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Assistants in security and safety

Do you have experience in the fields of security and safety? Would you like to start an international career within a multicultural and diverse team? If yes, then read on.

The European institutions are looking for assistants (AST 3) in any of the fields below. Please note that you may only apply for one field.

  • Field 1 – Operational security: Your main tasks will include assisting in all security matters related to the protection of persons, buildings and other infrastructure, equipment, sensitive and classified information as well as other assets relevant to the EU institutions and other bodies. Some jobs in the field of operational security may involve an obligation to carry a weapon and require a commitment to follow continuous firearm as well as physical-fitness training.
  • Field 2 – Technical security: Your main tasks will include contributing to the conceptual work, technical management, analysis, as well as technical and administrative supervision related to building and technical security installations.
  • Field 3 – Occupational health and safety: Your main tasks will include assisting in the implementation of preventive measures for health, safety, and hygiene at work, coordination of occupational health and safety aspects during building planning and construction phases, drawing up health, safety and hygiene plans and instructions as well as emergency management.

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 special adjustments for selection tests on our dedicated page.

Do you have what it takes?

  • To apply, you must be an EU citizen, have a thorough knowledge of one official EU language and a satisfactory knowledge of English or French.
  • You must also have:
    • a level of post-secondary education of at least two years, attested by a diploma, together with relevant professional experience.
      or
    • a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, together with relevant professional experience.

The types of diplomas and the minimum length of relevant professional experience required for each field are detailed in the Notice of Competition. Please read it thoroughly on our apply page below.

The application period opens on 17 November 2022 and ends on 20 December 2022 at 12:00 (Brussels time).