EDUCATION BUREAU Non-Civil Service Contract Vacancy
EDUCATION BUREAU
Non-Civil Service Contract Vacancy

Senior Curriculum Officer (Science)

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector
Job function Government / Social Service > Government
Government / Social Service > Project / Program Development
Published On 15/10/2016
EDB Job Code : EDB/CDI/216/16

Salary : $84,385 per month (Gratuity : 15%) (Contract Period : 2.5 Years)


Duties : To take charge of the development and implementation of the biology curriculum and various biology related parts in science curricula. Major duties include : (a) to plan, develop and evaluate the curricula; (b) to plan, organise and evaluate professional development programmes for teachers and training activities for laboratory technicians in support of the implementation of the curricula; (c) to plan, develop and evaluate learning and teaching resources in support of the implementation of the curricula; (d) to collaborate with the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority to ensure alignment between curriculum and assessment for the curricula; (e) to plan and conduct school visits and curriculum-related activities to support schools in their planning, development and implementation of the curricula; (f) to initiate, organise and evaluate curriculum-related activities to promote science education; (g) to initiate, conduct and monitor research and development projects in relation to the science curricula; (h) to review textbooks and resource materials of the curricula; and (i) to undertake any other duties as assigned.

Entry Requirements : (a) A Hong Kong bachelor’s degree, majoring in Biology, or equivalent; and a certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent. [see Note (ii)]; (b) Met the language proficiency requirements of ’Level 2’ results in the two language papers [Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE)] in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [see Notes (iii) and (iv)]; (c) at least 10 years’ relevant post-qualification [as specified in (a)] experience in teaching and/or curriculum development [see Note (v)]; (d) sound knowledge of science education, Biology education and the local education system; (e) high level of awareness of current trends in local and international science education and Biology education; and (f) good leadership and interpersonal skills.

Notes :
(i) The application period for the post of Senior Curriculum Officer (Science) is from 14 October 2016 (Friday) to 28 October 2016 (Friday).
(ii) Candidates should mark clearly on their application forms the major and minor subjects studied in their degree courses. Candidates possessing additional qualifications (e.g. a second/ higher degree in a relevant subject) should include details in their applications.
(iii) The results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) are classified as ’Level 2’, ’Level 1’ or ’Fail’, with ’Level 2’ being the highest. ’Level 5’ or above in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade ’C’ or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) are accepted as equivalent to ’Level 2’ in the UC paper of the CRE. ’Level 5’ or above in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade ’C’ or above in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade ’C’ or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level), are accepted as equivalent to ’Level 2’ in the UE paper of the CRE. Applicants with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test result is accepted as equivalent to ’Level 2’ in the UE paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period.
(iv) Candidates without the requisite CRE results as stated in item (b) of the entry requirements but who have met the other entry requirements by the closing date of the application period (i.e. 28 October 2016) may also apply. However, they will only be considered for appointment subject to their enrolment and obtaining the requisite results in the relevant papers in the CRE held on 8 October 2016.
(v) Candidates should state the nature and relevancy of the post-qualification experience.
(vi) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of the BL in the community, applicants for all Curriculum Officer jobs in Education Bureau will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in an applicant’s overall assessment.
(vii) Candidates should be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic; have a fine character and integrity; be committed to serve in the education field; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.

Closing date of application : 28 October 2016

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 and any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Application should reach the following enquiry address (Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Room 1318, 13/F., Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong) on or before the closing date for application. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Bilingual advertisements of the post, including other information such as gratuity (if any) and fringe benefits etc. are available at the Civil Service Bureau’s Internet web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
*[On-line application is accepted.]

Enquiries
Address : Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Room 1318, 13/F., Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Tel : 2892 5846