Applicants should -
(A) have completed Secondary 3, or equivalent;
(B) have ability to read and write Chinese and simple English, and to speak fluent Cantonese and simple English;
(C) possess good communication skills; and
(D) be physically fit for handling simple labour work such as relocating, packing and delivering library materials as well as related furniture.
Applicants with working experience in library services may have an advantage.
(A) to sort and shelve library materials by categories or class number; (B) to handle returned library materials; (C) to relocate, pack, unpack and sort library materials; (D) to pick out worn out items for relabeling, repairing or re-jacketing; (E) to process new library materials such as stamping, jacketing and sticking of due date slip, etc.; (F) to prepare newspapers and periodicals for display; (G) to answer simple enquiries; (H) to assist in maintaining tidiness in library premises; (I) to assist in preparing simple statistical reports; and (J) to perform any other duties as assigned.
(1) Appointees are required to work irregular hours including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays;
(2) Appointees will be deployed to work in the Hong Kong Central Library and library book stacks;
(3) Appointees may be required to wear uniform; and
(4) Appointees will be required to work not more than 70 hours per month.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful applicants will be employed on Non-Civil Service Contract 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) 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 below enquiry address.
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 application forms should reach the address below by hand or by post on or before the closing date for application (postmark will be referred to for the submission date of applications by mail). Please mark on the envelope “Application for the position of Part-time Library Shelvers”. Applications which are late, incomplete or submitted by fax or e-mail will not be considered. Applicants who are not invited for interview 3-4 months after the closing date for application may assume their applications unsuccessful. Information on unsuccessful applicants will normally be destroyed 24 months after rejection of the applicants’ applications.
Appointments Unit, Grade Management and Support Section, Cultural Services Branch, 5/F., Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong.