Heads of Administration in EU Delegations

Open competition EPSO/AST/135/15 for Heads of Administration in EU Delegations.

Important documents
Provisional planning of the competition procedure

Reserve list of successful candidates – EPSO/AST/135/15

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Heads of Administration (AST 4) in EU Delegations

The Reserve list of successful candidates for this competition was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 17/03/2016.

Full information on this competition is available at http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/assistants/assistants-2015/heads-of-administration-in-eu-delegations-mf/

Final results of the competition EPSO/AST/135/15

Heads of Administration (AST 4) in EU Delegations

Publication of assessment center and final competition results in the candidates’ EPSO accounts: 10/02/2016

Number of candidates on the reserve list:  30

Minimum score: 57,20

The reserve list will be published in the Official Journal around a month after the publication of the final competition results in the candidates’ EPSO accounts. The link will be published in our pages.

Full information on this competition is available at http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/assistants/assistants-2015/heads-of-administration-in-eu-delegations-mf/

Case study (EPSO/AST/135/15)

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Most important points to remember before you go to the test centre:

  • The case study will take place on 26/11/2015.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.
  • The address of the test centre is provided via a link in your booking confirmation.
  • Don’t forget to take your booking confirmation printed from your EPSO account and a valid ID document with a photo (please check the CBT manual to see which documents are accepted).
  • All candidates will sit the tests on the same day. For this reason it is not possible to change the date of the test and no subsequent rescheduling will be authorised.
  • Languages: you will take your tests in the language (L2) you selected in your application. The instructions on the computer screen will be provided in your language 2. To check which languages you selected, click on your candidate number in your EPSO account and you will see them in your application form. No changes are possible after validation of your application.

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Members of the Selection Board (EPSO/AST/135/15)

Heads of Administration in EU Delegations

You are reminded that the work and deliberations of all selection boards are confidential and it is forbidden for any person who is not a member of the board to make any attempt to contact a board member; only candidates exercising the rights of appeal which are open to them may (through EPSO), in writing and in accordance with the procedures set out in the General Rules governing open competitions, make their representations to the Chairperson of the selection board.

Chairperson
Fernando PEREZ JIMENEZ

Alternate chairpersons
Luca DALPOZZO
Sandra TENDINHA

Members
Corinne PIRON
Linda REALE-HORVAT
Annette ALLARD-GRAF
Jamila EL ASSAIDI
Claus WIEDEY
Katharina SKIRDE

Alternate members
Bruno DUQUESNE
Claudia SALUSTRI
Christoph SORG
Lina VANACKER

Full information on this competition is available here.

Case study (EPSO/AST/135/15)

Heads of Administration in EU Delegations

The case study will take place on 26/11/2015.
You must check your choice of keyboard and test centre by 02/11/2015.
The booking period for the case study is planned to run from 10/11/2015 to 17/11/2015.

Timing of the tests

  • Arrival at the test centre and ID check: 30 minutes before
  • On-screen tutorial: 05 minutes
  • Case study assignment introduction screen (3 minutes)
  • Case study: 90 minutes
  • Satisfaction survey: 5 minutes (optional)

Please see the Competition notice for a full description of the test.

Booking of your computer-based case study – most important points to remember

Before you book your case study, do not forget that:

  • Booking is only possible between the dates published in your EPSO account. In general, booking starts at 0h00 on the first day and ends at 12 o’clock (midday) Brussels time on the final day. If you do not book during this period, you will no longer be able to book. All candidates are offered the same number of days in which to book a test. Please check the booking invitation letter in your account for more details.
  • You will be able to see the list of available test centres when booking via the link provided. The list will also be available at https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/EPSO/Pages/landing.aspx
  • In case of technical problems during the booking procedure, please exclusively contact Prometric via one of the numbers provided in the CBT manual and in our FAQs: http://europa.eu/epso/doc/faq_as_pdf_en.pdf
  • Make sure you complete the whole booking procedure. At the end, you should see a confirmation number (e.g. 8800000001507876). If you do not see this number, it means that your booking has not been completed. You can print this booking confirmation at any moment.
  • Straight after the booking, you should receive an e-mail confirming your booking. If you do not receive this e-mail confirmation, please check your spam filter and your junk e-mails. This is not the official confirmation you need to bring to the test centre. The official booking confirmation will be uploaded later (usually within 48 hours after the booking) into your EPSO account.
  • All candidates will sit the tests on the same day. For this reason it is not possible to change the date of the test and no subsequent rescheduling will be authorised.
  • At this stage of the competition, it is no longer possible to change your application form, and in particular your language choice.
  • If you cannot participate in the test, you should cancel your appointment via the booking management system (see the CBT manual for more information).
  • Travel expenses: If you reside outside the EU you are entitled to a contribution towards your travel and subsistence.

