The European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that supports the EU's decision-making in the field of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), including crisis management missions and operations, by providing products and services resulting from the exploitation of relevant space assets and collateral data, including satellite and aerial imagery, and related services.
The Imagery Analyst is responsible to the Operations Manager and works under the guidance of a Team Leader.
The imagery Analyst is responsible for the exploitation of relevant space assets and collateral data, including satellite imagery, aerial imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on Earth.
The imagery derived products and services are intended to support the decision making and actions of the European Union in the field of Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), in particular Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), including European Union crisis management missions and operations.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Cooperates with and reports to the Team Leader regarding all issues related to any task assigned to him/her, in particular as far as planning, preparation and execution are concerned;
- Performs imagery/data manipulation, processing and enhancement of digital data as required for analysis and the creation of EU SatCen products, using all forms of available imagery, collateral/digital data;
- Undertakes detailed, accurate and timely imagery/data analysis as directed by the Team Leader and/or Operations Manager making best use of all forms of available imagery and collateral data complying to the EU SatCen Standards and Procedures;
- Generates detailed, accurate and concise analysis products, using the available software for imagery analysis and report production;
- Performs preliminary quality checks of products and ensures that the products are in accordance with the EU SatCen Standards and Procedures;
- Participates in the optimization/definition of methodologies and working procedures;
- Performs any other duties as assigned by the Team Leader, Operations Manager and/or Head of Division.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- A level of secondary education attested by a diploma or equivalent qualification;
- Certification in IMINT and/or GEOINT analysis;
- Professional experience in IMINT and/or GEOINT analysis of at least 3 years after obtaining certification;
- Proven experience related to imagery support in the security, defense, humanitarian and peacekeeping fields, or similar missions;
- Proven experience of digital imagery processing and analysis using optical and/or non-optical sensors;
- Ability to draw an understanding from the interpretation of an image at a tactical scale and produce a comprehensive report in a short amount of time.
- Proficiency in advanced imagery analysis and spatial modeling software (e.g ERDAS, SOCET GXP, BLAZETERRA), GIS software (e.g. ESRI ArcGis or GeoMedia) and Microsoft Office Suite;
- A good knowledge of English and thorough knowledge of one E.U. language.
- Knowledge and/or experience in the field of migration and/or cross-border crime (CBC).
SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
- Detail oriented;
- Ability to adapt and quickly adjust to change;
- Ability to work in fast paced environment and under pressure;
- Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams:
- Strong organisational, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.
- Nationality of an E.U. Member State;
- Security Clearance to at least SECRET UE, or equivalent. In case the successful candidate is not in possession of such a clearance, the EU SatCen will request it, but no appointment will be fully confirmed until it has been received;
- Stress resistant and good state of health;
- Driving licence.
- Employment at EU SatCen is governed by the EU SatCen Staff Regulations;
- This post is graded B4/B6 of the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Recruitment will normally be set at Grade B4, step 1;
- Appointments are made for maximum duration of four years;
- Posting is at EU SatCen, Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid) Spain;
- The selected candidate will be required to start as soon as possible.