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Staff Opportunities

Accounting Assistant

Deputy Manager Global Partnerships

ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Fellow

IANA Project Assistant

IANA Project Specialist


Accounting Assistant

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has an immediate opening for an accounting assistant to handle the day to day posting of receivables and payables for this growing international organization. ICANN is the non-profit organization formed by the Internet community at the invitation of the U.S. Government to assume responsibility for significant Internet technology-management issues, such as coordination of the domain-name system, assignment of protocol parameters, and IP address sp.

This position is in the Marina del Rey office, and reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Job activities include:


Posting of invoices and expense reports; preparation of daily bank deposits; maintenance of accounting and customer files; maintenance of asset inventories; processing of information requests via email, telephone, and fax and preparation of basic correspondence.

Qualifications & Experience

One to three years experience in accounting for a small organization. Strong spreadsheet/computer skills are required. Experience with Fundware Accounting Systems and with foreign currency conversions would be helpful. A four year degree is desireable. Due to the international nature of the organization, knowledge of a language other than English would be helpful.

The successful candidate will be very organized, capable of moving forward on multiple projects at the same time, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and flexibility are also key qualities.

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. ICANN offers a competitive benefits package, including a retirement savings plan and also employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. ICANN's office environment is friendly and casual, and work hours are flexible.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in ASCII format via email to our staff at opportunities@icann.org.


Deputy Manager Global Partnerships

The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names And Numbers (ICANN) has an immediate opportunity for a Deputy Manager to support the General Manager Global Partnerships, based at their Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Headquarters.

The key purpose of this role is to support ICANN's stated goal to expand and further establish an International Relations Function. Responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing partnerships with country level local Internet communities, regional governmental and intergovernmental organizations, governments and businesses.
  • Establish ICANN.s Regional presence through setting up local country offices in a number of key world regions. Once established, set up a reporting structure which enables timely and effective gathering of relevant business information.
  • Support the General Manager in a range of associated responsibilities such as the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). This includes conducting background research, data gathering and analysis and drafting of briefing materials.

Candidates should possess an advanced degree in International Relations and/or International Law, together with at least 5 years related experience, preferably in the IT or E-Commerce arenas and with a good technical understanding of the Internet. ICANN legal policies are drafted in English and written fluency in this language is required , but the organization operates on a global basis and written and/or verbal fluency in one or more other languages would be a definite advantage. Must be adept at negotiating and conflict management in order to effectively influence stakeholders.

Applicants should submit a resume and covering letter to opportunites@icann.org. Closing date for applications January 31 2005.


ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Fellow

The ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) has created a position for a fellow to work with the committee on a full time basis and is hereby soliciting applicants.

About the SSAC

The Security and Stability Advisory Committee is a standing committee reporting to the ICANN board. Its focus is to examine issues related to the domain name and addressing systems which affect the security and/or stability of their operation, to identify key issues, and to recommend actions. The committee does not have formal authority over policy, protocols or operations, but it has broad access to the people and organizations responsible for those areas. The committee tries to avoid political issues and focuses its work on issues which have a technical basis for resolution. The committee tends to be cautious in its public announcements and tries to be thorough in its analysis of issues.

The committee is composed of experts drawn from security, research, root operations, top-level domain (TLD) registry operations, address registry operations, and registrars. All of the committee members are unpaid volunteers who devote a limited amount of time to the committee.

The committee has weekly internal phone calls and sometimes meets in person at ICANN and IETF meetings.

The committee coordinates its activities with other groups within ICANN such as the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), and with non-ICANN groups such as the IAB, IETF management, and IETF working groups related to SSAC concerns, e.g. Domain Name System Operations (DNSOPS).

The committee reports formally to the board and the public at each ICANN meeting, and it publishes occasional reports via the ICANN web site. It is expected the publication rate will increase and the candidate selected for this position will play a pivotal role in the publications.

The charter, current list of members, and publications of the committee are given in <http://www.icann.org/committees/security/>.

Job duties include:

This is a full time position. The duties of the fellow include

  • drafting of publications on matters under consideration by the committee
  • research on the status of the issues of concern before the committee, including gathering of material from IETF working groups, et al
  • writing reports for both the ICANN board and the public
  • maintenance of the agenda and preparation and internal publication of the minutes.

This position is for a long year, with an optional extension for a second year. The position starts no later than October 1, 2004, and may start earlier if the selected candidate is available. It is intended there be some overlap between terms, perhaps as long as three months. Some adjustment in the dates is possible depending on the needs of the selected candidate.

The fellow will report to and work closely with the Chair of the Committee, currently Steve Crocker.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is technically knowledgeable, a capable writer, and interested in network security from both a technology and policy perspective. The candidate should have a strong technical background with an emphasis in the Internet addressing and domain name systems, and a working understanding of network security issues and technology and the nature of attacks on the Internet core. Issues that come before the committee are usually about interactions between protocols as opposed to specific protocol issues.

Writing is an important aspect of this position. Candidates should have a clear record of writing easily for both technical and managerial audiences. Prior writing should demonstrate the candidate's ability to present substantive technical issues accurately, fairly, and clearly. It is also important that the writing be timely. The candidate will be at the center of all of the committee's activities.

There are no specific educational or prior work requirements for this position, but more education and more experience is preferred. The ideal candidate is expected to be able to participate in the committee discussions.

