Government Vacancies Enquiry System
Information Services Department
Assistant Information Officer (Photo)
Master Pay Scale Point 14 ($28,725) to Master Pay Scale Point 27 ($53,195) per month[Note 1]
(a)(i) a bachelor’s degree with photography or video/film production as a subject taken [Note 2] from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent [Note 3 & 4]; and
(ii)met the language proficiency requirements of Level 1 results in the two language papers [Note 5] (Use of Chinese [Note 6] and Use of English [Note 6 & 7]) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
(b)(i) an accredited associate degree/higher diploma with photography or video/film production as a subject taken [Note 2] from a Hong Kong tertiary institution, or equivalent [Note 3 & 4]; and
(ii)met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) [Note 8] or in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
(c)(i) a diploma with photography or video/film production as a subject taken [Note 2] from a registered post-secondary college issued after the date of its registration, or equivalent [Note 4] ; and
(ii)met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKCEE [Note 8] or in HKDSEE, or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
(d)(i) a pass in two subjects at Advanced Level in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and Level 3/Grade C or above in three other subjects in HKCEE [Note 8 & 9], or a combination of results in five HKDSEE subjects of Level 3 in New Senior Secondary (NSS) subjects, “Attained with Distinction” or “Attained with Distinction (I)” in Applied Learning (ApL) subjects (subject to a maximum of two ApL subjects) and Grade C in Other Language subjects [Note 9], or equivalent; and
(ii)at least three years' experience as a full-time photographer, video cameraman or video editor; and
(iii)met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKCEE [Note 8] or in HKDSEE, or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
Assistant Information Officer (Photo) Trade Test
Applicants are required to attend an Assistant Information Officer (Photo) trade test conducted by ISD in Hong Kong. The trade test date will be posted to ISD website (http://www.isd.gov.hk). Only those who have passed the trade test will be further considered. Candidates who are not invited to attend the trade test within three months from the closing date may assume their applications unsuccessful.
Basic Law Assessment
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 for degree/professional grades will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.
(1)Successful applicants with qualifications specified at items (b), (c) and (d) under Entry Requirements above will be appointed at two points below the minimum of the pay scale, i.e. Master Pay Scale Point 12 ($25,790).
(2)Subjects taken by qualified candidates in previous Assistant Information Officer (Photo) recruitment exercises are available in ISD website (http://www.isd.gov.hk) for reference.
(3)Candidates studying in the final year for the courses stipulated in items (a)(i) and (b)(i) above may also apply; if selected, appointment will be subject to their obtaining the requisite academic qualification within the current academic year (i.e. 2018/19).
(4)Applicants with qualifications stipulated in items (a)(i), (b)(i) and (c)(i) above should indicate in the application forms their major area of studies.
(5)The results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the CRE are classified as Level 2, Level 1 or Fail, with Level 2 being the highest.
(6)For civil service appointment purpose, Level 5 or above in Chinese Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade C or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the 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.
(7)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 accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE Paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period.
(8)For civil service appointment purpose, 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.
(9)The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.
Assistant Information Officers (Photo) are mainly deployed on undertaking basic photographic or video/film production assignments; and assisting in the safekeeping and maintenance of equipment in ISD, Secretariat Press Office or a departmental Information and Public Relations Unit. They may be required to work shift.
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, the officer 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 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/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 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 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 submitted in person or by post should reach Human Resource Management Section of Information Services Department, Room 708, 7/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong on or before 10 January 2019 (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application). Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope. To avoid delayed 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). Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
Applicants must also submit the following supporting documents on or before 17 January 2019 in person or by post to the above address, in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Assistant Information Officer (Photo)” and the on-line application number (where applicable) -
(a)copies of degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) in support of their academic qualification;
(b)copies of transcripts of studies;
(c)copies of letters on the CRE results/certificate(s), if any, in support of their language proficiency as stipulated in item (a)(ii) under Entry Requirements above; and
(d)copies of documentary proof of relevant working experience (where applicable).
Applications which are incomplete, late or without required photocopies of the above mentioned documents will not be accepted.
Human Resource Management Section of Information Services Department at Room 708, 7/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
South China Morning Post (28/12/2018 and 5/1/2019) and Ming Pao (28/12/2018)
Web Site of Department:
Application via Internet: