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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) Department of Safeguards. 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.

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Employment Opportunities for U.S. Citizens at the International Atomic Energy Agency

Cost-Free Experts

A Cost-free Expert (CFE) 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.

Cost-Free Expert Positions

Junior Professional Officers

The IAEA hires Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) between the ages of 18 and 32 to assist with essential work in a number of technical and analytical tasks.

Junior Prof. Officer Positions

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.

IAEA Staff Opportunities

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 an application checklist and submit it along with a resume/CV and cover letter to the respective Task Monitor. Applications must be received before the closing date stated on the vacancy notice.

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The People of IAEA Safeguards

The IAEA has a world-class, diverse and multi-disciplinary workforce. More than 2,500 staff work in a wide range of nuclear and related disciplines that ensure the peaceful use of nuclear material and technologies.

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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
30 Bell Avenue
Building 490C
Upton, New York
USA 11973

Phone: (631) 344-5902