Master Pay Scale Point 5 ($17,675) per month to Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($21,340) per month
Candidates should (a)(i) have completed an approved apprenticeship or other approved course of training in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, carpenter or any other relevant subjects; or (ii) have at least three years’ working experience in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, carpenter or any other relevant trades; and (b) have attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard; and (c) be able to pass a trade test at the appropriate level.
For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.
An Artisan is mainly deployed on :(a)assisting to install and repair of meteorological instruments; (b)day-to-day maintenance of meteorological instruments; (c)designing and performing metalwork, woodwork and craftwork; (d)assisting to perform duties in sub-stations or outdoor duties; and (e)cleaning of workshop and maintenance of the tools.
(Note:May be required to work outside normal office hours.)
Terms of Appointment:
A new appointee will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probationary 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/trade test without being subject to further shortlisting. 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”.
(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 Home Affairs Enquiry Centre 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). The completed application form together with copies of transcripts/certificates of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority should be forwarded to enquiry address not later than 23 October 2020. Please specify clearly “Application for the post of Artisan” on the envelope. The post mark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. To avoid delayed 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. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applications which are incomplete, late, submitted by fax or email, not duly signed by the applicants, or not made in the prescribed form will not be accepted. Candidates who apply online should submit copies of the official transcripts and certificates of local/ non-local academic qualifications for verification, as well as photocopies for record purposes (applicable to those of which photocopies are not required when applications are submitted). The application will be deemed unsuccessful if any applicant fails to produce the original copies of the required documents for verification. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for applications. 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 (10.10.2020 & 17.10.2020)
Ming Pao Daily (09.10.2020)