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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ICT SECURITY ADMINISTRATORS (AD6/AD8)

Publication end on external website : 22/04/2024 17:00
Service : 12-Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support
Reference : AMI ITEC 2023
Guide for Candidates :

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF A DATABASE

ICT Security Administrators (AD6 ) and ICT Security Experts (AD8) in Brussels and Luxembourg

Temporary staff

 

1. General remarks

 The Secretariat of the European Parliament is issuing this call for expression of interest with a view to establishing a database of candidates who would be interested in a vacancy as an ICT Security Administrator or ICT Security Expert.

The database will serve as a pool of candidates for possible future recruitment in the European Parliament of ICT Security Administrators or ICT Security Experts. Those specialists are recruited primarily by the Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support (DG ITEC).

Once the database has been established, persons whose name is included in the database may be selected as temporary agent for filling vacancies for ICT Security Administrators or ICT Security Experts arising in the Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support (DG ITEC), in accordance with the provisions of Article 2b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). Selection is carried out in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 ('Joint Committee (‘COPAR')) of Parliament's 'General Implementing Provisions governing competitions and selection procedures, recruitment and the grading of officials and other servants of the European Parliament'.

The European Parliament is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without discrimination on any ground such as gender, skin colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or family situation.

Persons interested in having their names included in the database should submit a CV and fill out the application form via the APPLY4EP platform, starting by creating an account. To do so, they should read this notice carefully, click on the ‘Apply online’ tab and follow the steps of the online application procedure. They should also read carefully the guide attached to this notice. Only one account may be created in APPLY4EP. The personal data recorded in the account will be processed in full compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council and will remain modifiable, so that these can be updated. The privacy statement for APPLY4EP is available on its homepage.

2. Job description

The ICT Security Administrator or ICT Security Expert should have relevant competencies in at least one of the following areas:

  • Endpoint protection;
  • Design and implementation of security baselines for effective protection;
  • Monitoring of security events;
  • ICT Security Incident management and Security assurance;
  • Vulnerabilities management;
  • Public key infrastructure and cryptography;
  • Security Risks Assessment (i.e. providing tools and assistance to various IT projects and assisting new software evaluation in the context of cybersecurity);
  • Cybersecurity User Awareness (i.e. increasing user awareness through the development of ad-hoc cybersecurity campaigns for end-users and the creation and delivery of cybersecurity presentations; providing assistance in the context of sensitive missions);
  • Secure Software Development Lifecycle, and Policy development in the areas of IT Security Governance, Risk, Compliance;
  • Enterprise Risk Management (supporting risk managers including on maintenance of the risk register);
  • Cyber Threat information gathering and reporting;
  • Implementation of security measures in cloud environments;
  • Implementation of security measures in office productivity software environments;
  • Definition and automation of security controls;
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM), Privileged Access Management (PAM);
  • Operating System and Database hardening;
  • Computer forensics;
  • Network Security;
  • Perimeter Security;
  • Internet of Things Security.

3. Duties

 In line with the programmes and priorities defined by Parliament’s bodies and/or management, and under the authority of the officials responsible:

  • Identifying, analysing, evaluating, reporting, communicating and treating cybersecurity risks;
  • Carrying out investigations into anomalies and malfunctions with a bearing on ICT security, correlating the detected events;
  • Integrating IT security across the lifecycle of all kinds of IT systems including the cloud-based ones;
  • Continuously assessing the European Parliament’s security requirements, as well as keeping a technology watch on the relevant markets to put forward appropriate solutions;
  • Carrying out needs assessments, feasibility studies and functional and systems analyses in the area of activity;
  • Representing the department in the project teams, internal and inter-institutional working groups, on professional bodies and/or at professional meetings;
  • Steering and coordinating specific projects.

Specific competencies sought:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Flexibility
  • Team spirit and Cooperation
  • Result Orientation
  • Reliability
  • Capacity of self-control and assessment in crisis situations
  • Meticulous approach
  • Problem solving approach
  • Resilience

Work Environment:

  • Need to be available away from the workplace
  • Variable and/or flexible pace and hours of work
  • Frequent emergency work
  • Frequent contact with people inside and outside Parliament

4. Eligibility

To be eligible for possible future recruitment to a vacant post, you will need to meet the general and specific criteria that follow:

a. General criteria

  • Be a citizen of one of the Member States of the European Union.
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by national laws concerning military service.
  • Produce the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties.

b. Specific criteria

i. Qualifications and skills required

For grade AD 6, at least:

  • a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma,

or

  • where justified in the interest of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.

