Government Vacancies Enquiry System
Census and Statistics Department
Statistical Officer II
Master Pay Scale Point 8 (HK$20,270 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 21 (HK$40,420 per month)
Candidates should have –
(a) (i) an Ordinary Certificate in Statistics from the Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS), or equivalent, with two years’ practical experience in statistical work; or
(ii) a Higher Certificate in Statistics from HKSS, or equivalent; or
(iii) a Higher Certificate in Mathematical Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(iv) an Associate in Statistics and Computing for Business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(v) a Higher Diploma in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing/Statistics and Computing for Business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(vi) a Higher Diploma in Applied Statistics and Computing/Business Analysis from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or equivalent; 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)].
(1) For civil service appointment purpose, “Grade E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 2” 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.
A Statistical Officer II is mainly deployed on –
(a) assisting in designing forms used in statistical systems and questionnaires used in censuses and surveys and selecting samples;
(b) editing and coding questionnaires;
(c) handling statistical computations;
(d) preparing simple computer programmes and applying computer packages in statistical work;
(e) compiling statistical tables and charts; and
(f) assisting in analysis of statistical data.
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will normally 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 requirements 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 the selection 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 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 certificates and transcripts in person or by post 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.
(k) For submission of applications and/or supporting documents by post, the postmark date(s) on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission. To avoid unsuccessful delivery of mail items, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been paid 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. An applicant will bear any consequences arising from not paying sufficient postage.
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’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
Applicants should provide a detailed account of their academic/technical qualifications and working experience in the application forms. The completed application forms should include the following information -
(a) gradings of Chinese Language and English Language obtained in HKDSEE/HKCEE, or equivalent results, supported by copies of official certificates;
(b) academic/technical qualifications, supported by copies of official certificates and transcripts; and
(c) employment records with detailed description of duties.
For application submitted in person or by post, completed application forms, together with copies of certificates and transcripts in support of the academic qualifications (including copies of certificates and transcripts showing the results achieved in Chinese and English languages) and/or technical qualifications, should reach the below enquiry address on or before 29 August 2019. Please specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Statistical Officer II”.
On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should submit copies of certificates and transcripts in support of the academic qualifications (including copies of certificates and transcripts showing the results achieved in Chinese and English languages) and/or technical qualifications on or before 5 September 2019 to the below enquiry address, and the on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and the supporting documents.
If applications are late or incomplete, or not made in the prescribed form, or submitted by fax or e-mail, or without copies of the required supporting documents, or if the required supporting documents are received after the above specified dates or are insufficient, such applications will NOT be considered.
All applicants must provide clearly their personal Internet e-mail addresses on their application forms. Candidates who are selected for selection interview will normally receive an invitation by email in about 12 to 14 weeks from the closing date for applications (applicants are responsible for ensuring that the provided e-mail addresses can receive the invitations). Longer time may be required under certain circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received. Those who do not receive any invitation for selection interview can assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Personnel Section, Census and Statistics Department, 21/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
2582 3038 or 2582 4813
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (16 and 23 August 2019) and South China Morning Post (17 and 24 August 2019)
Web Site of Department:
Application via Internet: