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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.

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