Master Pay Scale Point 5 (HK$17,675 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 8 (HK$21,340 per month)
Candidates should have-
(a) completed an approved apprenticeship or other approved course of training in welding;
(b) 2 years of experience in demolitions, evictions and removal of articles; and
(c) attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard.
(1) Candidates may be required to pass a trade test.
(2) 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) squatter control duties including patrols, demolitions, evictions and removal of articles;
(b) assisting in supervising Workman during patrols, demolition, evictions and removal of articles;
(c) providing guidance/training to new Workman;
(d) performing welding and flame cutting work, and ensuring proper keeping/maintenance of demolition tools/equipment as required;
(e) assisting District Offices in manning community centres to cater for victims of natural disasters and performing emergency duties as required; and
(f) being responsible for proper keeping of the oxy/acetylene cutter and other mechanical equipment.
(Note: Successful Candidates may be required to (i) wear uniforms; (ii) perform shift duties and work irregular hours (iii) work in remote areas; (iv) perform outdoor duties; and (v) receive training.)
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 trade test 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 trade test and/or interview 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 Bureaus website at "https://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 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:
(a) 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).
(b) Completed application forms, together with photocopies of relevant certificates and transcripts in support of academic qualifications and proof of documents of working experience, should be sent with the envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Artisan” to the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application.
(c) On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should submit copies of their relevant certificates and transcripts in support of academic qualifications and proof of documents of working experience with the envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Artisan” within one week after close of application period to the enquiry address. The online application number should be quoted on the envelope and on every page of the copies of supporting documents.
(d) Applications which are incomplete, late or submitted by fax or e-mail, not duly signed or not made in the prescribed form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] will NOT be considered. If the required supporting documents are not provided, insufficient or are submitted after the above specified dates, such applications will also NOT be considered.
(e) If the application is submitted by post, the Hong Kong postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of the application form and/or copies of the supporting documents. This department will not accept any unpaid or underpaid mail items. Applicants should ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of in accordance with the established procedures of the HongKong Post.
(f) Candidates who are selected for trade test and/or interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. This period may be longer in the event that there are other exceptional circumstances. Invitations may be issued by email. Applicants are encouraged to provide their personal Internet e-mail addresses on their application forms. Those who do not receive any invitation may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Registry, Lands Department, 21/F., North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
2231 3203 / 2231 3182
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (16 and 23 October 2020) and Sing Tao Daily (16, 17 and 24 October 2020)