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APPLICATIONS OPEN! Administrators (AD6) in the Fields of Energy, Climate and Environment

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) has just released an official Notice of Competition calling forward applications from specialists as AD6 level Administrators in the following THREE fields:

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Environment

Those who are successfully selected to be on the Reserve List will then be recruitable by DG ENER, DG CLIMA, and DG ENV of the European Commission. ​Read on to find out the most important details and specifics of this competition and how to get started on your application.

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2022 EPSO ADMINSTRATORS (AD6) IN ENERGY, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT 

INFORMATION WEBCAST

Competition Snapshot  I  Eligibility Criteria  I  Selection Process  I  How Can You Apply?

 

Competition Snapshot

  • Open for Applications: 20 OCTOBER, 2022
  • Application Deadline: 22 NOVEMBER, 2022 (12:00 Noon / Brussels Time / CET)
  • This competition covers three fields and all three are AD6.
  • This competition includes a Talent Screener
  • Posts will be based in Brussels with the European Commission

Under this competition, the following THREE reserve lists have been advertised, from which the European Commission may recruit new members:

Field & Competition Code Candidates Sought
Administrators in the Field of Energy: EPSO/AD/401/22 - 1 54
Administrators in the Field of Climate: EPSO/AD/401/22 - 2 49
Administrators in the Field of Environment:  EPSO/AD/401/22 - 3 52
YOU MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE PROFILE WITHIN THIS COMPETITION  

 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates will need to satisfy the following:

  • Have EU citizenship
  • Fulfilled any military service requirements
  • Meet the character requirements for the duties concerned
  • Have knowledge of at least TWO official EU languages:
    • Language 1: Have a thorough knowledge (minimum C1 level) of one of the 24 official EU languages - will be defined as your Language 1.
    • Language 2: Have a good command (minimum B2 level) of a different official EU language which MUST BE different to your Language 1 choice - will be defined as your Language 2.
  • ONE OF THESE LANGUAGES MUST BE ENGLISH!!!

 

Qualifications & Work Experience

FIELD 1: ENERGY

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years, attested by a diploma*, followed by a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience**.

 OR

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years, attested by a diploma*, followed by a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience**.

*The diploma must be in one or more of the following fields: chemical sciences, economics and finance, engineering, law, life and earth sciences, mathematics, physics, social sciences or humanities

**For full details on relevant experience find point 3.3.1. in the Notice of Competition and also refer to the to the types of duties related to the job as indicated in ANNEX I.

FIELD 2: CLIMATE

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years, attested by a diploma*, followed by a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience**.

 OR

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years, attested by a diploma other than the ones listed for the first point above, followed by a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience**.

 OR

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years, attested by a diploma*, followed by a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience**.

  OR

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years, attested by a diploma other than the ones for the point directly above, followed by a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience**.

*The diploma must be in one or more of the following fields: life sciences (biology, botany, ecology, zoology, nature management, etc.), earth sciences (geology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, climate change science, etc.), environmental sciences, engineering (materials, mechanical, electrical, chemical, etc.), economics, mathematics, chemical sciences, physics, and/or behavioural and social sciences (anthropology, political science, sociology, social psychology, etc.)

**For full details on relevant experience find point 3.3.2. in the Notice of Competition and also refer to the to the types of duties related to the job as indicated in ANNEX I.

FIELD 3: ENVIRONMENT

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years, attested by a diploma*, followed by a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience**.

 OR

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years, attested by a diploma*, followed by a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience**.

*The diploma must be in one or more of the following fields: Environmental sciences, Life sciences (biology, botany, ecology, zoology, etc.), Earth sciences (hydrology, oceanography, geology, etc.), Chemical sciences, Environmental engineering, Law, Economics.

**For full details on relevant experience find point 3.3.3. in the Notice of Competition and also refer to the to the types of duties related to the job as indicated in ANNEX I.

 

Selection Process

IMPORTANT: You can complete your application in any of the 24 official EU languages, BUT your Talent Screener MUST BE completed in ENGLISH

1. ELIGIBILITY CHECK

EPSO will check the data provided by each candidate via their online application against the eligibility requirements of this competition. Remember that you can fill out your application in any of the 24 Official EU languages - except for the Talent Screener, which needs to be completed in English. Candidates that are deemed eligible will move on to the next round of the competition. 

2. TALENT SCREENER

You MUST complete your Talent Screener in ENGLISH

The selection board assigns a weighting to each selection criterion and based on the information provided in the Talent Screener each candidate will receive a score. Only those candidates with the highest overall marks will go through to the next stage. Therefore, you should include all relevant information in your Talent Screener answers, even if you have already mentioned it in other sections of your application form. The questions are based on the selection criteria included in this notice - see ANNEX II for the list of criteria.

Getting this part wrong can easily jeopardise your chances of moving through to the next stage of the selection process - which you don't want to risk. To better understand how the EPSO Talent Screener works it is advised that you view this webinar recording - Everything You Need To Know About EPSO's Talent Screener.

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3. ASSESSMENT CENTRE

As part of the Assessment Centre, you will need to complete a series of computer-based multiple-choice reasoning tests in your chosen Language 1 (any official EU language other than English). 

Tests

Language

Question

Duration

Verbal Reasoning

Language 1

20 questions

35 min

Numerical Reasoning

Language 1

10 questions

20 min

Abstract Reasoning

Language 1

10 questions

10 min

  • Only an overall passmark FOR ALL THREE TESTS of 20/40 is needed to pass to the next phase.
  • To progress in the competition and be invited to undertake the other Assessment Centre exercises you MUST reach the minimum pass mark. 
  • The results of these tests will NOT be added to the marks obtained in the other Assessment Centre tests when calculating your final overall score.

Those progressing forward in the EPSO Assessment Centre will be tested on eight general competencies, as well as field-related competencies required for each field of the competition, through three types of tests:​

  • Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI)
  • Case Study (CS)
  • Field-Related Interview (FRI)

These exercises will need to be completed in ENGLISH, which in EPSO terms means your Language 2.

  • Each general competency will be awarded a mark out of 10, with a total pass mark required of 40/80. 
  • In addition to this, the Field-Related Interview will require a minimum pass mark of 50/100.

4. RESERVE LIST

After checking candidates’ supporting documents, the selection board will draw up a Reserve List of eligible candidates who obtained the highest overall score, until the number of successful candidates sought for each field is reached.

 

How Can You Apply?

Make sure to ALWAYS check the official EPSO Notice of Competition and understand the rules relating to the exams. For full details on this selection procedure read the official Notice of Competition and the General Rules Governing Open Competitions to ensure you have the required qualifications and satisfy the eligibility criteria before applying. 

To start the application process, click below for the different fields:

 

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