Training Pay Scale Point 5 ($13,400) to Training Pay Scale Point 7 ($15,210) per month
Candidates should have:
(a)(i) Level 3 or above in Mathematics and Physics, and Level 2 or equivalent [Note (1) & (2)]or above in three other subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or equivalent; or
(a)(ii) Grade C or above in Mathematics and Physics, and Level 2/Grade E or above in three other subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [Note (1) & (3)] ; and
(b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent [Note (3)] ; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese.
1. The subjects in (a) above may include Chinese Language and English Language.
2. For civil service appointment purpose, “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in HKDSEE.
3. For civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE is accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
4. 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 who are invited to attend the recruitment interview will be assessed on their BL knowledge through a written test to be conducted immediately before or after the recruitment interview. The BL test result will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate.
A Student Scientific Assistant is mainly deployed on undertaking formal and on-the-job training for a period of two to three years in general scientific work, such as weather observing, coding and chart analysis, radioactivity monitoring, operation and calibration of scientific instruments, scientific computations, operation and utilisation of information technology systems and applications development. He/she may be required to work outdoors, shifts, outside normal office hours, or in adverse weather condition.
Note : A Student Scientific Assistant who has satisfactorily completed at least two years' training, passed a departmental examination and is considered to have fulfilled the requirements of the grade and service need may be promoted to the Scientific Assistant rank.
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she 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 requirement 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 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 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 interview 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 submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail within one week after close of application to the below enquiry address. Candidates who apply online should mark “For application of Student Scientific Assistant” on the envelope and quote the online application number on the copies of every page of supporting documents.
(j) 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 Civil Service Bureau’s website at http://www.csb.gov.hk. Completed form should reach the enquiry address below on or before the closing date by hand or by post for applications. On-line application can also be made through Civil Service Bureau’s website at http://www.csb.gov.hk. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Personnel Registry, Hong Kong Observatory, 134A Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
South China Morning Post (22 and 29 August 2015)
Ming Pao Daily (21 August 2015)