Government Vacancies Enquiry System
Department of Justice
Contract Legal Clerk
$21,335 per month
Candidates should have
(a) (i) Level 3 or equivalent [Note (1)] or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) [Note (2)], or equivalent; or
(ii) Grade E or above in two subjects at Advanced Level in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination and Level 3 [Note (3)] / Grade C or above in three other subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) [Note (2)], or equivalent; and
(b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 3 [Note (3)] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent.
(Remarks: Candidates will be required to pass a written test)
(1) For appointment purpose, “Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.
(2) The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.
(3) For appointment purpose, “Grade C’ and “Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
To be responsible for—
(a) performing data checking and verification works for Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL), including assisting in data fixing works, performing related scanning and image conversion exercises; conducting system tests; checking and rectification of XML tags of converted data; verification of legislation data; maintenance of proper records etc.;
(b) preparing, counter-checking, proofreading and vetting manuscripts for legislative updates and other documents;
(c) checking the style and format of bilingual legislation; and
(d) performing other duties as assigned by supervisors from time to time.
Terms of Appointment:
The successful candidate will normally be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Department of Justice and the candidate’s performance.
Include an annual leave of 14 days per year of service; full pay sick leave in accordance with the provisions of the contract; maternity leave or paternity leave, where appropriate.
(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 vacancies 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) 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. (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) 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 the written test/ interview. (f) It is the 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 written test/ interview without being subject to any 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”. (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.
How to apply:
Candidates should apply in writing with a completed application form [G.F. 340 (Rev.3/2013)] which is obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service 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 Internet web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed form together with a full C.V. should reach, by 13 December 2019, Administration Unit, Law Drafting Division, Department of Justice, Room 384, 3/F East Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central (Enquiries: 3918 4548). Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Applications with incomplete or unclear information will not be considered. 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. Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Candidates may be required to attend a written test/ interview. Candidates who are invited for the written test/ interview will normally receive an invitation about 6 to 8 weeks after the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for the written test/ interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful
Administration Unit, Law Drafting Division, Department of Justice, Room 384, 3/F East Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central
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