Candidates should have met the following requirements:
(a) a Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) (Master Mariner) Class 1 issued by the Hong Kong Marine Department, or equivalent;
(b) at least one year’s experience as Chief Officer or above on sea-going ships or relevant marine-related experience at equivalent responsible levels; and
(c) a good command of English and Chinese.
Subject to the prevailing situation, candidates with additional experience may be granted higher salary for previous relevant experience in excess of the stipulated minimum.
A Contract Marine Officer is mainly deployed on
(a) controlling and regulating ports, shipping and local craft, public cargo working areas and ferry terminals, co-ordinating search and rescue operations in the region;
(b) examining local masters for certificates of competency;
(c) managing Government fleet operations and district marine offices;
(d) planning the development of the port;
(e) training Marine Department officers and others;
(f) combating marine pollution;
(g) providing development and quality assurance support to port control services; and
(h) providing harbour mooring services and hydrographic charting services.
(Remarks: May be required to work shifts, or undertake stand-by duties and to attend emergency on-scene duties.)
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.
A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. In addition to 12 days’ annual leave, rest days, statutory holidays, maternity/paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
(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) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(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) 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.
(f) 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 any further shortlisting criteria.
(g) 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.
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 the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
Completed forms, together with copies of certificates and transcripts in support of the (a) academic qualifications (including photocopies of certificates and transcripts showing the results achieved in Chinese and English languages); (b) professional/technical qualifications; and (c) support documents of working experience, should be forwarded to the below enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope.
Online 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 certificates and transcripts in support of the (a) academic qualifications (including photocopies of certificates and transcripts showing the results achieved in Chinese and English languages); (b) professional/technical qualifications; and (c) support documents of working experience by 11 September 2015 to the below enquiry address, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents.
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 or by post) in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. The interview arrangement for candidates residing or studying outside Hong Kong will be informed individually. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Unit, Marine Department, 21/F., Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (21 August 2015) and South China Morning Post (22 August 2015 and 29 August 2015)