The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) welcomes applications from highly motivated candidates to contribute to the development of the Agency.
Please send us your applications by no later than 7 June 2019 at 16:00 (Greece local time).
Please note that the filling of this position is conditional on the formal approval by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU and the publication in the EU Official Journal of the Cybersecurity Act.
However, as part of this process a reserve list will be formed that will also be used to identify candidates for any positions that may arise from the existing pool of positions.
The Agency is a centre of expertise for cyber security in Europe.
Since it was set up in 20041, ENISA has been actively contributing to a high level of network and information security (NIS) within the Union, to the development of a culture of NIS in society and in order to raise awareness of NIS, thus contributing to proper functioning of the internal market.
ENISA focuses on five main areas:
In addition, proposed in 2017 as part of a wide-ranging set of measures to deal with cyber-attacks and with a view to building strong cybersecurity in the EU, the draft Cybersecurity Act includes:
ENISA is located in Athens and in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The place of employment for the Lead Policy Officer-Cybersecurity Certification position is Athens.
ENISA’s staff are expected to be reasonably mobile in order to respond to the needs of the Member States on the basis of planned as well as ad hoc needs.
Further information about ENISA may be found on our website: https://www.enisa.europa.eu/.
The Jobholder will be responsible for the following tasks:
In addition, in order to be eligible a candidate must:
All high scoring and low scoring criteria are evaluated in order to identify the candidates to be invited for an interview. The top candidates (number of the shortlisted candidates scoring above the threshold to be set by the selection board) will be invited for an interview and written test. Therefore, candidates are recommended to give evidence of their knowledge by specific examples and/or detailed professional experience in the application form in order to be evaluated in the best possible way. To that purpose candidates are requested to be as detailed and as clear as possible in the description of their professional experience and specific skills and competences.
The selected candidate will be appointed to a position according to the needs of the Agency, on the basis of the reserve list of candidates, proposed by the Selection Board and established following an open selection process involving interviews and written tests.
More specifically, the Selection Board decides on those candidates who are admitted to the selection procedure in accordance with the requirements as specified in the vacancy notice. The applications of the candidates admitted to the selection procedure are reviewed and the Selection Board decides on those candidates who are invited to attend an interview and written test. The Selection Board adheres strictly to the conditions of admission laid down in the vacancy notice when deciding whether or not candidates are to be admitted. Candidates admitted to a previous selection procedure will not automatically be eligible. Should the Selection Board discover at any stage in the procedure that the candidate does not meet one or more of the general or special conditions for admission to the selection procedure or that the information on the application form does not correspond with the supporting documents, the candidate will be disqualified.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undergo a written test of which the candidates will be informed in advance. In addition, all shortlisted candidates might be requested to complete an online personality test. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit electronically relevant supporting documentation demonstrating their educational qualifications and work experience. It is envisaged that the interviews and written test will take place in July 2019. Shortlisted candidates may also be required to provide work-related references upon request of the Agency. The activity of the Selection Board ends with the drawing of a reserve list of suitable applicants to occupy the position advertised. Candidates should note that inclusion on the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment.
The reserve list will be valid until 31/12/2020 and may be extended by decision of the Executive Director for a further 12 months. This list may be used to recruit Staff for other positions in the areas referred to in this vacancy.
Candidates invited to an interview will be informed by e-mail whether or not he/she has been placed on the reserve list. Candidates on the reserve list will be asked to fill a specific form informing the Appointing Authority of any actual or potential conflict of interest8. If a letter of intention is issued, the candidate must undergo a compulsory medical examination to establish that he/she meets the standard of physical fitness necessary to perform the duties involved and the candidate must provide original or certified copies of all relevant documents.
In line with the European Ombudsman’s recommendation, ENISA publishes the names of the Selection Board on its website once established. It is strictly forbidden for the candidates to make any contact with the Selection Board, either directly or indirectly. Any infringement to this rule will disqualify the candidate from the competition.
All enquiries or requests for information in relation to the competition, including details about candidates’ results9 should be addressed to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate will be recruited as a Temporary Agent, pursuant to Article 2(f) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS), for a period of five (5) years or until the end of the Agency’s mandate whichever is the earliest10. After the five (5) years, the contract may be renewed for an indefinite period.
The appointment will be in grade AD 8. The step will be determined in accordance with the number of years of experience of the successful candidate.
Successful candidates, who are recruited, shall undergo an initial probation period of 9 months. For reasons related to the Agency's operational requirements, the successful candidate will be required to be available at the shortest possible notice.
The remuneration of staff members consists of a basic salary11 and where applicable allowances.
The indicative basic monthly salary for grade AD 8, step 1, is 6,934.02 EUR and 7,225.39 EUR for step 2. This salary will be weighted by the corrective coefficient applicable to the hosting country of the agency. The current corrective coefficient is 81.8 %, which will be reviewed yearly with retroactive effect from 1 July.
