Candidates should (a) have a cognate degree in Surveying/Land Management/Real Estate or a qualification which satisfies in full the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) in the General Practice Division obtained in 2014 or after (See Note 1); and (b) have 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) (See Note 2), or equivalent.
Students sitting the final examination of an approved fully exempting degree/diploma course in the summer (before August) of 2015 may also apply. If selected, their engagement will be subject to their successful acquisition of the requisite academic qualification.
(1) Candidate who have obtained a relevant degree qualification before 2014 and are pursuing or have just obtained in 2014 or after another degree on a related subject on a full time basis may also be considered provided that the break between completion of the first relevant degree qualification and commencement of the related degree is not more than 18 months. If a candidate has pursued more than one related degrees, the aggregate period of breaks between the degrees should also not be more than 18 months.
(2) For non-civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(3) Training Allowance: The current honorarium for the first year of training period is HK$19,470 per month. Applicants should note that the amount of training allowance and the terms of employment are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of employment is made. The training allowance for the second year and after (up to the fourth year) are subject to adjustment on completion of each year of training having regard to the prevailing market conditions and other factors considered relevant by the Government.
To undergo practical training under professional guidance to prepare for the Assessment of Professional Competence in the General Practice Division of the HKIS, leading subsequently to its corporate membership.
Terms of Appointment:
Valuation Surveying Graduates are graduate trainees engaged for a maximum period of 4 years to obtain the necessary training and pre-professional experience to meet the requirements of the General Practice Division of the HKIS and the requirements of an appropriate rank of the Valuation Surveyor grade. Valuation Surveying Graduates are not civil servants.
(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:
(a) Application forms (G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)) are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centre of District Office, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s Internet web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
(b) Completed application forms together with copies of the certificates, transcripts and documents in support of applicants’ academic qualification should reach the following address on or before the closing date for application. Applications received after the stated closing date will not be considered. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should submit copies of supporting documents within one week after close of application period to the following address, 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.
(c) Candidates for the above vacancy who are not invited for interview by 31 July 2015 may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Establishment and Appointment Section, Rating and Valuation Department, 15/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
South China Morning Post and Ming Pao Daily News (1 May 2015)