European External Action Service

07/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/11/2019 04:19

European External Action Service (EEAS)- Contract Agent FG IV – IT Security Officer- Division BA.SI.3 – Secure Communication- EEAS Headquarters

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 her tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in her capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to her 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 contract agent FG IV, IT Security Officer, supervising and assisting in the correct administration and management of classified Communication and Information Systems (CCIS) within the EEAS.

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

  • Supervise the overall functioning of the security features of CCIS, analyse events and compose reports, with the support of the Security Operating Centre (SOC);
  • 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;
  • Act as validator for entitlement management for CCIS, in support of the SOC;
  • Draft and revise Security Operating Procedures (SecOPs), in close collaboration with the 'Defence and Projects' Sector;
  • Monitor the correct implementation and application of the SecOPs.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates for this contract agent IV post should:

  • (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST in FG IV ; or

(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.


Candidates should have:

  • A sound background and experience on IT systems and networks, and on IT security;
  • An established track record in IT security and experience with 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;
  • Knowledge of English and French would be considered an asset;
  • A valid Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) at the level of SECRET UE would be an asset.


Brussels, Belgium


The successful candidates will be required to undergo security vetting if they do not already hold security clearance to an appropriate level (EU SECRET), in accordance with the relevant security provisions.


Contract agent position (Function group IV); renewable contract for a maximum duration of 6 years (with a valid CAST exam).

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 preselected candidates 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.

Starting date : October 2019 TBC

Interviews will be scheduled in August 2019.

Deadline for sending application. Please send your cv and cover letter to [email protected]by 28/07/2019.