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Upcoming Epso Competitions 2015 – 1st Semester

The upcoming EPSO competitions 2015 list for the 1st Semester has been updated by EPSO. These are the different fields of interest that the European Institutions will look to recruit in the first part of 2015:

 

EPSO/AST-SC/03/15 – A competition for the following fields: Administrative Support, Secretarial Support and Financial Support, in the levels SC1/SC2. The registration for the exam starts 08.01.2015 and the preselection exams will take place in 03 -04.2015.

EPSO/CAST/S/11/2015 – The selection of  Principal Building Managers (M/F) will  kicks off with the registration on 22.01.2015. Further details to be announced

EPSO/CAST/S/12/2015 – Starting from 23.02.2015 the registration for security specialists will begin in both Function Group III and IV

EPSO/AD/295-300/15 – Applicants with knowledge of national law (AD5 and AD7) can apply for lawyer positions starting from 26.02.2015, for different languages (BG, DE, GA, HR, LT, SK)

EPSO/AST/135/15 – For the position of Heads of Administration in EU Delegations based in third countries the launch date is 09.04.2015

EPSO/AST-SC/04/15 – Aiming to select Parliamentary Ushers, the competition starts from 23.04.2015

EPSO/AD/303/15  – Specialists with background in aid management to non-member states (AD7) can apply starting 07.05.2015

AD CYCLE – Positions for Audit and Administrators (profiles not yet defined) at AD 5 level  are available and registration starts in March. For Administrators you can register from 12.03 and for Audit 26.03.2015

 

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EPSO/AST-SC/03/15 – Secretaries/Clerks Competition Announced

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising the EPSO/AST-SC/03/15 open competition, based on tests, to draw up reserve lists from which to recruit officials as ‘Secretaries’ and ‘Clerks’ in the following fields:

  • Administrative support;
  • Financial support;
  • Secretarial support;

The number of successful candidates sought per field and per grade is:

Field Grade SC 1 Grade SC 2
Administrative support 104 35
Financial support 80 30
Secretarial support 147 99

Computer-based admission tests are organised by EPSO. The selection board decides on the difficulty of the tests set and approves their content based on proposals made by EPSO.

A series of tests comprising multiple-choice questions to assess your general aptitudes and competencies as regards:

  1. The reasoning ability will be assessed by a verbal, numerical and an abstract reasoning test.

If admission tests are not held, these reasoning tests will form part of the assessment centre. Also, various aspects of your professional experience will be take in consideration for the next step, the assessment centre.

At the Asssesment Centre for the EPSO/AST-SC/03/15, you will sit two types of tests, in your Language 2, the content of which is validated by the selection board, to assess your:

  1. Specific competences assesed according to your application field:
  2. If you applied in the field of administrative support you will be assesed by an office skills test and a practical test to assess your drafting skills (particularly spelling, syntax and grammar);
  3. If you applied in the field of financial support, you will be assessed through a finance skills test and a practical test to assess your drafting skills (particularly spelling, syntax and grammar);
  4. Last but not least, if you applied in the field of secretarial support, you will be assessed by a practical test involving the preparation and/or processing of an MS Word and Excel document and a practical test to assess your drafting skills (particularly spelling, syntax and grammar);
  5. The general competences will be assessed for all 3 fields by means of:
  6. An e-tray exercise;
  7. a structured interview.

The Deadline to apply to the EPSO/AST-SC/03/15 competition (including validation) is 10th February 2015 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

For more details you can take a look here:

 

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EPSO/AD/294/14 Competition for Administrators (AD 6) in the Field of Data Protection Announced

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organizing an open competition – EPSO/AD/294/14, based on qualifications and tests, to draw up a reserve list from which to recruit officials as ‘administrators’ for the European Data Protection Supervisor. The number of successful candidates sought is 20.

Admission tests:

The computer-based admission tests will be organized by EPSO only if the number of candidates exceeds a certain threshold which will be set by the Director of EPSO, as the appointing authority, after the deadline for applications.

You will be invited to sit the tests if you have validated your application on time and ofcourse, you must reserve a date to sit the tests.   You will sit three types of assessment tests, the content of which is validated by the selection board:

  1. The reasoning ability will be assessed by a verbal, numerical and an abstract reasoning test.

If admision  tests are not held, these reasoning tests will form part of the Assessment Centre. Also, various aspects of your professional experience will be take in consideration for the next step, the assesment centre.

At the Assesment Centre, you will sit three types of assessment tests, the content of which is validated by the selection board:

The reasoning ability will be assessed by means of: a verbal, numerical reasoning tests and an abstract reasoning tests.

Your specific competencies  will be assessed by means of:

  1. a structured interview on your competencies in the field, based on the information given in the ‘Talent Screener’ tab of your application.
  2. A case study;
  3. A group exercise and
  4. A structured interview.

Deadline for the EPSO/AD/294/14 competition (including validation): 9 December 2014 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time

For more details, including the admission criteria and other specific requirements, you can take a look at the next link:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.CA.2014.391.01.0001.01.ENG

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EPSO/AST/134/14 — Competition Announced for Assistants (AST 3) in the Field of Parliamentary Work

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organizing an open competition – EPSO/AST/134/14, based on qualifications and tests, to draw up a reserve list from which to fill vacant posts for officials as ‘Assistants’ in the European Parliament to work for one or more of the following sectors:

  • Assistance in parliamentary work;
  • Communication activities;
  • Correspondence and mail management;
  • Support tasks relating to the daily work of a committee/delegation/unit secretariat;

The number of successful candidates sought is 30.

The computer-based admission tests for the EPSO/AST/134/14 competition will be organized by EPSO only if the number of candidates exceeds a certain threshold which will be set by the Director of EPSO, as the appointing authority, after the deadline for applications.

At the preselection stage, your responses to the questions relating to the general and specific conditions will be processed to determine whether you can be included in the list of candidates who fulfill all the conditions for admission to the competition. The selection board will then screen the candidates eligible for the competition on the basis of their qualifications to identify those whose profile (particularly their diplomas and professional experience) best matches the duties and selection criteria set out in this notice.

You will sit three types of assessment tests, the content of which is validated by the selection board:

  1. The reasoning ability will be assessed by a verbal, numerical and an abstract reasoning test.

If admission tests are not held, these reasoning tests will be part of the assessment centre. Also, various aspects of your professional experience will be taken in consideration for the next step, the assesment centre.

At the Assesment Centre, You will sit three types of assessment tests, the content of which is validated by the selection board:

The reasoning ability will be assessed by means of: a verbal, numerical and free abstract reasoning tests.

Your specific competencies  will be assessed by means of:

  1. a structured interview on your competencies in the field, based on the information given in the ‘Talent Screener’ tab of your application.
  2. A case study;
  3. A group exercise and
  4. A structured interview.

The Deadline for the EPSO/AST/134/14 competition (including validation) is 13 January 2015 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

For more details you can take a look at the next link:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=OJ:C:2014:434A:FULL&from=EN