Author(s): Pavlo Petrenko, Valentyna Stetsenko, Andrii Fomenko, Oleksandr Yunin, Serhii Shevchenko
The article examines the experience of European countries in the selection of specialists for positions of civil servants and the legal framework of competitive selection under the legislation of Ukraine. In particular, the legal basis for the requirements and specifics of the selection of candidates for vacant positions of civil service in European countries is covered drawing on the example of France, Germany and the United Kingdom The regulations of the existing Ukrainian legislation were analyzed determining the principles, legal and organizational basis for ensuring public, professional, politically impartial, effective, citizen-oriented civil service, including defining the requirements to candidates for a civil servant position, the procedure of the competitive selection and its main stages. According to the results of the study the characteristic features of competitive selection for vacant civil service positions are highlighted. Particular attention is paid to the need to implement the main aspects of European experience in the field of employment of civil servants, in particular, to take comprehensive measures to improve the selection of civil service on a competitive basis in Ukraine.