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General information


INEA is an Executive Agency established by the European Commission to implement parts of EU funding programmes for transport, energy and telecommunications:
 The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): a key EU funding instrument supporting the development of high-performing, sustainable and interconnected Trans-European Networks in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications.
 Horizon 2020: the EU's Research and Innovation programme supporting world-class science and technology. INEA is managing parts of the programme in the areas of transport and energy.
The Agency also manages a number of legacy projects supported by the TEN-T and Marco Polo programmes.
INEA's mission is to provide its stakeholders with expertise and high-level programme management, whilst promoting synergies among programmes, in order to benefit economic growth and EU citizens.

Working environment
INEA has a multinational team of over 230 specialists in project management, finance, and engineering covering the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications.
The number of INEA staff is expected to grow significantly over the coming years. The purpose of this publication is therefore to set up a reserve list which will be used to cover these growing needs of the Agency.
INEA is based in Brussels and offers contemporary working environment, as well as numerous sports and social activities.

More information on INEA
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/inea


Job details



Position title



Contract agent



Mission description

The overall purpose of the job is to assist in ensuring proper development, maintenance and administration of the Agency's GIS applications and database, perform spatial data analysis and provide cartographic services to support the Agency's activities. The GIS Development Manager shall work for the IT team of the Agency. She/he shall work under the authority of the Head of IT sector and the guidance of the IT & GIS Project Manager to assist in achieving the objectives of the Agency. She/he shall also work closely and collaborate fully with a wider team of colleagues of the Agency and the European Commission.

Salary range

35-50 k€


GIS application development and maintenance
 Develop GIS web applications/widgets for the consultation/dissemination of GIS data
 Develop/modeling GIS desktop scripts for the automation of repetitive cartographic and data handling tasks
 Create and maintain documentation on GIS application configuration management and operating procedures
GIS database development
 create, organise and manage the Agency's GIS datasets
 further develop the Agency's GIS data model
 Create/edit/maintain GIS metadata in accordance with the INSPIRE directive
 Create/edit/maintain GIS database model documentation
Support to the Agency's activities
 Perform spatial data analysis
 Provide cartographic services to Agency staff and Commission officials
 Provide user support for the Agency's GIS applications
Effective participation and contribution to team work
 Carry out his/her tasks in a timely and effective manner and work together with the operational colleagues to support the mission and priorities of the Unit and the Agency
 Contribute to the definition of the Unit's overall strategic objectives, work programme and specific objectives of the IT team

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Selection procedure

A - Written tests (30 min)

A case study in English designed to test:
• Your knowledge in the field of the profile
• Your ability to understand, analyse and summarise
• Your drafting ability
This test will be marked out of 40 (pass mark: 20).
Total time allowed for this test: 30 minutes.
B – Oral test (30 min)
Interview with the Selection Committee in English to assess:
• Your suitability to carry out the duties of a GIS Development Manager
• Your specialist knowledge in the GIS domain
• Your communication, inter-personal and problem-solving skills
• Your general knowledge about the INEA and related policies
• Your motivation and ability to adjust to working as a contract agent in a multicultural environment
This test will be marked out of 100 (pass mark: 50).
Both the oral and written tests will be combined on a total of 140. Minimum mark: 84 out of 140.
Applicants receiving the minimum score and above (84 out 140), all tests combined, will be included in a reserve list of suitable candidates. Please note that inclusion in the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment.

Application procedure

For applications to be valid, candidates must submit:
 a detailed curriculum vitae, in EU CV format .
 a letter of motivation, including his/her views on the proposed position (2 pages maximum);
Your EPSO candidate ID number and the reference of CAST must be mentioned in your CV and motivation letter.
Please note that the motivation letter forms an essential basis for the pre-selection decision.
Applications must be submitted through the eRecruitment system on our website at

Closing date: Applications must be sent no later than 29th May 2017 midnight.
Supporting documents showing evidence of the provided information may be requested at a later stage. No document will be sent back to candidates.
Candidates are invited to apply in English to facilitate the selection process.
In no circumstances should candidates approach the Selection Committee themselves, either directly or indirectly concerning this recruitment. The authority habilitated to conclude contracts reserves itself the right to disqualify any candidate who disregards these instructions.

