If you would like to work for DG Translation on a temporary basis, you should respond to one of our calls for temporary staff. To see if you've got what we're looking for, check our ideal translator profile.
You need to meet the same basic criteria as permanent officials, but you won't need to enter an open EU civil service competition.
2 years, renewable. Note: in any 12-year period, you cannot work for the European Commission on non-permanent contracts for more than 6 years in total (all types of contract combined).
Pay and conditions as for officials. Temporary staff are usually recruited to grade 5.
Check our open calls page for DG Translation calls for applications for temporary staff.