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August 27, 2002

EC seeks maritime safety czar
Another job opportunity has sprouted in Brussells. The European Commission has launched the procedure to recruit an Executive Director for the European Maritime Safety Agency. The new agency was created in the aftermath of the Erika disaster to provide the commission and the Member States with the technical and scientific advice needed to increase maritime safety levels, ensure their uniform application in Europe and promote their dissemination throughout the world.

The agency is provisionally hosted within the Commission's premises in Brussels pending a decision of the European Council on where it should be headquartered.

The new European Maritime Safety Agency, which is expected to start operations in the fourth quarter of this year, was created in the aftermath of the Erika disaster by a European Parliament and Council Regulation.

The Executive Director's main tasks will be to develop and achieve the agency's strategic objectives, develop and maintain co-operation with the competent commission services and member states' authorities responsible for the implementation of Community legislation in the fields of maritime safety and pollution prevention from ships and manage the Agency's staff and budget.

If you think this is the job for you, you have until September 30 to put in your application. Start by clicking here!

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