EUROCONTROL - European Organization for the safety of air navigation
Organization : EUROCONTROL - European Organization for the safety of air navigation
Grade : Level not specified, Level not specified
Occupational Groups :
Aviation and Air traffic (planning / management / services)
Closing Date : 2019-08-28
Function title : Spectrum Expert
Reference : NOC-NM-2019-AD / 017
Location : Brussels
Nature of competition : Internal and external competition
Applicable regulations : Staff regulations
Grades for publication : AD7-8
Type of post : Administrator (AD5-AD12)
Number of posts : 1
Duration : 5 Year(s)
Security clearance : None required
Directorate / Service : NMD / NS / CFC Network Manager Directorate / Network CNS-IM Services / Communication & Frequency Coordination
Competition publication date : 27 / 06 / 2019
Competition closing date : 28 / 08 / 2019 (23 : 59 Brussels time)
Reserve list : Yes
Within the , COM & Frequency Coordination deals with ATM voice communications, scarce resources, Radio Frequency Function, datalink, ATS Message Handling System, ATS Messaging Management Centre, ATS Voice Communication including 8.
33kHz, SYSCO, spectrum defence, support to Deployment, R&D in the context of SESAR, planning, reporting and ATS Ground Voice Network service.
Your role will be to :
Develop an Agency spectrum policy in close conjunction with stakeholders;
Investigate on how to improve aviation spectrum efficiency and formulate proposals for the attention of expert consultation groups;
Support the SESAR spectrum studies programme and lead / review all SESAR spectrum related outcomes;
Develop and present technical working papers at ITU / CEPT and ICAO technical working groups;
Represent the Agency at the ICAO Spectrum Panel;
Lead Spectrum consultation groups to achieve consensus on spectrum matters;
Perform any other task in line with the main purpose of the job.
Required qualifications, experience & competencies
Completed university studies of 4 years in a relevant domain (e.g. signal processing and / or wave propagation) attested by a diploma, or where justified in the interest of the service, professional experience of an equivalent level
Internal candidates should check on the intranet to see what level of in-house experience is considered equivalent to educational qualifications where appropriate.
In addition to the above, minimum 4 years of relevant working experience
Knowledge of spectrum and wave propagation (theoretical and practical)
Knowledge of spectrum regulation (ITU / CEPT) and ITU radio regulation
Experience with ITU rules and in participating in ITU-R and CEPT groups
Knowledge of aviation spectrum
Experience in contributing to ICAO spectrum standards (regional or global)
Knowledge of aviation CNS and frequency management
English drafting skills (scientific technical papers on spectrum matters following ITU rules)
Communication : Fosters two-way communication
Networking : Maintains and expands effective networks
Influencing : Tailors style and approach to impact others
Teamwork : Fosters teamwork
Analytical thinking : Analyses information and identifies relationships
Readiness to travel in and outside Europe more than 80 days / year
Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
Professional conduct in line with the corporate behaviours of the Agency i.e. result-driven, readiness to change, customer focus, integrity and team-player approach
The languages of the Agency are English and French. For this particular post, thorough knowledge of English (oral and written) is required.
Applications will be accepted from nationals of EUROCONTROL Member States only. At the closing date of the notice of competition, internal candidates must have completed their probationary period.
This is an appointment for a determined period of 5 Year(s). It could be extended up to a maximum of 7 years or converted into an undetermined contract.
Before being established in the post, the external candidate will be required to provide certified copies of his / her degrees and successfully serve a probationary period of 9 months.
Internal candidates appointed to an established post or for an undetermined period : If successful, the person will maintain his / her current type of appointment yet be selected to fill this position under the conditions set above (determined period).
At the end of this limited-term appointment, he / she will be transferred to a post corresponding to his type of post, grade and function group.
Internal candidates appointed for determined period : If successful, the person will continue his / her current type of appointment if compliant with duration limits laid down in Annex X of the Staff Regulations / General Conditions of Employment.
In case of reserve list : suitable candidates, however not selected to fill the post, will be placed on a reserve list for similar functions.
The period of validity of reserve list is 1 year from the approval of the selection board’s recommendations.
The successful candidate shall be appointed at the grade in the function group and to the type of post indicated in the vacancy notice, or, if a group of grades has been published, in principle at the basic grade.
Information on salary and benefits can be found on the web page :
EUROCONTROL is an equal opportunity employer, promotes gender diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from female candidates.