The Community Fisheries Control Agency is organising
selection procedures with a view to drawing up reserve lists for
the positions announced on the web as Contract Agents.
The Agency will welcome applications from highly
motivated candidates to participate in a small team, in the first
steps of the setting up phase of the administrative organisation
1. Conditions of employment
The successful applicants will be appointed as
Contract Staff members of CFCA, according to the provisions of
Article 80, title IV of the Conditions of Employment of other
servants of the European Communities (CEOS).
The initial duration of the contract is of one
year, with possibility of renewal.
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:
A. Common conditions to all positions
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 a citizen.
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
You will be invited, if selected for an interview, to sign and
date a declaration that information provided in the application
documents is true and complete.
Candidates may apply in any of the official languages of the European
Community, 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 of origin.
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
A detailed curriculum vitae in European format
(that can be obtained at the following address
A motivation letter of 2 pages maximum including a clear mention
of the post applied for and of your address for correspondence
and for invitation to interview.
A duly completed and signed declaration of honour ( ~87 Kb).
These three documents should be sent by electronic mail only to:
Please, note that only complete applications
containing the above mentioned documents and information required
will be taken into account.
3. Selection procedure
A selection board is set up for the selection
procedure. The principle of confidentiality, which states that
the proceedings of the selection board must be secret, shall apply.
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 impartial.
The selection board adheres strictly to the conditions
of admissions laid down in the publication notice when deciding
whether of 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
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 selection board may decide on the
need for interviewees to undergo one or more written tests related
to the nature of the duties in order to facilitate the selection
process. 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 mail whether
or not he/she has been placed on the reserve list. Candidates
should note that inclusion on the reserve list does not guarantee
appointment. 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.
Successful candidates who are recruited undergo
an initial probation period of 9 months.
C. Pay and welfare benefits
The pay of staff members consists of a basic
salary supplemented with various allowances, including family
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.
Allowances: in addition to their basic salary, staff members may
be entitled to various allowances, in particular an expatriation
or foreign residence allowance, and family allowances, including
household allowance, dependent child allowance, pre-school allowance
and an education allowance.
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 European Commission at the following address:
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.
Note that this call may be used for the recruitment of a similar
post, for a period of 2 years following the closing date stipulated.
Therefore candidates whose name will be put on a reserve list
could be offered a contract during this period of time.