Candidates should have-
(a) obtained a Diploma/Higher Certificate, or above, in Graphic Design or related discipline, from a Hong Kong polytechnic/polytechnic university, Hong Kong College of Technology, or technical institute/technical college, or equivalent;
(b) at least 3 years’ post-qualification working experience in producing creative concepts, graphic designs, layouts and handling full colour pre-press output files for publications for professional services, business, and property. Candidates with relevant experience of similar nature will also be considered. Solid experiences in providing design services to government publications will be an advantage;
(c) good knowledge and practical experience in the use of computer softwares such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Corel Draw, etc. Knowledge in geographical information system, Microstation, AutoCAD, and other 3D graphic software, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Chinese word processing, and printing, and practical experience in creating infographics based on dataset and making infographic maps, and communication with printing factories will be an advantage; and
(d) 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 Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent. [See Note (1)]
(1) For the purpose of appointment of non-civil service contract staff, ‘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 provide resume and supporting portfolio (max. ten A4 pages) detailing the qualifications attained, previous job responsibilities and specific projects that have been engaged, especially those related to the requirements of this post; and
(3) suitable candidates will be invited to an interview and a trade test.
The Graphic Designer shall provide creative concepts, graphic design, layout and artwork, computer graphics, infographics, and pre-press output files for the presentation/ publicity materials relating to strategic planning matters in different printed and web-based formats in an attractive, impactful and reader-friendly way.
(Note: May be required to work irregular hours.)
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for one year.
An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period 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 equal 10% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with 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.
(h) Non-civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the Planning Department on the Internet at http://www.pland.gov.hk.
How to apply:
Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, 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 website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed forms with detailed resumes should reach the specified address on or before the closing date for application. 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.
Appointments Section, Planning Department, 18/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao (24 & 31 August 2018); South China Morning Post (25 August 2018 & 1 September 2018)