Appointment and conditions of employment

The jobholder will be assigned on the basis of a shortlist proposed by the selection committee. The jobholder will be recruited as contract agent, in function group IV, pursuant to Article 3a of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities (CEOS).
The basic monthly salary within this function group will depend on the number of years of relevant professional experience at appropriate level (in function group IV, either grade 13, grade 14 or grade 16).
The jobholder will serve a probation period of nine months.
The initial contract will be for a duration of 2 years and may be renewed.
The place of employment will be Brussels where the Agency has its activities.

For further information on the legal framework of contract agents see the web site of the Directorate-General for Human Resources and Security (DG HR) on the internet at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:1962R0031:20140101:EN:PDF

Publication date

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Candidate criteria

Eligibility criteria

A. Eligibility criteria
 Be owner of a CAST established before 2017 in the grade for which you are applying* or be registered in the EPSO/CAST/P/17/2017
 A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma or, When in a member state of the European Union access to a profession of an equivalent level to function group IV is by State examination, professional training or any other equivalent procedure, the authority authorised to conclude contract of employment may agree to recognise this qualification as being equivalent to a university degree
 Thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Communities and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language to the extent necessary to perform his/her duties
*Candidates must be included in the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) data base for contract agents in function group IV in a field appropriate to the profile of the post and have successfully passed the EPSO selection tests for that function group or having successfully passed a competition that has been certified by EPSO.
Please note that candidates who are on a valid EPSO list published in 2010 (CAST2010) are eligible on the condition they have successfully passed the complementary tests (DB3), as an Annex to the selection procedure CAST2010. These candidates should consult the letter they received from EPSO for further information.

Other eligibility criteria

In addition, in order to be eligible a candidate must:
 be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union;
 be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen;
 meet the appropriate character reference as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties;
 have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service, and;
 be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.

Selection criteria (1/2):
The Agency will invite to the interview and test phase the best candidates, having already successfully passed an EPSO CAST competition or having successfully passed the EPSO CAST competition EPSO/CAST/P/17/2017, with a maximum of 10 candidates invited to the interview.

Selection criteria

Selection criteria (2/2):

 Good knowledge of concepts, principles and tools of Geographic Information Systems
 Proven experience in developing web and/or desktop applications in JAVA, .NET, JavaScript, Actionscript/Flex, or similar technologies
 Proven experience in developing/manipulating relational databases
 Good command of the SQL language
 Very good command of the English language in the technical fields concerned
 Experience of working in a multi-cultural and international environment

 Additional professional experience acquired in positions related to the profile of the post, in particular development/management of Geographic Information Systems
 Proven knowledge of the ESRI Software environment; ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server (including ArcSDE), ArcGIS API or runtime, ArcPy,…
 Knowledge of GIS data digitizing, conversion & collection techniques
 Familiarity with Member States' transport and energy infrastructure planning and investment policy, as well as with the Commission's transport and energy policy networks.
 Familiarity with EU statistical data and geodata.
 Knowledge of the other working languages (FR and/or DE)
 Self-starting capability and experience working in teams
Personal qualities essential for the position (evaluated during the interview):
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
 Ability to work as a team member.
 Excellent co-ordination and problem-solving skills.


  • English (Proficient C2)
  • French (Proficient C1)
  • German (Proficient C1)

Updates on the application process

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all candidates by email to confirm the reception of their application.
All candidates will be informed in due time about the status of their application, i.e. whether they are invited for the selection phase described above or not. These notifications will be sent via email only.
A candidate may request clarifications about the processing of his/her application by sending an email quoting the reference of the vacancy notice concerned, to the following address INEA-HR-INFO@ec.europa.eu.

Equal opportunities, appeal procedure & data protection

The European Union institutions apply a policy of equal opportunities and accept applications without discrimination on the ground 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 or sexual orientation.

A candidate who estimates that a mistake was made in the assessment of his/her profile may ask to have it re-assessed by sending, within 15 calendar days of the date on the email notifying the rejection of his/her application, a request for review, quoting the number of the selection procedure concerned to the Chairman of the Selection Committee at the following address: INEA-HR-INFO@ec.europa.eu
The Selection Committee will reconsider the application and notify the candidate of its decision within 15 working days of receipt of the letter.

The purpose of processing of the data submitted by candidates is to manage the applications in view of a possible pre-selection and recruitment at the INEA. The personal information requested from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EC) N°45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.