Radionuclide Operations Officer (P-3)

Radionuclide Operations Officer (P-3)

CTBTO Preparatory Commission

Vienna, Austria

Duties and Responsibilties

  • Assess the operation of radionuclide (RN) stations including: incident troubleshooting, preliminary evaluation, and classification of reports in terms of categorization of cause, fault diagnosis and problem resolution of IMS stations. Contribute to management and evaluation of the performance of IMS facilities, including maintenance and update of station records;
  • Prepare Post Certification Activity terms of reference for contracts for RN facilities and assist in the evaluation of the new proposals; evaluate the performance of the Station operators under those contracts;
  • Evaluate operational performance of IMS facilities. Verify and ensure that data produced is of acceptable quality, the stations is working within its certified operational specifications, and initiate corrective action if non-conformances are found and preventive actions to avoid non-conformances. Review the existing reports on stations problems to identify trends to improve the overall IMS network operations. Devise methods, tools and procedures to aid in these functions; interact as necessary with other sections and units in order to ensure smooth implementation of the operational tasks;
  • Recommend procedures and methods for monitoring of quality of data from newly developed noble gas monitoring stations, assist in developing and implementation of a quality assurance/quality control programme for noble gas systems; give training and coaching to new staff;
  • Recommend and implement plans to enhance procedures, rules and guidelines for Operations Officers; support the training of station operators and others from States Signatories as well as the testing and evaluation of IDC applications software;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications

  • University degree in nuclear science or a related field.

Work Experience

  • At least five (5) years relevant working experience, preferably at least two (2) years of which should have been in an international environment, with radionuclide spectra analysis, air monitoring, detection equipment, and environmental influences on radionuclide monitoring;
  • Experience with measuring radioactive noble gases in the environment would be an advantage;
  • A good knowledge of LINUX/UNIX operating systems and SQL, knowledge of PERL and/or other programming language is an asset.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential;
  • Knowledge of other languages 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 others 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; adjusts printouts as requested; 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; uses time efficiently
  • Teamwork - 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.

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