View Vacancy -- 2020-TA-02 - Legal Officer/Data Protection Officer

Temporary agent (AD)
40,000 € - 49,999 €
Legal officer will provide legal advice and assistance to the Agency on all operational and administrative legal matters and reports to the Executive Director. Legal Officer is the Data Protection Officer of the Agency.

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Legal Officer / DPO will be responsible for:

  • advise CEPOL units on legal aspects concerning their activities;
  • act as agency’s Data protection Officer;
  • provide legal advice and assistance in the interpretation and implementation of the EU and CEPOL legal framework in relation to operational and administrative matters;
  • contribute to the preparation and development of internal rules and procedures;
  • draft decisions and a range of other documents including legal notes, memoranda and analyses;
  • contribute to the preparation, development and implementation of internal guidelines and procedures;
  • organise and keep up to date agency’s legal matters archives;
  • work on access to documents requests;
  • perform other related duties as required by the service

In addition, in order to be eligible the candidate must:

  • Be a national of a Member State of the Union;
  • Be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
  • Meet the character requirements for the duties involved;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post; and
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Union (min. level C1) and a satisfactory knowledge (min. level B2) of another language of the Union.
A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies in law of at least three years attested by a diploma.
In addition to the above at least 3 years of relevant and proven professional experience gained after obtaining the diploma.

A contract offer will be made as a member of the Temporary Agent staff of the agency in accordance with the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities for a five years period, which may be renewed for additional 5 years. The third contract will be for an indefinite period. The successful candidate will be recruited as Legal Officer/DPO – AD6.

The basic monthly net pay for this post is EUR 3,279.03 (Step 1) or EUR 3,398.69 (Step 2). The correction coefficient (on the date of publication of this vacancy notice) is 75,3% for Hungary and is already taken in consideration for these amounts.

The step is determined on the basis of professional experience gained after obtaining the diploma of an education required for the position and in line with applicable implementing rules.

In addition, based on personal situation, the following allowances might be granted:

  • Expatriation or foreign residence allowance: 16% or 4% of the basic pay.
  • Annual travel allowance: staff who are entitled to the expatriation (16%) or foreign residence (4%) allowance are entitled to be paid each calendar year a sum representing the cost of travel from the place of employment to the place of origin for themselves and, if they are entitled to the household allowance, for their spouse and dependents (less than age of 2)
  • Household allowance
  • Allowance for a dependent child or person treated as such:
    • Pre-school allowance:
    • Education allowance:
    • School fees: paid by CEPOL for dependent children who joined the staff member in changing the residence to fully respect the article 20 of the Staff Regulations. The school shall be considered as non-fee paying and the staff member concerned shall not receive the education allowance mentioned in the bullet point(s) above.

The costs covered by CEPOL shall be:

  • The registration and attendance fees at international schools
  • The transportation costs
  • Excluding all other costs as described on the Commission decision C(2004)131-53-2004 on general implementing provisions for the grant of the education allowance.

In addition, CEPOL will provide benefits and entitlements in line with those of European Union Civil Servants. Such entitlements will be established based on the necessary documents provided by the newly recruited staff member upon taking up duty with CEPOL.

The successful candidate shall undergo a probation period of 9 months.

For reasons related to CEPOL’s operational requirements, the candidate may be required to be available at short notice.

The highest scoring candidates exceeding the threshold defined in advance by the Selection Committee shall be invited for interview. Maximum number of candidates to be invited for interview shall not exceed 7. Interview and written test will be held in person in Budapest, Hungary in case the current COVID-19 situation allows. If this is not the case the interviews will be carried out via Skype.

The information provided in applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.

Only candidates who achieve 65% of the total scores available for written test and interview can be included in the Reserve List. The reserve list will be valid until 31 December 2021 and may be extended by the decision of the Appointing Authority of CEPOL. (Please be aware that placement on a reserve list in no way guarantees future employment at CEPOL.)

Very good knowledge of EU law, obtained through studies and/or work experience;

Knowledge of the legal framework related to the administration/governance of an EU body, in particular in matters such as legal remedies, EU Staff Regulations and EU financial regulation, public access to documents, privileges and immunities;

Excellent legal writing skills and ability to independently draft legal briefs, opinions and submissions;

Very good communication skills with ability to describe complex legal issues to non-experts in a service-oriented manner;

Excellent command of English.

Experience of at least three years in working as a legal officer in a legal service of a European Union institution, agency or body, or in a national body dealing with EU and/or international affairs;

Proven experience with data protection matters;

Exposure to legal aspects related to Justice and Home Affairs issues;

This opportunity is closed to applications.