Applicants should have –
(a) a Hong Kong degree in relevant science, environmental or engineering subject, or equivalent;
(b) at least ten years of post-qualification full-time working experience at a professional level of responsibility in the field of environmental protection preferably on waste management and/or land contamination assessment for planning and engineering projects;
(c) knowledge and experience in the management of potentially contaminated sites; and
(d) strong command of written and spoken English and Chinese.
(a) To assist in vetting waste management and land contamination assessment for projects submitted in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance, and to provide professional advice for ensuring that the waste management and land contamination issues are properly addressed in the submissions;
(b) To provide professional advice on waste management and land contamination assessment for planning studies and strategic planning cases and Town Planning Board submissions;
(c) To provide advice on land contamination assessment and remediation reports for contaminated sites in accordance with relevant guidelines and practice notes;
(d) To assist in responding to related enquiries and compiling information for database and checklists; and
(e) To prepare training reference materials in waste management and land contamination assessment and develop knowledge management database having regarded previous landmark cases with land contamination/decontamination concerns.
Other Job-related Requirements: (a) The hours and venues of work may be varied having regard to the operational needs of the department. The successful candidate may be required to (i) work during irregular hours and overtime, including evenings, weekends and public holidays; and (ii) work occasionally outdoors. (b) The number of working hours is subject to the operational needs but will not exceed 17.5 hours per week. There is no guarantee on the minimum number of hours of work in any given period.
Terms of Appointment:
The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for one year.
The candidate is not entitled to any fringe benefit normally applicable to a full time staff under the Employment Ordinance (including but not limit to 14-day paid annual leave, rest days, statutory holidays (or substitute holidays), maternity / paternity leave and sickness allowance, etc.), unless the employment undertaken by the employee for the Government constitutes a “continuous contract”. No gratuity will be granted at the end of 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 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. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”. (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 to the above enquiry address by post on or before 18 May 2021 (as per postmark date).
How to apply:
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry 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). Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the Enquiry Address on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the position being applied for on the envelope. To avoid delay or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applications which are late, incomplete/without the relevant supporting documents as required or submitted by fax/email may not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within eight weeks from the closing date for application. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. Those who are not invited for selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Regional Assessment Group, Environmental Protection Department, 28/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong [Attn.: Executive Officer(Environmental Assessment)]