Master Pay Scale Point 4 ($12,745 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 13 ($22,165 per month)
Candidates should have – (a) completed Secondary 4, or equivalent [Note (1)]; (b) the ability to pull/carry a mail bag/delivery pouch of standard loading and have co-ordination in sorting mails [Note (2)]; and (c) attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages equivalent to Secondary 4 standard.
(1) 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. Candidates will be tested orally on their Basic Law knowledge during recruitment interviews. The results of Basic Law assessment will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects. (2) The post is open to both male and female officers. Candidates will be required to pass a test of pulling/carrying a mail bag/delivery pouch and a test on letter sorting.
A Postman is mainly deployed on:- (a) preparation, bundling, mail escorting, delivery and collection of mail items, including onsite data input by using portable computer device; (b) sorting of mails and parcels, including operation of the mechanized letter sorting system and other postal equipment; (c) indoor mail processing, including facing and stamp canceling of mails and dispatching mails and parcels using computer system; (d) loading, unloading and movement of bagged and other mails by physical handling or mechanical means; and (e) post office general counter duties.
A Postman is required to wear uniform, to work shifts and/or overtime as necessary; and may be required to drive postal vehicles.
Terms of Appointment:
A new appointee will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, the officer 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 requirements 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 it 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 the trade test. Only candidates who have passed the trade test will be invited to attend the selection 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 trade test 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 deliver or post copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address. (j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system will 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:
(a) Applicants should submit an application before 5:00 p.m. on 23 January 2015 (Hong Kong Time) through one of the means below: (i) through the on-line application system on CSB's website; (ii) by post to the Appointments Section, Hongkong Post at Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong (date of postmark on or before 23 January 2015. Please specify "Application for the post of Postman" on the envelope). Application forms [G.F. 340(rev. 3/2013)] can be obtained from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices or Job Centres of the Labour Department or downloaded from CSB's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applicants should state clearly in the application forms the academic qualifications attained and relevant work experience. Applications with incomplete or unclear information, late applications, duplicate applications, or applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be processed. Candidates who are invited for the trade test will normally receive an invitation in about 16 to 18 weeks from the closing date for application. Those candidates who do not receive an invitation for trade test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. The period of notification for trade test may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications.
Appointments Section, 4/F, Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong