Appointments and Establishment Unit, Support Section, Leisure Services Branch
Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 3 [$11,780] per month to Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 13[$14,395] per month
1. be able to – (a) communicate in Chinese and simple English; (b) read simple Chinese and simple English; and (c) write simple Chinese or simple English.
2. have one or more of the following skills for carrying out recreation and amenities duties – (a) horticulture or arboriculture (including the operation of horticulture/ arboriculture machinery), or practical nursery work; (b) turf and sports ground maintenance; (c) operation of sporting equipment in sports centre, sports ground and stadium, etc.; and (d) looking after animals/birds.
[Note: i. The post is open to both male and female applicants. ii. Candidates will be required to pass a trade test. iii. 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. Candidates who are invited to attend the recruitment interview will be tested orally on their BL knowledge during the recruitment interview. The results of BL assessment will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.]
A Workman I is mainly deployed on the following recreation and amenities duties -
1. gardening; 2. park-keeping and writing of simple report; 3. handling sports ground maintenance; 4. tree maintenance, grass mowing/ planting; 5. looking after animals/ birds; 6. operating sporting equipment in sports centre/ sports ground/ stadium, etc.; 7. performing nursery work; and 8. any other duties as assigned by senior officers [Note: Successful candidates should note the following- i. they are required to work 45 hours net per week (excluding meal breaks); ii. they are required to wear uniform; iii. they may be required to perform shift duties and work irregular hours (including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays). Actual working hours will be arranged by Supervisors; iv. they may be required to attend relevant training and/ or related assessment; v. they may be required to perform outdoor duties; and vi. they are subject to posting and transfer and required to work in remote areas (including outlying islands) at the discretion of the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services and are subject to posting to fill vacancies and carry out different duties in the same grade in other Government bureaus/ departments when the need arises.]
Terms of Appointment:
A new appointee 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.
1. Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes. 6. Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing. 7. 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 the trade test/ selection interview. 8. 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 trade test/ selection interview without being subject to further shortlisting. 9. 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 following enquiry address on or before the closing date of application. 10. 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:
Applications on 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). Online application can also be made through the Internet at the same website. Completed applications should reach the Appointments and Establishment Unit, Leisure Services Branch Support Section, 7/F, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong not later than 5 February 2015. If the application is submitted by post, please specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Workman I”. The post mark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. Applicants should state clearly in their applications details of their academic qualifications, skills and experience as shortlisting criteria may be applied for selecting better qualified candidates to trade test/ selection interview. Applications which are incomplete, late, submitted by fax or email, not duly signed by the applicants, or not made in the prescribed form will not be considered.
Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within three months from the closing date for applications. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. Those who are not invited for trade test/ selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments and Establishment Unit, Support Section, Leisure Services Branch, 7/F, Leisure & Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong