Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Senior Veterinarian (Pathobiology)
$115,795 per month
The applicant should have (a) a veterinary qualification registrable in Hong Kong under the Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance, Cap. 529; (b) a higher qualification in pathology; such as membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in a relevant discipline, or equivalent; (c) a minimum of 5 years’ experience in providing diagnostic pathology services; and (d) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in English Language in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent. Preference will be given to those candidates with qualifications making them authorized to advertise as, or profess to be, a specialist in a relevant discipline in Hong Kong.
(Note: ‘Grade E’ in English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.)
There is no specific closing date for application for this position, but applications will close without further announcement when the vacancy is filled.
Senior Veterinarian (Pathobiology) is mainly deployed on (a) performing diagnostic pathology for investigation and monitoring/surveillance of terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases; (b) providing scientific and technical advice on issues pertinent to animal and public health, disease diagnosis and control/prevention; (c) providing veterinary anatomical pathology and histopathology training to and supervising trainee pathologists. (d) maintaining laboratory preparedness to investigate major endemic, emerging/re-emerging, zoonotic and exotic disease incidents; (e) providing input into the laboratory quality management system; (f) providing other laboratory related technical advice as needed; (g) assisting in managing relevant administrative activities of the laboratory.
(Note: Required to work on shift in remote area of the New Territories and irregular hours including evenings, weekends, Sundays and public holidays.)
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on 1 year non-civil service contract terms.
Rest days, public holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity leave, paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. 14 days paid annual leave will be granted. A gratuity plus the Government’s Mandatory Provident Fund contributions equivalent to 15% of the total basic salary drawn may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct.
(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) 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 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 below enquiry address.
(h) 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 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 should reach the enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application. Please mark on envelope the title of the job applied for. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions / Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority should deliver or send by post copies of their official transcripts, diplomas / certificates and other relevant qualification documents to the department at the enquiry address within one week after close of application (please clearly state the on-line application number on every page of the documents). Applications which are incomplete, late or submitted by fax / email will not be considered. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid if the completed application form and required supporting documents are sent by post. Underpaid mail items will not be delivered by Hongkong Post. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about ten to twelve 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.
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 5/F., Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
Applications are accepted all year round until further notice.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News ( 2 February 2018 ) and South China Morning Post ( 3 and 10 February 2017 )