Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Nature Conservation Officer
$37,245 per month
Candidates should have (a) a Hong Kong first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject in applied or natural science, or equivalent; (b) three years' post-graduate experience in a relevant field or a Hong Kong higher degree or post-graduate diploma in a relevant subject in applied or natural science, or equivalent; and (c) Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.
(Note: For non-civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE.)
The Nature Conservation Officer is mainly deployed on (a) planning, supervising and reviewing the control in trade in endangered species listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); (b) providing scientific advice on the protection of endangered species and matters related to nature conservation; (c) administering and enforcing the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, Cap. 586; (d) maintaining close liaison with traders, NGOs, the CITES Secretariat, authorities of CITES parties and other enforcement agencies on control of endangered species; (e) training staff of AFCD and other government departments in relation to the implementation of Cap. 586; (f) planning, organizing and supervising publicity and education programmes in promoting the protection of endangered species and other wildlife; and (g) carrying out any other duties and assignments as assigned by his supervisor.
(Note: May be required to work irregular hours; perform shift duties and emergency duties.)
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on 1 year non-civil service contract terms.
Rest days, public holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity leave, paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. 14 days paid annual leave will be granted but there will be no gratuity.
(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.
(h) 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 and 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 enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application. Please mark on envelope the title of the job applied for. On–line application can also be made available through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions / Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority should deliver or send by post copies of their official transcripts, diplomas / certificates and other relevant qualification documents to the department at the enquiry address within one week after close of application period (please clearly state the internet application number on every page of the documents). Applications which are incomplete, late or submitted by fax / email will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 5/F., Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News ( 18 September 2015 ) and South China Morning Post ( 19 and 26 September 2015 )