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*Senior Operations Officer (Senior Operations Inspector) - Civil Service Vacancy

Salary :

Master Pay Scale Point 45 (HK$94,905 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 49 (HK$109,340 per month) (See Note 1).

Entry Requirements :

Candidates should have (a) (i) a current Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) (Aeroplane) with a current Class One Medical Certificate and eight years’ relevant post-licence experience and at least 5,000 hours of commercial transport flying experience of which a minimum of 3,000 hours should be on civil transport multi-engine aeroplanes; OR (ii) an International Civil Aviation Organization contracting state’s Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) (Aeroplane) with Multi-engine 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 (b) strong command of written and spoken English.

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.  Please note that applications from the serving civil service Senior Operations Officers (Senior Operations Inspector) in the Civil Aviation Department would not normally be considered.

(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 prescribed format can be downloaded here.


A Senior Operations Officer (Senior Operations Inspector) is mainly deployed on flight operations matters including – (a) conducting station facilities, ramp and base inspections, and other safety oversight inspections of the Air Operator’s Certificates (AOC) holders to ensure that the operator’s documentation with respect to operations and training manuals, and all other instructions to operating staff are in compliance with the established policies and standards; (b) observing professional pilot training, monitoring standards and ensuring that the training is carried out in accordance with all relevant legislation; (c) examining persons for appointment as authorized examiners for the grant of Private Pilot Licence and handling matters on Flying Training Organization and ground training courses; (d) investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents; and (e) assisting in the 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)

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, Office Building, Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong. (Tel.: 2910 6334)

Closing Date of Application : 14 August 2015
Newspaper(s) Advertised (with date) :

Ming Pao Daily News (17 July 2015) and South China Morning Post (18 and 25 July 2015)

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) 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 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 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 the details of professional qualification obtained on the application forms and attach the Experience Resumes.(See Note 3) Completed forms, together with the Experience Resumes, should reach the above enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application.  Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope.  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 Resumes 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 Resumes.  If candidates fail to provide the Experience Resumes as requested by the deadline, their applications may not be considered.  Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms.  Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) 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.