Government Vacancies Enquiry System
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
Assistant Project Officer
HK$29,210 per month
Candidates should (a)(i) possess a Higher Diploma in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Automobile, Electronics, Computer, Information Technology, or Building Services discipline) from a Hong Kong polytechnic university / polytechnic, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or a technical institute / technical college, or equivalent; and have a minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification full time working experience in the above-mentioned engineering field; or (a)(ii) possess a Higher Diploma in Engineering, Science or Technology field from a Hong Kong polytechnic university / polytechnic, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or a technical institute / technical college, or equivalent; and a minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification full time working experience in innovation & technology projects, asset digitization, data analysis, predictive maintenance or energy management related to electrical and mechanical engineering field [including electrical / mechanical / building services / electronics / information / biomedical systems and equipment or motor vehicles]; 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 the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent (See Note 1).
[Candidates are required to submit an introductory essay with no more than 500 words in English or Chinese to introduce their relevant experience, particularly their involvement in innovation and technology projects or what they can contribute to innovation in the Electrical & Mechanical engineering field. Applications without the introductory essay will not be considered.]
1. For the purpose of this recruitment, ‘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. Candidates should indicate relevant information in the application forms if they have the relevant experience/ statutory qualification/ recognized training as stated under “Entry Requirements”.
(i) An Assistant Project Officer is responsible to (a) assist senior officers in feasibility study, investigation, analysis, report writing, design, installation, operation, inspection, testing and commissioning, maintenance and repair in relation to a wide range of electrical & mechanical (E&M) systems and equipment; (b) provide technical support in design, procurement, assessment, project management and other technical services; (c) assist in contract management and supervising contractors’ staff; (d) take up administrative works including workshop management, preparation of analysis and investigation report; (e) provide technical support in the management and administration of innovation & technology (I&T) projects; and (f) assist in the implementation of E&M asset digitization programmes; and (g) undertake other duties as assigned by his/her superiors from time to time.
(ii) Successful candidates may be required to : (a) work irregular hours / in remote areas / in harsh conditions; (b) perform shift duty / stand-by duty / on-call duty / emergency duty; (c) wear uniform / protective clothing; (d) carry pager / mobile phone; (e) work with computer; (f) perform self-drive duty; and (g) perform any other duties as required.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of one year. Renewal of contracts will be subject to the service need of the department and the performance and conduct of the candidates.
An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution to be made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted no less favourable than the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
(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) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(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) 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.
(F) 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 any further shortlisting criteria.
(G) 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 above enquiry address.
(H) Please visit GovHK on the Internet at http://www.gov.hk for additional information about the post(s).
How to apply:
Applicants must submit the application by using the on-line Application Form (on-line G.F. 340) at the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk), and submit the introductory essay required under the entry requirements and any supporting documents by post, in person or by email (postal address: the Recruitment and Promotion Section, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, 7/F, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Email address: apo_ firstname.lastname@example.org) not later than 27 June 2019.
For submission of introductory essay and documents by post, please specify the title of the post applying for on the envelope. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission. For submission made in person, it should be done within the office hours (Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon & 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon & 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Applications not using the on-line application form; submission of the applications and/or the introductory essay after 27 June 2019; or if you fail to provide in the on-line G.F. 340 all information as requested or it is not clear from your statements that you have the minimum qualifications, training, experience or other requirements for the job will not be considered. Please ensure your mail item bears sufficient postage with return address before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by Hongkong Post. Any consequences arising from not paying sufficient postage should be borne by the applicant. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation anytime during the ten-week period from the closing date for application.
Invitation to the selection interview will be issued via email. Please ensure that accurate email address is provided and that your email account can receive incoming emails properly. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (14 June 2019) and South China Morning Post (15 June 2019)
Web Site of Department:
Application via Internet: