Candidates should have – (a) a Hong Kong degree with honours in a relevant science or engineering subject, or equivalent; (b) at least 15 years’ full time post-qualifications working experience in the areas of environmental protection, among which at least 7 years should be at senior managerial level; (c) strong command of written and spoken English and Chinese; and (d) excellent knowledge of the history and current state of environmental protection and its development in Hong Kong. Experience in waste management, good knowledge in the operations of the Government or public organisations as well as funding scheme management would be an advantage.
Holders of academic/professional qualifications obtained from institutions outside Hong Kong should attach copies of their official transcripts and certificates to their applications.
The main duties include (a) promoting environmental protection, conservation, sustainable development and waste reduction; (b) managing the Community Relations Unit; (c) providing secretarial support to the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee and the Environmental Campaign Committee; and (d) managing the environmental resources facilities. (Note : The hours and venues of work may be varied having regard to the operational needs of the department.)
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for six months.
7 days paid leave will be granted to the successful candidate during the contract period. The eligibility for rest days, statutory holidays (or substitute holidays), maternity / paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, is in line with those provided for under the Employment Ordinance.
(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) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service. (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) 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. (f) 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 any further shortlisting criteria. (g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the Enquiry Address.
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 application forms together with copies of academic qualifications including official transcripts and documentary proof indicating the relevant work experience should reach the Enquiry Address on or before the closing date for application. Please indicate the post applied for on the envelope. Applications which are late or incomplete/without the relevant supporting documents or submitted by fax/email will not be considered. On-line application is not accepted. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about four to six weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Section, Environmental Protection Department, 33/F., Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Attn: EM(A&P)).
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (27 February 2015) and South China Morning Post (28 February 2015)