Candidates should –
(a) possess Professional Membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) (elected on or after 1 January 1997), or revalidated by the HKILA if elected before 1 January 1997, or equivalent;
(b) have at least one year of relevant post-qualification experience;
(c) be 'Registered Landscape Architect' of the Hong Kong Landscape Architects Registration Board by 31 October 2015; and
(d) 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).
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.
Contract Landscape Architect will be mainly deployed to carry out the following duties –
(a) Provide landscape advice on planning, design and implementation of landscape work in engineering projects, infrastructure and development projects, slope works and plant maintenance projects.
(b) Prepare landscape designs, supervise the implementation of works contracts, supervise performance of consultants, carry out landscape related studies and research, and advise the private sector and other Government agencies on landscape and related developments.
(c) Prepare and administer contracts, and supervise vegetation maintenance works done by contractors.
(d) Review tree risk assessment arrangements and monitor their implementation.
(e) Handle complaints and enquiry arising from landscape work and vegetation maintenance.
(Note : Successful candidates may be posted to work in Government Bureaux/other Government Departments and required to work shifts and irregular hours.)
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for one year.
An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted to the appointee upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions in the Employment Ordinance.
(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 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 form, stating application for the Contract Landscape Architect post, together with copies of academic and professional qualifications, and documentary evidence of relevant post-qualification working experience should reach the enquiry address below on or before the closing date for application (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application).
Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website. Applicants who apply online should submit the above stated documents to the enquiry address below or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before the closing date for application. Please quote the job title and the online application number on the envelope or in the email.
Applications which are incomplete, late or submitted by fax or email, or not made in the prescribed form will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email if email addresses are available) in about eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
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