(a) have a Bachelor in Laws or Juris Doctor degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and
(b) have attained a Level 2 result in the Use of English paper and a Level 1 result in the Use of Chinese paper in the Common Recruitment Examination, or equivalent Notes.
Experience in preparing legal documents or documents of similar technicality or complexity would be an advantage.
(Remarks: Candidates will be required to pass a written test)
(a) The following results are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the Use of English paper of the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) :
(i) Level 5 or above in English Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE);
(ii) Grade C or above in Use of English of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE);
(iii) an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English language Testing System within 2 years before the closing date for application.
(b) The following results are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 in the Use of Chinese paper of the CRE :
(i) Level 4 in Chinese Language of the HKDSEE;
(ii) Grade D in Chinese language and Culture or in Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE.
To assist in the preparation of drafts of Government legislation (both Chinese and English); To conduct legal research in the drafting and legislative processes; To prepare notes of meetings; To assist in the preparation of various papers required in the legislative process; To perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Terms of Appointment:
The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Department of Justice and the appointee’s performance.
(a) On satisfactory completion of the contract, the appointee will be eligible for an end-of-contract gratuity which, together with the Government’s contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary received during the contract period.
(b) The appointee will be entitled to leave of 14 days per year of service and full pay sick leave in accordance with the provisions of the contract; and maternity/paternity leave, where appropriate.
(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 vacancies advertised are open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements 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 are not appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. They are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service. (d) The remuneration, 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) If a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the Department of Justice may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the written test/ selection 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 written test/ selection interview without being subject to any further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities”. (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 to the above-mentioned address. (h) Information contained in this advertisement is also available at the GovHK’s website (http://www.gov.hk).
How to apply:
Candidates should apply in writing with a completed application form (G.F. 340 (Rev.3/2013)) and a full C.V. to the Administration Unit, Law Drafting Division, Department of Justice, 3/F, East Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong (Enquiries: 3918 4546). The application form can be obtained from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). The C.V. should contain (a) gradings for the subjects taken in public examinations from secondary education onwards (with exact dates of scoring the results); (b) results in LL.B/JD or other legal professional examinations, listing the gradings for the subjects taken (with copies of transcripts and certificates); (c) exact date and place of admission/call (if applicable); and (d) employment records with detailed description of duties. Applications with incomplete or unclear information will not be considered. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Candidates may be required to attend a written test / selection interview. Candidates who are invited for the written test / selection interview will normally receive an invitation about 6 to 8 weeks after the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for the written test / selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Administration Unit, Law Drafting Division, Department of Justice, 3/F, East Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong