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Job Number: 41803
Department: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department 
Job Title: Fisheries Technical Officer II 
Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($20,270) to Master Pay Scale Point 21 ($40,420) per month 
Entry Requirements: Candidates should have
(a) a Diploma or Certificate for Laboratory Technicians or in Applied Science or a related subject from a Hong Kong polytechnic / polytechnic university or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education / technical college / technical institute, or equivalent;
(b) (i) 3 years’ practical experience in biological laboratories; or (ii) 3 years’ relevant working experience in fisheries and marine conservation; and
(c) 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 1). 
Note: (1) 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.
(2) 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 Fisheries Technical Officer II is mainly deployed to perform duties related to fish specimen collection and identification; fisheries field studies, surveys, inspections and laboratory analysis; development and extension of fisheries technologies; management and operation of experimental fish farms; supervision of ecological monitoring contracts; marine conservation education; and management of marine parks.

(Note: May be required to live in departmental quarters in the New Territories; work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends; drive a departmental vehicle; and perform duties at sea in vessels.) 
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.
(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 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 be forwarded to the enquiry address of the recruiting department below on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope. 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. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid if the completed application form and the required supporting documents are sent by post. Underpaid mails will not be delivered by the Hong Kong Post. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. 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): 10/06/2019 23:59:00 
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s): Ming Pao Daily News (24 May 2019) & South China Morning Post (25 May & 1 June 2019) 
Web Site of Department: http://www.afcd.gov.hk 
Application via Internet: Online GF340 
Advertising Date 24/05/2019