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EU Seeks Nuclear Safeguards Inspectors and Policy Officers for Its Energy Division

The European Union (EU) is intensifying its commitment to nuclear energy by launching a recruitment drive for nuclear safeguards inspectors and policy officers. Aimed at strengthening its energy cadre, the EU is keen to onboard experts in this domain to positions predominantly based in Luxembourg, with a few openings also at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) sites.

Two Vital Roles on Offer

1. Nuclear Safeguards Inspectors: Candidates for this role will handle tasks encompassing nuclear safeguards inspections, research, and project management. They will be entrusted with frequent visits to nuclear installation sites and may handle sensitive and classified information.

2. Policy Officers in Nuclear Energy: Individuals in this role will undertake responsibilities related to legislative, administrative, scientific, advisory, and supervisory activities in the nuclear energy domain.

Key Requirements

Applicants should be EU citizens and possess proficient knowledge in one official EU language while also having satisfactory knowledge of another. Specific language requirements are:

– For Nuclear Safeguards Inspectors: English or French.

– For Policy Officers: English.

Educational and Experience Prerequisites

For Nuclear Safeguards Inspectors:

– A 3-year university degree in specified fields (like nuclear physics or chemistry), with 7+ years of relevant experience.

– A 4-year degree in the same areas, with 6+ years of experience.

– A PhD in the designated domains, with 2+ years of experience.

– A 3-year degree outside the listed areas, with 9+ years of related professional experience.

For Policy Officers:

– A 3-year university degree, with 7+ years of professional experience.

– A 4-year degree, with 6+ years of relevant experience.

– A PhD in areas like nuclear science, with at least 2 years of pertinent experience.

Security Clearances and Professional Growth

Due to the delicate nature of the data handled, selected candidates may need to secure a valid personnel security clearance certificate, implying a potential security clearance procedure based on their nationality.

Working with the EU institutions not only offers an enriching international experience within multicultural teams but also fosters professional growth. The EU, with its focus on cultural diversity and equal opportunities, ensures that all candidates get fair chances. 

For those considering this unique career path, detailed information is available in the Notice of Competition. Applications are open from 19 October to 21 November 2023.