Master Pay Scale Point 14 ($24,380 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 27 ($45,150 per month)
Candidates should -
(a) have a bachelor’s degree from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent;
(b) have ‘Level 2’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination, or equivalent;
(c) have a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination; and
(d) be fluent in spoken Chinese (Cantonese and preferably in Putonghua) and spoken English.
(Note: Candidates will be required to pass a translation test and an interpretation test.)
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. Results of the BL test for degree/professional grades will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate but will not affect his/her eligibility for applying for civil service jobs. As a general principle, the main consideration for suitability for appointment remains a candidate’s qualification, experience and caliber.
A Court Interpreter II is mainly deployed on –
(a) interpreting in Magistrates’ Courts and Tribunals in English, Cantonese and Putonghua;
(b) certifying provided translations of court case related documents; and
(c) translating court documents and Judiciary documents.
(Note: Officers already proficient in Putonghua will be required to interpret in Putonghua. Officers not yet proficient in Putonghua will be required to interpret in Putonghua after training.)
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.
(1) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(2) 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 requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
(5) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(6) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(7) Where a large number of candidates meet the basic entry requirements, the Judiciary may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the translation and interpretation tests, and the subsequent selection interview.
(8) 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 not be subject to shortlisting. He/she will be invited to attend the translation test and the subsequent interpretation test after he/she has passed the translation test. If he/she has passed both tests, he/she will be invited to the selection interview.
(9) 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 above enquiry address.
(10) Towards the application deadline, the online system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of online 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 of the 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 the degree certificates and official transcripts in the case of non-local academic qualifications, should reach the Corporate Services Division of the Judiciary, Room LG 212, LG2/F, High Court Building, 38 Queensway, Hong Kong by post or by hand not later than the closing date for application. Please specify “Application for the post of Court Interpreter II” on the envelope.
Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should submit copies of their supporting documents by post or by hand to the above specified address within one week after the close of application period, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of all supporting documents.
Applications which are submitted by fax or by email, incomplete, late, not duly signed, without copies of the required supporting documents or not made in the prescribed form will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for the translation test will normally receive the invitation (by email or by post) in about six to eight 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. Candidates who are not invited for the translation test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Corporate Services Division, the Judiciary, Room LG 212, LG2/F, High Court Building, 38 Queensway, Hong Kong