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Job Number: 42123
Department: Department of Health 
Job Title: Part-time Mortuary Officer 
Salary: HK $126 per hour 
Entry Requirements: Candidates should -
(a)(i) have Level 2 or equivalent (Note 1) or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) (Note 2), or equivalent; or
(ii) have Level 2 (Note 3) / Grade E or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (Note 2), or equivalent;
(b) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (Note 3) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent;
(c) have knowledge in operation of computer and basic applications, such as word-processing;
(d) have the aptitude to work in mortuary;
(e) pass an aptitude test to be arranged by the Department; and
(f) preferably have working experience in hospitals / public clinics including various health institutions. 
Note: (1) For appointment purpose, 'Attained with Distinction (I)' 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) For 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. 
Duties: Mainly deployed on -
(a) undertaking clerical routines including preparation of statistical reports, maintenance and filing of records and autopsy reports, keeping inventories and handling enquiries;
(b) taking care of the mortuary and supervising frontline mortuary staff;
(c) monitoring the body receipt, storage and disposal procedures, arranging the storage and disposal of bodies, preparing and updating case records and preparing daily returns;
(d) assisting in arrangements for identification of deceased persons, and explaining its procedures to next-of-kin of the deceased; and
(e) assisting pathologists in the preparation and dispatching of specimens for special examinations.

(Remarks:
(1) Subject to deployment to various mortuaries within the Department as and when required.
(2) Working hours will be less than 18 hours per week and normally be in the morning session.) 
Terms of Appointment: Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for one year. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Department and the performance of the candidate. 
Fringe Benefits Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity / paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57). 
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 candidates 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 the aptitude test and / or selection 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 aptitude test and / or selection interview without being subject to any 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".
(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 contact address.
(h) Non-civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the"GovHK" on the Internet at http://www.gov.hk.
(i) Towards the application deadline, the 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 Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or 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).

The application period for the position of Part-time Mortuary Officer is from 23 August 2019 (Friday) to 5 September 2019 (Thursday). Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the above contact address on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the position being applied for on the envelope. For applications submitted by post, the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. 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 this Department 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 may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applicants should state in detail in the application form their academic qualifications and relevant working experience (including job title and major duties of the job). Applications which are incomplete, late, submitted by fax or e-mail, or not made in the prescribed application form will not be accepted.

For qualifications awarded by local institutions / Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, copies of the relevant transcripts / diplomas / certificates / other qualification documents are not required to be submitted at this stage of application. As for qualifications obtained from institutions outside Hong Kong, copies of the relevant transcripts / diplomas / certificates / other qualification documents should be submitted together with the completed application forms.

For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents by post to the above contact address on or before 5 September 2019 (Thursday). The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents. Please do not send originals of transcripts / diplomas / certificates / other qualification documents.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for aptitude test / interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for aptitude test / interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. 
Enquiry Address: Appointments Unit, Department of Health, Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. 
Enquiry Telephone: 2961 8775 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 05/09/2019 23:59:00 
Application via Internet: Online GF340 
Advertising Date 23/08/2019