(a) have a Diploma or Higher Certificate in Electrical or Mechanical or Electrical Installation or Building Services Engineering from a Hong Kong polytechnic / polytechnic university or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education / technical institute / technical college, or equivalent;
(b) have a minimum of 8 years’ relevant post-qualification experience inclusive of at least 4 years’ working experience in building services installations;
(c) have 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 (See Note);
(d) possess general office computer skills; and
(e) have a valid ‘Construction Industry Safety Training Certificate’.
‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
The Contract Building Services Inspection Officer is mainly deployed to -
(a) carry out acceptance inspections, compliance tests and other inspections on fire service installations and smoke control systems for railway projects in accordance with relevant fire safety requirements and check the supporting technical documents;
(b) ensure the compliance of fire service installations and smoke control systems with the agreements reached with electrical and mechanical consultants and registered fire service installation contractors;
(c) liaise with the railway company, electrical and mechanical consultants, registered fire service installation contractors, etc. and handle enquiries on matters relating to acceptance inspections and compliance tests to fire service installations and smoke control systems;
(d) supervise the work of Contract Assistant Building Services Inspection Officer; and
(e) carry out other duties as and when required.
Terms of Appointment:
Selected candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms from the date of appointment until 31 March 2016. The contract may be renewed subject to operational need and satisfactory performance of the post holder.
(a) An end-of contract gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The amount of the gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance (Cap.485), equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period; (b) 10 days’ annual leave under a continuous contract of employment for every 12 months. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity leave / paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions under the Employment Ordinance and the contract terms.
(a) 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.
(b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.
(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 further shortlisting.
(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 address below.
(h) Towards the application deadline, the 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:
Applicants should list in detail the relevant academic attainments and working experiences in the application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)]. Completed application form together with copies of documentary proof of possession of the required academic qualifications (e.g. transcripts, certificates, etc) and relevant working experiences, should be sent to the address indicated below 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 through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applicants using on-line applications should separately send their copies of official transcripts and certificates and other documentary proof within one week from the closing date of the application to the address below. Applications not made in the prescribed form or which are incomplete or late will not be considered. 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). 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.
The Appointments Registry, Fire Services Department, 8/F., Fire Services Headquarters Building, 1 Hong Chong Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao on 20 March 2015 & 27 March 2015 (Chinese). South China Morning Post on 21 March 2015 & 28 March 2015 (English).