Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Animal Health Technician
$17,410 - $19,585 per month (Please refer to Note (1))
The applicant should (a) have a bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science from a university / institution in Hong Kong, or equivalent; (b) be registered under Part II of the Register of the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board of Hong Kong; (c) meet the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (Note 2) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; (d) have at least one year practical experience in laboratory work.
(1) Successful applicants will be offered the following monthly salary depending on their practical experience in laboratory work: one year, $17,410 per month; two years, $18,500 per month; three years, $19,585 per month.
(2) ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
An Animal Health Technician is mainly deployed on (a) undertaking laboratory work in connection with the laboratory diagnostic and surveillance testing for avian influenza and other animal diseases, and detection of chemical residues in food animals; (b) assisting supervisor in supervising and training minor staff to ensure compliance to the standard operation procedure; (c) assisting supervisor in compiling laboratory documentation; (d) maintaining the quality system of the Laboratory as required by the accreditation system (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) such as performing equipment calibration and maintenance, monitoring and recording the inventories level, etc; (e) assisting supervisor in introducing diagnostic tests for the detection of animal disease; and (f) assisting supervisor in carrying out administrative duties.
[Note: required to work on shift in Sheung Shui, the New Territories and have to work irregular hours including evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.]
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be appointed on 1 year non-civil service contract terms.
Rest days, public holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. 14 days paid annual leave will be granted. A gratuity plus the Government’s Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) contributions equivalent to 15% of the total basic salary drawn may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct.
(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) 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 and any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed forms should reach the following enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application. Please mark on envelope the title of the job applied for. On–line application can also be made available through the Civil Service Bureau’s web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions / Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority should deliver or send by post copies of their official transcripts, diplomas / certificates and other relevant qualification documents to the department at the enquiry address within one week after close of application period (please clearly state the internet application number on every page of the documents). Applications which are incomplete, late or submitted by fax / email will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please contact Personnel Section at 2150 6685.
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 5/F.,Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News ( 3 July 2015 ) and South China Morning Post ( 4 and 11 July 2015 )