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Job Number: 40349
Department: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department 
Job Title: Veterinary Laboratory Technician II 
Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($20,270) to Master Pay Scale Point 21 ($40,420) per month
[Entry point depends on experience (Note 1)] 
Entry Requirements: Candidates should
(a) have a diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a Hong Kong polytechnic/polytechnic university, or equivalent;
(b) be registered under Part II of the Register of the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board of Hong Kong; and
(c) have 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 (Note 2). 
Note: (1) Subject to prevailing situation, candidates may be granted increment(s) for experience in the veterinary or medical laboratory service. Applications from serving Veterinary Laboratory Technicians II in the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department would not normally be considered.
(2) 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.
(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 constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment. 
Duties: A Veterinary Laboratory Technician II is mainly deployed on undertaking laboratory work in connection with the diagnosis and control of livestock diseases.

(Note : Required to work in the New Territories and perform shift 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. 
General Notes: (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. 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 below enquiry address. 
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 and 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 following enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope and ensure that sufficient postage is paid. Online application can also be made available through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Applications which are incomplete or submitted by fax / email will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about ten to twelve weeks after the submission of applications. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. 
Enquiry Address: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 5/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon 
Enquiry Telephone: 2150 6687 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): Applications are accepted all year round until further notice. 
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s): Ming Pao Daily News (29 June 2018) & South China Morning Post (30 June & 7 July 2018) 
Web Site of Department: http://www.afcd.gov.hk 
Application via Internet: Online GF340 
Advertising Date 22/11/2018