UN JOb Openings
Security Officer - multiple positions, G4
Vienna - Austria

Posting Title:Security Officer – multiple positions, G4
Job Code Title:Security Officer
Department/Office:United Nations Office at Vienna
Duty Station:VIENNA
Posting Period:14 November 2018 – 13 December 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Security-UNOV-106245-R-Vienna (O)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located at the United Nations Security and Safety Service (SSS-Vienna), Division for Management (DM), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). 

The Security and Safety Service (SSS) is comprised of the Office of the Chief and three Units: Operations, Special Operations and Operations Support. The Operations Unit consists of the Perimeter Team, the Fire Team and the Tour Team. The Special Operations Unit consists of the Pass and ID Team, and the Special Services, composed of Close Protection/Surveillance Detection Team, Security Control Centre Team, Conference Security Team, Emergency Response Team and Canine Team. The Operations Support Unit consists of the of the Security Risk Management Team, Security Investigations Team, Security Systems Team and Training and Development Team. Under the overall command of the Chief of Service, the Security Officer is required to perform armed security functions and reports directly to the respective Security Sergeant or supervising officer in the assigned working area.

Responsibilities

Within limits of the assigned authority, the Security Officer may be responsible for the following duties in the assigned area of work:

•Screen all personnel, packages and vehicles entering the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to ensure authorized access.
•Operate SSS Vienna physical/electronic security systems and communications systems. 
•Implement the proper application of SSS Vienna policies, Standard Operational Procedures, post-specific and daily orders.
•Provide information and directions to all persons associated with VIC-based organizations.
•Provide effective emergency response capability; be alert and respond to any potential or actual breaches of security, unsafe conditions, unusual activity and report these immediately.
•Control pedestrian and vehicular traffic; enforce VIC traffic and garage administration rules.
•Provide security coverage for UN conferences and special events.
•Prepare various routine periodic reports as well as initial incident reports.
•Perform other related duties as required.
•Maintain a high level of physical fitness.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrates sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues/problems. Is able to make sound decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required. Resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. 

•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional security or military training is required. Must pass the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT).

Work Experience

Minimum of three (3) years of security experience in police, military or equivalent is required. Direct experience within a security service of the United Nations System is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of German is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. Non-local candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified and will be subject to local recruitment. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
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