Candidate should – (a)(i) have a Higher Diploma in Environmental Health / Health Services Management from a local institution, or equivalent; OR (ii) have a Higher Diploma in Environmental Technology, Certificate / Higher Certificate in Building Studies / Building Services Engineering / Mechanical Engineering from a local institution, or equivalent; (b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; (c) be able to write and communicate in Chinese and English; and (d) be able to perform outdoor work independently.
(a) For 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; (b) candidates should give a detailed account of their working experience in the application forms; (c) incomplete applications will NOT be further processed; and (d) candidates are required to sit for a writing test.
(a) to investigate and handle water seepage and other complaints in relation to environmental hygiene nuisances, submit investigation reports and recommend follow-up action; (b) to conduct inspections and surveys concerning environmental hygiene nuisances; (c) to perform law enforcement duties; (d) to give witness statement in legal proceedings and to testify in court against plead-not-guilty cases; (e) to assist in special operations / campaigns to abate environmental hygiene nuisances and health education campaigns; and (f) to assist Health Inspectorate grade officers as well as other designated staff / personnel to carry out other public health and environmental hygiene duties.
[Notes: (a) Required to work 45 hours per week (excluding meal breaks); to work shifts and / or irregular hours and in remote locations; and (b) may be required to wear working outfits provided by the Department whilst on duty.]
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms up to 31 March 2017. Further employment may be offered at the absolute discretion of the Department, subject to operational need of the Department and satisfactory performance and conduct of the staff.
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 gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract (for a period of 12 months or more) with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, if granted, 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.
(a) 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. (b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. (c) 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. (d) 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 writing test cum selection interview. (e) 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 writing test cum selection interview without being subject to further shortlisting criteria. (f) 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. (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. (h) Applicants should state in the application form academic qualifications attained by the closing date of application (i.e. 16 January 2015). Academic qualifications attained on a date after the close of application (i.e. 16 January 2015) will not be accepted. (i) Non-civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the following websites: http://www.gov.hk of the GovHK and http://www.fehd.gov.hk of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
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 Centers of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed application form should be sent to the following address on or before 16 January 2015 (The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application). Please specify on the envelope ‘Application for the NCSC Post of Environmental Nuisance Investigator’. Applications which are incomplete or late or submitted by fax / email will NOT be considered. Candidates who are selected for writing test cum selection interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for writing test cum selection interview 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 Daily News (2 & 9 January 2015) South China Morning Post (3 & 10 January 2015)