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European Commission's Call for Contract Agents in Function Groups II, III and IV


Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, 13 September 2013


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The European Commission (hereinafter "The Commission") is launching a call for expressions of interest for contract staff to set up a pool of candidates from which to engage contract staff in general fields of activity within the European Commission. The Commission reserves the right to close the present call at any time. Candidates will then be informed of the closing date at least one month in advance by means of publishing the information on the Europa and EPSO websites. Therefore, candidates are strongly advised to check both websites on a regular basis.

The majority of contracts will be offered in the main places of employment of the Commission: Brussels (Belgium), Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and Ispra (Italy). Some contracts may be offered in other places of employment of the Commission: Geel (Belgium), Karlsruhe (Germany), Petten (The Netherlands) and Seville (Spain).

Contract staff are divided into four function groups (Function groups I, II, III and IV) corresponding to the duties to be performed (Article 80 CEOS). Each group is subdivided into grades and steps (Articles 80 and 93 of the CEOS). The present call only concerns function groups II, III and IV.

List of profiles sought per function group:

  • FGII - Finance/budget/accounting clerk; Administrative clerk; Information Systems Support agent; Secretary.

  • FGIII - Administrative assistant; Audit assistant; Economic assistant; Finance/budget/accounting assistant; Information and communication assistant; Information Systems Support assistant; Legal assistant; Project/programme assistant; Statistical assistant; Webmaster / web editor.

  • FGIV - Auditor; Communication/press and media officer; Economist; Finance/budget/accounting officer; IT project/product officer; Legal officer; Linguist; Policy officer; Project/programme officer; Statistician.

The types of duties per function group may include:

  • Function group II: technical, clerical and secretarial tasks, office management and other equivalent tasks. Among other things, these duties require the ability to perform administrative and technical tasks and a thorough knowledge of office software.

  • Function group III: executive tasks, drafting, accountancy and other equivalent technical tasks. Among other things, these duties require the ability to coordinate both administrative and financial matters in addition to a thorough knowledge of office software.

  • Function group IV: administrative, advisory, linguistic and other equivalent technical tasks. Among other things, these duties require an aptitude for administrative management and financial monitoring in addition to a good working knowledge of office software.

View the EC Recruitment Notice

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