Appointments and Establishment Unit, Support Section, Leisure Services Branch
Amenities Assistant III
Master Pay Scale Point 7 (HK$15,410 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 11 (HK$19,675 per month)
Candidates should have (a)(i) Level 2 or equivalent (Note 1) or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) (Note 2), or equivalent; or (ii) Level 2 (Note 3) / Grade E or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (Note 2), or equivalent; and (b) two years’ post-qualification working experience; and (c) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (Note 3) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent.
(1)For civil service appointment purpose, “Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. (2)The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language. (3)For civil service appointment purpose, ‘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. (4)For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs. Candidates who are invited to attend the recruitment interview will be assessed on their BL knowledge through a written test to be conducted immediately before or after the recruitment interview. The BL test result will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate.
Amenities Assistants III are mainly deployed on (a) arboriculture, plant production, botanical, zoological, aviary maintenance and landscape construction; (b) maintenance of sports centres, parks, playgrounds, roadside amenity areas, stadia, sports grounds, beaches and swimming pools; (c) life-saving and first-aid services; (d) assisting in recreation and sports programme; and (e) supervising minor staff and/or monitoring the performance of contractors in provision of recreational and amenities services. [Notes : Successful candidates should note the following - (1) they are required to work 45 hours net per week (excluding meal breaks), may be required to perform shift duties and work irregular hours (including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays). Actual working hours will be arranged by supervisors; (2) they are subject to posting and transfer, and required to work in remote areas (including outlying islands) at the discretion of the Head of Grade/Department; (3) they may be required to drive motor scooters/cycles/cars on duty; and (4) they may be required to wear uniform.]
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 requirements 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 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 written examination/selection interview without being subject to further shortlisting. (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 above enquiry address. (j)Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK on the Internet at http://www.gov.hk. (k)Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely to 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 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 should reach the above enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).For applications submitted by post, please state on the envelope “Application for the post of Amenities Assistant III”. The post mark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. Applications which are incomplete, or late, or submitted by fax or email, or not duly signed, or not made in the prescribed form will not be considered. Candidates should state clearly in their applications full record of academic attainments and employment as shortlisting criteria may be applied for selecting better qualified candidates to selection interview. Applicants are also encouraged to provide their email address on the application forms.Candidates who are invited for selection interview will be required to produce the original copies of the official transcripts/certificates and documents of working experience for verification and photocopies for record purpose. The application will be deemed unsuccessful if any candidate fails to produce the original copies of the required documents for verification. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about 12 to 16 weeks from the closing date for application. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments and Establishment Unit, Support Section, Leisure Services Branch, 8/F, Leisure & Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (28 November 2014) and South China Morning Post (29 November 2014 & 6 December 2014)