Civil Service Vacancy Water Supplies Department

Civil Service Vacancy
Water Supplies Department

Electrical Engineer

Job level Entry
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector / Public Utilities
Job function Construction / Property > Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Engineering > Electrical / Electronic Engineering
Published On 09/11/2019

Salary : Master Pay Scale Point 32 ($66,945 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 ($105,175 per month)

Entry Requirements : Candidates should (a) possess Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Electrical Discipline) elected after 5 December 1975, or equivalent [See Note (1)]; (b) have a Pass result in the Aptitude Test (AT) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and (c) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 1 results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE)) in the CRE, or equivalent. [See Note (2)]

Notes:
(1) In order to meet the entry requirement (a), applicants holding non-local professional qualifications only should prove the equivalency of such qualifications by the closing date for application, with supporting documents such as evidence of acceptance of their qualifications by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers for admission to its Corporate Membership (Electrical Discipline).
(2) The results of the AT paper in the CRE are classified as Pass or Fail.
The results of the UC and UE papers in the CRE are classified as Level 2, Level 1 or Fail, with Level 2 being the highest.
For civil service appointment purpose, 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 4 in Chinese Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade D in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE, are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 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) (GCE A Level), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. Level 4 in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade D in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade D in English Language of the GCE A Level, are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 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 are 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.
(3) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applications for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.
(4) Candidates should attach copies of their CRE/HKALE/HKDSEE/IELTS results and proof of Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Electrical Discipline) or equivalent together with a detailed account of their academic/professional qualifications and relevant working experience to their applications. Applications without provision of copies of the required documents will not be considered.
Duties : An Electrical Engineer is mainly deployed on the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of electrical and instrumentation systems and equipment; staff supervision; administration of engineering projects and assisting in the training of engineering and technical personnel.

Terms of Appointment : A new recruit will be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.
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 (http://www.csb.gov.hk).

Completed forms together with the required documents mentioned in Note (4) submitted in person or by post should reach the below contact address on or before 22 November 2019. Please specify ‘Application for Electrical Engineer’ on the envelope. 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. 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 required documents mentioned in Note (4) by mail to the contact address indicated on or before 29 November 2019. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and every page of the copies of the required documents. Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Applications not made in the prescribed form or which are incomplete or late will 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.

Contact Address and Enquiry Telephone : Recruitment Unit, Water Supplies Department, 48/F., Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Tel: 2829 4391.

Closing Date for Application : 22 November 2019

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 requirements 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. 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”.
(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 contact 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.