Some Member States organise some sessions of Training and support to prepare candidates for competitions. If you do not see a link next to your Member State, it means that EPSO has not received any information on this subject from the Member State concerned.

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Invitation to the Assessment Centre (EPSO/AST/135/15)

Heads of Administration in EU Delegations

Invitation to the Assessment Centre published in the candidates’ EPSO accounts: 22/10/2015

Assessment Centre sessions will be held as follows (final date to be confirmed): 17/11/2015-21/12/2015

Number of candidates invited to the Assessment Centre: 90

Indicative duration of the tests

  • Arrival at the test centre and ID check: see invitation letter
  • General competency-based interview: 40 minutes
  • Specific competency-based interview: 30 minutes
  • Group exercise: 40 minutes

Further information is available in the Assessment centre manual.

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Admission results – second phase (EPSO/AST/135/15)

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Publication of the Talent screener results in candidates’ EPSO accounts: 08/10/2015

Minimum score needed to be invited to the Assessment Center: 23 points

Number of candidates invited to the Assessment Center:  90

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Admission results – first phase (EPSO/AST/135/15)

Heads of Administration in EU Delegations

Publication of the results of the first phase of the admission in candidates’ EPSO accounts: 07/10/2015

Number of candidates admitted to Talent Screener: 270

Minimum score needed in the computer-based admission tests: 31 points

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Booking for computer-based MCQ tests (EPSO/AST/135/15)

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Note: If you are a candidate for both competitions EPSO/AST/135/15 and EPSO/AST-SC/04/15, you must book and sit both sets of tests. The tests are not the same for both competitions (please check the relevant notice of competition). If you want to sit the test for both competitions on the same day, we suggest you to contact Prometric by phone (see phone numbers in the CBT manual – last page). Please note that the list of test centre is not the same for both competitions.

The booking period for the computer-based MCQ tests is planned to run from 09 June to 19 June 2015.
The testing should take place from 22 June to 17 July 2015.

Timing of the tests

  • Arrival at the test centre and ID check: 30 minutes before
  • On-screen tutorial: 10 minutes
  • Test (a) Verbal reasoning test: 35 minutes (20 questions)
  • Optional 10-minute break.
  • Test (b) Numerical reasoning: 20 minutes (10 questions)
  • Test (c) Abstract reasoning: 10 minutes (10 questions)
  • Satisfaction survey: 5 minutes (optional)

Please see the competition notice for a full description of the tests

Booking of your computer-based tests (CBT) – most important points to remember

Before you book your admission tests, do not forget that:

  • Booking is only possible between the dates published in your EPSO account. In general, booking starts at 0h00 on the first day and ends at 12 o’clock (midday) Brussels time on the final day. If you do not book during this period, you will no longer be able to book. All candidates are offered the same number of days in which to book a test, regardless of when they apply. Please check the booking invitation letter in your account for more details.
  • Make sure you complete the whole booking procedure. At the end, you should see a confirmation number (e.g. 8800000001507876). If you do not see this number, it means that your booking has not been completed. You can print this booking confirmation at any moment.
  • Straight after the booking, you should receive an e-mail confirming your booking. If you do not receive this e-mail confirmation, please check your spam filter and your junk e-mails. This is not the official confirmation you need to bring to the test centre. The official booking confirmation will be uploaded later (usually within 48 hours after the booking) into your EPSO account.
  • Rescheduling is possible but is subject to availability. To reschedule your test, you must first wait until the booking confirmation uploads in your EPSO account (usually within 48 hours after your initial booking). See the CBT manual for more information.
  • If you cannot participate in the tests, you should cancel your appointment via the booking management system (see the CBT manual for more information ).

Some Member States organise some sessions of Training and support to prepare candidates for competitions. If you do not see a link next to your Member State, it means that EPSO has not received any information on this subject from the Member State concerned.

Full information on this competition is available by clicking on the navigation bar above and at http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/assistants/assistants-2015/heads-of-administration-in-eu-delegations-mf/ .

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Number of applications (EPSO/AST/135/15)

Heads of Administration in EU Delegations

Deadline for applications for the competition EPSO/AST/135/15 was: 12/05/2015

Number of applications: 2593

Full information on this competition is available by clicking on the navigation bar above and at http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/assistants/assistants-2015/heads-of-administration-in-eu-delegations-mf/

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

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