For grade AD 8, at least:

  • 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,

or

  • a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience of at least one year when the normal period of university education is at least three years,

or

  • where justified in the interest of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.

Prior to being recruited, selected candidates whose names are included in the database will be asked to provide documents substantiating the information contained in the application form (diplomas, certificates and other supporting documents).

Diplomas, whether issued in a Member State or in a non-EU country, must be recognised by an official body of an EU Member State, such as the ministry of education.

Candidates holding diplomas issued in a non-EU country must provide an EU-equivalence for their diplomas. You may find further information on recognition of non-EU qualifications in the ENIC-NARIC networks (https://www.enic-naric.net/).

The differences between education systems will be taken into account. Examples of the minimum qualifications required are given in the table included in the guide.

ii. Knowledge of languages

Candidates must have a thorough knowledge (at least level C1) of one of the European Union’s official languages (language 1): Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish or Swedish. It is preferable to select here your mother tongue as language 1.

and

a satisfactory knowledge (at least level B2) of English or French (language 2). Language 2 must be different from language 1. In case language 1 is English or French, a satisfactory knowledge (level B2) of one of the other 23 European Union’s official languages is required.

Please note that the minimum levels required above apply to each area of linguistic aptitude (speaking, writing, reading, listening) referred to on the application form. These abilities correspond to those specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (https://europa.eu/europass/common-european-framework-reference-language-skills).

Candidates are informed that the two second-language options for this procedure to establish a database, i.e. English or French, have been specified in the interests of the service and, specifically, of the posts of ICT Security Administrators and ICT Security Experts.

 In fact, English or French are the languages most commonly used to accomplish duties listed under point 3 of the call.

 Accordingly, in order to be immediately operational, the recruited candidates must be able, to work and communicate effectively in English or French.

iii. Professional experience required

After obtaining the qualifications mentioned in section (4.b.i) above, candidates must have acquired

  • for grade AD 6: at least two years of professional experience relevant to the duties specified in section 3 above;
  • for grade AD 8: at least eight years of professional experience relevant to the duties specified in section 3.a or 3.b above.

5. Database

If you

  • meet the general eligibility criteria, and
  • have completed the application form via the APPLY4EP platform (see below, ‘Applications’) in accordance with the procedure and by the deadline,

your name will be included in the database.

Inclusion of your name will be based solely on the information given on the application form and in the attached documents. This information and these documents will be verified at a later date, if you are made an offer of recruitment.

6. Applications - how to express your interest?

Interested persons must complete their application form via the APPLY4EP online platform. Expressions of interest can only be submitted via that platform.

Once you have created your account, you must upload a detailed curriculum vitae. You must use the Europass format (https://europa.eu/europass/select-language?destination=/node/1).

You must then complete the remainder of the application form.       

The information must be substantiated by supporting documents.

You have to select the grade for which you apply: AD 6 or AD 8.

You can find any additional instructions on how to express your interest in the guide annexed to this call for expression of interest.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 22 April 2024, 17:00 (Brussels/Luxembourg Time). Please apply through the APPLY4EP platform. Expressions of interest received after that date will not be accepted.

Inclusion of your name in the database or passing an interview and/or a selection test is not a guarantee that you will be offered a job. If a contract becomes available, the recruiting services will consult the database and issue invitations to those candidates whose profiles most closely match the requirements of the post in question. If it emerges that the information they have provided is incorrect, candidates will be excluded from the procedure and their names will be removed from the database.

The European Parliament applies a strict equal opportunities policy in its selection procedures, in order to guarantee equal treatment of all candidates.

The conditions of employment at the EU institutions are laid down in the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). Full details of the working arrangements can be found here: 

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A01962R0031-20140501 (Title II) ‘Temporary staff’.

Recruitment will be at grade AD 6, first step, or at grade AD 8, first step. The basic salary is EUR 6 066,59 for grade AD 6 and EUR 7 766,14 for grade AD 8. This salary is subject to Union tax and to the other deductions provided for by the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). It is exempt from national tax. The step at which the successful candidates are recruited may be adjusted in accordance with their professional experience. Moreover, in certain circumstances allowances will be paid in addition to the basic salary.

The database will be valid until 31 December 2025. Its validity may be extended by decision of the appointing authority. If it is extended, the candidates whose names have been included on the list will be informed in good time.