Unattended Monitoring Systems Technician is needed in Vienna, Austria

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Unattended Monitoring Systems Technician, Vienna, Austria

Organization: IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
Country: Austria
City: Vienna
Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Monday, 25 March 2024

Unattended Monitoring Systems Technician(G6)

( 2024/0141 (007498) )

Organization: SGTS-Unattended Monitoring Systems Team

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2024-03-04, 1:09:35 PM

Contract Type : Fixed Term


Probation Period : 1 Year

Full Competitive Recruitment : Yes

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please note that the closing date for submission of applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant’s location.

Organizational Setting

The Department of Safeguards carries out the IAEA’s duties and responsibilities as the world’s nuclear inspectorate, supporting global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. The primary role of the Department is to develop and implement IAEA safeguards to ensure that there is no diversion of declared nuclear material from peaceful activities and no indications of undeclared nuclear material or activities in a State as a whole.

The Department comprises nuclear safeguards inspectors, responsible for carrying out inspections and verifications of all-safeguards relevant information for nuclear facilities in over 180 States; and technical staff responsible for a wide range of activities including: developing concepts and approaches for implementing safeguards; developing and maintaining safeguards equipment; providing analytical and laboratory services for sample analysis; collecting, evaluating and analysing safeguards-relevant information; providing information and communication technology infrastructure and services; and providing programme coordination support.

The Division of Technical and Scientific Services ensures the provision of state-of-the-art equipment and related expertise for the accomplishment of the Department of Safeguards activities. Within this mandate, the Division is responsible for procurement, testing, provision, inventory control, performance monitoring and maintenance of safeguards equipment and supplies required by SGO Divisions; management of equipment development and engineering activities to meet quality and safeguards requirements; development and provision of documentation, procedures, instrumentation methods and techniques; provision of specialized technical and scientific support to inspectors and inspection activities in the field and at headquarters; and, radiation contamination monitoring of returned equipment and timely write-off of obsolete or contaminated equipment. The Division also coordinates departmental health and safety activities.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the Unattended Monitoring Systems (UMS) Technician is responsible for the assembly, testing, calibration, installation, maintenance and repair of UMS that are deployed worldwide and used by the Department of Safeguards. He/she is also in charge of testing components and contributing to the logistics of the Laboratory, e.g. the management of spare parts, procurement, shipping, packing, inventory control, write-off of obsolete equipment and related database updates. The incumbent will be required to keep accurate records on all systems under his/her responsibility and to issue corresponding technical reports.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Perform acceptance- and burn-in tests of UMS components prior to deployment in nuclear facilities.
Assemble, test and calibrate different types of UMS at Headquarters.
Install, test, maintain and repair UMS at nuclear facilities worldwide. Connect and configure systems for data transmission to remote locations.
Contribute to the logistics of the Laboratory: manage an inventory of spare parts, procurement, packing, shipping, inventory control, write-off of equipment and related database updates.

Keep accurate records of all systems under his/her responsibility.
Issue technical reports and complete administrative duties.
Provide direct technical support to professional staff in the Team and to the Operations Divisions at the IAEA Headquarters or in the field, as required.
NOTE: The incumbent may perform his/her work in areas involving exposure to radioactive materials. Therefore, as an Occupationally Exposed Worker, he/she must be medically cleared by VIC Medical Service and is subject to an appropriate radiation and health monitoring programme, in accordance with the IAEA’s Radiation Safety Regulations.

The incumbent may perform his/her work in areas involving exposure to radioactive materials. Therefore, as an Occupationally Exposed Worker, he/she must be medically cleared by VIC Medical Service and is subject to an appropriate radiation and health monitoring programme, in accordance with the IAEA’s Radiation Safety Regulations.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies (Competency Framework)

Name Definition

Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.

Achieving Results

Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.


Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Planning and Organizing

Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Analytical thinking

Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.

Client orientation

Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.


Maintains a high level of performance when facing pressure and uncertainty. Able to remain calm and self-controlled, and to respond logically and decisively in difficult situations.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Management and Programme Analysis

Analytical Writing Skills

Demonstrated experience in writing technical documentation in English.

Other Technical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Knowledge of, and experience with, electrical instrumentation and network-based monitoring equipment. Demonstrated ability to conduct acceptance testing of electrical instrumentation components.

Other Technical Engineering

Engineering and Technology

Demonstrated experience to set up, test, troubleshoot, and install electronic systems composed of process monitoring and control sensors, data acquisition components, and networking modules.

General Services

Logistical Support

Demonstrated organizational and logistical skills needed to optimize workplace/laboratory/warehouse effectiveness.

Administrative Support

MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Ability to use efficiently common office applications for record keeping, technical report writing, and other administrative functions.

Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Information Technology

Computer Programming

Database applications experience and basic programming skills.

Other Technical Engineering

General Knowledge of the United Nations System

Basic knowledge of international safeguards activities.

Other Technical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Ability to create accurate technical drawings using computer aided design techniques.


Nuclear Fuel Cycle/Nuclear Facilities

Familiarity with safeguards equipment and nuclear instrumentation for the specific purpose of NDA of nuclear material and nuclear facilities desirable, as well as basic knowledge of the nuclear fuel cycle.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Completed secondary education. Additional qualification in the area of electronics (e.g. Berufsschule, Associate University degree, Hoehere Technische Lehranstalt or equivalent) is an asset.
Minimum of six years’ cumulative experience in the required expertise stated above.
Good physical condition to work under sometimes difficult conditions and to carry reasonable loads (20-25 kg).
Prepared to travel to nuclear facilities worldwide.
Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
Administrative skills test to IAEA standard may be part of the process.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 64965 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks’ annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at: https://www.iaea.org/about/employment/general-service-staff

General Information

The IAEA’s paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person’s race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce.
Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only.
Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity.
The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Evaluation process

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Appointment information

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
Staff members may be assigned to any location.
The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above.

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