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NOTICE OF OPEN COMPETITION EPSO/AD/233/12 — CROATIAN-LANGUAGE (HR) TRANSLA TORS (AD 5) (2012/C 180 A/02) The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising the following open competition, based on tests, to constitute a reserve from which to recruit translators (*) (AD 5). EPSO/AD/233/12 Croation-language (HR) translators (AD 5) The purpose of this competition is to draw up reserve lists from which to fill vacant posts in the institutions of the European Union. Before applying, you should carefully read the guide to open competitions published in Official Journal C 315 A of 28 October 2011 and on the EPSO website. This guide is an integral part of the competition notice and will help you to understand the rules governing the procedure and how to apply.
CONTENTS I. II.
GENERAL BACKGROUND DUTIES
III. ELIGIBILITY IV. ADMISSION TESTS V.
VI. RESERVE LISTS VII. HOW TO APPLY
I. GENERAL BACKGROUND
1. Number of successful candidates
Option 1 45
Option 2 25
Successful candidates on these lists will be recruited in both Brussels and Luxembourg. 2. Remarks This competition includes two options. You may apply for only one of these options. You must make your choice when you apply online and you will not be able to change it after you have confirmed and validated your online application form. This competition is intended for candidates who have a perfect command ( 1), both written and spoken, of the language of the competition (mother tongue or equivalent knowledge). If you do not have such a command, we would strongly advise that you do not apply.
(*) Any reference in this notice to a person of the male sex must be deemed also to constitute a reference to a person of the female sex. (1) Please consult the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (http://europass.cedefop.europa. eu/europass/home/hornav/Downloads/CEF/LanguageSelfAssessmentGrid.csp) — level required: language 1 = C2, languages 2 and 3 = C1.
you must fulfil all the following general and specific condi tions:
1.1. economic/financial. (b) You must enjoy your full rights as a citizen. The often complex subject areas covered are generally of a political.
AD 5 is the starting grade for a career as administrator — linguistic or other — in the European institu tions. The duties of a linguistic administrator (translator) include translation from at least two foreign languages into their main language as well as revision of such translations and terminology research.
Knowledge of languages The official languages of the European Union are: BG (Bulgarian) CS (Czech) DA (Danish) DE (German) EL (Greek) EN (English) ES (Spanish) ET (Estonian) FI (Finnish) FR (French) GA (Irish) HU (Hungarian) IT (Italian) LT (Lithuanian) LV (Latvian) MT (Maltese) NL (Dutch) PL (Polish) PT (Portuguese) RO (Romanian) SK (Slovak) SL (Slovenian) SV (Swedish)
The language of Croatia. scientific or technical nature. under the terms of Article 28(a) of the Staff Regulations. an acceding State.
21. Performing these tasks requires the intensive use of specific IT and other office-technology tools.
Professional experience No professional experience is required.
Diplomas/qualifications A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma.
III. Specific conditions
2. acceding State: HR (Croatian)
. (c) You must have fulfilled any obligations imposed on you by the laws on military service. (d) You must meet the character requirements for the duties involved. ELIGIBILITY On the closing date for online applications.C 180 A/6
Official Journal of the European Union II. encompassing all the European Union's areas of activity. of Croatia. General conditions (a) You must be a citizen of one of the Member States of the European Union or. legal. The principal role of linguistic administrators (translators) is to enable the institution or body for which they work to accomplish its mission by delivering high-quality translations within the deadlines set and by providing linguistic advice.2.
must be different from language 2 thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union
IV. Pass mark: 4 marking: this test will be marked out of 10. must be different from language 2 a thorough knowledge of one of the following languages: DE (German). Language of the tests
Language 2: tests (a). this must be done by the deadline notified to you via your EPSO account.
(1) by validating your application you declare that you meet the general and specific condi tions listed in Section III. marking: this test will be marked out of 10.6. The selection board decides on the difficulty of the tests and approves their subject matter on the basis of proposals made by EPSO. (2) you must reserve a date to sit the tests. 2. EN (English) or FR (French)
— second source language. Language 1: test (d). EN (English) or FR (French) — second source language. Nature and marking of tests Test (a) Test (b) A series of tests comprising multiple-choice questions to assess your general ability as regards: verbal reasoning abstract reasoning marking: this test will be marked out of 20. Language 3: test (e).
