Master Pay Scale Point 32 ($56,820) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 ($91,590) per month
Candidates should have (a)(i) Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Geotechnical or Civil Discipline) elected after 5 December 1975, or equivalent; and (a)(ii) 2 years' experience in geotechnical engineering; or (b)(i) a degree in civil engineering, engineering geology, geology from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and (b)(ii) 4 years' post-graduate experience in geotechnical engineering; and (c) a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE); and (d) 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 Note (2)).
(1) Preference will be given to candidates who possess the Registered Professional Engineer (Geotechnical) qualification in Hong Kong. (2) 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 in 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 in the CRE. Applicants 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 result are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 result in the UE paper in the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on the starting day of the application period, i.e. 23 January 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 caliber.
A Geotechnical Engineer is mainly deployed on (a) planning and carrying out geotechnical engineering investigations, designs, construction and studies, vetting geotechnical submissions, conducting site monitoring audits and managing consultants for works undertaken by the Housing Authority; (b) providing geological, advisory, ground investigation and slope maintenance services; and (c) attending emergency duties which require geotechnical advice.
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 (a) certificates and transcripts in support of the academic and professional qualifications, (b) CRE results, and (c) support documents of working experience, should reach the Appointments Sub-section in the Housing Department (See the below enquiry address) on or before 6 February 2015. Please specify “Application for Geotechnical Engineer” on the envelope.
Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should submit copies of (a) certificates and transcripts in support of the academic and professional qualifications, (b) CRE results, and (c) support documents of working experience on or before 13 February 2015 to the below enquiry address, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents.
Your application will not be considered if late, incomplete, submitted by fax or email, if you fail to provide in G.F. 340 the information and the supporting documents as required for consideration of your application or if it is not clear from your statements that you have met the entry requirements for this post.
Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. 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 Sub-section, Housing Department, 3/F, Block 2, Housing Authority Headquarters, 33 Fat Kwong Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (23 January 2015) and South China Morning Post (24 January 2015 and 31 January 2015)