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  • Function title: ATM Training Expert
  • Reference: NOC-NM-2020-AD/212
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Nature of competition: Internal and external competition
  • Applicable regulations: Staff regulations
  • Grades for publication: AD7-8
  • Type of post: Administrator (AD5-AD12)
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Duration: 5 Year(s)
  • Security clearance: EU/NATO SECRET
  • Directorate/Service: NMD/TRG/TDD - Training Development & Delivery Unit
  • Competition publication date: 11/03/2020
  • Competition closing date: 22/04/2020 (23:59 Brussels time)
  • Reserve list: Applicable - See details in the "Useful information" section

Your team

Within the Network Management Directorate,  the "Training Development & Delivery" service ensures Air Traffic Management (ATM) training courses offered are in accordance with agreements and highest quality standards.

Your role

Your role will be to:

  • Develop and deliver “on the job training” and controller competence training to an audience of Air Traffic Controllers, including Air Traffic Management (ATM) training for beginners;
  • Act as course coordinator by providing guidance and coaching to students, ensuring availability of training documentation, equipment, etc.;
  • Operate in a small team of instructors, and provide guidance and advice to participants in practical training;
  • Adapt the training based on the evolution of SES legislation and new service’s strategies;
  • Be prepared to engage in different training areas and be service oriented;
  • Operate in an ISO certified environment continuously searching for increased customer satisfaction;
  • Perform any other task in line with the main purpose of the job.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Completed university studies of 4 years in a relevant field, or professional training of an equivalent level;
  • Hold or have held a civil ATCO license and ACS (Area Control Surveillance) or APS (Approach Control Surveillance) rating for at least 3 years;
  • Valid OJTI or STDI and Assessor endorsement;
  • Internal candidates should check on the intranet to see what level of in-house experience is considered equivalent to educational qualifications where appropriate;
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience;
  • Experience of best practices in teaching methods, testing, assessment and learning styles;
  • Experience in providing training;
  • Presentation and pedagogical skills. Ability motivate and to engage with an audience;
  • Knowledge of Air Traffic Management;
  • Understanding of an ISO managed organisation;
  • Communication: adapts communication to different situations and audiences;
  • Teamwork: fosters teamwork;
  • Customer focus: adapts services to respond to customer needs;
  • Analytical thinking: analyses information and identifies relationships;
  • Creativity and innovation: applies new approaches;
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment;
  • Professional conduct in line with the corporate behaviours of the Agency, i.e. result-driven, readiness to change, customer focus, integrity and team-player approach;
  • The working languages of the Agency are English and French. For this particular post, thorough knowledge of English (oral/written) and satisfactory knowledge of French to the extent necessary to perform the described duties are required.

Useful information

  • Applications will be accepted from nationals of EUROCONTROL Member States only. At the closing date of the notice of competition, internal candidates must have completed their probationary period.
  • This is an appointment for a determined period of 5 Year(s). It could be extended up to a maximum of 9 years or converted into an undetermined contract. Before being established in the post, the external candidate will be requested to provide certified copies of his/her degrees and successfully serve a probationary period of 9 months.
  • Internal candidates appointed to an established post or for an undetermined period: If successful, the staff member will be appointed under the conditions set out above, while maintaining the previous terms of employment regarding his/her appointment (whether for an undetermined period or to an established post). At the end of the period of  employment as mentioned above, if the assignment to this post is not extended or its duties do not become of a lasting nature, the staff member will, in accordance with the service regulations, be transferred to another post corresponding to his/her last type of post, grade and function group.
  • Internal candidates appointed for determined period: If successful, the person will continue his/her current type of appointment if compliant with duration limits laid down in Annex Xb of the Staff Regulations/General Conditions of Employment.
  • The successful candidate shall be appointed at the grade in the function group and to the type of post indicated in the vacancy notice, or, if a group of grades has been published, in principle at the basic grade.
  • In case of reserve list: Suitable candidates, however not selected to fill the post, will be placed on a reserve list for similar functions. The period of validity of reserve list is 1 year from the approval of the selection board’s recommendations.
  • Information on salary and benefits can be found on the web page:
  • EUROCONTROL is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities. In the event of equal merit, preference may be given to the applicant from to the under-represented diversity characteristics in order to complement diversity of teams and rebalance the workforce.
  • Candidates should read the tipson how to apply. Item 1 includes information on the EUROCONTROL competency models (technical & behavioural) – Candidates should refer to the behavioural competency model to know the behaviours expected for the different levels.