12 Feb 2013

Full-Time Legal Support Officer, ECHA

European Chemicals Agency – Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

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Job Description

Legal Support Officer 1.THE JOB The Legal Support Officer will work mainly either in the Agency’s Legal Affairs Unit on issues relating to chemicals or other relevant legislation as well as appeal or court proceedings, or in the Registry of the Board of Appeal on activities relating to appeal proceedings against certain decisions of the Agency.

The Legal Support Officer may be responsible of the tasks outlined below:

  • Legal advice on the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), the Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP), the Regulation on Biocidal Products and the Regulation concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals(PIC) as well as on applicable procedures;
  • Legal advice on administrative issues arising in the context of a European regulatory agency such as on access to documents or intellectual property rights;
  • Supporting the preparation of the defence and other written pleadings in appeal and court procedures;
  • Supporting the drafting decisions of the Board of Appeal;
  • Legal advice on procedural issues arising in the context of an administrative review;
  • Performing admissibility checks of appeals;
  • Summarising appeals and decisions;
  • Drafting and verifying operational procedures and legal templates;
  • Drafting and/or checking implementing rules and guidelines;
  • Checking documents intended to be communicated and distributed outside the Agency and which may possibly be binding for the Agency with regard to their legal correctness;
  • Contributing to the development of legal databases;
  • Legal research, analysis and follow-up of case-law, in particular at the Union level;
  • Training of staff on legal issues;
  • Other related activities.


Minimum requirements: Completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience of at least one (1) year. Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA Member State authorities and qualifications recognized as equivalent by them will be accepted. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA If you meet the eligibility criteria set out in section 2, you will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria. The candidates who are judged to be the most suitable on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to an interview. “Your academic and professional qualifications and their relevance to the main areas of work listed in section 1. Your academic qualifications have to be obtained in law. “Your professional experience: the range of fields covered; the length, type and level of work done and its relevance to the areas of work listed in section 1. The following will be considered as asset: “Experience of working and/or studying abroad and/or in an international/multicultural environment. The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and knowledge and experience considered as an asset must be described as precisely as possible in the ECHA CV . 

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Job Categories: Office Jobs in Finland. Job Types: Full-Time.

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