Heritage Officer (Architecture / Building Surveying)
HK$ 47,015 per month
Applicants should (a) have a Hong Kong degree in Architecture or Building Surveying, or equivalent; (b) have completed postgraduate course(s) in Built Heritage Conservation or Architectural Conservation, or equivalent; (c) have Level 2 [See Note] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; (d) speak fluent Cantonese and English; (e) have at least 2 years’ full-time working experience in the fields of Architecture or Building Surveying; and (f) have knowledge in built heritage conservation.
For non-civil service appointment purpose,‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(a) To conduct annual maintenance survey, condition survey and prepare inspection reports of declared monuments and graded historic buildings and related restoration and maintenance projects under the management of the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) and take follow up action on their restoration, maintenance and repair; (b) To assist in managing the maintenance, repair and restoration works contracts on declared monuments and graded historic buildings assigned and initiated by the AMO, including works tender preparation, progress monitoring, contract administration, quality control and on-site supervision and inspections; (c) To assist in assessing applications for works permit under Section 6 of the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (the Ordinance) for all declared monuments and the monitoring of the works to their completion in compliance with the Ordinance; (d) To assist in monitoring the progress of the works related consultancy studies engaged for conservation management plan, structural investigation, drainage works, cartographic and photographic surveys of historic buildings; (e) To assist in providing technical support and monitoring the building conservation works under the Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme launched by the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office (CHO); (f) To assist in vetting study reports for the government capital works projects required for the heritage impact assessment and for other development projects required for the environmental impact assessment; and (g) To assist in providing technical advice and monitor the implementation of conservation requirements for development and work projects and adaptive reuse projects for historic buildings.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful applicants 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 contract with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity plus the Government’s contribution to the 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 of 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.
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 application forms should reach the following address on or before the closing date for application (The postmark will be referred to for the submission date of an application by mail). Please mark on the envelope “Application for the position of Heritage Officer (Architecture / Building Surveying)”. Applications which are late or incomplete will not be considered. Applicants who are not invited for interview six to eight weeks after the closing date for application may assume their applications unsuccessful.
Executive Officer I (AM) 2, Antiquities and Monuments Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 136 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News: 5 Dec 2014 Sing Tao Daily: 5 Dec 2014 South China Morning Post: 5-6 Dec 2014