Master Pay Scale Point 30 (HK$51,825 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 (HK$91,590 per month)
Candidates should –
(a) possess Professional Membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) (elected on or after 1 January 1997), or revalidated by the HKILA if elected before 1 January 1997, or equivalent; and have at least one year of appropriate post-qualification experience [See Note (1)];
(b) be ‘Registered Landscape Architect (RLA)’ of the Hong Kong Landscape Architects Registration Board (HKLARB) [See Note (1)];
(c) have a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE); and
(d) have met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 1’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the CRE, or equivalent [See Notes (2) and (3)].
(1) Candidates who will meet the entry requirements (a) and (b) on or before 15 August 2015 may also apply. However, they will only be considered for appointment subject to their successful registration as ‘RLA’ of the HKLARB.
(2) Candidates’ results in the Aptitude Test (AT) paper in CRE are classified as pass or fail while the results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the CRE are classified as Level 2, Level 1 or Fail, with Level 2 being the highest.
Grade C or above and Grade D in Use of English of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), or equivalent, are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 and Level 1 results respectively in the UE paper of the CRE. Grade C or above and Grade D in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 and Level 1 results respectively in the UC paper of the CRE.
Candidates without the requisite CRE results, or equivalent, but who have met the other entry requirements may also apply. However, they will only be considered for appointment subject to their obtaining the requisite results in the relevant papers in the CRE. Candidates should apply to take the CRE on their own. Details of the CRE application procedures, including the application period, will be available on the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk) during the application period.
Candidates with 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 (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test are considered as having met the English language proficiency requirement [item (d) of entry requirements] of the Landscape Architect post. The IELTS test result must be valid on the starting day of the application period, i.e. 13 March 2015.
(3) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs. Results of the BL test for degree/professional grades will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate but will not affect his/her eligibility for applying for civil service jobs. As a general principle, the main consideration for suitability for appointment remains a candidate's qualification, experience and calibre.
(4) Successful candidates will be appointed by the Development Bureau and may be posted to work in the Bureaux or other Government Departments.
Landscape Architects [See Note (4)] are mainly deployed on –
(a) assisting in policy work concerning greening, landscape planning and design, landscape management and vegetation management matters;
(b) assisting in regulatory and advisory work on landscape and greening issues arising from legislation and land leases requirements;
(c) planning, designing and supervising in-house landscape projects, and performing project management duties, including the administration of contracts and consultancies in outsourced landscape projects;
(d) providing professional support and advice on matters related to greening, landscape planning and design, landscape management and vegetation management;
(e) organising and assisting in public education and outreach activities on greening and landscape matters; and
(f) supervising supporting technical staff and graduate trainees.
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.
(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) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(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) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) 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.
(h) 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 further shortlisting.
(i) 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.
(j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres 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 together with copies of qualification and experience supporting documents should reach the below enquiry address on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked with “Application for Landscape Architect”. Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should also submit copies of qualification and experience supporting documents to the address below or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before the closing date for application. Online application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of supporting documents. If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents, their applications may not be considered. 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. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Personnel Unit of Works Branch, Development Bureau at 15/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (13 & 20 March 2015) and South China Morning Post (14 & 21 March 2015)