One of the main challenges for border authorities is to make crossing borders as smooth as possible for travellers while detecting any illegal activity at the same time. This is why the EU is setting up ETIAS, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System. The new system will grant authorisation to travellers who do not need a visa to visit the Schengen area.

Frontex will set up and manage the ETIAS Central Unit, which will process travel applications, support travellers and carriers in the fulfilment of their obligations under the ETIAS regulation.

Currently, ETIAS is in the development phase and is expected to become operational in December 2022. Frontex, eu-LISA and Europol have begun preparations for this important European project.

Take up the challenge and become one of the first people to join the ETIAS team today!

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Join the ETIAS Team

Frontex is looking for candidates to join our ETIAS and Interoperability Task Force that is going to set up the ETIAS Central Unit - the key element of the European Travel Information and Authorisation System.

The Task Force provides a dynamic and stimulating working environment and a unique opportunity to take part in shaping the EU’s first travel authorisation system.

The number of its staff is expected to rise rapidly in the coming months and years to fulfil the growing needs related to the set-up and operational management of the ETIAS Central Unit. In total, Frontex is planning to hire over 200 staff for the ETIAS Central Unit by the end of 2022.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with general administrative experience, background in travel assistance and similar, as well as excellent computer and English skills. 

We are currently recruiting:

Application handlers – who will help process and screen applications from visa-exempt travellers who apply for the ETIAS authorisation.

Traveller and Carrier support operators – who will perform helpdesk assistance functions for the travellers and support carriers.

For details on the eligibility criteria please consult the vacancy notices https://frontex.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/open-vacancies/

Why should you apply?

By joining the ETIAS project team, you will gain unique professional skills working in a multicultural environment in the heart of Europe. You will have the chance to take part in the shaping of the first Europe-wide travel authorisation system, the fourth such scheme in the world.

The successful candidates will be offered a five-year renewable contract, competitive remuneration and attractive benefits. The place of employment is Warsaw, Poland.

Recruitment process

Successful candidates will undergo training and be acquainted with the relevant parts of the ETIAS legal framework and the system.

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