This position is open to both male and female. Candidates should have –
(a) (i) a first or second class honours degree or a higher degree in Statistics from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; or
(ii) a first or second class honours degree or a higher degree with Statistics as one of the subjects taken, in Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, or a related field from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; or
(iii) been designated as Graduate Statistician of the Hong Kong Statistical Society, or equivalent;
(b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.
(1) Applicants who do not possess the requisite qualification by the close of the application period, i.e. 25 November 2015, are regarded as not having met the entry requirements. However, current final year undergraduates/postgraduates may also apply; if selected, appointment will be subject to their obtaining the required academic qualifications within 2015/16 academic year and meeting the language proficiency requirements.
(2) Candidates will be required to sit for and pass a written examination in Hong Kong* (tentatively to be held on 9 January 2016, subject to confirmation later) before they can be considered for selection interview.
(3) For appointment purpose, ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.)
* Candidates may be exempted from the written examination on exceptional grounds (e.g. those who served as Research Manager in the Department on any date not earlier than three years before the application deadline or those who are currently serving as Research Manager in the Department). For details, please call the enquiry telephone number indicated.
Research Managers are employed to meet temporary job needs of the Department. They are required to perform the following duties under the coaching and guidance of a Senior Statistician: Plan, organise and conduct statistical projects; design, implement and upkeep statistical systems; analyse, interpret and present statistical data, including report writing; undertake statistical research; manage a section of the Department when necessary; supervise and provide guidance to staff.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.
12 days of annual leave per annum and the eligibility for the rest days, statutory holidays (or substitute holidays), maternity leave, paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with those provided for under the Employment Ordinance.
Upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period with consistently high standard of performance and conduct, the appointee will be granted a gratuity for the period of service. Such gratuity, plus any contribution by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(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 written examination and/or selection 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 written examination and/or selection interview 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 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 documents in support of academic qualifications (including results achieved in Chinese and English languages) and technical qualifications (if applicable), should be forwarded to the below enquiry address on or before 25 November 2015 for applications. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope and ensure that sufficient postage is paid. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application.
On-line 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 documents in support of academic qualifications (including results achieved in Chinese and English languages) and technical qualifications (if applicable) on or before 2 December 2015 to the below enquiry address, and the on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents.
Current final year undergraduates/postgraduates should state in their applications the qualifications they would attain on completion of the final examination.
All applicants must provide clearly their personal Internet e-mail addresses on their application forms. Candidates who are invited to sit for the written examination and/or attend the selection interview will receive separate invitation(s) by e-mail in about five to six weeks from the closing date for applications (applicants are responsible for ensuring that the provided e-mail addresses can receive the invitations). Applications which are incomplete, late or without required photocopies of the above documents will not be considered. Those who do not receive any invitation to the written examination and/or selection interview can assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
For applicants submitting the applications by hand or by post, if no acknowledgement slip is received after one week from the closing date for applications, please telephone 2582 3038 or 2582 4813. No further acknowledgement of receipt will, however, be made to on-line applications where applicants receive an on-line application number upon successful completion of the application through Civil Service Bureau’s website.
Personnel Section, Census and Statistics Department, 21/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
2582 3038 or 2582 4813
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (6 and 13 November 2015); and South China Morning Post (7 and 14 November 2015)