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Section Head (CIS Engineering)-190791
Primary Location  Italy-Poggio Renatico
NATO Body  Joint Force Command Naples
Schedule  Full-time
    Euro (EUR) Yearly
Grade A.2
The Deployable Air Command & Control Centre (DACCC) mission is three-fold: to prepare and enable the deployment of the Deployable Air Control Centre, Recognised Air Picture Production Centre and Sensor Fusion Post (DARS); to train and prepare the Deployable Air Operations Centre (D-AOC) personnel to supplement the NCS JFAC HQ at Ramstein and, if the need arises, to supplement any forward deployed AirC2 elements; and, to conduct initial functional and specific AirC2 training for AirC2 personnel, (for the NCS JFAC HQ, and NFS and Partner nation AirC2 communities). A Deployable Sensors Branch (DSB) is also included in the DACCC.
The Combat Service Support Division is responsible for the support and implementation of the deployable sensors, DACCC garrison support activities, deployment support, communication and information systems (CIS), Engineering and logistic and mobility matters relating to the DACCC.
The Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Branch is responsible for all CIS and system activities and for the effectiveness of the CIS and system elements in garrison and during a deployment of DARS.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) acts as senior technical advisor and coordinator for the DARS.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) reports directly to the Section Head/Senior Engineer (DCIS Engineering).  There is first line reporting responsibility for 1 military officer.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) is responsible for maintaining long-term continuity on DACCC’s operations and projects.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) provides technical support on engineering proposals for system improvements.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) coordinates CIS requirements and new capabilities with outside agencies and commands.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) performs CIS technical consultation for the Directorates.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) liaises with users for optimum system utilization.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) controls system performance and highlights deficiencies.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) proposes new projects and changes to the operational systems as well as organizational and changes of procedures.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) supports and controls installation of new systems.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) advises on feasibility studies on changes of concepts, organizations and systems.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) supports the development of CIS policy and guidance for configuration management of DACCC CIS.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) monitors ongoing CIS projects for configuration compliance and DACCC operational CIS concepts and operational CIS architectures.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) reviews new telecommunication projects to address integration aspects in respect to existing capabilities.
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) gives technical advice and suggests changes to CIS and ACCS System-related Program of Work (PoW) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)"..
The Section Head (CIS Engineering) serves as liaison between HQ and the CIS provider.
Under routine circumstances, the job is performed in a typical office environment, with artificial light and air (e.g. Bunker), where the risk of injury is categorized as “none”.  However, the Section Head (CIS Engineering) may be required to undertake deployments in support of military operations and exercises, and/or short-term travel assignments, both within and outside of NATO boundaries. Such operational deployment may exceed 30 days in any period of 547 days, and may be on short notice. Acceptance of an employment contract linked to this post constitutes agreement to deploy in excess of 30 days, if required.
University Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronics, or related discipline, and 2 years of function-related experience,
Higher Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 4 years post related experience".
Experience with communication systems, systems engineering, and maintenance.
Experience as a network administrator.
Staff experience in an information technology (IT) position.
Experience in system administration, preferably UNIX or Windows as operating
Experience in the operation and administration of a large computer network either client server or mainframe.
Practical experience in diagnosing deficiencies in networks and associated equipment.
Experienced in UNIX-based networks (Sun,Solaris) to include Oracle databases and SQL based systems as well as UNIX administration.
Extensive knowledge about communications equipment (switches, routers) including configuration.
Experience on ACCS (Air Command and Control System).
Must have an English Standard Language Proficiency level of “Professional” in Listening Speaking, Reading, and Writing (SLP 3333 based on NATO standards).
Graduate diploma in an IS engineering related subject.
Formal UNIX programming courses.
Demonstrable evidence in maintaining knowledge of advanced IS engineering.
Chartered engineer.
Member of a recognized professional body.
Experience in UNIX-based networks Security and COMPUSEC matters.
Experience in accreditation of telecommunications and information systems.
Experience in a programming post or institution.
Experience as ACCS System Manager or ACCS System Administrator or ACCS Communications Manager.
NATO CIS Operational Planning
NATO CIS Security (INFOSEC) Officer
ACCS System Manager
ACCS Security Officer
ACCS Communication Manager
ACCS-ICC interface Administration
Personal attributes
The incumbent must be able to work towards accomplishment of broadly defined aims and to assist in definition and application of a wide range of procedures.
He/She must have good interpersonal and communication skills, good health, maturity, poise, tactfulness, firmness and persuasion.
Considerable professional judgement is required to make decisions on technical matters within the general framework of available procedural guidance.
The incumbent must be able to work long hours when required, and able to travel frequently on temporary duty.  Duties require original thought, sound judgement, flexible attitude and a tactful but creative approach because of the rapidly diminishing availability of resources for the O&M of Communications systems without corresponding changes in operational requirements and the need to resolve a wide variety of politically sensitive problems which arise on a day-to-day basis.
For these reasons the incumbent must possess courtesy, tact, diplomacy, mental alertness, negotiating skills and service-mindedness
He/she must be a self-starter who is able to anticipate problems and analyze a wide range of complex and dissimilar situations where conflicting policies and technical restraints. The incumbent must be a strong motivator, and a proven team builder. He/she must be creative and a forward thinker.
Managerial Responsibilities
There is no first-line reporting responsibility
Professional contacts
Routinely interrelates within the community representatives for analysis of user requirements. Maintains contacts with high level host nation organizations, for coordination communications and network issues.
Contribution to objectives:
The operational Information and Network Systems are the heart of the DACCC and the major instrument for achieving the CAOC and DACCC’s mission, in peace, crises and war. Failure of the Information Systems may have a disastrous effect and, in crises or war, even reach the political level. Even short-term outages can bring the work in the DACCC to a halt. The post of the Senior Engineer is required to guarantee continuous reliable operations and ensure COMDACCC can successfully perform his mission.
To achieve this top-level objective, the incumbent of the post will contribute within the organization in many ways:
- Developing the long-term strategy for continuous progression within the systems and towards future systems without impact to the DACCC's mission.
- Enabling the Branches to contribute to the objectives by supporting them in analysing their requirements and providing support of any kind, e.g. computer power, connectivity, software, training etc.
- Strengthening the CIS organization and workforce to provide continuous high-level operational support and responsiveness to any problems, (e.g. prepare for on-the-Job-Training). Evaluate and plan for efficient and cost-effective use of equipment and services to ensure the objectives are achieved with the scarce funding.
- Analyse and find ways for coordinating resources with other organizations and help optimise the processes, (e.g. data exchange, interfaces, common software, etc.) towards the achievement of the objectives, in particular in view of the AIR-responsibility of CAOC and the respective CC Air.
The successful candidate will receive a three-year definite duration contract which may be followed by an indefinite duration contract.
The basic entry-level monthly salary for a NATO Grade A-2 in Italy is Euro 5,285.21 which may be augmented by allowances based on the selected staff member’s eligibility, and which is subject to the withholding of approximately 20% for pension and medical insurance contributions.
HQ JFC Naples uses NATO Talent Acquisition Platform. In order to apply for this vacancy, please visit the platform at: https://nato.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en, and search for vacancies within HQ JFC Naples with duty location Poggio Renatico, Italy
Note that once you created your profile, you will be able to use it to apply for other vacancies within NATO.
Staff members are appointed to and hold posts on the establishment of a NATO body only on condition that:
  • They are nationals of a NATO member country
  • They are over 21 and under 60 years of age at the time of taking up their appointments.  Appointments of definite duration may be offered to candidates of 60 years of age or more, provided that the expiry date of the contract is not later than the date at which the candidate attains the age of 65.
A NATO security clearance and approval of the candidate’s medical file by the NATO Medical Adviser are essential conditions for appointment to this post.  Applicants are not required to possess a clearance at the time of applying, but they must be eligible for a clearance.  HQ JFC Naples will take action to obtain the required security clearance from the successful candidates’ national authorities.
The Job Description for this post will be finalised upon completion of the NATO Civilian Re-organisation Structure (CRS).
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