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Job Number: 42048
Department: Home Affairs Department 
Division/Section/Unit: Division IV 
Job Title: Contract Solicitor 
Salary: $82,105 per month 
Entry Requirements: Candidates should
(a) (i) be solicitors with at least 5 years’ professional experience since admission in a recognised jurisdiction as stipulated under Section 2A and Schedule 2 of the Legal Officers Ordinance or (ii) be barristers with 4 years' professional experience since call to the Bar in a recognised jurisdiction as stipulated under Section 2A and Schedule 2 of the Legal Officers Ordinance;
(b) have 3 years' experience in handling building management cases;
(c) have profound knowledge of the Building Management Ordinance (Cap 344); and
(d) met the the language proficiency requirement 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) “Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.
(2)The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.
(3)‘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. 
Duties: (a) To provide legal advisory and support services to the Home Affairs Department on matters related to the Building Management Ordinance (BMO) and related ordinances;
(b) To provide legal advisory and support services to the Home Affairs Department on matters related to the issue of Code of Practice under the BMO and other administrative guidelines and checklists and to give guidance and direction as to the standards and practices of management to be observed and followed by owners’ corporations, building management companies and other related parties;
(c) To provide legal advisory and support services to frontline officers in the districts to facilitate their promotion of the BMO, Code of Practice and administrative guidelines for compliance by the OCs, owners and related parties;
(d) To serve as the trainer of the training courses and seminars in building management organised by the Home Affairs Department to explain the related ordinances, Code of Practice and administrative guidelines and prepare the teaching materials; and
(e) To carry out such other duties as assigned by senior officers. 
Terms of Appointment: The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of one year. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Home Affairs Department and the candidate’s performance. 
Fringe Benefits Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of a contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct (applicable where the contract period is no less than one year and the contractual conditions are met). Such gratuity, plus any contribution made by the Government 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. 
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.
(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 below enquiry address. 
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 Centre 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 application forms together with a full C.V. should reach Division IV, Home Affairs Department on or before the closing date for application. The C.V. should include (a) gradings of the subjects taken in public examinations from secondary education onwards (with exact dates of scoring the results); (b) results of LLB and PCLL or other legal professional examinations, listing the gradings of the subjects taken (with copies of transcripts and certificates); (c) exact date and place of admission/call; and (d) employment records with detailed description of duties. Applications with incomplete or unclear information will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation about 8 weeks after the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. 
Enquiry Address: Division IV, Home Affairs Department, 31/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. 
Enquiry Telephone: 2835 2127 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 03/09/2019 23:59:00 
Web Site of Department: http://www.had.gov.hk/ 
Application via Internet: Not Applicable 
Advertising Date 02/08/2019