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*Senior Operations Officer (Helicopter Operations Inspector)

Salary :

Master Pay Scale Point 45 (HK$89,565 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 49 (HK$103,190 per month) (See Note 1).

Entry Requirements :

Candidates should have (a) (i) a current Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) (Helicopters) with Class One Medical Certificate and not less than 3,000 flying hours in command of helicopters of which 2,000 hours should be in command of twin-engine helicopters; and (ii) not less than 12 years’ relevant post-licence experience of which not less than five years should be as an Aircraft Rating and Instrument Rating Examiner or in other regulatory duties; OR (b) an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) contracting state’s Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) (Helicopter) with Instrument Rating; and a minimum of seven years’ post-licence experience in civil aviation management and operations or as a regulator; and have passed the ATPL examinations; AND (c) strong command of written and spoken English.

Duties :

A Senior Operations Officer (Helicopter Operations Inspector) is mainly deployed on helicopter operations matters including - (a) monitoring of the operating standards of helicopter operators in Hong Kong; (b) monitoring standards of crew training and associated training facilities, operations and training manuals, pre-flight briefings, flight planning facilities and the adequacy of staffing and accommodation; (c) observation of tests conducted by operators’ examiners for the issue/renewal of authority to sign certificate of test and type rating tests forms; (d) investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents; and (e) assisting in formulation of policies and requirements on flight standards and operations matters.  (Notes: Post holders are required to travel extensively on duty and work irregular hours.)

Notes :

(1)      Subject to the prevailing situation, candidates with additional experience may be granted increments for previous relevant experience in the civil aviation field in excess of the stipulated minimum. 

(2)       For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs.  Results of the BL test for degree/professional grades will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate but will not affect his/her eligibility for applying for civil service jobs.  As a general principle, the main consideration for suitability for appointment remains a candidate’s qualification, experience and caliber.

(3)        Candidates should submit their application forms together with an Experience Resume by mail to the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application.  The Experience Resume can be downloaded from here.

Terms of Appointment :

A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service agreement terms for three years.  A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct.  The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes, equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.  He/she will be required to serve on agreement terms for at least 3 years before they can be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

Enquiry Address and Tel. No :

Assistant Departmental Secretary (Personnel)2, Civil Aviation Department, Level 5, Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong. (Tel.: 2910 6334)

Closing Date of Application : 1 September 2014
Newspapers Advertised (with date) :

Ming Pao Daily News (18 July 2014) and South China Morning Post (19 July 2014 and 26 July 2014)

General Notes :

(a)   Persons who are not permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) may also apply for this vacancy but will be appointed only when no suitable and qualified candidates who are permanent residents of the HKSAR are available.
(b) Applications from serving civil servants in the Senior Operations Officer (Senior Operations Inspector) / Senior Operations Officer (Helicopter Operations Inspector) rank of Civil Aviation Department would not normally be considered.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.
(e) 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.
(f) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(g) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(h) 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.
(i) 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 further shortlisting.
(j) 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 address.
(k) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK on the Internet at http://www.gov.hk.
(l) 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.


How To Apply :

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service 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).  Candidates must state clearly the details of professional qualification obtained on the application forms and attach the Experience Resume.(See Note 3)  Completed forms, together with the Experience Resume, should reach the above enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application.  Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).  Candidates who apply online should submit the Experience Resume within one week after close of application period to the above enquiry address, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelopes and the Experience Resume.  If candidates fail to provide the Experience Resume, their applications may not be considered.  Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application.  Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.  For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.


*Air Traffic Flight Services Officer III - (Civil Service Vacancy)

Salary :

Training Pay Scale Point 5 ($12,225 per month) to Training Pay Scale Point 6 ($13,040 per month)

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; and
(b) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 3 (Note 3) or above in English Language and Level 2 (Note 3) or above in Chinese Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent; and
(c) be able to communicate effectively in English.

Note :

(1) For civil service appointment purpose, "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) For civil service 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.
(4) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs. Candidates who are invited to attend the interview will be assessed on their BL knowledge through a written test to be conducted immediately before or after the recruitment interview on the same day. The BL test result will be one of the considerations to be taken into account in assessing the suitability of a candidate.

Duties :

An Air Traffic Flight Services Officer III is mainly deployed to undergo training for performing Air Traffic Flight Services Officer's duties in the following areas :

(a) provision of supporting service in the Air Traffic Control Centre and the Control Tower;
(b) provision of aeronautical information service;
(c) assisting in the conduct of technical research and studies;
(d) assisting in the processing of various air services applications, answering enquiries, handling complaints and compiling statistics; and
(e) assisting in the conduct of audits and inspections to aviation-related activities.

An Air Traffic Flight Services Officer is required to work shifts on a 24-hour basis.

Terms of Appointment :

A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of the probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

Enquiry Address and Tel. No :

Personnel Registry, Level 5, Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong (Tel: 2910 6395).

Closing Date of Application : 7 August 2014
Newspapers Advertised (with date) :

Ming Pao Daily News (25 July 2014) and South China Morning Post (26 July 2014 and 2 August 2014).

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) 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 recruitment examination and/or 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/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting.
(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 transcripts and certificates by mail to the above enquiry address.
(j) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK website on the Internet at http://www.gov.hk.
(k) 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.


How To Apply :

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service 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). Candidates must state clearly results of all subjects obtained in the public examinations on the application forms or a separate sheet attached to their applications. Completed forms, together with copies of official transcripts and certificates (for holders of non-local academic qualifications), should reach the above enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates with non-local academic qualifications who apply online should submit their copies of official transcripts and certificates within one week after close of application period to the above enquiry address, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents. If candidates fail to state clearly results of all subjects obtained in the public examinations or fail to provide the supporting documents as requested, their applications will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.