Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($17,200) per month to Master Pay Scale Point 19 ($31,120) per month
Candidates should (a) have 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) [see (Note 2)], or equivalent; (b) have met the language proficiency requirements in Chinese Language and English Language of equivalent level as (a) above; (c) have at least two years' experience in professional photography, and knowledge and experience in simple repairs and maintenance of photographic equipment; and (d) pass a trade test.
(1) Preference will be given to those qualified candidates who possess knowledge in digital imaging and video editing.
(2) For civil service appointment purpose, 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 2' in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(3) 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.
A Special Photographer II is mainly deployed on (a) taking photographs including crime scene photographs, forensic photographs and special event photographs; (b) developing, printing and maintenance of films and photographs; and (c) making video re-construction for major and serious crime cases and processing surveillance films and videotapes.
(Note: Required to give evidence in court, and required to work shifts including night duty and standby duties.)
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.
(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 enquiry 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:
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 (i) academic qualifications (including photocopies of certificates and transcripts showing the results achieved in Chinese and English languages); and (ii) supporting documents of working experience, should be forwarded with the envelope clearly marked 'Application for the post of Special Photographer II' to the below enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application.
Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should submit the above requested documents (i)-(ii) by 14 May 2015 to the below enquiry address, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents.
If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as requested by 14 May 2015, their applications will not be considered. Applications which are incomplete, or without the required supporting documents, or late, or submitted by fax or email, or not duly signed, or not made in the prescribed form will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation 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. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Appointments Unit, 35/F, Arsenal House, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (24 April 2015) and South China Morning Post (25 April 2015 and 2 May 2015)