(a) (i) Level 2 or equivalent or above in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) (Note 1), or equivalent; or
(ii) Level 2 / Grade E or above in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (Note 2), or equivalent;
(b) At least 1 year’s post-qualification full-time working experience in a supervisory position responsible for supervising operational frontline staff (Possession of operational and management experience in markets and superstores and related services would be an advantage.);
(c) Good interpersonal skills; and
(d) Computer application knowledge for preparation of reports and returns.
(1) For appointment purpose, “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.
(2) For appointment purpose, ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(a) To assist the Overseer (Markets) in the overall management of market(s);
(b) To enforce the legislation governing markets and the terms and conditions stipulated in market tenancy agreements;
(c) To monitor the performance of cleansing contractors and security guards and to ensure their compliance with the requirements set out in the respective contracts;
(d) To patrol and inspect all parts of the market(s) daily to ensure that the market(s) is/are maintained in an orderly and clean condition and in good repair;
(e) To monitor the progress of repair, maintenance and improvement works in the market(s);
(f) To distribute demand notes to market stall tenants and ensure prompt settlement of rents;
(g) To assist in compiling statistical returns on market management;
(h) To handle simple enquiries and complaints on the management of the market(s); and
(i) To supervise the work of the Workman II in the market(s).
[Note: Have to work irregular hours, and on Sundays and Public Holidays; have to work when typhoon signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or black rainstorm warning is in force; and may be required to wear working outfit to be provided by the department whilst on duty.]
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of 12 months.
[Successful candidates would be required to report for duty at short notice.]
(a) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of a one-year contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 10 % of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(b) Rest days, general holidays, annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of 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 below enquiry address.
(h) Non-civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the Internet web site of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (http://www.fehd.gov.hk).
(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 Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Office, 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 Internet website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed forms should reach Appointments Section (Team 3), Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, 44/F., Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong on or before the closing date for application with the envelope clearly marked “Application for the Position of Market Assistant”. On-line application can also be made through Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). All candidates are required to provide details of the post title, duties and nature of their post-qualification working experience in the application form. Candidates holding qualifications obtained from academic institutions outside Hong Kong should submit copies of their diplomas / certificates, transcripts of studies and official documents issued by the relevant academic institutions which stated the mode of delivery (e.g. full time / part time, on campus / distance learning, etc.) of the study programmes. Applications which are not made in the prescribed form, or incomplete, or late, or submitted by fax / email will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Section (Team 3), Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, 44/F., Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News and Recruit (10 April 2015 and 17 April 2015)