The staff member depending on its personal situation may be entitled to various allowances, in particular to an expatriation (16 % of basic gross salary) or to a foreign residence allowance (4 % of basic gross salary) and to family allowances (depending on personal situation) such as household allowance, dependent child allowance, pre-school allowance. In addition, the successful candidate might be entitled to temporary daily allowance12, installation allowance13 etc.
The salaries of staff members are subject to a Community tax deducted at source. They are exempt from national tax on salary and are members of the Community social security and pension schemes.
For additional information about salaries, deductions and allowances please consult the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.
All personal data shall be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 295, 21.11.2018, p. 39–98) on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the
12 If staff member is requested to change the residence in order to take up duties, she/he will be entitled to: reimbursement of the travel costs; temporary daily subsistence allowance (43.11 EUR for up to 10 months or 34.76 EUR for 120 days, if no dependents).
13 The installation allowance is granted (depending on the personal situation) for 1 or 2 months of the basic salary and is paid upon successful completion of the nine months probationary period.
Candidates are invited to consult the privacy statement which explains how ENISA processes personal data in relation to recruitment selections.
ENISA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation, marital status or family situation. Applications from women and disabled candidates are encouraged. The staff is recruited on the broadest possible geographical basis from among nationals of all Member States of the European Union.
If a candidate considers that he or she has been adversely affected by a particular decision, he or she can lodge a complaint under Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations of Officials and Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union, within 3 months from the date of notification to the following address:
1 Vasilissis Sofias
Marousi 151 24
Should the complaint be rejected, pursuant to Article 270 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union and Article 91 of the Staff Regulations of Officials and Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union, a candidate may request judicial review of the act. The appeal must be lodged within 3 months from the date of notification, to the following address:
The General Court
Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Please note that the Appointing Authority does not have the power to amend the decisions of a Selection Board. The General Court has consistently held that the wide discretion enjoyed by Selection Boards is not subject to review by The General Court unless rules which govern the proceedings of Selection Boards have been infringed. For details of how to submit an appeal, please consult the website of the Court of Justice of the European Union: http://curia.europa.eu.
It is also possible to complain to the European Ombudsman pursuant to Article 228 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as well as the Statute of the Ombudsman and the implementing Provisions adopted by the Ombudsman under Article 14 of the Statute.
European Ombudsman 1 Avenue du President Robert Schuman
67001 Strasbourg Cedex
Please note that complaints made to the Ombudsman have no suspensive effect on the period laid down in Articles 90 (2) and 91 of the Staff Regulations for lodging complaints or for submitting appeals to the General Court pursuant to Article 270 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union. Please note also that under Article 2(4) of the General conditions governing the performance of the Ombudsman’s duties, any complaint lodged with the Ombudsman must be preceded by the appropriate administrative approaches to the institutions and bodies concerned.
For an application to be valid candidates shall:
Incomplete applications will be disqualified and treated as non-eligible. Candidates should submit a separate application for each vacancy they want to apply for.
At this stage of the selection procedure candidates are not required to send any additional supporting documents with the application (i.e.: copies of your ID-card, educational certificates, evidence of previous professional experience etc.). Candidates are reminded not to wait until the final days before the closing date for applications.
Please note that the selection process may take several months. Status of the selection procedures can be consulted at: https://www.enisa.europa.eu/recruitment/vacancies/status-of-recruitment-procedures.
The closing date and time for the submission of applications is:
7th June 2019 (16h00 Greece local time)
1 Regulation (EU) No 526/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013, repealing Regulation (EC) No 460/2004, (OJ L 165/41, 18.06.2013).
2 Candidates must satisfy the qualification and experience required on the closing date for the application.
3 Only diplomas issued by EU Member State authorities and diplomas recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State bodies are accepted. If the main studies took place outside the European Union, the candidate’s qualification must have been recognised by a body delegated officially for the purpose by one of the European Union Member States (such as a national Ministry of Education) and a document attesting so must be submitted if you have been invited for an interview. This will enable the selection board to assess accurately the level of the qualifications.
4 Professional experience connected with the Agency’s areas of activities shall be taken into account and is counted only from the time the candidate obtained the certificate or diploma required for admission to the selection procedure.
5 Recruited candidates shall be required to demonstrate before their first promotion the ability to work in a third European Community language.
6 Prior to the appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a certificate issued by a competent Member State Authority attesting the absence of any criminal record.
7 Before appointment, the successful candidate shall be medically examined in line with the requirement of Article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities.
8 In compliance with Article 11 of the Staff Regulations of Officials and Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.
9 This request for further information does not influence the timeline for lodging an appeal under Article 90 (2) of Staff Regulations of Officials and Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.
10 New mandate of the Agency Cybersecurity Act expected to be enforced in Quarter 2 of 2019.
11 Basic Salary: there is a basic salary scale for each grade, divided into a number of steps. The final step is defined according to the total number of years of experience starting from the education certificate/degree giving access to the position.