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Job Number: 42047
Department: Leisure and Cultural Services Department 
Division/Section/Unit: Hong Kong Public Libraries 
Job Title: Programmer 
Salary: HK$38,325 per month 
Entry Requirements: (a) A bachelor's degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent;
(b) Met the language proficiency requirement of Level 3 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 [See Note (1)];
(c) At least four years' full-time post-qualification working experience;
(d) Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese and English;
(e) Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills;
(f) Good knowledge in the application of common business software of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Chinese word processing and so on; and
(g) Working experience in project management, event management, government, statutory body or non-governmental organization will be an advantage. 
Note: (1) For non-civil service appointment purpose, 'Grade C' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 3' in English Language and Chinese Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(2) Application which did not provide all information as requested or which are not clear that the candidates have met the entry requirements will not be considered.
(3) All qualifications required should be obtained on or before the application deadline. Qualifications obtained after the application deadline will not be considered.
(4) Applications should be accompanied with a detailed resume setting out the job titled held, the respective companies and a brief description of each of the jobs. 
Duties: (a) To assist in planning, organising and co-ordinating the territory-wide reading programmes and library outreach programmes;
(b) To assist with procurement, contract management and performance monitoring matters of service contracts for reading promotion projects;
(c) To co-ordinate with branch libraries and various parties such as the education, cultural and youth organisations, NGOs and commercial bodies for organizing reading promotion activities and outreach programmes;
(d) To design, organize and implement diversified reading promotion activities and programmes and to suggest improvement or enhancement measures;
(e) To assist in management and coaching of supporting staff; and
(f) To perform any other related duties as assigned.

Note : Appointee may be required to work irregular hours and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. 
Terms of Appointment: Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms. 
Fringe Benefits An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted to the appointee upon satisfactory completion of the contract with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus the Government's contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave / paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. 
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) 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. 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".
(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 with their applications by mail to the enquiry address. 
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 website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed forms should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application (The postmark will be referred to for the submission date of applications by mail). Please state "Application for the position of Non-civil Service Contract Programmer" on the envelope. Applications which are late, incomplete, without signature or submitted through e-mails or fax will not be considered. 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 the enquiry address 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 who are not invited for interview in about 14 weeks from the closing date for application may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. 
Enquiry Address: Administration Unit, Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 11/F, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. 
Enquiry Telephone: 2921 0595 / 2921 0235 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 30/08/2019 18:00:00 
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s): Ming Pao Daily News (16 August 2019) 
Web Site of Department: https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/ 
Application via Internet: Not Applicable 
Advertising Date 16/08/2019