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 TE.HR.00161-003 © European Aviation Safety Agency. All rights reserved.  Page 1 of 4 Proprietary document. Copies are not controlled. Confirm re vision status through the EASA-Internet/Intranet  Avionics Systems Expert (AD 6) (F/M) VACANCY NOTICE REF.: EASA/AD/2014/001 Date of publication: 06/03/2014 Deadline for applications: 07/04/2014 at 23:55 hrs CET (Cologne time) Type of contract: Temporary Agent Function group and grade: AD 6 Place of employment: Cologne, Germany Duration of contract: 5 years, with possibility of extension Monthly basic salary: 4921,28 EUR at step 1, Plus specific allowances where applicable. Organisational unit: Certification Directorate, Experts Department, Avionics Systems Section Reporting to: Avionics Systems Section Manager Reserve list valid until: 31/12/2016 (the validity of the reserve list may be extended) ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT The Certification Directorate contributes to a safe and environmentally compatible aviation system in Europe by performing the following core activities: Product airworthiness, Continuing airworthiness oversight, Environmental certificati on, Flight standards certification (operational evaluations), and A ir Traffic Management and Air Navigation Systems (ATM/ANS) activities. The Experts Department within the Certification Directorate provides technical expertise and advice to Project Certification Managers and certification teams in dealing with the day-to-day regulatory activities for airworthiness and environmental protection certification projects being conducted by the Agency Within certification projects, the Avionics Systems Section is responsible for verifying the compliance demonstrations provided by the applicants for an approval with the applicable airworthiness and operational requirement s in the domain of Fly by Wire/Autoflight Systems, Communication Systems, Indicating & Recording Systems, Navigation Systems, Integrated Modular Systems, and Information Security. Those systems are summarised under the term Avionics, used as synonym for airborne electronics. Further, the section provides transversal service to other expert sections on the assessment of electronical ly implemented functions within their domain. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an Agency of the European Union with specific regulatory responsibilities and executive tasks in the area of aviation safety. Based in Cologne, Germany, EASA plays a key role in the European Union’s strategy to establish and maintain a high uniform level of civil aviation safety in Europe. For more information on EASA please consult our website:  http://www.easa.europa.eu 
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    TE.HR.00161-003 European Aviation Safety Agency. All rights reserved. Page 1 of 4Proprietary document. Copies are not controlled. Confirm revision status through the EASA-Internet/Intranet

    Avionics Systems Expert (AD 6)(F/M)

    VACANCY NOTICE REF.: EASA/AD/2014/001

    Date of publication: 06/03/2014Deadline for applications: 07/04/2014 at 23:55 hrsCET (Cologne time)

    Type of contract: Temporary AgentFunction group and grade: AD 6

    Place of employment: Cologne, Germany

    Duration of contract: 5 years, with possibility ofextension

    Monthly basic salary: 4921,28 EUR at step 1,Plus specific allowances where applicable.

    Organisational unit: Certification Directorate, Experts

    Department, Avionics Systems SectionReporting to: Avionics Systems Section Manager

    Reserve list valid until: 31/12/2016 (the validity of the reserve list may be extended)

    ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

    The Certification Directoratecontributes to a safe and environmentally compatible aviation system in Europe by

    performing the following core activities: Product airworthiness, Continuing airworthiness oversight, Environmentalcertification, Flight standards certification (operational evaluations), and Air Traffic Management and Air NavigationSystems (ATM/ANS) activities.

    The Experts Departmentwithin the Certification Directorate provides technical expertise and advice to ProjectCertification Managers and certification teams in dealing with the day-to-day regulatory activities for airworthinessand environmental protection certification projects being conducted by the Agency

    Within certification projects, the Avionics Systems Sectionis responsible for verifying the compliance

    demonstrations provided by the applicants for an approval with the applicable airworthiness and operationalrequirements in the domain of Fly by Wire/Autoflight Systems, Communication Systems, Indicating & RecordingSystems, Navigation Systems, Integrated Modular Systems, and Information Security. Those systems aresummarised under the term Avionics, used as synonym for airborne electronics. Further, the section provides

    transversal service to other expert sections on the assessment of electronically implemented functions within their

    domain.

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an Agency of the European Union with specific regulatoryresponsibilities and executive tasks in the area of aviation safety. Based in Cologne, Germany, EASA plays a key

    role in the European Unions strategy to establish and maintain a high uniform level of civil aviation safety in

    Europe. For more information on EASA please consult our website:http://www.easa.europa.eu

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    JOB CONTENT

    The job holder will report directly to the Avionics System Section Manager of the Experts Department within theCertification Directorate. He will provide technical expertise and advice in the areas of avionics to ProjectCertification Managers and Certification Teams in dealing with the day-to-day regulatory activities for projects beingconducted by the Agency.

    Main tasks and responsibilities:

    Acting as certification expert for avionics systems; Verify the compliance demonstrations provided by the applicants for an approval and ensure continued

    airworthiness of aeroplanes, rotorcraft and other products, parts and appliances as required, in conjunction with

    the project certification teams;

    Ensure investigation of service defects and necessary actions to maintain safety standards and take appropriatefollow-up action, wherever is necessary;

    Participate in the development of interpretation of existing requirements or Special Conditions to cover issuessuch as new technologies, novel applications of technologies, and novel proposals for compliance showing;

    Participate in the development of new airworthiness and OSD requirements, including relevant parts ofCertification Specifications, advisory and guidance material in co-operation with the EASA RulemakingDirectorate;

    Support evaluations required to establish the Operational Suitability Data (OSD) for flight crew training, cabincrew training, maintenance certifying task training, Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD), Master MinimumEquipment List (MMEL) and specific equipment;

    Provide expert advice within the Agency (i.e. flight standards activities, organisation approvals, accreditationactivities, standardisation and training, research activities, safety recommendations) and outside the Agency(i.e. industry, academic organisations and governments);

    Ensure technical coordination and training for less experienced Experts and for external partners in the fieldrelated to the Experts discipline;

    Representing the Agency externally when mandated to do so.

