Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 0 (HK$10, 555 per month) to Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 8 (HK$12,445 per month)
Candidates should – (a) have 3 years’ experience or above in the past 7 years ( from 17 January 2008 to 16 January 2015) in one or more of the following fields of work - (i) cleansing such as street sweeping, refuse / waste collection in public place, street washing, gully cleansing, conservancy service, public litter container cleansing; (ii) removal / disposal of dead bodies;(iii) cemeteries / crematoria related duties such as transportation of coffins, handling cremated human remains, exhumation in cemeteries or related work; (iv) pest control in public place including mosquitoes control and the use of pesticides; and (b) know simple Chinese or English.
(1) The post is open to male and female. (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, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs. Candidates who are invited to attend the recruitment interview will be tested orally on their BL knowledge during recruitment interview. The results of BL assessment will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.
Main Duties of Workman II: (a) public cleansing duties such as street sweeping, refuse / waste collection in public place, street washing, gully cleansing, conservancy service, public litter container cleansing; (b) removal / disposal of dead bodies; (c) cemeteries / crematoria related duties such as transportation of coffins, handling cremated human remains, assisting in exhumation in cemeteries or related work; and (d) pest control duties. Note: (1) Workmen II work 45 hours per week (normally 6 days excluding lunch breaks). They are required to wear uniform, work outdoor and perform duties of an obnoxious nature or under harsh conditions, e.g. collection of refuse, removal of dead bodies, performing emergency / typhoon / other natural disasters duties. They may be required to work shifts, irregular hours, overnight, in adverse weather condition and in remote areas, e.g. outlying islands, border, airport etc. (2) Workmen II will be subject to posting within the Workman II grade and carry out different duties in other Government bureaux / departments when need arises.
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit 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, marital 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 trade test / 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 trade test / interview without being subject to further shortlisting. (i) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department website (http://www.fehd.gov.hk). (j) 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 Public Enquiry Service 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 be forwarded to the below enquiry address on or before the closing date for application. Please specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Workman II”. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applicants should state in detail in the application forms their academic qualifications attained, working experience, post titles, job duties and nature. If the application is submitted by post, the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of the application. Applications will not be further processed if they are late, or submitted by facsimile or email, not made in the prescribed form or not duly signed. Candidates should provide all necessary information to show that they meet the entry requirements for the post. Candidates who are selected for trade test / interview will normally receive an invitation in about sixteen to twenty weeks from the closing date for application. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. Those who do not receive an invitation may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Section, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, 44/F., Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao (2 January 2015) and Recruit (2 and 6 January 2015)