Government Vacancies Enquiry System
Hong Kong Police Force
Special Photographer II
Master Pay Scale Point 8 (HK$20,270 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 19 (HK$36,665 per month)
Candidates should (a) have Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) [see (Note 2)], or equivalent; (b) have met the language proficiency requirements in Chinese Language and English Language of equivalent level as (a) above; (c) have at least two years' experience in professional photography, and knowledge and experience in simple repairs and maintenance of photographic equipment; and (d) pass a trade test.
(1) Preference will be given to those qualified candidates who possess knowledge in digital imaging and video editing.
(2) For civil service appointment purpose, 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 2' in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(3) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants 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.
A Special Photographer II is mainly deployed on (a) taking photographs including crime scene photographs, forensic photographs and special event photographs; (b) developing, printing and maintenance of films and photographs; and (c) making video re-construction for major and serious crime cases and processing surveillance films and videotapes.
(Note: Required to give evidence in court, and required to work shifts including night duty and standby duties.)
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will normally 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.
(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 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. 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 below contact address.
(j) 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 Home Affairs Enquiry 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).
Applicants should state clearly in their application forms details of their academic qualifications, skills and working experience. Completed application forms, together with copies of (a) transcripts in support of the academic qualifications (including photocopies of certificates and transcripts showing the results achieved in Chinese and English languages); (b) transcripts in support of the technical qualifications; and (c) supporting documents of working experience, should reach the below contact address on or before 31 December 2018. Please specify the title of the post being applied for 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. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application and /or submission of supporting documents.
Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents by post to the below contact address on or before 7 January 2019. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents.
If applications are late or incomplete, or not made in the prescribed form, or submitted by fax or e-mail, or without copies of the relevant supporting documents, or if the relevant supporting documents are received after the above specified dates or are insufficient, such applications will NOT be considered.
Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about 8 to 10 weeks from the closing date for application. Longer time may be required under certain circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Unit, 35/F, Arsenal House, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (14 December 2018) and Job Market (14 December 2018)
Web Site of Department:
Application via Internet: