Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Civilian Employment Opportunities
Tel: +1 757 747 4183
7857 Blandy Road Suite 100
The need to provide continuity and specialist skills not found in the military, coupled with the cost of training military personnel in skills found in commerce, underpin the requirement for international civilian staff as an integral part of NATO's military structure. At HQ SACT, NATO International Civilian Staff work along-side their military colleagues in functions which span the activities of the Headquarters in both operational and supporting roles. These include Operations Research & Analysis, Resource Management (HRM, Finance, Infrastructure), Communications & Information Technology and International Law.
There are three categories of NATO International Civilian staff employed at HQ SACT, which are split between the following grades:
- A grade staff have professional/management level responsibility and are typically employed in Operations Research & Analysis, Resource Management (HRM, Finance, Infrastructure), Communications & Information Technology and International Law.
- L grade staff are specialist linguistic posts, such as Translator/Reviser positions.
- B grade staff are typically technicians or assistants, such as Information Technology Assistants, Financial Assistants and Administrative Assistants.
The two official languages of NATO are English and French. The work at HQ SACT is mainly conducted in the English Language.
Nationals of the following Countries are eligible to apply:
Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.
HQ SACT’s NATO Civilian Recruitment is now well underway. As already notified, due to the significant volume of recruitment being undertaken, the processing time will take longer than normal.
Our Recruitment Boards are now in the process of identifying candidates to be selected for the next phase of the selection process, an on-line Hirevue interview. Candidates selected for the next phase of recruitment will receive email notification 14 February - 15 March. Candidates who have not been selected will receive email notification during the same time frame.
Following further Recruitment Board assessments of Hirevue interviews, candidates who have been selected for in-person testing and interview will be notified 4 March - 12 April at the latest. Again candidates not selected for in-person interviews will be informed during this period.
For planning purposes in-person testing and interviews will be conducted 25 March - 10 May.
Please note that the recruitment process for NATO International Civilian vacancies at HQ SACT has changed. Applicants should follow this link and then identify the vacancy for the relevant post and follow the instructions given. The old type application form & processes are no longer in effect. All the vacancies below are available at the above-mentioned link.
The link above opens the new Taleo recruiting system. For an exhaustive list of current NATO International Civilian vacancies, click here.
What do we offer?
Serving NATO International Civilian staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations. Newly recruited staff will be offered an initial contract of three years with possibility of renewal. The mandatory retirement age for NATO is 65.
The HQ SACT Internship Programme aims to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to 'intern' with HQ SACT in Norfolk, Virginia, HQ SACT, Staff Element Europe, Mons, Belgium or at the Joint Analysis Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) in Monsanto, Lisbon, Portugal. Interns will benefit by gaining understanding of an International Organization, while substantiating their Curriculum Vitae.
The closing date for the submissions of applications for the HQ SACT Internship Programme 2020 has now passed. Details of the 2021 Internship Programme will appear here in early 2020.