What is a Temporary Agent?
Temporary Agent posts are classified, according to the nature and importance of the duties into two function groups: an administrators’ function group (hereinafter ‘AD’) and an assistants’ function group (hereinafter ‘AST’).
- The Administrators’ function group (AD) comprises twelve grades from AD 5 to AD 16, corresponding to administrative, technical, advisory, linguistic and scientific duties;
- Assistants’ function group (AST) comprises eleven grades from AST 1 to AST 11, corresponding to executive, technical and clerical duties.
The initial duration of a Temporary Agent contract is 5 years with the possibility of renewal for an indefinite period.
What is a Contract Agent?
Temporary Agent posts are classified, Contract Agents posts are classified, according to the nature and importance of the duties, into four function groups:
- Function group I (grades 1 to 3) corresponds to administrative support service tasks;
- Function group II (grades 4 to 7) corresponds to secretarial and office management tasks;
- Function group III (grades 8 to 12) corresponds to executive, drafting and accountancy tasks;
- Function group IV (grades 13 to 18) corresponds to administrative, scientific, advisory, and linguistic tasks.
The initial duration of a Contract Agent contract is 3 years with the possibility of renewal for a definite period. It may be renewed not more than once for a fixed period of not more than five years. Any further renewal shall be for an indefinite period.
Is there a probationary period at EASA?
The probationary period for both Temporary Agents and Contract Agents is 9 months.
What is a Seconded National Expert (SNE)?
Seconded National Experts (SNEs) are national or international civil servants from national authorities, who may work temporarily for EASA in a twofold role:
- To bring to EASA their experience from their national authorities in their field of expertise;
- To bring to their home administration the knowledge acquired during their secondment at EASA.
How does the recruitment procedure look like for SNEs?
- If a Directorate has already identified a person to be seconded at EASA as a SNE, the Directorate should contact the Personnel Administration Section to start the secondment procedure.
- Alternatively, if there is a general need for an SNE, the Directorate should contact the Recruitment Section in order to arrange for a vacancy notice to be published.
Are there any interim opportunities at EASA?
From time to time, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency is assisted by external providers (i.e. interim providers).
In particular, for secretarial/administrative tasks, the Agency may use interim staff for short periods of time to cover for staffing needs arising from one or more of the following reasons:
- Short or long term absences of staff (i.e. maternity, parental, unpaid, sick leave);
- Implementation of specific programmes and/or projects of a limited duration.
Interim assignments may have a duration of up to 9 months and may be extended for a maximum period of another 9 months in exceptional cases.
If you want to know more about the interim opportunities at EASA, please send us an email at recruit [at] easa.europa.eu.