recruitment and appointment of middle management positions

Holders of middle management positions are recruited, through open competition procedure, from among contracted or appointed employees fulfilling public functions for an indefinite period of time with technical skill and ability, who meet all the following requirements:

  • University Degree;
  • Six or four years of professional experience in functions, positions, careers or categories to which appointment a university degree is legally required, depending on whether dealing with 1st or 2nd grade middle management positions.

3rd grade or lower middle management positions recruitment is made taking into consideration the area and the recruitment requirements expressly set in the services basic law or statutes.

The initiative of the procedure shall be incumbent upon the service’s top manager in which the position to be filled is part of.

Middle management positions recruitment procedures are preceded by the vacancy notice in the Public Employment Pool, for 10 days, stating the position to be filled, the formal assignment requirements, the desired profile as is defined in the workforce list, the composition of the selection commission and the selection methods to be applied.

The position vacancy notice in the Public Employment Pool is preceded by a notice to be publicised in a newspaper with national coverage and in the Official Gazette indicating the position to be filled and the day of the aforementioned notice.

Selection methods include, compulsorily, public interviews that are carried out at a later phase.

The selection commission is composed of:

1st and 2nd grade middle management positions

  • A 1st grade top management position holder of the public service in whose workforce list the position to be filled is found or by another person assigned by him/her, who shall preside over;
  • A holder of a management position of equal level or higher than the position to be filled fulfilling functions in a different public service, assigned by the respective top manager;
  • A person of recognized competence in the respective functional area, assigned by an educational establishment of university level or by a representative public association of corresponding profession.

3rd grade and lower middle management positions

  • A 1st grade top management position holder of the public service in whose workforce list the position to be filled is found or by another person assigned by him/her, who shall preside over;
  • Two managers holding a position of equal level or higher than the position to be filled, one of whom fulfils his/her functions in the public service in whose workforce list the position to be filled is found and the other fulfils his/her functions in a different public service, both are assigned by the respective top managers.

An appointment proposal is made by the selection commission, at the end of the recruitment procedure, based on results achieved, that shall fall on the applicant showing a profile closer to the required one, stating the reasons for their choice.

The selection commission shall not order the remaining applicants and may also reach the conclusion that none of the applicants meets the requirements for appointment.

Holders of middle management positions are appointed by decision of the public service top manager, on a limited executive tenure basis, for a three year period, renewable for equal periods.