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    To be considered eligible, candidates must satisfy all the eligibility criteria by the deadline for submittingapplications, as specified in this vacancy notice:

    At least a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma whenthe normal period of university education is three years and, after having obtained the university degree, atleast 3 years of professional experience;

    OR

    Where justified in the interest of the service, professional training of an equivalent level, in a relevant technicaldomain and, after having completed the professional training, at least the professional experience indicated inthe table below:

    Duration of the professional training inyears

    Professional experience in years

    Less than 1 year 9 years

    At least 1 year but less than 2 8 years

    At least 2 years but less than 3 7 years

    3 years or more 6 years

    Thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Communities and a satisfactory knowledge ofanother language of the Communities to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties;

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    Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland; Be entitled to the full rights as a citizen;1 Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service; Meet the character requirements for the duties involved; Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.2B. SPECIFIC COMPETENCES AND SKILLS

    All eligible applications, according to the afore-mentioned criteria (part A), will be assessed and scored

    against the requirements listed below. Please note that non-compliance with at least one of theessential requirements will result in the exclusion of the candidate from the selection process.Advantageous requirements constitute additional assets and will not result in exclusion, if not fulfilled.

    The Agency will invite to the interview and test phase3 the best candidates (7) on condition that theyhave achieved at least 50% of the highest possible score during the evaluation of applications.

    1. Essential requirements

    Education and/or training in aeronautical/electronic engineering or other relevant subjects giving a similarbackground demonstrating the ability to work in the function;

    The professional experience required under section A, must have been acquired for a period of 3 years inthe area of avionics development or testing, avionics aircraft installation, certification or maintenance;

    Proven knowledge of technical and safety requirements relevant to avionics systems as demonstrated byrelevant training or experience;

    Ability to use office automation equipment and contemporary standard computer software e.g. MS-Office; Good command of both written and spoken English.

    2. Advantageous requirements

    Professional experience in the field of avionics systems certification, acquired either in the industry or whenworking for a National Aviation Authority (NAA);

    Good understanding of Certification Specifications and related material in the field of aircraft certification(large or general aviation aeroplane, and/or rotorcraft);

    Experience in auditing; Experience in using avionic systems e.g. through a pilot licence, aircraft familiarisation training; Good understanding of the international framework for civil aviation safety regulations, as proven by

    professional experiences and/or training;

    In addition to the requirements above, candidates invited to the interview and test phase may also beassessed against the following supplementary requirements:

    3. Supplementary requirements

    Professional experience in a multicultural environment; Ability to identify key points and problems as well as links between issues including the ability to consider

    alternative options and their impact on results;

    Ability to investigate and reach justified conclusions to an accomplished level; Good communication skills; ability to present and defend clearly a position;

    1Prior to recruitment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a police certificate confirming the absence of any

    criminal record.

    2Prior to recruitment, staff members shall be examined in a medical centre indicated by EASA in order to confirm that the

    requirements of Article 12 (2)(d) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the EU are met.

    3Besides the interview, candidates will be required to sit a competency test, an EU knowledge test, and where applicablealso attend an assessment centre.

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    Ability to write clear and concise reports; Ability to cope concurrently with different tasks and to work under pressure; Motivated, dynamic personality with strong aptitude for team work; Willingness to travel extensively.

    Candidates receiving at least 65% of the maximum points in the interview and test phase will beincluded in the reserve list of suitable candidates. Please note that inclusion in the reserve list does notguarantee recruitment.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Candidatesmust apply on-line using the eRecruitment4tool ensuring that they submit:

    1. The completed electronic EASA application form;2. A motivation letter of no more than one page, explaining why the candidate is interested in the post and

    what her/his added value would be to the Agency, if selected.

    Failure to submit a complete set of documents might result in exclusion from the selection process.

    Candidates invited to the interview and test phase will receive a list indicating those supporting documents that willhave to be submitted to the Agency evidencing the information given in the application form. The documents shouldbe available on the day of the interview.

    For further details on the Agencys recruitment procedure, please consult the shortcut Recruitment Procedure andtheeRecruitment User-Guide5on the Agencys recruitment website.

    SUMMARY OF CONDITIONS OF

    EMPLOYMENT

    1. Salaries are exempted from national tax, instead aCommunity tax at source is deducted;

    2. Annual leave entitlement of two days per calendarmonth and in addition on average 17 EASA

    holidays per year;3. General and applicable technical training plus

    professional development opportunities;

    4. Pension contributions paid to the European UnionPension Scheme;

    5. Member of the EU Joint Sickness and InsuranceScheme;

    Depending on the individual family situation and the placeof origin, staff members may be in addition entitled to:

    6. Expatriation or foreign residence allowance;7. Household allowance;8. Dependent child allowance;9. Education allowance;10.Installation allowance and reimbursement of removal

    costs;

    11.Temporary daily subsistence allowance;12.Other benefits.For further information on the respective conditions,please consult the link Agencys recruitment website

    following the linkWorking for Us6.

    COMMITMENT

    Declaration of commitment to serve publicinterest independently:

    The jobholder will be required to make a declaration ofcommitment to act independently in the public interestand to make a declaration in relation to the interests

    that might be considered prejudicial to his/herindependence.

    Commitment to promote equal opportunities:The Agency is an equal opportunities employer and

    strongly encourages applications from all candidates whofulfil the eligibility and selection criteria without anydistinction whatsoever on grounds of nationality, age,

    race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, genderor sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, maritalstatus or other family situation.

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