(iii) 綜合招聘考試的中文運用及英文運用試卷的成績分為二級、一級或不及格，並以二級為最高等級。香港中學文憑考試中國語文科第5級或以上成績；或香港高級程度會考中國語文及文化、中國語言文學或中國語文科C級或以上的成績，會獲接納為等同綜合招聘考試中文運用試卷的二級成績。香港中學文憑考試中國語文科第4級成績；或香港高級程度會考中國語文及文化、中國語言文學或中國語文科D級的成績，會獲接納為等同綜合招聘考試中文運用試卷的一級成績。香港中學文憑考試英國語文科第5級或以上成績；或香港高級程度會考英語運用科C級或以上成績；或General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level) English Language科C級或以上成績，會獲接納為等同綜合招聘考試英文運用試卷的二級成績。香港中學文憑考試英國語文科第4級成績；或香港高級程度會考英語運用科D級成績；或GCE A Level English Language科D級成績，會獲接納為等同綜合招聘考試英文運用試卷的一級成績。在 International English Language Testing System (IELTS)學術模式整體分級取得 6.5或以上，並在同一次考試中各項個別分級取得不低於 6 的人士，在IELTS考試成績的兩年有效期內，會視為已符合高課程主任(科學)職位的英語能力要求。IELTS考試成績必須在職位申請期內其中任何一日有效。
(iv)未有取得列於入職條件第(b)項所需的綜合招聘考試成績，但於截止接受申請當天(即 2015 年10月2日)已符合其他入職條件的人士，亦可提出申請，但有關申請人須於2015年10月3日)舉行的綜合招聘考試的有關試卷中取得所需成績，方會獲考慮受聘。
(a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree, majoring in Biology, or equivalent; and a certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent [see Note (ii)];
(b) 'Level 2' results in the two language papers [Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE)] in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [see Notes (iii) and (iv)];
(c) at least 10 years' relevant post-qualification experience in teaching and/or curriculum development [see Note (v)];
(d) sound knowledge of science as well as Biology education and the local education system;
(e) high level of awareness of current trends in local and international science as well as Biology education; and
(f) good leadership and interpersonal skills.
(i) The application period for the post of Senior Curriculum Officer (Science) is from 18 September 2015 (Friday) to 2 October 2015 (Friday).
(ii) Candidates should mark clearly on their application forms the major and minor subjects studied in their degree courses. Candidates possessing additional qualifications (e.g. a second/ higher degree in a relevant subject) should include details in their applications.
(iii) The results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) are classified as Level 2, Level 1 or Fail, with Level 2 being the highest. Level 5 or above in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade C or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UC paper of the CRE. Level 4 in Chinese Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade D in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE, are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 in the UC paper of the CRE. Level 5 or above in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade C or above in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade C or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. Level 4 in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade D in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade D in English Language of the GCE A Level, are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 in the UE paper of the CRE.
Applicants with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test are considered as having met the English language proficiency requirement of the Senior Curriculum Officer (Science) post. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period.
(iv) Candidates without the requisite CRE results as stated in item (b) of the entry requirements but who have met the other entry requirements by the closing date of the application period (i.e. 2 October 2015) may also apply. However, they will only be considered for appointment subject to their enrolment and obtaining the requisite results in the relevant papers in the CRE held on 3 October 2015.
(v) Candidates should state the nature and relevancy of the post-qualification experience.
(vi) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of the BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all Curriculum Officer jobs in Education Bureau. Test Result (Degree/ Professional Grades) will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment. However, it will not affect his/her eligibility for applying for Curriculum Officer jobs in Education Bureau. As a general principle, the main consideration for suitability for appointment remains a candidate's qualifications, experience and calibre.
(vii) Candidates should be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic; have a fine character and integrity; be committed to serve in the education field; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
To take charge of the development and implementation of the biology curriculum and various biology related parts in science curricula. Major duties include :
(a) to plan, develop and evaluate the curricula;
(b) to plan, organise and evaluate professional development programmes for teachers and training activities for laboratory technicians in support of the implementation of the curricula;
(c) to plan, develop and evaluate learning and teaching resources in support of the implementation of the curricula;
(d) to collaborate with the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority to ensure alignment between curriculum and assessment for the curricula;
(e) to plan and conduct school visits and curriculum-related activities to support schools in their planning, development and implementation of the curricula;
(f) to initiate, organise and evaluate curriculum-related activities to promote science education;
(g) to initiate, conduct and monitor research and development projects in relation to the science curricula;
(h) to review textbooks and resource materials of the curricula; and
(i) to undertake any other duties as assigned.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employes on non-civil service contract terms for 2.5 years.
(a) 18 days annual leave and full pay sickness allowance whereas rest days, statutory holidays(or substituted holidays), maternity leave, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. (b) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, if granted, 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. (c) Other fringe benefits include medical and dental benefits and, where appropriate, housing benefits.
(a) Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. Senior Curriculum Officer (Science) (EDB/CDI/175/15). (b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. (c) 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. (d) 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. (e) 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. (f) 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. (g) 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. (h) 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 enquiry address below.
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 web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Application should reach the following enquiry address (Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Room 1318, 13/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.) on or before the closing date for application. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). 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.
Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Room 1318, 13/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Mingpao (18 September 2015) and SCMP (19 & 26 September 2015)