At EU-OSHA, our staff enjoy a stimulating and multinational working environment. Our offices are located in the culturally vibrant city of Bilbao.

There are all kinds of profiles at EU-OSHA, but all our employees — from project managers to communications officers and administrators — have the skills, passion and enthusiasm we need to help us make Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work.

Find out more about a career with the European Union at the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) website.


Who we employ

Careers at EU-OSHA are open to nationals of the 27 European Union Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (parties of the EEA agreement).

EU-OSHA is an equal opportunity employer. We consider candidates for employment without distinction on the grounds of gender, colour, racial, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, nationality, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

EU-OSHA’s data protection statement on Selection and Recruitment Procedures: BG - CS - DA - DE - EL - EN - ES - ET - FI - FR - HR - HU - IS - IT - LT - LV - MT - NL - NO - PL - PT - RO - SK - SL - SV 


The working and contractual conditions of EU-OSHA staff are based on the Staff Regulations (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities (CEOS).

The staff engaged by the Agency are mainly Temporary Agents and Contract Agents.

Temporary Agents

Temporary Agent posts are classified according to the nature and importance of the duties required in:

  • Administrators- function group (AD): comprises twelve grades from AD 5 to AD 16 corresponding to technical, administrative, advisory, linguistic and scientific duties
  • Assistants- function group (AST): comprises eleven grades from AST 1 to AST 11 corresponding to executive, technical and clerical duties

EU-OSHA Decision on Engagement of Temporary Agents

Contract Agents

The duration of contracts for Contract Agents varies according to the needs of the Agency.
Contract Agent posts are classified in four function groups corresponding to the duties and responsibilities involved:

  • Function group IV: comprises six grades corresponding to administrative, advisory, linguistic and equivalent technical tasks
  • Function group III: comprises five grades corresponding to executive tasks, drafting, accountancy and other equivalent technical tasks
  • Function group II: comprises four grades corresponding to clerical and secretarial tasks, office management and other equivalent tasks
  • Function group I: comprises three grades corresponding to manual and administrative support service tasks

Contract Agents whose contract is concluded for a duration of at least one year are required to serve the following probationary periods. If the duration of the contract is less than twelve months, Contract Agents may be exempted from the requirement to serve a probationary period.

EU-OSHA Decision on Engagement of Contract Agents

Reserve lists

Reserve lists are composed of the candidates who came for an interview at the time of the recruitment procedure for the posts listed and who obtained the best overall marks. Candidates in the reserve list may be offered contracts at a later date without subsequent selection procedure.

For some Contract Agent positions, EU-OSHA may use the EPSO database.

Vacancies - Open

Vacancies - Evaluation underway

Vacancies - Completed

Spontaneous applications

Unfortunately, owing to the high number of spontaneous applications that the Agency receives, it is not possible for us to grant each the required attention. We therefore recommend that you send an application only in response to specific job adverts or published recruitment processes.

Please note that we do not acknowledge receipt or reply to spontaneous applications or internship requests.


For any enquiries, please contact Human Resources at recruitment at

Enquiries by letter should be addressed to: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,  Edificio Miribilla, c) Santiago de Compostela 12 - 48003 Bilbao, Spain

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