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Government Vacancies Enquiry System
Job Number: 41121
Department: Hong Kong Observatory 
Job Title: Radar Specialist Mechanic 
Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 24 ($46,420 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 33 ($70,090 per month) 
Entry Requirements: Candidates should (a) have either (i) a Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering from a Hong Kong Polytechnic/polytechnic university/technical institute, or equivalent; or (ii) an appropriate certificate on maintenance of telecommunication & radar equipment from a recognized institution; and (b) have 8 years’ practical experience in the development, installation and maintenance of radar, electronic or microprocessor equipment and systems; and (c) be fluent in Cantonese and spoken English; and (d) 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 or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, or equivalent. 
Note: 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.
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 Radar Specialist Mechanic is mainly deployed on development, installation and maintenance of electronic equipment including radars, computer-based equipment and telemetry systems. He/She will be required to perform ‘on-call’ duty and to work irregular hours. 
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 recruitment examination/interview 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 or by hand within one week after close of application to the below enquiry address. Candidates who apply online should mark ''For application of Radar Specialist Mechanic" on the envelope and quote the online application number on the copies of every page of supporting documents.
(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 Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre 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). Completed forms should reach the enquiry address stated in the advertisement on or before the closing date for application. Please state the post to be applied on the envelope. On-line application can also be made through Civil Service Bureau’s web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who are selected for recruitment examination/interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for recruitment examination/interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. 
Enquiry Address: Personnel Registry, Hong Kong Observatory, 134A Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. 
Enquiry Telephone: 2926 8205 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 18/01/2019 23:59:00 
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s): South China Morning Post (29.12.2018 & 5.1.2019)
Ming Pao Daily (28.12.2018) 
Web Site of Department: http://www.hko.gov.hk 
Application via Internet: Online GF340 
Advertising Date 28/12/2018