INT/EXT/4061 Translator in the English Department in Directorate 4.4.6 (Language & Document Services) - Munich
Job group: 4
Grade on recruitment: G07-G10
Career path: Technical
Publication date: 06.04.2017
Closing date: 08.05.2017
Applicants should be nationals of one of the European Patent Organisation's member states (currently Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Hellenic Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom). The EPO is an equal opportunities employer, and offers attractive salaries on a par with those paid by other international organisations. Its three official languages are English, French and German. Please apply by completing the online application form (http://www.epo.org/about-us/jobs.html).
The European Patent Office (EPO) - the second-largest public institution in Europe, with 7 000 staff members and a self-financed annual budget of EUR 2bn - is looking for a translator within the English Department of its Language Service.
The Language Service plays a vital part in the work of the Office. Its main function is to provide translation and interpreting for the three official languages, but it also carries out other tasks, such as maintaining a sophisticated terminology database and editing texts by non-native speakers, all of which are essential to any modern organisation that values quality and consistency in communication.
- A very good university degree in languages or – in exceptional cases – equivalent professional experience
- Excellent knowledge of one official language (English, French or German) and ability to understand the other two
- Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation
Salary and benefits
The EPO offers competitive salaries, an excellent social package, and varied work in a modern international environment. The net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy ranges from EUR 5 317.77 to 7 530.93, depending on experience. In addition, depending on their personal circumstances, EPO staff may be entitled to relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependant's, childcare, education, expatriation, installation and rent allowance).
Procedure and timeframe
The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of qualifications and experience, supplemented by translation/editing tests and interviews.
It is intended to hold written tests in week 22 and interviews in week 23 in Munich.
The envisaged starting date for the selected candidate is 1 January 2018.
At the end of our selection process, we may place suitable candidates on a reserve list for a limited period of time. Being on a reserve list does not guarantee a job offer or imply any entitlement to employment at the EPO. You will be considered automatically for vacancies in your field. No action is required on your part unless we contact you.
* after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes.
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