Security Agent

Employer: NATO
Location: Belgium
Grade C.3 
Security Clearance: NS 
Vacancy N°: 160084

Open to nationals of NATO

Please note that the competition for this post is provisionally scheduled as follows: Physical and shooting tests on 25 and 26 April 2016 
Written tests on 31st May - Interviews on 1 st , 2 nd or 3rd June 2016 

The NATO Office of Security (NOS) is responsible for the overall coordination of NATO security among member, Partner, Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, Contact nations and NATO civil and military bodies. In this connection it is responsible for ensuring the correct implementation of NATO security policy NATO wide. The Protective Security Branch (PRB), one of the three branches within the NOS exists to ensure the security and safety of the NATO Headquarters, its people, infrastructure and information. In coordination with the Host Nation, it analyses threats and vulnerabilities, determining and then acting to minimise risks in these areas. Its staff work in the following domains: access management; security regulations and infractions; physical security; security guarding; fire, first aid and CBRN; emergency procedures; information assurance; security awareness and “special events” (NATO Ministerial meetings and other high-level conferences at the NATO Headquarters, and in NATO member and Partner nations). It also advises the NATO satellite offices on protective security issues. The incumbent works as part of a team carrying out security duties (in a shift system including nights, weekends and holidays) connected with the protection (personnel, - 2 - infrastructure and information) of the NATO HQ in Brussels, or any other assigned location, armed or otherwise, as circumstances dictate. He/she works under the direct supervision of a C4 Senior Agent and C5 Inspector. 

Qualifications & Experience Essential 
The incumbent must: 
*have a good general education, equivalent to higher secondary level; 
*have at least 2 years’ experience as a member of a security or police force, or equivalent; *be experienced in the use of firearms and be able to pass regular shooting tests; 
*possess good physical condition to enable him/her to intervene in emergency situations and be able to pass regular physical tests; 
*he/she must pass theoretical and practical training as required by the management; *possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V (“Advanced”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other; 
*be able to work in a shift system during unsocial hours including weekends, holidays and nights sometimes at short notice (and work overtime). 

The following would be considered an advantage: 
*ability to use Communications and Information Systems used in the security domain (or have the potential to learn to do so); 
*more than 2 years’ experience in comparable duties; 
*a first-aid certificate;  knowledge of EOR (Explosive ordnance reconnaissance) techniques; 
*knowledge of basic fire-fighting measures; 
*knowledge of basic Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBR/N) defensive measures; 
*knowledge of an additional language of a NATO member Nation. 

Main Accountabilities
Planning and Execution Ensure the physical protection of the NATO HQ in Brussels, or any other assigned location, including access control, intervention, patrolling and monitoring the site. Use force and defensive weapons, in compliance with the applicable regulations. Effect general tasks relating to the protection of VIPs during high level events. Implement the protection of infrastructure and classified material by conducting prescribed inspections. Ensure that NATO staff members follow the NATO security regulations. Execution of these tasks will be done while working in a shift system, be ready to perform overtime at short notice when requested. - 3 - Stakeholder Management Deal tactfully, politely and discreetly but firmly to ensure that the necessary security procedures are followed by all staff and visitors on-site. Expertise Development Follow in-house training programme as directed by the management, including physical training and weapon handling. Follow developments in new equipment, missions and techniques. Information Management Carry out administrative duties at various security checkpoints related to controlling the admission of persons and goods and in response to incidents or any other unexpected events having an impact upon security. Perform any other related duty as assigned. 

He/she works under the direct supervision of a C4 Senior Agent and C5 Inspector. He/she liaises closely with contractor’s security staff. Direct reports: N/a Indirect reports: N/a. 

The incumbent must demonstrate:  Achievement  Analytical Thinking  Customer Service Orientation  Flexibility  Initiative  Organisational Commitment  Self-Control  Teamwork 

Contract to be offered to the successful applicant (if non-seconded): Definite duration contract of three years’ duration; possibility of an indefinite duration contract thereafter. Contract clause applicable: In accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations, the successful candidate will receive a definite duration contract of three years, which may be followed by an indefinite duration contract. If the successful applicant is seconded from the national administration of one of NATO’s member States, a 3-year definite duration contract will be offered, which may be renewed for a further period subject to the agreement of the national - 4 - authority concerned. The maximum period of service in the post as a seconded staff member is six years. Serving staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations. 

Applications must be submitted using one of the following links, as applicable: 
For NATO civilian staff members only: please apply via the internal recruitment portal (for more information, please contact your local Civilian HR Manager); 
For all other applications: 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Due to the broad interest in NATO and the large number of potential candidates, telephone or e-mail enquiries cannot be dealt with. Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance (provided by the national Authorities of the selected candidate) and approval of the candidate’s medical file by the NATO Medical Adviser. Applicants who are not successful in this competition may be offered an appointment to another post of a similar nature, albeit at the same or a lower grade, provided they meet the necessary requirements. Please note that we can only accept applications from nationals of NATO member countries. NATO as an employer values diverse backgrounds and perspectives and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce. NATO welcomes applications of nationals from all Member States and strongly encourages women to apply. Please note that the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium is a non-smoking environment.