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Title: A career at the heart of Europe


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A career at the heart of Europe
European Personnel Selection Office
  • Presentation by Joan Flanagan
  • Education Officer
  • European Commission Representation in Ireland

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EPSO selects staff for
and many other agencies of the EU
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Getting a job in an EU Institution
  • EPSO selects candidates
  • European Institutions recruit from selected
    candidates

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Are you looking for
  • Challenging work?
  • Meaningful work (public service)?
  • Opportunities to travel?
  • Opportunities to change job and progress?
  • Opportunities to change place of work?
  • A career?

then look no further!
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How to apply
  • Entry is by open competition
  • Apply online on www.eu-careers.eu
  • Regular cycle of competitions
  • Selection procedure 5-9 months

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www.eu-careers.eu
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Who can apply
  • Citizens of the 27 Member States
  • Having at least 2 official EU languages of which
    one is EN, FR or DE
  • 3 languages before first promotion

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Categories of staff
  • AD Administrators
  • administrators, policy makers, researchers,
    managers, translators, interpreters
  • University degree
  • AST Assistants
  • administrative assistants (e.g. in finance,
    HR, IT), technicians, secretaries, proofreaders
  • Higher Secondary Education (at least)

NB Specific requirements for each competition
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The competition stages
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Competition structure
gt 10,000 applicants
1. Computer Based Tests (CBT) multiple
choice tests in EN, FR or DE test centre in
your country all applicants 2.
Assessment EPSO assessment centre in
Brussels All defined in a published Notice of
competition
typically 1 50
lt 300 successful
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1. Computer based tests
  • Computer Based Tests (CBT)
  • verbal numerical reasoning
  • abstract reasoning
  • situational judgement testing
  • AST professional skills
  • Linguists language skills
  • (EU knowledge is no longer tested)
  • in second language

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2. Assessment
  • AD (one day) - Case study in the field
    (written) - Group exercise - Oral presentation -
    Structured interview
  • AST (half a day) - Professional skills test -
    Work simulation - Structured interview

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What are we testing during the assessment
  • Knowledge - Specialist knowledge (in EU
    context) - Second language - Main language
  • Competencies - Analysis and problem solving -
    Communicating - Delivering quality and result -
    Learning and development - Prioritising and
    organising - Resilience - Working with others -
    AD Leadership

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Conclusion - Reserve list
  • List of successful candidates
  • Basis for recruitment by Institutions
  • Valid for at least one year often extended

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Process of recruitment
  • Institutions invite candidates for interview
  • Job offer made
  • Candidate has option of accepting or remaining
    on reserve list

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Staffing levels by Institution
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Career
function group AD (Administrators) function group AD (Administrators) function group AST (Assistants) function group AST (Assistants) function group AST (Assistants)
Director-General AD 16      
Director-General/ Director AD 15      
Administrator working for example as Administrator working for example as      
Director / Head of unit / Adviser / linguistic expert economic expert legal expert medical expert veterinary expert scientific expert research expert financial expert, audit expert AD 14      
Head of Unit/Adviser/linguistic expert economic expert legal expert medical expert veterinary expert scientific expert research expert financial expert, audit expert AD 13      
Head of Unit/principal translator, principal interpreter, principal economist principal lawyer principal medical officer principal veterinary inspector principal scientist principal researcher principal financial officer, principal audit officer AD 12 Assistant working for example as Assistant working for example as Assistant working for example as
Head of Unit/principal translator, principal interpreter, principal economist principal lawyer principal medical officer principal veterinary inspector principal scientist principal researcher principal financial officer, principal audit officer AD 11 AST 11 Personal assistant (p.a.) clerical officer technical officer IT officer Personal assistant (p.a.) clerical officer technical officer IT officer
Head of Unit/senior translator senior interpreter senior economist  senior lawyer senior medical officer senior veterinary inspector senior scientist senior researcher senior financial officer, senior audit officer AD 10 AST 10 Personal assistant (p.a.) clerical officer technical officer IT officer Personal assistant (p.a.) clerical officer technical officer IT officer
Head of Unit/senior translator senior interpreter senior economist  senior lawyer senior medical officer senior veterinary inspector senior scientist senior researcher senior financial officer, senior audit officer AD 9 AST 9 Personal assistant (p.a.) clerical officer technical officer IT officer Personal assistant (p.a.) clerical officer technical officer IT officer
Translator interpreter economist lawyer medical officer veterinary inspector scientist researcher financial officer, auditor AD 8 AST 8 Senior clerk senior documentalist senior technician senior IT operative Senior clerk senior documentalist senior technician senior IT operative
Translator interpreter economist lawyer medical officer veterinary inspector scientist researcher financial officer, auditor AD 7 AST 7 Senior clerk senior documentalist senior technician senior IT operative Senior clerk senior documentalist senior technician senior IT operative
Junior translator junior interpreter junior economist junior lawyer junior medical officer junior veterinary inspector junior scientist junior researcher junior financial officer, junior auditor AD 6 AST 6 Clerk documentalist technician IT operative Clerk documentalist technician IT operative
Junior translator junior interpreter junior economist junior lawyer junior medical officer junior veterinary inspector junior scientist junior researcher junior financial officer, junior auditor AD 5 AST 5 Clerk documentalist technician IT operative Clerk documentalist technician IT operative
    AST 4 Junior clerk junior documentalist junior technician, junior IT operative Junior clerk junior documentalist junior technician, junior IT operative
    AST 3 Junior clerk junior documentalist junior technician, junior IT operative Junior clerk junior documentalist junior technician, junior IT operative
    AST 2 Filing clerk technical attendant IT attendant, Parliamentary usher. Filing clerk technical attendant IT attendant, Parliamentary usher.
    AST 1 Filing clerk technical attendant IT attendant, Parliamentary usher. Filing clerk technical attendant IT attendant, Parliamentary usher.
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Attractive career
  • Strong focus on training development
  • Language training encouraged (3rd language
    required for first promotion)
  • Job mobility career development positively
    encouraged (successive changes of
    department/field)
  • Basic monthly salary for AST1 2,650
  • Basic monthly salary for AD5 4,350
  • Additional allowances for expatriation,
    household, dependent child, education
  • Flexitime arrangements
  • Part-time working arrangements
  • Maternity leave of 20 weeks
  • Parental leave of 6 months

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Other working possibilities
  • Contract agents
  • Traineeships
  • Seconded national experts
  • http//europa.eu/epso/discover/careers/staff_categ
    ories/index_en.htm

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Further information
  • www.eu-careers.eu
  • General Information in 23 languages
  • Applications accepted in 3 languages
  • (English, French, German)

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  • Questions?

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Contacts in the Representation in Ireland
  • Education officer
  • Joan.Flanagan_at_ec.europa.eu
  • Head of Information
  • Timothy.Hayes_at_ec.europa.eu
  • www.euireland.ie
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