$31,500 to $35,500 per month, depending on qualifications and experience
Candidates should -
(a) (i) have a bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent, in Architecture or Architectural Studies or a degree recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects; plus at least one year’s relevant experience in architectural or urban design field with solid knowledge on building and architectural design as well as preparing presentation materials. Experience in preparing statutory building plan submission is an advantage; or
(ii) have a diploma from a Hong Kong university / Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or equivalent, in Architecture or Architectural Studies; plus at least three years’ relevant experience in architectural or urban design field with solid knowledge on building and architectural design as well as preparing presentation materials. Experience in preparing statutory building plan submission is an advantage;
(b) have good design flair, stylist free hand architectural drawing skills and good computer-aided architectural presentation techniques to effectively communicate design concepts/development proposals in an artistic manner;
(c) have sound knowledge in the use of computer design software such as Mircrostation, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max/3D Studio Viz, and Photoshop; knowledge in animation production and video editing skills will be an advantage;
(d) have knowledge or experience in managing computer hardware and software system will be an advantage; and
(e) be able to work independently as well as in a team under tight schedule and pressure.
(a) Interested candidates should provide resume detailing the qualifications attained and previous job responsibilities, especially those related to the requirements of this post; and (b) suitable candidates will be invited to an interview and a trade test.
(a) To prepare conceptual sketches, graphic illustrations and urban design schemes for town planning/development proposals and public presentation purposes;
(b) to test visual impact arising from different development scenarios of varying development intensity, height, massing and building disposition;
(c) to verify accuracy of 3D presentation of development proposals in planning applications and Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance submissions by project proponents;
(d) to prepare architectural layout and design schemes, 3D modelling and graphic presentation on town planning/development proposals, architectural and visual presentation materials, 3D animation and rendering;
(e) to prepare and conduct relevant training to staff of the department; and
(f) to provide support in conducting research and assessment of various architectural design, 3D and multimedia technologies for town planning application.
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 above 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 (5 & 12 June 2015); South China Morning Post (6 & 13 June 2015)