Master Pay Scale Point 5 ($17,675 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($21,340 per month)
Candidates should (a) have at least two years’ relevant experience in land/engineering surveying work; and (b) be able to communicate in Cantonese/Chinese and simple English, read simple Chinese and simple English, and write simple Chinese and simple English.
(1) All working experience required should be obtained on or before the closing date for application.
(2) Candidates will be required to pass a trade test.
(3) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.
A Chainman is mainly deployed on (a) assisting members of the Survey Officer (Engineering) and Land Surveyor grades to carry out surveying work in the field; (b) undertaking the preparation, care, transportation and simple maintenance of survey equipment, tools and materials for field survey operations; (c) maintaining the order and cleanliness of the survey stores; (d) using minor survey equipment/tools for execution of surveying tasks in the fields; and (e) supervising Workmen I and Workmen II as required and assisting in the training of Workmen I and Workmen II. (Note: A Chainman may be required to work irregular hours and work in any part of the territory including hilly and rugged area.)
Terms of Appointment:
A new appointee will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, martial status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(i) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Application Forms (G.F. 340 [(Rev. 3/2013)]) are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
Completed forms should reach the Appointments Sub-section in the Housing Department (see the below contact address) on or before 3 April 2020. Please specify “Application for the post of Chainman” on the envelope. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
Your application will not be considered if late, incomplete, submitted by fax or email, if you fail to provide in G.F. 340 the information as required for consideration of your application or if it is not clear from your statements that you have met the entry requirements for this post.
Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about ten to twelve weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Sub-section, Housing Department, 3/F, Block 2, Housing Authority Headquarters, 33 Fat Kwong Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao (20 March 2020) and South China Morning Post (21 March 2020 and 28 March 2020)