Candidates should -
(a)(i) have a town planning degree/diploma from a Hong Kong university recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP); or
(ii) have a town planning degree/diploma and an exemption from Part I and a pass in Part II of the HKIP Qualifying Examination (QE); or
(iii) have a town planning degree/diploma and a pass in Part I and Part II of the HKIP QE;
(b) have at least 2 years’ appropriate working experience in the planning field after obtaining the academic qualification stated in (a) [Note 1];
(c) have attained 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 2]; and
(d) speak fluent Cantonese and English, and fluency in Putonghua is an advantage.
(1) Applicants who are expected to attain the requisite working experience by 30 November 2015 may also apply; if selected, appointment will be subject to their obtaining the requisite working experience by 30 November 2015. (2) For appointment purpose, “Grade E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE is accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 2” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
To assist in -
(a) processing development proposals and planning applications and carrying out site searches for various purposes;
(b) managing the public engagement exercises of planning studies;
(c) preparing, revising and implementing the territorial and sub-regional development strategies, and statutory and non statutory district plans;
(d) formulating and revising planning standards and guidelines and carrying out planning researches, studies and urban design work either directly or through managing the work of consultants;
(e) undertaking the review of Outline Zoning Plans and the development parameters of land sale sites;
(f) undertaking enforcement actions against unauthorised developments under the Town Planning Ordinance;
(g) developing and applying geographic information system and IT technologies to facilitate public participation and decision making; and
(h) carrying out researches and liaising with Mainland authorities on cross-boundary infrastructure and regional development matters.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates 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 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). 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 (2 & 9 October 2015); South China Morning Post (3 & 10 October 2015)