Non-civil Service Vacancy Water Supplies Department
Non-civil Service Vacancy
Water Supplies Department

Contract Water Quality Chemist

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location Hong Kong Island
Employment type Contract
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector
Job function Government / Social Service > Government
Quality Control / Quality Assurance > Quality Control & Assurance
Published On 26/11/2016
Salary : HK$49,445 per month

Entry Requirements :
Candidates should have
(a) a relevant degree or higher in chemistry, microbiology, health science, toxicology or other water science-related subjects, from a Hong Kong university or equivalent. Having a recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline would be an advantage;
(b) at least 5 years’ aggregated experience in water safety related areas including water safety plan;
(c) good leadership, analytical and organisational capabilities;
(d) good interpersonal and communication skills; and
(e) a good command of English and Chinese.

Duties :
1. To assist in reviewing and auditing water safety plan; and
2. To co-ordinate and conduct water safety related research.

Terms of Appointment : Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of one year. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Department and the performance of the candidate.

Fringe Benefits: A gratuity may be granted to the appointee upon satisfactory completion of the contract with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity / paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.

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 ( Completed applications on G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013) together with a detailed account of their academic work and relevant working experience should reach the below address on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked “Contract Water Quality Chemist”. Applications not made in the prescribed form or which are incomplete or late will not be considered. Applicants should ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mails will be disposed of by the Hongkong Post. 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.

Enquiry Address: Recruitment Unit, Water Supplies Department, 48/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 2829 4384

Closing Date for Application : 9 December 2016

General Notes:
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.
(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 recruitment examination and/or 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 selection interview/ written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.
(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 enquiry address.