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Competition for Administrators in the field of transport re-opened

Selection tests now available in all 24 EU official languages

Do you have experience in the field of transport? Would you like to start an international career within a multicultural and diverse team? If the answer is yes, then you have another chance to apply for the competition for Administrators in the field of transport.

Starting from 2024, EPSO is reinforcing its commitment to multilingualism by implementing a full 24-language regime in open competitions. This change aims to enable candidates to freely select any two of the 24 official EU languages for testing. As part of this transition, the current competition will also undergo adjustments to its test portfolio, for instance, the case study will be replaced with a written test focusing on written communication skills.

The competition is being re-opened to take those adjustments into account. This applies to both existing candidates and new candidates interested in applying. 

  • Candidates who have already submitted their applications must review and validate them again, in order to continue to participate in this competition. They will have the opportunity to reconsider their test language choices and to add new information to their applications, as relevant. Further information will be provided individually to such candidates via their EPSO Accounts.

For information on the precise amendments to the initial Notice of competition EPSO/AD/410/23, please refer to the Notice amending the notice of open competition – EPSO/AD/410/23.

Upon successful completion of the competition, recruited officials (grade AD 7) will work mainly at the European Commission, predominantly for its Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE). Other EU institutions, in particular the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the Economic and Social Committee are also interested in recruiting successful candidates from the reserve list for this competition.

Once on a reserve list, successful candidates may be contacted by the recruiting services of the EU institutions and bodies interested in their profile, for targeted recruitment interviews. Such interviews, and any other related procedures, are outside the selection process conducted by EPSO. Recruitment interviews are conducted by the relevant recruiting services usually in English and/or French. Other languages may also be used during the interviews, based on the needs of the recruiting services and the knowledge expressed by candidates in their applications.

As an administrator in the field of transport, your main tasks will include developing new transport policies and legislation, alongside the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of existing ones. Additionally, your role will extend to coordination, negotiation, and representation, including at international level, in the field of transport.

Furthermore, you will carry out political/policy, legal, or scientific analyses. This involves liaising with experts/committees, and translating scientific and technical analysis into relevant policy, legal, and/or operational measures. In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing budgetary and financial aspects, as well as managing projects in the field.

As an employer, the institutions and agencies of the EU offer a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your personal and professional development. The multicultural, international, and diverse teams that make up the institutions work together to benefit the lives of approximately 450 million EU citizens and beyond.

Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU, and the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) endeavours to ensure equal opportunities and access to all candidates. You can find out more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request specific adjustments for selection tests on our dedicated page.

Do you have what it takes?

  • To apply, you must be an EU national and enjoy the full rights of an EU citizen.
  • You must have a thorough knowledge of one official EU language and a satisfactory knowledge of a different official EU language.
  • You must also have:
    • a university degree of at least 3 years in law, economics, engineering, transport, logistics, or political science, followed by at least 7 years of relevant professional experience.

    • a university degree of at least 4 years in law, economics, engineering, transport, logistics, or political science, followed by at least 6 years of relevant professional experience.

    • a university degree of at least 3 years in a field other than the ones listed above, followed by at least 9 years of relevant professional experience.

For detailed information on requirements, please read the Notice of Competition and its amending notice on the apply page below.

The new application period opens on 1 March 2024 and ends on 9 April 2024, at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.