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Cost-Free Experts

A Cost-free Expert is someone with a specialized skill that's not readily available among the IAEA professional staff and who works on a task that cannot be financed under the IAEA's budget.

Junior Professional Officers

Junior Professional Officers between the ages of 18 and 32 gain valuable work experience by assisting with basic but essential work to free experienced staff for more complex tasks.

IAEA Staff Positions

Qualified U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for professional and higher category staff positions with the IAEA. ISPO staff can provide expert assistance and guidance to job applicants.


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IAEA Employment Benefits

The IAEA offers professional staff members an attractive compensation package that includes a tax‑free salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment, and a package of allowances and grants. Staff members are considered international civil servants which entitles them to certain privileges and immunities. More: Working for the IAEA, A Guide for US Citizens (PDF).

How to Apply

If you're interested in a position you see advertised on this website, begin your application by completing the IAEA Personal History Form (PDF). Submit the completed form to ISPO Recruitment Officer Tanya Collins. Applications must be received before the closing date stated on the vacancy notice.

Who We Are

Based at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the International Safeguards Project Office (ISPO) is responsible for the technical and administrative management of the U.S. Support Program to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards Division. ISPO serves as a link between the IAEA and candidates within the United States who are qualified to fill important IAEA positions. We also connect IAEA project managers with domestic contractors who can support technical work in the field of nuclear nonproliferation. Recruitment for open positions generally falls with the categories of Cost-free Expert, Junior Professional Officer or IAEA Staff Member.

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U.S. Support Program

The U.S. Support Program to IAEA Safeguards (USSP) assists the IAEA in its mission to provide credible assurances to the international community that Member States are honoring their nuclear non-proliferation obligations. The USSP provides financial and technical support for tasks targeted to resolve technical safeguards issues and improve verification tools.  The USSP largely draws its funding from the Program on Technical Assistance to IAEA Safeguards (POTAS) which is funded through an Act of Congress under the Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Programs account of the U.S. Department of State.  More...

Contact ISPO

International Safeguards Projects Office
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Building 197C, 29 Cornell Avenue
Upton, NY
USA 11973

Phone: (631) 344-5902