Requirements for obtaining civil service status (only for public officials)

General information

For admission as a public official, the statutory requirements for obtaining civil service status must be fulfilled.


Fulfilment of the general and special requirements for obtaining civil service status.


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Completion period

The employment relationship under public law starts after the approval of the State Government has been granted on the first day of the month following the issue of the decree on granting civil service status or first day of a later month as set forth therein. If the decree is issued on the first day of a month, the employment relationship under public law shall start no sooner than on such day.

Competent authority

Municipalities, municipal associations and statutory cities.


Admission to the public official service relationship takes place on the basis of an application by an employee through appointment to a vacant post envisaged for public officials in the post schedule (granting of civil service status) if the legal provisions are fulfilled. There is no legal entitlement to obtaining civil service status.

The decision of the municipal council on the appointment of the head of the municipal authority shall be communicated to the State Government. Their civil service status shall be subject to the State Government’s approval.

Authentication and signature

No information available.

Required documents

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Art und Format der Nachweise

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Costs and fees

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Further information

General requirements for granting civil service status for admission to an employment relationship under public law are the general admission requirements, whereby the candidate must be at least 24 years of age and 45 years at maximum at the time of granting civil service status, and 40 years of age at maximum upon entry into service and prove a length of service of at least 2 years with a working time of at least 50%.

In addition, the post schedule must contain a civil service post.

Special requirements for granting service status are the passing of a required service examination as well as demonstration of fulfilment of those requirements that must be fulfilled for a certain deployment.

Means of redress or appeal

No information available.

Legal bases

For laws and regulations, please refer to the Rechtsinformationssystem [Legal Information System] (RIS)

Assistance and problem-solving services

EAP - Point of Single Contact Upper Austria

Link to form

No form required.

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Further information

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Last update: 18.03.2021

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