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Upcoming EPSO Competitions 2016

European Personnel Selection Office has announced some of the competitions that are coming up in 2016

The first upcoming EPSO exam is for Linguistic Assistants – EPSO/AST/137/16. You can apply for it from the 28th of April to the 31st of May 2016.

From May 12th to June 14th 2016 you can apply for Auditors – EPSO/AD/322/16

Between 26th of May to 28th of June 2016 applications will be opened for registration in the following exams:

  • Investigators: EU expenditure and corruption – EPSO/AD/323/16
  • Investigators: Customs and trade tobacco and counterfeit goods – EPSO/AD/323/16 
  • Investigators: Team Leaders – EPSO/AD/324/16

Applications will be opened from June to July 2016 for Audio-visual and Conference Technicians – EPSO/AST/138/16 

From the 9th of June  to the 12th of July 2016  you can apply to the exams for Translators for the languages: Danish (DA) –  EPSO/AD/325/16, Irish (GA) – EPSO/AD/326/16, Croatian (HR) –  EPSO/AD/327/16, Lithuanian (LT) – EPSO/AD/328/16, Maltese (MT) – EPSO/AD/329/16

Suspended for now are the following exams:

  • Lawyer-linguists: Court of Justice –  EPSO/AD/…/16 for the languages: German (DE), English (EN), Latvian (LV), Maltese (MT), Dutch (NL)
  • Administrators –  EPSO/AD/…/16 
  • Administrators in the field of Nuclear energy –  EPSO/AD/…/16 

 

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Administrators competition 2016 in the field of audit launched

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising an open competition to draw up reserve lists from which the institutions of the European Union will recruit new members of the civil service as ‘administrators’ (function group AD).
Number of successful candidates sought in the administrators competition 2016 for audit:

  •  Grade AD 5: 71
  •  Grade AD 7: 15

Eligibility Requirements

To be able to apply, you must meet the following conditions:
1. General conditions:

  •  Enjoy full rights as a citizen of a Member State of the EU
  •  Meet any obligations under national laws on military service
  •  Meet the character requirements for the duties concerned

2. Specific conditions:

a. Languages: —Language 1: minimum level — C1 in 1 of the 24 official EU languages — Language 2: minimum level — B2 in English, French or German; must be different from language 1

b. Qualifications and work experience:

For grade AD 5:
Either of the following:

— A level of education corresponding to completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma in the field of audit, economics, accounting, finance, business administration and/or informatics.

— A professional qualification of an equivalent level to the aforementioned studies in the field of audit, economics, accounting, finance, business administration and/or informatics.

For grade AD 7:
Either of the following:

— A level of education corresponding to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma followed by a minimum of 6 years’ relevant professional experience, of which at least 3 years in the field of audit (internal or external, including IT audit).
— A professional qualification of an equivalent level to the studies mentioned in point 1 above followed by a minimum of 6 years’ relevant professional experience, of which at least 3 years in the field of audit (internal or external, including IT audit).

—A level of education corresponding to completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma followed by a minimum of 7 years’ relevant professional experience, of which at least 4 years in the field of audit (internal or external, including IT audit).

— A professional qualification of an equivalent level to the studies mentioned in point 3 above followed by a minimum of 7 years’ relevant professional experience, of which at least 4 years in the field of audit (internal or external, including IT audit).

Selection Procedure

1) Computer-based Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) tests  will be organised as follows:

  • Verbal Reasoning – 20 questions
  • Numerical Reasoning – 10 questions
  • Abstract Reasoning – 10 questions

