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Recruitment for five civil service graduate grades starts today
     The Government started a recruitment exercise today (September 14) for appointments as Administrative Officer, Executive Officer II, Assistant Labour Officer II, Assistant Trade Officer II and Transport Officer II in 2019-20. The respective recruitment targets are set out below:
Posts Recruitment target
Administrative Officer 45
Executive Officer II 180
Assistant Labour Officer II 20
Assistant Trade Officer II 4
Transport Officer II 29
     The application period for the above posts opens today and closes at 5pm on October 4 Hong Kong time. The recruitment is open to all permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) who meet the relevant entry requirements. Current final year undergraduates may also apply. Details of the entry requirements for these posts have been uploaded to the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) homepage at www.csb.gov.hk, as well as on the HKSAR Government portal (GovHK) at www.gov.hk. For the recruitment of Administrative Officers, relevant information is also available on a dedicated website at www.ao-recruitment.gov.hk.
     As part of the entry requirements, applicants for these posts will need to have obtained:
(a) Level 2 in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent; and
(b) a Pass in the Aptitude Test paper in the CRE.
     In addition, the result of the Basic Law Test (Degree/Professional Grades) (BLT) will constitute an appropriate weighting in an applicant's overall assessment.
     Applicants who do not possess the requisite CRE results, or equivalent, but have applied for the coming CRE and BLT scheduled to be held on October 5 in Hong Kong or on December 7 in seven cities outside Hong Kong (namely Beijing, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney) may also apply. Their applications will be processed subject to their obtaining the requisite CRE results.
     Eligible applicants possessing the requisite CRE results, or equivalent, will be arranged to attend the Joint Administrative Officer/Executive Officer/Labour Officer/Trade Officer/Transport Officer Recruitment Examination (JRE) on December 7. Candidates residing or studying outside Hong Kong may take the JRE on the same date in any one of the seven cities outside Hong Kong as mentioned above.
     Applicants can make online applications directly through the CSB's website at www.csb.gov.hk. Alternatively, application forms (CSB 606 (Rev. 9/2019) and CSB 606A (Rev. 9/2019)) can be downloaded from the CSB's website. They are also available at Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of the Home Affairs Department, Job Centres of the Employment Services Division of the Labour Department, or the Information Counter on 1/F of the Trade and Industry Tower.
     Each applicant should submit only one application, either online, by post or by hand. Duplicate applications may cause a delay in processing and notifying applicants of their examination details. For applications submitted by post, please ensure that the address on the envelope is clear and correct and that sufficient postage has been paid. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by Hongkong Post, where appropriate.
Ends/Saturday, September 14, 2019
Issued at HKT 9:00
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