European Union External Action

EEAS Vacancy Notice: Contract Agent FGIV – IT Security Inspections Officer - EEAS Headquarters - job n° 313958

03/09/2020 - 09:28
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Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to: Deadline for sending application: 22/09/2020 at 18.00 (CET).

We are

The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent EU foreign policy. 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 as Vice President of the Commission with regard to his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU's external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.

The Division BA.SI.3 is responsible for the protection and registration of EUCI within all EEAS entities and during the transfer to Member States, other EU institutions, International Organisations, agencies and missions by the provision of classified communication and information systems (CCIS), along with the infrastructure, organisation, personnel and information resources required to develop, maintain and operate them.

We propose

The position of an IT Security Inspections Officer - contract agent FGIV as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).

We look for

Under the direction of the Head of the Sector 'Security Studies and Accreditation', the person will be called to

  • Contribute to the security of classified communication and information systems (CCIS) by ensuring their confidentiality, their availability and integrity
  • Perform IT security inspections to verify that the defined security posture matches with the existing configuration;
  • Elaborate test strategies and test plans;
  • Collaborate to counter measures settings;
  • Follow-up of IT security incidents, and in particular the impact on the security status of a CCIS;
  • Draft technical reports;
  • Take part in security studies, including risk analysis, recommendations or evaluations.
  • Complement the system administrators in security-sensitive duties that require the application of the four-eyes principle;
  • Actively participate in the change management process and Board for CCIS;
  • Monitor the correct implementation and application of Security Operating Procedures (SecOPs).


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

The successful candidate will be offered a contract agent position (Function group IV); renewable contract for a maximum duration of 6 years (with a valid CAST exam).

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for this contract agent IV post should:

  • - (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST in FG IV ;
  • - (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST in FG IV
  • have completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;
  • have the capacity to work in languages of CFSP and external relations necessary for the performance of their duties. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an asset.
  • be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen.

Selection criteria

Candidates should have:

  •  An expert level background on IT systems, networks and IT security;
  • An established track record in IT security and IT risk management;
  • Experience with classified communication and information systems (CCIS), OR a strong interest and motivation to specialise in this domain within a limited timeframe;
  • Professional collaboration skills; a friendly, accommodating and solution oriented attitude, whilst functioning within the limits of strict security policies;
  • Strong drafting and communication skills;
  • The ability to work autonomously and precise, and to deliver results in a timely manner;
  • Good knowledge of English and French.


  • A valid Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) at the level of SECRET UE;
  • Experience of working in a team in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;
  • Experience in working with or within other EU institutions;

would be considered as strong assets.

Specific conditions of employment

The signature of the contract will be subject to prior favourable opinion of the Medical Service.

The successful candidate might be required to undergo security vetting if she or he does not hold already a Personal Security Clearance to an appropriate level, in accordance with relevant security provisions.

Equal opportunities

The External Action Service applies an equal opportunities policy.

Application and selection procedure 2

Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to

Deadline for sending application: 22/09/2020 at 18.00 (CET).

Candidates shall draft their CV following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address:

Late applications will not be accepted.

The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and will produce a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post.

The candidates who have been preselected will be invited for an interview by a selection panel. The panel will recommend a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Empowered to Conclude Contracts of Employment. The Authority may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist before taking this decision.


Place of employment: EEAS Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

Interviews will be scheduled in October 2020.

Post available: 01/12/2020



1 Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see

2 Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as implemented by ADMIN(2019)8 Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The privacy statement is available on the Europa website: ( and on the EEAS Intranet: (

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