated and supportive team.

Main working languages are English and French.

WE LOOK FOR

We are looking for a dynamic and service-oriented colleague with a solid technical computer science background. In addition to demonstrating very good analytical and organisational skills, the successful candidate will be pro-active and be able to follow the procedures on an autonomous basis.

The ability to build and maintain good human relations within the teams and with our internal customers is essential. The selected candidate should demonstrate significant relevant experience.

LEGAL BASIS

The vacancy is to be filled in accordance with the conditions stipulated under the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS)1, in accordance with EEAS Decision ADMIN(2015) 20 on the engagement and use of temporary agents

The successful candidate will be offered a contract as Temporary Agent under Article 2(b) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS) at the grade of AST7

ELEGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates must meet ALL of the following general and specific conditions on the closing date for online applications:

  • Be a national of one of the EU Member States and enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Meet any obligations imposed on him or her by the laws concerning military service;
  • Provide the appropriate character references as to his suitability for the performance of his duties;
  • Taking into account the IT technical nature of the position English language is required in the performance of the duties and the command of English language must be at minimum C1 level (thorough knowledge). French language is a strong additional asset.
  • Secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, followed by at least 7 years’ professional experience directly related to the nature of the duties; OR Relevant professional training followed by at least 7 years’ professional experience directly related to the nature of the duties.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Have ability to maintain diplomatic relations and to ensure representation and communication in a complex, multicultural environment;
  • have capacity to create constructive working relations in the field of external relations with national authorities, international organisations and EU Member States;
  • have strong drafting and analytical skills combined with sound judgement;
  • have knowledge of external relations, internal policies and functioning of the Union;
  • have a strong IT professional background. Experience gained in various domains of IT is preferable to make sure the candidate could be involved in various activities without limiting his/her expertise to a narrow part of IT;
  • have a very strong knowledge of end-point security solutions, vulnerability assessment tools and methodologies;
  • have a very strong knowledge in security hardening of end points (mainly MS Windows and/or Redhat Linux);
  • have a very good overall understanding of secure IT infrastructure design principles;
  • have an acceptable level of understanding of basic network security principles;
  • have an acceptable level of understanding of IT Security standards;
  • be able to work independently;
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts; both within and outside the EEAS;
  • have the ability to communicate clearly on complex issues and the capacity to perform with accuracy and in a flexible manner a diversity of tasks in a complex institutional environment;
  • have strong service attitude;
  • be fluent in English, French is an asset;
  • be a flexible team player.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE2

The selection procedure will take place in three different and successive steps:

1. Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest should be sent by e-mail to the following functional mailbox:

RM-BS-3@eeas.europa.eu

For the purposes of the e-mail application, this post will appear under the subject of the email:

"Application HQ (AST)-TA2b-AST7- BS3-IT Security Assistant - End Point Security-240873”

Such an expression of interest must be accompanied by:

-updated Curriculum vitae. Candidates are invited to use the "Europass" CV format (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae) for their applications.

-a letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages) in either English or in French;

Applications may be submitted during the period from 16/09/2021 to 07/10/2021 at 12:00 midday (Brussels time). Please note that the only way to submit an application is by e-mail.

For correspondence concerning the selection procedure, please use the following email address (the e-mail must have in the subject the following title: "HQ (AST)-TA2b-AST7- BS3-IT Security Assistant - End Point Security-240873”

RM-BS-3@eeas.europa.eu

2. Pre-selection

The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and the professional experience described in the CV and motivation letter.

3. Selection

The candidates who have passed the pre-selection step will be invited for an interview so that the selection panel can evaluate these candidates objectively and without prejudice on the basis of their qualifications,

professional experience and linguistic skills. Additional specific written or oral tests might be organised by the panel.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its employees and applicants for employment. As an employer, the EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service, which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, is able to give their best and can develop their full potential.

If pre-selected, candidates with disabilities are invited to contact us in order to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure in equality of opportunities with other candidates.

If a candidate with a disability is selected and recruited, the EEAS is committed to appropriate measures in order to accommodate his or her special needs to the working place or working conditions in accordance with Art 1d(4) of the Staff Regulations.

APPOINTMENT

The selected candidate will be recruited as temporary agents under Article 2(b) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS), in accordance with EEAS Decision ADMIN(2015) 20 on the engagement and use of temporary agents

The selected candidate will be required to undergo a medical fitness examination in accordance with Article 13 of the CEOS.

Candidates shall have a valid Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) allowing them to access information classified at the level “SECRET UE/EU SECRET” or will be required to undergo the corresponding security vetting in accordance with the EEAS security rules3. In case the successful candidate does not obtain his or her PSC, his or her engagement will be terminated.

In case of positive results on the medical fitness examination and after assessment of the PSC conditions, the candidate will be offered a contract as Temporary Agent, Grade AST-74 for a duration 4 years renewable only once for another 2 years.

All member of the temporary staff shall serve initially a nine-month probationary period in accordance with Article 14 CEOS.

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Brussels, Belgium

POST AVAILABLE: immediately

CONTACT

Zsolt KUN-SZABO – Head of IT Security Team (+32 2 584 3527)

Email: Zsolt.Kun-Szabo@eeas.europa.eu

The closing date for applications is 07/10/2021 at 12:00 hours (Brussels time).

 

1 Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1570023902133&uri=CE...

2 Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) 2018/1725. The privacy statement is available on EEAS webpage: http://eeas.europa.eu/data_protection/rights/index_en.htm

3 In accordance with the Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of 19 September 2017 on the security rules for the European External Action Service, ADMIN(2017) 10, OJ C 126, 10.4.2018, p. 1, https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2018.1...

4 The basic salaries offered by the EU institutions are set out in Article 66 of the Staff Regulations. The current level, can be accessed via the link: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:C:2020:428:FU...

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