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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:

Since the beginning of March 2011, FG IV, FG III and FG II are referred to as auxiliary contract staff and FG I as contract staff.

For more information please visit the webpage on temporary jobs at the European Commission.

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 frequently asked questions on job related topics such as contracts, career, social coverage, sickness insurance, and pensions.

More information:

European Commission civil service portal - Contract Staff

European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)