Space Programme Security Officer

Toulouse, France


Full Time

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Job description


The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is an EU Agency that provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services and supports other European projects, such as Galileo, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), Copernicus, the Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) data and services, and the Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST). Through these projects, EUSPA enhances European autonomy in space technologies, fosters innovation and creativity, supports European transport net and agriculture, all while contributing to the sustainable growth as well as the security and safety of the European Union.

EUSPA offers a diverse multicultural workplace that welcomes all applicants without distinction on any grounds of gender, race, ethnic or social origin, nationality, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, birth, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or other family situation. EUSPA wishes to employ competent talents and be representative of the diversity of the EU citizens we serve and is committed to provide the best working conditions and benefits to its staff. For more information on the EUSPA and the EU Space Programme, click here.

The current vacancy will offer an opportunity to work in the Security Authority (SAU) Department, which proactively contributes to the fulfilment of the missions of the Agency by providing the security expertise in order to (1) ensure that the components of the Space Programme are defined, implemented and exploited securely, (2) achieve successful security accreditation of the components of the Programme, (3) ensure a wide, secure and sustainable use of the services provided by the different components, and (4) ensure the protection of classified information.

The position requires permanent relocation to Toulouse, a city located in southwestern France, within short distance of the sea, mountains and countryside. This peaceful city is considered the largest centre for aerospace in all of Europe and it is home for the French Space Agency.


The main tasks and responsibilities of the jobholder will focus on the Security aspects of the EGNOS component and may be extended also to the other components of the Space Programme (Galileo, GOVSATCOM, SSA/SST, Copernicus):

  • Coordinate the Programmatic Security Risk Assessment and Management, by preparing the Agency contribution to the security governance in preparation of:

    • General Security Requirements;

    • System and Service Security Requirements;

    • High Level Description – security (HLD-x);

    • Mission Requirements Document - security (MRD-x);

  • Establish the Security Accreditation and Certification Plan (SACP) to define the Space Programme Component security accreditation process, and provide support for its implementation;

  • Monitor the Security Risk Assessment and manage the identified security risks;

  • Coordinate the Accreditation strategy implementation with the Security Accreditation Board (SAB) Secretariat and stakeholders, including the European Commission, European Space Agency, Member States Authorities, Agency contractors, and others;

  • Coordinate the security accreditation process for sites hosting infrastructure of the Space Programme components;

  • Represent the Agency in the relevant fora established by the European Commission, such as Boards, Working Groups, and others;

  • Coordinate reporting to the Security Accreditation Board of the Space Programme; represent the Agency at the SAB for selected programme matters;

  • Act as the Local Security Officer for the Agency’s office in Toulouse;

  • Collaborate with EUSPA operational departments in charge of the management and exploitation of selected Space Programme Components, as well as with other stakeholders, such as the European Commission, European Space Agency, Member states’ authorities and Agency's contractors;

  • Liaise with EUSPA administrative departments to ensure execution of related corporate tasks, such as planning, reporting, administration, financial & budget management and risk management.


Professional experience and expertise

  1. Knowledge (by training or experience) of the security aspects of Space Programmes, knowledge of the security aspects of any of the EU Space Programme components will be considered an asset;

  2. Experience in security accreditation processes;

  3. Experience in security engineering activities, in particular experience related to space or complex projects;

  4. Relevant certifications will be considered an asset (e.g. CISSP, GIAC, ISO 27000, ISACA);

  5. Experience in handling EUCI - valid Personnel Security Clearance at the level of SECRET UE/EU SECRET or above will be considered an asset;

  6. Experience in financial, procurement and contract management;

  7. Excellent command of both written and spoken English;

Required competencies

  1. Motivation for the post;

  2. Effective communication skills;

  3. Ability to prioritise and organise workload to effectively deliver assigned work under tight deadlines;

  4. Ability to produce synthesized reports from complex information and present them to different audiences;

  5. Sense of responsibility, accountability and attention to detail;

  6. Ability to collaborate with others, both within the team and external stakeholders.

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