Master Pay Scale Point 5 ($14,245 ) per month to Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($17,200 )per month.
Candidates should (a)(i) have completed a full apprenticeship or other approved course of practical training in civil engineering, or equivalent; or (ii) have at least four years’ experience in civil engineering, or equivalent; and (b) have attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard; and (c) be required to pass a trade test (except those who meet the requirements under Item (a) (i) above).
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 tested orally on their BL knowledge during the recruitment interview. The results of BL assessment will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.
An Artisan (Civil) is mainly deployed on the following: (a)Consumer Services Stream: (i) fixing and removing water meters in consumers’ premises; (ii) clearing choked meters; (iii) installing and repairing small size water mains and fittings on Government land; and (iv) constructing brick manholes and valve chambers. (b)Distribution Stream: (i) operating valves; (ii) making minor repairs for and maintaining distribution mains and valves; and (iii) painting valve indicators. (c)Headworks Stream: (i) carrying out service reservoir sterilization work, and drainage channels and catchwaters desilting; (ii) operating and repairing valves, and repairing trunk mains; (iii) resurfacing footpath; and (iv) painting and fixing signs. (d)Treatment Works Function: (i) cleansing water treatment plant and filter beds; (ii) making minor repairs to water treatment works; (iii) monitoring and adjusting chemical dosings; and (iv) assisting in the operation of water treatment plants, and carrying out miscellaneous maintenance work as directed. (Note : Appointees may be required to (i)undertake on-call, standby and emergency duties; (ii) work outside normal working hours, in irregular hours and/or shifts; (iii) work in remote areas, harsh conditions and/or at reservoirs; (iv) drive departmental vehicles under the self-drive scheme; and (v) wear uniform and protective clothing. Subject to vacancies available, the appointees will be assigned to take up posts in one of the streams / functions as listed in (a)-(d) above. )
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 recruitment examination and/or 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 selection interview/written examination 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 to the below enquiry address. (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 Centre of District Office, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre 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 applications on G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013) should reach the below address on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked “For Application of Artisan (Civil)”. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applications not made in the prescribed form or which are incomplete or late will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Recruitment Unit, Water Supplies Department, 48/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Headline Daily (25 February 2015), Ming Pao daily News (27 February 2015) and South China Morning Post (28 February 2015)