General Disciplined Services (Rank and File) Pay Scale Point 3 (HK$17,550) to General Disciplined Services (Rank and File) Pay Scale Point 20 (HK$29,630) per month.
(a) have completed an apprenticeship or institutional training in gardening industry; or be able to furnish evidence that they have had at least 5 years' working experience in gardening industry [Note 1 under Entry Requirements]; (b) have attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages equivalent to Form 3 standard; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and simple English; and (c) undergo and pass an aptitude test and a trade test in gardening [Note 2 under Entry Requirements].
1. Candidates should specify clearly the requisite relevant experience in the application forms.
2. 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 first selection process (i.e. the aptitude test/trade test in gardening). Only those candidates who have passed the aptitude test, trade test in gardening and then selection interview will be considered for appointment.
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. Candidates who are invited to attend the recruitment interview will be tested orally on their BL knowledge during recruitment interview. The results of BL assessment will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.
(a) training, instructing and supervising persons in custody in correctional institutions engaging in gardening and related work; (b) overseeing work processes including planting, improvement of soil, irrigation, material estimation, machines and equipment operation and maintenance; (c) assisting Technical Instructor in preparing vocational training materials and teaching related classes; (d) enforcing the Code of Practice of Occupational Safety & Health and related regulations; and (e) performing any other duties assigned.
[Note: Subject to the provisions of the Prison Ordinance and may be required to wear uniform, work shifts and live in departmental quarters.]
Terms of Appointment:
A new appointee will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, the officer may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.
(a) 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 address below, with specification of their Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card numbers and online application numbers, if applicable.
(b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(c) 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 requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(d) 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.
(e) 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.
(f) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and it may be subject to changes.
(g) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(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 first selection process (i.e. the aptitude test/trade test in gardening) without being subject to further shortlisting.
(i) Towards the application deadline, our online system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your online 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 should reach the address below on or before the closing date for application (according to the dates of postmarks for submissions by post). Please state “Application for the post of Instructor (Gardening)” on the envelope. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applications without the required information/supporting documents, or submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Candidates who are selected for the first selection process (i.e. the aptitude test/trade test in gardening) will normally receive invitations in about three months from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for the aptitude test / trade test in gardening may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Appointments Unit, Correctional Services Department Headquarters, 23/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.