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Language 1: — main language perfect command of Croatian — first source language a thorough knowledge of one of the following languages: DE (German). Pass mark: 5
3. Aggregate pass mark for tests (a) and (b): 15 Test (c) numerical reasoning marking: this test will be marked out of 10. EN (English) or FR (French)
Language 1: — main language perfect command of Croatian — first source language a thorough knowledge of one of the following languages: DE (German). (b) and (c). Invitation You will be invited to sit the tests if you have validated your application on time (see Section VII). Pass mark: 5 marking: this test will be marked out of 10. ADMISSION TESTS The admission tests are organised by EPSO and you will do them on a computer.21.
as follows: Structured interview Analysis and problem-solving Communicating Delivering quality and results Learning and development Prioritising and organising x x x x x x Group exercise x Oral presentation x x x
(2) Where a number of candidates tie for the last available place. (4) The content of these exercises is approved by the selection board.eu-careers.
. separately from the other assessment centre tests. English (EN). (3) This information will be verified against the supporting documents before the reserve list is drawn up (see Section VI.e.
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Official Journal of the European Union V.2 of the guide to open competitions. French (FR) or German (DE).
Each general competency will be tested twice. The number of candidates invited to the assessment centre will be approximately three times the number of successful candidates indicated in the competition notice and it will be published on EPSO's website (www.info). Invitation
You will be invited to the assessment centre — if you have obtained the pass mark in the admission tests (a). (c). (5) More information on these competencies can be found in point 1. (d) and (e). (b).6. the translation tests may be organised in test centres in the Member States and/or in Brussels. (b). ASSESSMENT CENTRE
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1.2). — if you (2) have obtained one of the highest aggregate marks for the admission tests (a). (6) Depending on logistical constraints. and — if the assessment made on the basis of the information given in your online applica tion (3) shows that you fulfil the general and specific conditions listed in Section III. Assessment centre
The role of the assessment centre is to assess the following competencies: — Specific competencies The specific competencies will be tested by means of ( 4): (a) a translation test from language 2 to language 1 (with a dictionary) (b) a translation test from language 3 to language 1 (with a dictionary) and — General competencies (5) — Analysis and problem solving — Communication — Delivering quality and results — Learning and development — Prioritising and organising — Resilience — Working with others — Leadership The general competencies will be tested in your first source language (language 2). they will all be invited to the assessment centre. i.1 and Section VII. by means of: (c) a structured interview (d) a group exercise (e) an oral presentation You will be invited to sit the translation tests (6) and to participate in the other elements of the assessment centre. Test (c) is eliminatory however the points scored on this test will not be added to the scores of the other tests used to identify the candidates invited to the assessment centres. over one or two days. probably in Brussels.
VII. (8) Information concerning the general conditions is verified by EPSO and information concerning the specific conditions by the selection board. (d )and (e)) Marks: a total of 80 for all general competencies (10 per competency) Pass mark: an aggregate of 40 for all eight general competencies Weighting: 35 % of the overall mark x x
VI.21. Online application You must apply online by following the instructions on the EPSO website and particularly in the online application manual. If verification shows that the information (8) given by any candidate in their online application form is not borne out by appropriate supporting documents.1 of the guide to open competitions. (9) You will be notified in good time via your EPSO account of the date when you have to attend the assessment centre. they will all be placed on the reserve list. Procedure: see point 6. RESERVE LISTS
1. and — if your supporting documents show that you meet all the eligibility requirements. 2. The supporting documents will be verified in descending order until the number of candi dates who can be placed on the reserve list and who actually fulfil all the conditions for admission reaches the threshold. Specific competencies ((a) and (b)) Each translation test will be marked out of 80 Pass mark: 40 Weighting: 65 % of the overall mark B.6. Marking and break down of marks
x x x A. you will have to bring with you (9) your full application file (signed online application form and supporting docu ments) when you come to the assessment centre. they will be disqualified from the competition. Deadline (including validation): 24 July 2012 at 12.00 (noon).
. HOW TO APPLY
(7) Where a number of candidates tie for the last available place.2012
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Resilience Working with others Leadership 3. Classification Lists will be drawn up for each option and names will be listed in alphabetical order. Brussels time. General competencies ((c). Submission of appli cation files If you are one of the candidates invited to the assessment centre. Candidates placed on the reserve lists The selection board will place your name on the reserve list — if you (7) have obtained the specified pass marks and are one of the candidates with the highest aggregate marks in your assessment tests. The files of candidates below this threshold will not be examined.