(ii) 香港中學文憑考試英國語文科第5級或以上成績；或香港高級程度會考英語運用科C級或以上成績；或General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level) English Language科C級或以上成績，會獲接納為等同綜合招聘考試英文運用試卷的二級成績。香港中學文憑考試中國語文科第5級或以上成績；或香港高級程度會考中國語文及文化、中國語言文學或中國語文科C級或以上的成績，會獲接納為等同綜合招聘考試中文運用試卷的二級成績。
(iii) 在International English Language Testing System (IELTS)學術模式整體分級取得6.5或以上，並在同一次考試中各項個別分級取得不低於6的成績的人士，在IELTS考試成績的兩年有效期內，其IELTS成績可獲接納為等同綜合招聘考試英文運用試卷的二級成績。IELTS考試成績必須在職位申請期內其中任何一日仍然有效。
Master Pay Scale Point 31 (HK$67,295) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 (HK$110,170) per month
Candidates should have -
(a) (i) obtained Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP); or
(ii) obtained Corporate Membership of other professional town planning institutes recognised by the Director of Planning, and a pass in Part II of the HKIP Qualifying Examination;
(b) at least 1 year's appropriate working experience in the planning field after obtaining the professional qualification stated in (a);
(c) a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) [see Note (A)];
(d) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the CRE, or equivalent [see Note (A)], and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English. Fluency in Putonghua would be an advantage.
(A) (i) Candidates’ results in the Aptitude Test (AT) paper are classified as pass or fail, while the results of Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers are classified as Level 2, Level 1 or Fail, with Level 2 being the highest.
(ii) Level 5 or above in English Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade C or above in Use of English of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE); or Grade C or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. Level 5 or above in Chinese Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade C or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE, are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UC paper of the CRE.
(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 (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test is accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period.
(B) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate's overall assessment.
(C) Candidates should attach to their applications the following documents: (i) copies of CRE results; (ii) copies of transcripts and certificates in support of the academic and professional qualifications; and (iii) a detailed account of the relevant working experience. Applications without the above documents will not be considered.
(D) Eligible candidates will be required to sit for a written examination conducted by the Planning Department before attending selection interviews. The written examination is an English essay-type writing paper which aims at assessing candidates’ professional knowledge as well as analytical and written communication abilities.
A Town Planner is responsible for -
(a) preparation, revision and implementation of the territorial development strategies, and statutory and non-statutory district plans;
(b) formulation and revision of planning standards and guidelines and carrying out planning researches, studies and urban design work either directly or through managing the work of consultants;
(c) processing development proposals and planning applications and carrying out site searches for various purposes;
(d) undertaking enforcement actions against unauthorised development under the Town Planning Ordinance;
(e) development and application of geographic information system and information technologies to facilitate public participation and decision making; and
(f) carrying out research and liaising with Mainland authorities on cross-boundary infrastructure and regional development matters.
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. 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” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(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 contact address.
(j) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the Planning Department on the Internet at http://www.pland.gov.hk.
(k) 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 Home Affairs Enquiry 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 application forms together with the required documents mentioned in Note (C) submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope. 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. 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. Applicants may also apply on-line through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit the required supporting documents mentioned in Note (C) in person or by post to the contact address below on or before 30 October 2020. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents.
Applications which are late, incomplete, not accompanied by copies of the supporting documents or submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. All applicants are encouraged to provide their personal Internet e-mail addresses on their application forms. Candidates who are selected for written examination/interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for written examination/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 Daily News (9 and 16 October 2020) and South China Morning Post (10 and 17 October 2020)