Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($20,270 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 10 ($22,865 per month)
Candidates should -
(a) have completed an approved course of training in or related to one of the following fields - (1) minor repairs; (2) tree maintenance; (3) horticultural work;
(b) have at least 7 years’ practical experience in or related to one of the types of work stated in (a); and
(c) be able to communicate in Chinese and simple English, read simple Chinese and simple English, and write simple Chinese or simple English.
1. Candidates will be required to pass a trade test.
2. All qualifications and working experience required should be obtained on or before the closing date for application.
3. For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.
Mainly deployed on -
(a) supervising Artisans on minor maintenance and repair works, drafting duty roster, examining daily repair reports, and distributing minor repair works;
(b) undertaking estate minor repair/maintenance works;
(c) assisting in checking and monitoring the performance of service contractors to ensure that the tree assessment and remedial works are satisfactorily completed, and assisting in operating tree assessment equipment;
(d) providing field support on tree and horticultural issues, and assisting in organising tree planting and other tree/horticultural-related activities; and
(e) carrying out maintenance of tools and equipment, and training of Artisans and frontline staff.
A Senior Artisan is required to wear uniform and may be required to perform emergency 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 trade test.
(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 trade test 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”.
(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 contact address.
(j) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK on the Internet at http://www.gov.hk, the“Government Vacancies” Mobile Application at Google Play/Apple App Store and the Housing Department on the Internet at http://www.housingauthority.gov.hk.
(k) 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 will be processed according to the information provided on the application form, therefore candidates must fill in the application form duly and clearly, including personal particulars, qualification attainment and working experience they have attained by the closing date for application (i.e. 6 December 2019).
Applications submitted in person or by post, together with (a) copies of certificates and transcripts in support of the completion of relevant approved training courses; and (b) support documents of working experience, should reach the contact address. Please specify “Application for Senior Artisan” on the envelope. To avoid delay 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). Candidates who apply online should submit (a) copies of certificates and transcripts in support of the completion of relevant approved training courses; and (b) support documents of working experience within one week after close of application period to the contact address, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and on every page of the copies of supporting documents.
Applications which fail to provide the supporting documents as requested within the stipulated one-week period, or are not made in the prescribed form, or incomplete, or not signed, or the information provided on the application form fails to show clearly that you have the qualifications or requirements specified for the job, or late, or submitted by email or fax will not be considered.
Candidates who are selected for trade test will normally receive an invitation (by post) in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for trade test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Sub-section, Housing Department, 3/F, Block 2, Housing Authority Headquarters, 33 Fat Kwong Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon