Detail of the vacancy notice
Directorate A, Members and Plenaries
Unit A3 – Legal Affairs
Your job and responsibilities
If you are an experienced lawyer, who is interested in working as part of a team on a range of often complex issues in different areas of European Union (EU) law, we are seeking to strengthen our team with a lawyer who is able to quickly integrate, and manage files with creativity, precision and attention to detail.
You must be prepared to tackle a range of issues, given the multidisciplinary nature of the tasks assigned to the unit, covering legal analysis of staff-related matters relating to the Staff Regulations, the drafting of memos on institutional matters and the interpretation and review of a wide range of internal decisions, including the Rules of Procedure of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).
Being a member of the CoR's legal service also requires a high level of discretion, integrity and confidentiality, and strong listening and diplomatic skills, in dealing with both the members of the CoR and all of its staff.
You will be be part of a close-knit team working a pleasant, cooperative atmosphere, where each colleague will be keen to integrate you into this motivating, positive working environment and further your training.
Are you the talent we are looking for?
- You have excellent written and oral analysis and communication skills. Excellent drafting skills are essential, in particular for drafting legal memos, responding to complaints and helping to draw up statements of defence;
- You have completed university studies, as evidenced by a law degree;
- You have a thorough knowledge of EU law and of the functioning and procedures of the EU;
- You have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and a satisfactory knowledge of another of the EU's official languages. For functional reasons, a high level of English and French is required. Knowledge of other official EU languages is desirable;
- Previous experience in the field of civil service regulations and related case law is a strong asset. Similarly, good knowledge of the legislation on the protection of personal data would be appreciated, as the successful applicant may be entrusted with important responsibilities in this field;
- You work independently and have an eye for detail, always respecting deadlines, which may be very short;
- You show initiative and foresight, remaining equally efficient and working to the same high standard as when there is a high workload;
- Good knowledge of the legislation on the protection of personal data and of the Financial Regulation (Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the EU), in particular with regard to public procurement, would be appreciated;
- You are able to work in an international and multicultural environment and easily adapt to different situations and changes in the tasks to be performed.
- You have a good command of IT applications and tools (Outlook, Excel, Word, Sharepoint, etc.).