Master Pay Scale Point 5 ($17,675 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($21,340 per month)
Candidates should have –
(a) have at least 2 years' relevant experience in land/engineering surveying; and
(b) be able to communicate in Cantonese/Chinese and simple English, read simple Chinese and simple English, and write simple Chinese and simple English
(1) All working experience required should be obtained on or before the closing date for application.
(2) Candidates will be required to pass a trade test.
(3) 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.
(a) This is a recruitment jointly conducted by the Highways Department and Water Supplies Department.
(b) Applicants are only required to submit one application form. (For applications from serving Chainmen of these two departments, they will only be considered by the department other than their current serving department under normal circumstances.)
(c) Successful candidates will be under the grade management of the head of the department to which they are appointed. They are subject to posting and transfer within the department to which they are appointed.
A Chainman is mainly deployed on –
(a) assisting members of Survey Officer and Land Surveyor grades to carry out survey work in the field;
(b) carrying out simple surveying work independently in the field;
(c) undertaking the preparation, care, maintenance and transportation of survey equipment, tools and materials for field survey operations;
(d) maintaining the order and cleanliness of the survey stores;
(e) using minor survey equipment/tools for execution of surveying tasks in the field; and
(f) supervising Workmen II and assisting in the training of them.
(1) A Chainman may be required to (i) work irregular hours; (ii) work in any part of the territory including places with heavy traffic, or hilly or rugged areas; (iii) work in confined space or on survey vessels ; (iv) work in inclement weather conditions.
(2) The major job duties and special working environment may vary between recruiting departments subject to the operational needs.
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. 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 below contact 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 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 at www.csb.gov.hk.
(b) Completed application forms should reach the contact address on or before 10 February 2021, with the envelope clearly marked with “Application for Chainman” post. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application. To avoid unsuccessful delivery of mail items, please ensure that the address on the envelope is clear and correct and sufficient postage has been paid. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. An applicant will bear any consequences arising from not paying sufficient postage.
(c) Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
(d) Applications not made in the prescribed forms or which are incomplete, late, submitted by fax will NOT be considered.
(e) Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email if email addresses are provided) in about eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for trade test / interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointment and Establishment Section, Highways Department, 5/F, Ho Man Tin Government Offices, 88 Chung Hau Street, Homantin, Kowloon