Candidates should –
(a) be Members of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) or Registered Architects of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) of Hong Kong, or equivalent (Note: Candidates holding non-local professional qualifications only should prove the equivalency of such qualifications by the closing date for application, with supporting documents such as evidence of acceptance of their qualifications by the HKIA for admission to its Members or admission by the ARB as Registered Architects); and
(b) have at least five years’ relevant post-qualification experience (Candidates with 10 years’ or above relevant working experience, if selected, will be offered a salary at an appropriate level higher than $60,690 per month); and
(c) have met the language proficiency requirements of
(i) Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, or equivalent; or
(ii) Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent (for the purpose of appointment of non-civil service contract staff, ‘Grade C’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth); and
(d) have extensive knowledge and working experience in staff management and implementation of government construction projects; and
(e) have good knowledge of government operations and procedures in the delivery of government construction projects.
The candidate appointed is required to work in an office of the Home Affairs Department or any of the District Offices as appropriate.
(a) Coordinating the overall implementation of the district projects of works/architectural nature;
(b) Coordinating with the works agent, the Works Section of Home Affairs Department and other works departments on the implementation of the works element of the district projects;
(c) Liaising with District Councils, other government departments, business sector, non-profit making organizations, etc. regarding the implementation of the district projects;
(d) Advising on administrative, financial, procedural and contract management matters;
(e) Organizing public relations activities concerning the district projects;
(f) Providing assistance on the preparation of submissions to the Legislative Council and report to District Council as appropriate; and
(g) Undertaking any other administrative matters or other tasks as assigned.
Terms of Appointment:
The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms normally for a period of one year. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Home Affairs Department and the candidate’s performance.
Rest days, statutory holidays (or substitute holidays), annual leave, maternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted on terms not less favourable than those provided for under the Employment Ordinance. A gratuity will be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485), equals 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 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:
The above post is open to application by both males and females. Applications must be made on the form G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013), copies of which 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 form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). The completed application form, together with a detailed resume and a copy each of relevant academic certificates, documentary proof of professional achievements and/or reference letters should reach the below enquiry address by post or in person not later than the closing date for applications. For submission by post, the deadline is based on the date of stamp chop. For submission in person, the completed application form and related documents should reach the below enquiry address by 6:00 p.m. of the closing date. Please specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Project Manager (Architect)”. Applications with incomplete or unclear information will not be considered.
Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within about ten weeks from the closing date for applications. Those who are not invited may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. The period of notification of interview may be longer when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications requiring a longer processing time for the applications.
Personnel Section, Home Affairs Department, 29/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao (29.5.2015)
South China Morning Post (30.5.2015)