OSI Techniques Testing and Integration Technician (G-6)

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VA ID: 1762
Grade Level: G-6
Division: On-Site Inspection Division
Section: Equipment and Implementation Section
Type of Appointment: Fixed Term Appointment
Date of Issuance: 26 May 2023
Deadline for Applications:
26 June 2023
Vacancy Reference: VA335-1762-2023
Reporting Date: As soon as possible


Please note that all candidates should adhere to CTBTO Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity.

Qualified female applicants and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for similar positions at the same level as a result of this selection process for a period of two (2) years.


Organizational Background

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria is the international organization setting up the global verification system foreseen under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which is the treaty banning any nuclear-weapon-test explosion or any other nuclear explosion. The Treaty provides for a global verification regime, including a network of 337 stations worldwide, a communications system, an international data centre and on-site inspections to monitor compliance.

Organizational Setting

This position is located in the On-Site Inspection Division (OSI). The On-Site Inspection (OSI) Division develops operational capabilities to undertake inspections in line with the provisions of the CTBT. After the treaty enters into force, an on-site inspection (OSI) is launched to establish whether or not a nuclear explosion has been carried out. During such an inspection, facts might also be gathered to identify a possible violator of the Treaty. It thus constitutes the final verification measure under the CTBT.

Reporting Lines

Under the supervision of the Chief, Equipment and Implementation Section, to:

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide timely, coordinated and effective planning and practical support to the Section’s technical programmes; cooperate with the other Sections of the On-Site Inspection Division and other divisions within the Organization to ensure timely, coordinated and effective delivery of their agreed administrative and technical services in support of the Section’s technical programmes;
  2. Implement administrative, technical and engineering procedures relating to testing and integration activities across on-site inspection (OSI) techniques and undertake configuration, essential services and troubleshooting routines including electrical, electronics and/or mechatronics tasks;
  3. Assist in the design and conduct of relevant tests in order to consolidate and integrate measurement equipment across OSI techniques (ground-based and airborne) and to develop automated processing routines for generated data sets;
  4. Implement procedures related to the calibration and maintenance of equipment for on-site inspection (OSI) techniques and document them in accordance with agreed practice;
  5. Contribute to the Section’s work in the evaluation and acquisition of hardware and software; elaborate and fabricate special parts for their integration into existing systems;
  6. Draft and update, as appropriate, written support documentation on OSI techniques testing and integration including on planning, scheduling, preparing, testing, troubleshooting, and evaluating; archive and catalogue test data gathered by the Section, including spatial data;
  7. Monitor compliance and provide related support, regarding applicable regulations concerning the technical programmes of the Section including handling, use and storage of hazardous substances and radioactive material;
  8. Ensure the availability (on short notice) of functioning and calibrated OSI equipment through an electronic inventory for equipment acquisition, including testing, service control, usage and loan to and from internal and/or external entities (i.e. equipment database); prepare and arrange, as required, for major repairs and supplies;
  9. Support the equipment certification strategy, plans and procedures including the development and review of related technical documents;
  10. Participate in OSI activities involving inspection equipment certification and functionality checks, deployment and in-field support to inspection activities and techniques as well as training, tests and outdoor operational field activities and exercises organized by the OSI Division at the Technology Support and Training Centre, Headquarters or in the field which could be in remote areas, at short notice, and if necessary, for lengthy periods.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Completed secondary education and training in mechanical or electrical engineering or in a closely related field of relevance to the OSI techniques;

Work Experience and Qualifications

  • A minimum of 7 years of work experience in technical testing programs including operation of a technology laboratory, integration of sensor hardware and software for ground-based and airborne systems, use of computer aided design for system design and component fabrication, routine standard operation and calibration of technical instruments, and quality control of measurement systems;
  • Extensive technical and operational experience in electronics and/or mechatronics as well as in database programming and handling;
  • Experience and understanding of practical issues related to hazardous substances and radiation protection as well as to associated regulations;
  • Driving license of at least B category is desirable;


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential;
  • Knowledge of other official CTBTO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.


  • Professionalism – 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;
  • Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from other and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;
  • Planning and organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
  • Team work – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings;
  • Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable;
  • Creativity – Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches;
  • Client orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive relationships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress and setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients;
  • Commitment to continuous learning – Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve;
  • Technological Awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks, shows willingness to learn new technology.



CTBTO offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in accordance with the policies of the International Civil Service Commission. For more information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, see link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm). The salary offered may be subject to deductions to the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and/or Health Insurance Scheme.


Additional Information

  • This position is for local recruitment only. Only candidates holding a valid residence and work permit in Austria will be considered eligible.
  • All applications must be submitted through the CTBTO e-Recruitment system before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • Incomplete applications and submission of employment history in formats other than the CTBTO Employment Information Form will not be considered.
  • The CTBTO Preparatory Commission retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy; to make an appointment at a lower grade in particular if the candidate has less than the qualifications required; to make an appointment with a modified job description, or to offer a contract term for a shorter duration than indicated in the vacancy announcement.
  • Please note that the CTBTO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • The CTBTO reserves the right to undertake correspondence only with shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process.