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Support Staff

Support staff provides essential contribution to the EU by performing a variety of workplace operations.

Support personnel include, for example, secretaries and administrative assistants, human resources assistants, drivers, security officers and ushers.

Conference operator

Job description

Conference operators are responsible for handling technical sound and image equipment in multimedia/audio-visual or conference installations. 

The also provide first level technical support for audio-visual and IT equipment.

Key qualifications

Minimum requirements in terms of languages and professional experience would be included in the official competition documents, whenever a relevant selection procedure is published. Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.

Secretary/Administrative Assistant

Job description

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants perform a variety of tasks including providing autonomous support to one or several people within a unit or department; preparing files; organising and coordinating the department's activities; preparing, processing, finalising and checking documents; finding, compiling and disseminating information, just to name a few. 

Human Resources Assistants carry out duties relating to personnel policy management in areas such as recruitment, careers, training and equal opportunities.

Key qualifications

You must have a good command of at least two EU languages and a secondary education or professional training, followed by at least a few years' professional experience. To apply for the more senior positions you will also need several years’ professional experience. Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.

Driver

Job description

Their tasks include driving EU staff, Member States officials, diplomatic corps and other VIPs around Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg and other locations where EU activities and meetings are taking place.

Drivers may also be entrusted to transport sensitive/confidential mail, ensure the safety of persons and goods during transportation as well as guarantee the maintenance and proper use of EU vehicles.

Key qualifications

Minimum requirements in terms of languages and professional experience would be included in the official competition documents, whenever a relevant selection procedure is published. Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Drivers may also be recruited as contract agents.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.

Security and Protection Officer

Job description

Security and protection officers at the EU guarantee the safety of staff, visitors, property, buildings as well as sensitive and classified information.

Their duties include patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel; preventing security threats; reporting suspicious behavior and incidents; filtering and controlling the access of people and goods to EU offices; carrying out security patrols inside EU buildings; intervening in the event of a fire emergency and/or alarm; providing first aid in emergency situations; carrying out security checks on incoming goods and deliveries, among other tasks. 

Key qualifications

Minimum requirements in terms of languages and professional experience would be included in the official competition documents, whenever a relevant selection procedure is published. Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.

Usher

Job description

European Parliament ushers generally assist Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and other dignitaries during the institution’s plenary sessions, at meetings of parliamentary bodies and during other parliamentary events.

They ensure the respect of rules and the observance of security principles.

Ushers’ duties also include preparing and monitoring meeting rooms; accompanying and assigning a seat to MEPs, VIPs or other visitors; performing ceremonial tasks in cooperation with the protocol service.

Key qualifications

Minimum requirements in terms of languages and professional experience would be included in the official competition documents, whenever a relevant selection procedure is published. Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.