Master Pay Scale Point 9 (HK$17,485 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 22 (HK$34,315 per month)
Candidates should have – (a) obtained a Diploma or Higher Certificate in Quantity Surveying or Building Studies from a Hong Kong polytechnic university / polytechnic, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or technical institute / technical college, or equivalent; and (b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [See Notes (B) and (C)]
(A) Applications from serving civil service Survey Officer (Quantity) in the Architectural Services Department would not normally be considered. (B) Grade C and Grade E in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to Level 3 and Level 2 respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth. (C) 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 will be assessed on their BL knowledge through a written test. The BL test result will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate. (D) Successful candidates may be posted to work in Government Bureaux or other Government Departments.
A Survey Officer (Quantity) is mainly deployed on assisting in - (a) carrying out pre-contract and post-contract aspects of quantity surveying duties for capital and maintenance works projects; (b) preparing libraries of building costs and price indices; (c) employment and management of consultants; (d) conducting technical audits on selected contracts and works orders; and (e) administering quantity surveying software applications and providing IT technical support to staff of Quantity Surveying Branch of the Department. [See Note (D)]
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 qualification and experience supporting documents should reach the enquiry address of the recruiting department below on or before the closing date for application. Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should also submit copies of qualification and experience supporting documents to the enquiry address within one week after close of application period. Online application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of supporting documents. If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents, their applications will not be considered. 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.
Architectural Services Department, 36/F Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (28 November 2014) and South China Morning Post (29 November 2014 and 6 December 2014)