(a) Had a Diploma or Higher Certificate in Building Studies, Building Surveying or Building Technology from a Hong Kong Polytechnic / Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or technical institute / college, or equivalent; and
(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. (Note 1)
(1) 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 2' in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(2) Candidates should obtain all the above-mentioned entry requirements on or before the closing date of application.
(a) To assist in checking building plans and inspecting building works including minor works and drainage works of private developments and licensed premises;
(b) To assist in carrying out inspection of buildings and slopes, surveying defects, repair works and unauthorized building works, investigating sources of water seepage, arranging issue of statutory orders / notices / directions, and supervise works, including emergency cases, carried out by the Government Contractors;
(c) To prepare working drawings and cost estimates, and assist in records management and statistical collation of building information as well as providing assistance in appeal, prosecution and disciplinary proceedings; and
(d) To assist in public education and publicity on matters relating to building safety, Minor Works Control System, Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme and Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme.
[Note : Successful candidates appointed are required to perform outdoor duties, may be required to work shifts or irregular hours, may be required to perform duties during tropical typhoons and other emergencies and may be seconded to other government departments.]
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on 12-month non-civil service contract terms.
(a) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government's contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485), equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period;(b) In addition to general holidays, maternity leave, paternity leave, sickness allowance, 12 days paid annual leave will be granted under a continuous contract of employment for every 12 months
(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 as indicated within 1 week after close of application period. If candidates fail to provide the required documents, their applications may not be considered.
(h) 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 Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said forms can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed forms should reach the Appointments Registry of the Buildings Department, Room 1703, 17/F, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon on or before the closing date of application. Please specify the title of the post applying for on the envelope. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applicants should provide a detailed account of their academic qualifications and relevant working experience in their applications. Incomplete or late applications, or applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be considered.
Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within 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. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated below.
Appointments Registry of the Buildings Department, Room 1703, 17/F, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon