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EPSO/AD/293/14 Competition Announced In Five Fields of Expertise

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EPSO is organizing open competitions – EPSO/AD/293/14 –  for administrators (AD 7) in the following fields:

  • Competition law (27 successful sought candidates);
  • Corporate finance (14 successful sought candidates);
  • Financial economics (25 successful sought candidates);
  • Industrial economics (15 successful sought candidates);
  • Macroeconomics (30 successful sought candidates).

The EPSO 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. The threshold can vary from one field to another and you will be informed of the precise details via your EPSO account.

At the preselection stage, your responses to the questions relating to the general and specific conditions will be processed and then taken into consideration 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 use the Talent Screener to select the candidates that best match the duties and selection criteria set out in this notice.

Within the Assessment Centre 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 (unless it was already organized as preselection test).
  2. A structured interview based on your competencies in the field and on the information provided in the ‘Talent Screener’ tab of your application.
  3. Your general competences will be assessed by a case study, a group exercise and a structured interview.

The deadline for the application, including the validation process is 25 November 2014 at 12 midday (Brussels time).

For more details such as the selection criteria to be used in the Talent Screener you can take a look at the next link:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=OJ:C:2014:376A:FULL&from=EN

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Administrators AD 6 Competition in the Buildings Sector announced

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EPSO is organizing a competition – EPSO/AD/248/13 – to create a reserve list from which to recruit candidates on the following fields:

– Security of Buildings – 11 successful candidates

– Building Services Engineering – 18 successful candidates

The admission tests will be organized only if the number of candidates applying exceeds 1000 per field.

Being a specialists competition, the first selection of suitable candidates will be based on the talent screener.

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You should know this about Epso Situational Judgement Tests (SJT)

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What are EPSO Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs)?

The EPSO SJT – Situational Judgement Tests have been introduced in the EPSO CBT to present candidates with scenarios related to the position for which they are applying. The scenarios presented in the tests reflect real-life aspects of the duties of an EU official. The test comprises of 20 questions with 4 possible answers. The candidate is asked to choose from those the “Most Effective” and “Least Effective” solution to the stated situation. The EPSO SJT duration is 30 minutes.

The scoring per question for the EPSO SJTs goes from 0 to 2. Correctly identifying the “Most Effective” and the “Least Effective” answers will bring you each 1 point, neutral statements are marked with 0,5 points while wrong answers – opposites to Most Effective and Least Effective receive 0 points.

Why are EPSO SJT important?

Recently, EPSO has decided to make the Situational Judgement Tests eliminatory. Moreover, they account for (more…)

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Croatian Administrator Competitions

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Croatian Administrator Competitions. Epso has recently launched the following competitions for Croatian citizens:

  • EPSO/AD/244/12 – Administrators (AD 5) of Croatian Citizenship
  • EPSO/AD/245/12 – Heads of Unit (AD 9) having Croatian as their main language in the field of translation
  • EPSO/AD/246/12 – Heads of Unit/Heads of Department (AD 12) having Croatian as their main language in the field of translation