Iceland Liechtenstein Norway Switzerland
EFTA-EEA In-Kind agreement
(Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)
the following third countries:
the following intergovernmental organisations:
Nature of the tasks:
The case officer will be primarily responsible for anti-cartel casework, but will also participate in the development of horizontal policy issues. In applying the competition rules of the Community, he/she deals with every stage of the procedure from the beginning of the investigation to final decision. The treatment of immunity/leniency applications is an important task within the cartel procedure. If decisions should go to Court, he/she will assist the Legal Service in defending them. The work involves a high individual responsibility in determining the facts and the assessment thereof. It is carried out in teams and involves extensive contacts with companies, their legal advisors, Member States and competition authorities of third countries. He/she should accomplish his/her tasks within appropriate time limits in close co-operation with other case team members under the supervision of the Case Manager.
a) Eligibility criteria
The following eligibility criteria are to be fulfilled by the candidate in order to be seconded to the Commission. Consequently, the candidate who does not fulfil one of them will be automatically eliminated from the selection process.
• Professional experience : at least three years' experience in administrative, legal, scientific, technical, advisory or supervisory functions which can be regarded as equivalent to those of function groups AD;
• Seniority : at least one year by your employer, that is having worked for an eligible employer (as described in Art. 1 of the SNE decision) on a permanent or contract basis for at least 12 months before the secondment;
• Linguistic skills: thorough knowledge of one of the EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties. An SNE from a non-member country must produce evidence of a thorough knowledge of one EU language necessary for the performance of his duties.
- diploma: The candidate should ideally have a background in law/economics with knowledge of the core principles in the field of competition policy.
- professional experience: The candidate should have good analytical and drafting skills, a sense of initiative and the ability to work both autonomously and in team.
- language(s) necessary for the performance of duties: Very good knowledge of English is required. Any other languages would be a plus.
Submission of applications and selection procedure
Candidates should send their application according to the Europass CV format (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae) in English, French or German only to the Permanent Representation / Diplomatic Mission to the EU of their country, which will forward the applications to the competent services of the Commission within the deadline fixed by the latter. Not respecting this procedure or deadlines will automatically invalidate the application.
Candidates are required not to add other documents (such as copy of passport, copy of degrees or certificate of professional experience, etc). If necessary, these will be requested at a later stage.
Candidates will be informed of the follow-up of their application by the unit concerned.
Conditions of the secondment
The secondment will be governed by the Commission Decision C(2008)6866 of 12/11/2008 laying down rules on the secondment to the Commission of national experts and national experts in professional training (SNE Decision). This decision is available on http://ec.europa.eu/civil_service/job/sne/index_en.htm.
The SNE will remain employed and remunerated by his/her employer during the secondment. He/she will equally remain covered by the national social security.
Unless for cost-free SNEs, allowances may be granted by the Commission to SNEs fulfilling the conditions provided for in Art. 17 of the SNE decision.
During the secondment, SNEs are subject to confidentiality, loyalty and absence of conflict of interest obligations, as provided for in Art. 6 and 7 of the SNE Decision.
The selection, secondment and termination of the secondment of a national expert requires the Commission (the competent services of DG HR, DG BUDG, PMO and the DG concerned) to process personal data concerning the person to be seconded, under the responsibility of the Head of Unit of DG HR.B4. The data processing is subject to the SNE Decision as well as the Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.
Data is kept by the competent services for 10 years after the secondment (2 years for not selected or not seconded experts).
Data subjects may exercise their right of access to data concerning them and the right to rectify such data by applying to the controller, in accordance with Article 13 of the Regulation on the processing of personal data. The candidate may send complaints to the European Data Protection Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the attention of candidates from third countries: your personal data can be used for necessary checks. More information is available on http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/personnel_administration/security_en.htm.
Information on data protection for candidates to a JRC post is available on: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=6270.
1 These mentions are given on an indicative basis only (Art.4 of the SNE Decision).