THE COMMUNITY FISHERIES CONTROL AGENCY - CFCA
- IS A EUROPEAN UNION BODY ESTABLISHED IN 2005 TO ORGANISE OPERATIONAL
COORDINATION OF FISHERIES CONTROL AND INSPECTION ACTIVITIES
BY THE MEMBER STATES AND TO ASSIST THEM TO COOPERATE SO AS TO
COMPLY WITH THE RULES OF THE COMMON FISHERIES POLICY IN ORDER
TO ENSURE ITS EFFECTIVE AND UNIFORM APPLICATION.
The Agency follows the personnel policy of
the Staff Regulations applicable to European Institutions and
Bodies. The Council has adopted new Staff Regulations on 22
March 2004. The successful candidates will be offered a post
on the basis of these Staff Regulations.
The CFCA is organising selection procedures with a view to drawing
up a reserve list of a maximum of 8 candidates for the following
CFCA – TA – AD 9 - 1101 –
The Agency will welcome applications from highly
motivated candidates to participate in the development of CFCA.
Candidates are recruited on the condition they
have full rights as a citizen. Candidates must have fulfilled
any obligations imposed on them by laws concerning military
service and meet the character requirements for the duties involved.
The CFCA has an independent and separate recruitment
process from other EU institutions or other EU agencies.
In its recruitment, the CFCA only considers
applications relating to positions which have been advertised,
which means that unsolicited applications are not processed,
with a view to maintain equal treatment of applicants.
1. Conditions of employment
The successful applicants will be appointed
as Temporary Staff members of CFCA, according to the provisions
of Article 2, Title I, of the Conditions of Employment of other
servants of the European Communities (CEOS).
The successful candidates will be recruited
in the grade mentioned in the title of the offered position.
Recruitment follows the rules and practices
of EU institutions and bodies and successful candidates are
- three-year renewable contract as Temporary
The place of employment is Vigo, Spain.
2. General conditions for applications
Candidates may apply only where meeting the
following criteria for consideration of their application:
You must be a national of one of the Member
States of the European Union or of Iceland or Norway.
You must be entitled to your full rights as
You must have fulfilled the obligations imposed
on you by the laws concerning military service.
You must meet the character requirements relating
to the position you apply for.
You must submit a completed application for
each post applied for.
Candidates may apply in any of the official
languages of the European Union, but it would be helpful to
apply in English in order to facilitate the selection process,
when the Agency follows a practise of using English as working
language. However candidates are also requested to state their
educational qualifications and positions held in the language
The Agency is an equal opportunity employer
and accepts applications without discrimination on the grounds
of age, race, political and/or religious beliefs, sex or sexual
orientation, marital and/or family status and regardless any
kind of disability.
If you are invited to an interview, you will
be asked to submit supporting documents to prove the information
provided in your application.
B. Submission of applications
Each application shall contain the following
These three documents should be sent by electronic
mail only to:
Please mention in the subject line
your last name followed by the position reference:
FAMILY NAME – CFCA-TA-XX-XXX
Please, note that only complete applications
containing the above mentioned documents and information required
will be taken into account.
Deadline for sending your application
is: 31 March 2011
3. Selection procedure
A selection board is set up for the selection
procedure. The principle of confidentiality is enshrined in
Article 6 of Annex III to the Staff Regulations, which states
that the proceedings of the selection board must be secret.
It works in two ways: first, it imposes obligations to ensure
equal treatment for candidates; and second, it seeks to protect
the selection board to ensure that its decisions are totally
The selection board adheres strictly to the conditions of admissions
laid down in the publication notice when deciding whether or
not candidates are to be admitted. Candidates admitted to a
previous selection procedure will not be automatically eligible.
Candidates are strictly forbidden to make any contact with the
members of the selection board, either directly or indirectly.
Any infringement of this rule will lead to disqualification
from the selection procedure.
Should the selection board discover at any stage in the procedure
that the candidate does not meet one or more of the general
or special conditions for admission to the selection procedure
or that the information on the application form does not correspond
with the supporting documents, the candidate will be disqualified.