2) Selection based on qualifications
After the eligibility requirements are checked there are two possible scenarios:
— If the computer-based MCQ tests are organised upfront, the files of the candidates will be checked for eligibility in descending order of the marks obtained until the number of eligible candidates reaches a certain threshold defined for each grade by EPSO acting as Appointing Authority. The other files will not be checked.
— If the computer-based MCQ tests are not organised upfront, the files of all candidates will be checked for eligibility.
The Grade AD 7 candidates may be reassigned to grade AD 5 and will be considered as candidate to grade AD 5 for the rest of the procedure if the following conditions are met:
— if the MCQ tests were organised upfront, you reached one of the highest total scores for grade AD 7, and
— according to the data given in your application you do not meet the eligibility requirements for grade AD 7 but you do meet those for grade AD 5, and
— you gave your consent for reassignment to grade AD 5 when you applied, and
— if the MCQ tests were organised upfront, you reached one of the highest total scores also for grade AD 5.
3) Assessment centre:
A maximum of 3 times the number of successful candidates sought per grade will be invited to this phase. If you scored one of the highest total marks at the selection based on qualifications, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre for 1 or 2 days, where you will take tests held in your language 2.
If the computer-based MCQ tests described in point 1 were not organised upfront, you will sit them at the assessment centre.
Eight general competencies and the specific competencies required for this competition will be tested as described in the following matrices:

competency 1-7

competency 8 +specific crop

4) Reserve list:

After checking candidates’ documents, the selection board will select a reserve list per grade of the eligible candidates who scored the highest marks following the assessment centre, until the number  sought is reached.
You can apply to the Administrators competition 2016  here by 14 June 2016 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time*
*This notice covers two grades. You may only apply to one. You must make your choice when you apply online and you will not be able to change it after you have validated your online application form. However, under certain conditions described under point 2, your application to grade AD 7 may be reassigned by the selection board into grade AD 5.
**You must fill in your application form in English, French, or German.

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EPSO/AST/137/16 – Notice of Open Competition for Linguistic Assistants

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising an open competition for Linguistic Assistants (AST 1) *

Linguistic Assistants are sought for the following languages:

Danish (DA) — 16 successful candidates, Maltese (MT) — 16 successful candidates, Irish (GA) — 13 successful candidates, Dutch (NL) — 13 successful candidates, Croatian (HR) — 16 successful candidates, Slovak (SK) — 12 successful candidates, Hungarian (HU) — 12 successful candidates, Slovenian (SL) — 12 successful candidates

Eligibility Requirements

To be able to apply, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. General conditions:
  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen of a Member State of the EU
  • Meet any obligations under national laws on military service
  • Meet the character requirements for the duties concerned

      2. Specific conditions:

Languages:

  • Language 1: minimum level — C2 in the chosen language of the competition from Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Irish, Maltese, Slovak or Slovenian.
  • Language 2: minimum level — B2 compulsory in either English, French or German.

Qualifications and work experience (either of the following):

  • A level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma relevant to the nature of the duties.
  •  A level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post- secondary education, followed by at least 3 years’ professional experience relevant to the nature of the duties.
  • Professional training (equivalent to European Qualification Framework Level 4 — please see here) of at least 1 year, followed by a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience. Both the training and experience must be relevant to the nature of the duties.

Selection Procedure

1) Computer-based Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) tests

If your application form is validated within the deadline the next phase consists of taking a series of computer-based multiple choice question (MCQ) tests in one of EPSO’s accredited centres.

These tests are eliminatory and will be organised as follows:teste

2) Assessment phase

If the eligibility requirements are met and if you reached the passing mark and scored one of the highest total marks for the MCQ tests you will be invited to attend an assessment phase for 1 day, most probably in Brussels, where you will take tests held in your language 1 and 2.

Out of the total successful candidates, approximately 2 times, but no more than 2,5 times the number of sought candidates for each language will be selected to take the tests in  the assessment phase.

Seven general competencies, each marked out of 10 points, and the specific competencies required for this competition will be tested during the assessment phase through 3 tests (competency-based interview, case study and a field-specific test) as described below:

assesment phase

 

3) Reserve list

After the candidates’ supporting documents are checked a reserve list per language of the eligible candidates who have obtained the highest overall marks following the assessment phase will be drawn up by the selection board until the number of successful candidates sought is reached. Names will be listed alphabetically.

