Candidate should (a) have at least 15 years working experience in legal or legislative editorial work and familiar with styles and format of Hong Kong legislation; (b) possess diploma in Legal Studies or higher legal academic qualification; and (c)(i) have Level 2 or equivalent [Note (1)] or above in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or equivalent; or (ii) have Level 2 [Note (2)] / Grade E or above in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language at Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.
(1) For appointment purpose, Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.
(2) For 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) Preference will be given to candidates with experience in bilingual legal editing.
(4) Candidates may be required to sit for a written test.
To vet the style and format of bilingual legislation and Gazette proofs, etc., to ensure Committee Stage Amendments passed by Legislative Council are properly incorporated into Bills and to make necessary and consequential amendments, to assist in training and supervising Law Clerks in order to provide efficient para-legal support to the professional officers, to assist and render support to Government Counsel in legislative research within the required time frame, and to perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Terms of Appointment:
The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 6 months. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Department of Justice and the candidate’s performance.
(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:
Candidates should apply in writing with a completed application form [G.F. 340 (Rev.3/2013)] which is obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service 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 Internet web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed forms together with a full C.V. should reach the Administration Unit, Law Drafting Division, Department of Justice, Room 814, 8th Floor, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong (Enquiries: 2867 2810) by 24 April 2015. The C.V. should include (a) gradings of the subjects taken in public examinations from secondary education onwards (with exact dates of scoring the results); and (b) employment records with detailed description of duties. Applications with incomplete or unclear information will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview/written test will normally receive an invitation about 2 to 4 weeks after the closing date for applications. Those who are not invited for interview/written test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Room 814, 8th Floor, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong