Candidates should have (a) a Diploma or Higher Certificate in Valuation and Property Management from a Hong Kong Polytechnic University/Polytechnic or the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education/Technical College/Technical Institute, or equivalent [Note 1]; and (b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [Note(2)] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.
(1) Candidates without the requisite academic qualification stated in entry requirement (a), but who are undergoing further studies with a view to obtaining the requisite qualification in 2014/15 academic year may also apply and if selected, appointment will be subject to their obtaining the requisite academic qualification within the 2014/15 academic year.
(2) For non-civil service appointment purpose, 'Grade C' and 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 3' and 'Level 2' respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
Estate Assistants will work in the Lands Department and, depending on their posting, may be required to discharge responsibilities relating to land administration, such as (a) to assist in work associated with land acquisition, land disposal, lease enforcement, land management, short term tenancy letting and waiver applications, etc.; (b) to carry out site inspections and prepare inspection reports; (c) to check land status and scrutinize building plans; (d) to analyze land/property transactions and compile reports; and (e) to prepare draft valuation and assessment reports, tenancy agreements and lease conditions.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for one year.
(a) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period 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 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(b) Rest days, statutory holidays, annual leave, maternity leave or paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted on terms no less favourable than 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.
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 photocopies of relevant certificates and transcripts in support of academic qualifications, should be sent with the envelope clearly marked 'Application for the post of Estate Assistant' to the enquiry address below on or before the closing date for application. Online application 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 certificates and transcripts in support of academic qualifications within one week after close of application period to the enquiry address below, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents. If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as requested, their applications 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. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Appointments Registry, Lands Department, 21/F., North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong
2231 3388 / 2231 3182
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily (17 & 24 July 2015) and South China Morning Post (18 & 25 July 2015)