Candidates should –
(a) be Corporate Members of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) in the Quantity Surveying Division, or equivalent;
(b) have at least one year's post-qualification experience in quantity surveying; and
(c) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent. [See Note (A) & (B)]
(A) Grade C and Grade E in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to Level 3 and Level 2 respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(B) Candidates should obtain all the above-mentioned entry requirements on or before the closing date of application.
(C) Successful candidates may be employed by other government Bureaux/Departments.
A Contract Quantity Surveyor is mainly deployed on executing the following duties on architectural or engineering projects –
(a) performing pre-contract and post-contract aspects of quantity surveying duties, e.g. cost estimates, bills of quantities, contract documents, tender assessment and reporting, interim valuation of works, settlement of final accounts and claims;
(b) providing professional advice to various Government Departments and quasi-government organizations;
(c) undertaking related duties, e.g. technical audit on selected projects, employment and management of consultants, and research and development;
(d) performing project management duties as assigned; and
(e) supervising junior staff employed on any duties connected with the above. [See Note (C)]
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.
An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period 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 be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(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 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”.
(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. All applicants should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by post to the above contact address or e-mail to email@example.com.
(h) 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 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).
Applications, together with copies of qualification and experience supporting documents submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address (Appointments Section, Architectural Services Department, 36/F Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong) on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the position being applied for on the envelope. 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. 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. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
Copies of the relevant transcripts/diplomas/certificates/proof of relevant working experience/other qualification documents (i.e. Certificate of Registration as a Corporate Members of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) in the Quantity Surveying Division, or equivalent) are required to be submitted together with the completed application forms.
For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the above mentioned supporting documents by post to the above contact address or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org within one week after close of application period. The on-line application number and job title should be quoted on the envelope/ subject of e-mail and copies of the supporting documents.
If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as required in time, their applications will not be considered. 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. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Section, Architectural Services Department, 36/F Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (26 June 2020) and South China Morning Post (27 June & 4 July 2020)