The selection board decides on those candidates who are admitted
to the selection procedure in accordance with the requirements
as specified in the publication notice. The applications of
the candidates admitted to the selection procedure are reviewed
and the selection board decides on those candidates who are
invited to attend for interview. The interviewees will be asked
to undergo a written test consisting of some/all of the following
components: General aptitudes and language abilities to the
extent necessary for the performance of the duties, knowledge
on European integration, the institutions and the Agency and
specific competencies with reference to the profile. Following
the interviews, which are conducted by the selection board,
the selection board decides which candidates will be placed
on the reserve list.
B. Reserve list and recruitment
Each candidate will be informed by letter whether or not he/she
has been placed on the reserve list. The validity of the reserve
list is up to 2 years from the date of the letter informing
the candidate and may be extended. Therefore candidates whose
name will be put on a reserve list could be offered a contract
during this period of time. Candidates should note that inclusion
on the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment. The recruitment
procedure is as follows: as and when funds become available,
candidates on the reserve list will be considered and the reserve
list will be drawn on to fill vacancies. If a letter of intention
is issued, the candidate must undergo a compulsory medical examination
to establish that he/she meets the standard of physical fitness
necessary to perform the duties involved and the candidate must
provide original or certified copies of all relevant documents.
It should be noted that the retirement age for staff is:
• either automatically at the age of 65 years;
• or, at the staff member’s own request, at the
age of 63 years or where the staff member is between 55 and
63 years of age and satisfies, as specified in the Conditions
of Employment of Other Servants, the requirements for immediate
payment of a pension.
The Agency employs Temporary Agents in accordance with the Conditions
of employment of other servants of the European Communities,
on 3 years' contracts with the possibility of extension for
3 further years and the possibility of a second extension which
would convert these contracts into indefinite contracts.
Successful candidates who are recruited undergo
an initial probation period of 6 months.
C. Pay and welfare benefits
The pay of staff members consists of a basic salary, to be weighted
to compensate the Vigo cost of living and of additional allowances
• Basic Salary: There is a basic salary
scale for each grade, divided into a number of steps. Staff
members progress automatically to the next step every two years
until they reach the top of the scale for that grade. The basic
monthly starting salary for the first step is 7.127,99 and for
the second step 7.427,52 in the grade AD9 (figures in Euro valid
as of 1 January 2010 do not include any allowances).
Temporary Agents at CFCA shall be appointed
to the grade set out in the notice of the selection procedure
they have passed. In accordance with Art. 32 of the Staff Regulations
a Temporary Agent shall be recruited at the first step in his
grade. CFCA may allow additional seniority up to a maximum of
24 months (which corresponds to one additional step above step
1) to take account of professional experience. Any duly certified
professional activity connected with one of CFCA’s areas
of activity shall be taken into account. Any given period may
be counted only once.
Allowances: In addition to their basic salary,
staff members may be entitled to various allowances, in particular
an expatriation or foreign residence allowance (depending whether
the candidate has left his/her Member State to take up employment
with the CFCA), and family allowances (depending on personal
circumstances): household allowance, dependent child allowance,
preschool allowance, education allowance.
Deductions: Staff pay an EU tax at source and deductions are
also made for medical insurance, pensions and unemployment insurance.
Salaries are exempt from national tax.
Under certain circumstances, in particular where staff members
are obliged to change their place of residence in order to take
up employment, the Agency may also reimburse various expenses
incurred on recruitment, notably removal expenses.
Additional information can be obtained from the web site of
the CFCA. Furthermore, the following link gives you direct access
to the Staff Regulations:
Please, take note that a binding commitment can only be made
after verification of all conditions and will take the form
of a contract signed by the Executive Director.
Please note that the selection process may
take some time to be completed and that no information will
be released during this period. Once a selection process has
been completed, its status will be displayed on the web site
D. Data Protection
Please take note of the information
on data protection for candidates in CFCA recruitment procedures.
4. Specific requirements and details of positions offered
A. Overall purpose:
In accordance with the Financial Regulation of the Community
Fisheries Control Agency of 9 January 2009 (in the following
“Financial Regulation”) and internal rules of the
Agency, the Accounting Officer sets up, structures and maintains
the Agency’s accountancy and financial system.
S/he fulfills the duties assigned through the
Financial Regulation and maintains the smooth functioning and
high quality of accountancy and finance, thus contributing to
achieve the objectives of the work programmes and the general
objectives of the CFCA.
B. Functions and duties:
Reporting to the management of the Agency,
the jobholder will be responsible in particular to: