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What do the different function groups mean?

Contract staff positions are available for a wide range of jobs, requiring different levels of qualifications. They are divided into four function groups:

  • I. manual and administrative support-service tasks
  • II. clerical or secretarial tasks, office management and other equivalent tasks
  • III. executive tasks, drafting, accountancy and other equivalent technical tasks
  • IV. administrative, advisory, linguistic and equivalent technical tasks.

Please consult the European Commission specific rules for employment of contract agents in English, French or German.