Joint Research Centre - European Commission

The European Commission's in-house science service
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Contract Staff members

Contract Staff members perform a variety of tasks ranging from scientific/technical tasks to administrative and manual tasks, under the supervision of officials or temporary staff. There are four function groups (FG), each with different eligibility criteria, salaries and tasks. The relevant information concerning each function group can be found below:

  • Function group IV
    Administrative, advisory, linguistic and equivalent technical tasks
  • Function group III
    Executive tasks, drafting, accountancy and other equivalent technical tasks
  • Function group II
    Clerical or secretarial tasks, office management and other equivalent tasks
  • Function group I
    Manual and administrative support-service tasks

Since the beginning of March 2011, FGIV, FGIII and FGII are referred to as auxiliary contract staff and FGI as contract staff.

For more information please refer to the Frequently asked questions and to the
Conditions of employment of other servants of the European Communities.

Open to diversity

The European Institutions apply an equal opportunities policy and accept applications without distinction on grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or family situation.


To be recruited as Contract Staff member, interested individuals need to participate in open competitions organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO):

Frequently asked questions

A series of answers to questions on contracts, career, social coverage, sickness insurance, pensions, etc.