You can apply here by 31 May 2016 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time**

 

 

 

 

*This notice of open competition covers 8 languages. You may only apply to one language. You must make your choice when you apply online as you will not be able to change it after you have validated your online application form

**You must fill in your application form in English, French or German

 

 

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EPSO financial officers and advisers in the fields of Finance and Project Management

  Call for expression of interest for EPSO financial officers and advisers in the fields of Finance and Project Management

EPSO/CAST/P/1/2015 – Financial officer – Function Group III (FGIII)

EPSO/CAST/P/2/2015 – Financial adviser – Function Group IV (FGIV)

EPSO/CAST/P/3/2015 – Project/programme officer – Function Group III (FGIII)

EPSO/CAST/P/4/2015 – Project/programme adviser – Function Group IV (FGIV)

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) announced it is organising an open-ended selection procedure to create a pool of candidates from which the Executive Agencies can recruit Contract Agents in the fields of Finance and Project Management.

Under the supervision of an official or member of the temporary staff, the contract agent staff member will carry out duties that include, but are not limited to:

Financial officer (FGIII)/ Financial adviser (FGIV):

– Budget planning and follow-up and budget information and reporting

– Financial coordination and advice, financial analysis and reporting

– Financial initiation and/or verification

– Financial support

– Management of financial information

– Preparation and following-up of calls for tender and calls for proposals

– Administrative tasks related to assets

Project/Programme Officer (FGIII)/ Project/Programme Adviser (FGIV):

– General programme management: grant cycle management and call for tenders management

– Preparation of technical specifications for calls for tender

– Evaluation, monitoring and promotion of calls for proposals

– Evaluation, monitoring and negotiation of projects

– Financial evaluation of projects and programs

– Preparation of reports and statistics

– Project/programme management support

Conditions to apply:

  1. General conditions

-Full rights citizen of a Member State of the E.U.

-Meet any obligations under national laws on military service

-Meet the character requirements for the duties concerned

  1. Specific language conditions:

-Language 1: minimum level – C1 in one of the 24 official EU languages

-Language 2: minimum level – B2 in English, French or German; must be different from language 1

  1. Specific qualification and work experience conditions:

For FGIII:

-Post-secondary education attested by a diploma, or

-Secondary education, attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, and appropriate professional experience of at least

For FGIV:

-Completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma, or

-When in an EU Member State access to a profession of an equivalent level to function group IV is by State examination, professional training or an equivalent procedure, the Authority Authorised to Conclude Contracts of Employment (AACC) may agree to recognise this qualification as being equivalent to a university degree.

 Selection procedure:

  1. Recruiting services search the database of registered candidates
  2. Pre-selection: computer-based multiple choice tests.
  3. Job interview
  4. Recruitment
  1. Recruiting services search the database of registered candidates

When the need arises, a number of candidates will be shortlisted from EPSO’s Recruiter Portal database. The candidate best matching the specific job requirements will be selected.

  1. Pre-selection: computer-based multiple choice tests.

Shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation to take a series of computer-based multiple choice tests in one of EPSO`s accredited centres. The testing results will be communicated via the candidate`s EPSO Account

Please note that once a computer-based multiple choice test is passed there is no need to take it again. However, the results achieved for a given profile are only valid for this profile and function group. The results will, nevertheless, remain valid and visible in the EPSO Recruiter Portal database.

  1. Job interview

Upon passing the pre-selection tests, candidates will be invited via the e-mail address indicated in their EPSO Account to an interview.

At this point you may be asked to provide copies of diplomas, certificates and other supporting documents to prove that the information in your application matches your qualifications and experience.

A selection panel will assess suitability for the job, qualification, experience and linguistic knowledge to perform the tasks involved.

  1. Recruitment

Candidates that are successful in the pre-selection tests and in the interview may receive a formal employment offer.

Before recruitment, you will be asked to provide the original of the supporting documents and certificates to check the information in your application and confirm eligibility.

 

You must apply online via your EPSO Account and choose the reference corresponding to the profile and function group, as indicated below. You must fill in the application form in English, French or German.

EPSO/CAST/P/1/2015 – Financial officer – FG III

EPSO/CAST/P/2/2015 – Financial adviser – FGIV

EPSO/CAST/P/3/2015 – Project/programme officer – FG III

EPSO/CAST/P/4/2015 – Project/Programme adviser – FG IV

 

This call is open for registration without any deadline for submitting applications.