Compensation

This position will pay a professional level salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. ICANN offers a competitive benefits package, including retirement savings plan; employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; and paid vacation, initially three weeks each year. ICANN's office environment is friendly and casual. Work hours are flexible. Substantial travel is involved, including attendance at ICANN meetings, currently three times per year in venues around the world, and other meetings or visits as required.

Please send a resume and samples of relevant writing -- RFCs, journal articles, technical articles, etc. to opportunities@icann.org. Resumes will be accepted through 15 July 2004.


IANA Project Assistant

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to enhance its coverage in certain key areas of the IANA function. ICANN is the non-profit organization formed by the Internet community at the invitation of the U.S. Government to assume responsibility for significant Internet technical-management issues, such as coordination of the domain-name system, assignment of protocol parameters, and IP address space management. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is a function performed by ICANN under contract with the United States Government.

This position is in the Marina del Rey office, and reports directly to the General Manager of IANA.

Qualifications:

Due to the international nature of both ICANN and its stakeholders, applicants who read and speak other languages in addition to English will be given special consideration. A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent from a non-US university) is also highly preferable, as is experience working in multi-stakeholder environments.

The successful candidate will be very organized, capable of moving forward on multiple projects at the same time, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and flexibility are also key qualities.

General knowledge of, and experience with, personal computers and common office software such as spreadsheets, e-mail, and word processing programs are required.

Knowledge of the Domain Name System (DNS) is not required, but is desirable. Demonstrated success in working with the cultural and language issues that arise in an international business environment would also be an advantage.

Training in the highly specialized skills related to the IANA functions will be provided.

Job activities include:

  • Assisting with routine processing of requests from stakeholders in all parts of the world, in several of IANA’s area of responsibility. These include work with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Top Level Domain (TLD) managers, the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), and the INT TLD Registry.
  • Assisting the IANA staff to clarify and validate requests in writing, by phone, and in person.
  • Working with other members of the IANA team to evaluate and improve IANA’s core functions on an ongoing basis.
  • Working with staff members and stakeholders in multiple time zones.
  • Assisting with other projects as required.

Job duties will require use of a computer for prolonged periods of time.

Experience:

Familiarity with the Internet in general and registry operations in specific is desirable, although not required. Experience in a fast paced office environment is also beneficial.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate who had a high degree of success in college.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. ICANN offers a competitive benefits package, including a retirement savings plan and also employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. ICANN's office environment is friendly and casual, and work hours are flexible.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to our staff at opportunities@icann.org.


IANA Project Specialist

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to enhance its coverage in certain key areas of the IANA function. ICANN is the non-profit organization formed by the Internet community at the invitation of the U.S. Government to assume responsibility for significant Internet technical-management issues, such as coordination of the domain-name system, assignment of protocol parameters, and IP address space management. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is a function performed by ICANN under contract with the United States Government.

There are currently two positions available. Initially, both positions will be offered from the Marina del Rey office. At some time in the future, opportunities for IANA staff to relocate to offices outside of the United States may be available. These positions report directly to the General Manager of IANA.

Qualifications:

Due to the international nature of both ICANN and its stakeholders, applicants who read and speak other languages in addition to English will be given special consideration. A Bachelor’s or more advanced degree (or equivalent from a non-US university) is also highly preferable, as is experience working in multi-stakeholder environments.

The successful candidate will be very organized, capable of moving forward on multiple projects at the same time, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and flexibility are also key qualities.

General knowledge of, and experience with, personal computers and common office software such as spreadsheets, e-mail, and word processing programs are required.

Knowledge of the Domain Name System (DNS) is not required, but is desirable. Demonstrated success in working with the cultural and language issues that arise in an international business environment would also be an advantage.

Training in the highly specialized skills related to the IANA functions will be provided.

Job activities include:

  • Routine processing of requests from stakeholders in all parts of the world, in several of IANA’s area of responsibility. These include work with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Top Level Domain (TLD) managers, the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), and the INT TLD Registry.
  • Working with the requestors in all of the above areas to clarify and validate complex requests in writing, by phone, and in person.
  • Working with other members of the IANA team to evaluate and improve IANA’s core functions on an ongoing basis.
  • Communicate with other staff members, ICANN stakeholders, and the community at large regarding areas of responsibility; including formal report preparation, staff briefings, and presentations.
  • Working with staff members and stakeholders in multiple time zones.
  • Occasional travel to meetings held by ICANN itself, and its stakeholders.
  • When necessary, directing the work of junior staff members to assist with completion of project requirements.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. While independent, the successful candidate will understand the significant constraints that may limit action; and how their position fits into the ICANN team as a whole.

Job duties will require use of a computer for prolonged periods of time.

Experience:

Familiarity with the Internet in general and registry operations in specific is desirable, although not required. Experience in a fast paced office environment is also beneficial. Knowledge of and experience in digital forms of authentication (e.g., PGP, X.509) would be an advantage as well.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with two to three years of professional experience, or an experienced member of the technical community who is looking to move into an administrative role.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. ICANN offers a competitive benefits package, including a retirement savings plan and also employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. ICANN's office environment is friendly and casual. Work hours are flexible, and employees receive paid vacation each year.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to our staff at opportunities@icann.org.


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