Intangible Benefits of Working at the IAEA by jizhen1947


									■	   excellent schools    Vienna is the home to several
     international elementary and high schools that
     cater to the children of the United Nations and
     embassy staff. A few families elect for their chil-
     dren to attend Austrian public schools. All high
     schools have programs that lead to the Interna-
     tional Baccalaureate (IB) degree and offer other
     degree options as well. Children have the op-
     portunity to become multilingual through their
     schooling and social activities.
■	   travel opportuntities Austria is part of the
     European Union (EU), and Vienna is a gateway
     to eastern European countries. Every resident of
                                                                                                                              Dean Calma / IAEA
     Austria can move easily between the Schengen
     states, and U.S. citizens can travel to most non-         An assignment at the IAEA is an opportunity to live
     EU countries without obtaining a visa. The OBB            abroad in a comfortable western culture while mak-
     is the Austrian state railroad and it links Austria       ing a contribution to society and obtaining valuable
     to all neighboring countries. Regular weekend             work experience. Most assignments last from five to
     excursions to other countries throughout Europe           seven years and can be as short as two years; one does
     are very easy to do. In recent years, airlines have       not need to be concerned about being away from
     begun offering low-cost travel to European and            home for too long.
     Asian destinations. Both the IAEA and VIC have                For information about positions available at the IAEA,
     ski clubs that arrange weekend ski trips through-                 please use the following contact information:
     out the winter season at a reasonable cost.
                                                                      For positions in the Department of Safeguards:
                                                                                        Tanya Collins
                                                                                  Phone: 631-344-2380
                                                                             For other positions at the IAEA:
                                                                                       Allison Holiski
                                                                                   Phone: 630-252-5491
                                                                         Or visit us on line at

                                                                                                                                                  Intangible Benefits of
                                                                       U.S. DEPARTMENT OF

                                                                                                                                                  Working at the IAEA
                    Additional Information
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Intangible Benefits of                                      ing, a post office, a cafeteria, shops, dry cleaning service,
                                                            and a commissary, that employees and family members
                                                                                                                                 it can seem like it was only yesterday that you
                                                                                                                                 were there.
Working at the IAEA                                         can use.                                                        ■	   culture Vienna is a mecca for music, art, histo-
                                                       ■	   relaxed work environment The IAEA has flexible                       ry, and theatre lovers. World class, classical music
 When considering whether to accept employ-                 working hours and a generous vacation allocation of                  performances are given on a daily basis at such
ment at the International Atomic Energy Agency              six weeks per year. Staff members are also allowed to                venues as the Vienna Opera and the Musikver-
(IAEA), many U.S. candidates only consider the              accrue compensatory time off in exchange for overtime                ein. The music is not limited to classical; there
financial compensation offered by the IAEA. As              worked at Headquarters or while on travel.                           is a strong jazz and blues community in Vienna
outlined in ISPO’s brochure entitled, “Employ-         ■	   helping society Since September 11, 2001, there has                  with many and varied venues to enjoy it. Vienna
ment Benefits,” the IAEA’s compensation package             been a trend for U.S. citizens to change careers due to              has numerous museums featuring natural history,
includes salary, post adjustment, education benefit         the desire to “give something back” or “do something                 art history, Jugenstil, modern art, weaponry, and
for dependent children, pension, housing subsidy,           meaningful.” Some have selected employment with the                  more. Theatres produce shows in German and
medical insurance, and life insurance. Those who            IAEA Department of Safeguards to make the world a                    English.
have worked at the IAEA realize that other benefits         safer place by helping to prevent the spread of nuclear         ■	   personal safety Compared to most cities in the
must be taken into consideration. This brochure             weapons. If you really want your work to have a global               world, Vienna is considered to be a very safe city.
has been developed to give a brief summary of the           impact, then the IAEA is a good place to be.                         While everyone should use good judgment while
intangible benefits.                                                                                                             traveling around the city, U.S. citizens find they
                                                            Many of the intangible benefits are the result of living
■	unique work experience A position at the                                                                                       have great freedom to enjoy themselves. Parents
                                                            in Vienna, Austria.
  IAEA is an asset to your resumé in today’s global                                                                              regularly allow their small children to ride the
  economy. Your professional contacts list will        ■	   best place in the world to live     In its annual Quality            public transportation to and from school.
  likely grow significantly and , be global in scope        of Life study, Mercer ranked Vienna the #1 place to live        ■	   public transportationVienna has an extensive
  when you leave. The U.S. government encourages            in both 2009 and 2010. The study considered factors                  and friendly public transportation system that
  U.S. citizens to take jobs with the IAEA and will         such as political stability, crime, personal freedom,                includes subways, trams, and buses. There are
  help find suitable positions in the government            economy, air pollution, health services, schools, public             few areas of the city that are uncovered by the
  and national laboratories for people returning            utilities, transportation, air pollution, housing and                transportation network, and the stations are close
  from the IAEA.                                            climate, and particularly notes the city’s harmonious                together. As a consequence, automobile owner-
■	family friendly work environment The Vienna               political and social environment.                                    ship is not essential. The good public trans-
  International Centre (VIC), where the IAEA is        ■	   life altering experience The experience of living in                 portation combined with personal safety gives
  located, has a day care center for the children of        Vienna can change your life for the better. People re-               teenagers the freedom to move around the city
  IAEA and other U.N. organizations’ employees.             member the places they visit and the people they meet                independently, giving their parents much more
  The VIC has many other services, such as bank-            for the rest of their lives. Long after leaving Vienna,              free time.

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