Master Pay Scale Point 21 (HK$40,420 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 33 (HK$70,090 per month) [General Note (1)]
Candidates should have –
(a) a Hong Kong bachelor's degree, or equivalent [See Note (a)];
(b) a certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent;
(c) three years' relevant post-degree experience [General Note (2)]; and
(d) met the language proficiency requirements of 'Level 2' results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [See Notes (b)-(d)].
Candidates should be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic; have a fine character and integrity; be committed to serve in the education field; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
For candidates holding qualifications obtained from academic institutions outside Hong Kong, please attach to their application copies of diplomas/certificates, transcripts of studies and official documents issued by the relevant academic institutions stating the mode of delivery (e.g. full time/part time, on campus/distance learning, etc.) of the study programmes. To facilitate the assessment of the qualifications, candidates should provide the above documents for all other relevant qualifications obtained as far as possible. Please do not send in any originals of supporting documents.
(a) For general awareness, a locally-accredited Hong Kong bachelor's degree is at Level 5 under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF). While there are other qualifications under HKQF Level 5, for the purpose of this recruitment exercise, only a bachelor's degree is acceptable. Further information on HKQF may be accessed on HKQF's website (www.hkqf.gov.hk) or by phone (3793 3955).
(b) The results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the CRE are classified as 'Level 2', 'Level 1' or 'Fail', with 'Level 2' being the highest.
(c) '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 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.
(d) Candidates 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 is 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.
(e) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of the BL in the community, candidates 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.
Assistant Education Officers (Administration) are mainly deployed on the following types of duties –
(a) assisting in conducting educational researches, reviews and planning; and
(b) assisting in the implementation of education policies by –
(i) providing support to schools on administration and conducting advisory visits and school inspections;
(ii) managing school building and improvement projects;
(iii) processing school registration applications;
(iv) processing registration, training and development of teachers/educational professionals;
(v) allocating school places; and
(vi) developing and maintaining educational information systems.
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 [General Notes (3) to (5)].
(1) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and it may be subject to changes.
(2) Candidates should state clearly on the application form the nature of work and duties of each position held when completing the part of "Full Employment Record".
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
(5) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(6) If a new recruit progresses onto new permanent terms upon satisfactory completion of the probationary/agreement period, he/she will be eligible to join the Civil Service Provident Fund (CSPF) Scheme. The Government's contributions under the CSPF Scheme, including mandatory and voluntary contributions, follow a progressive contribution rates schedule ranging from 5% to 25% of the basic salary of an eligible officer at his/her substantive rank, depending on his/her completed years of continuous service on civil service terms. In general, the above-mentioned Government's contribution rate is 15% at the time when an eligible officer who has completed three years of continuous service progresses onto new permanent terms and joins the CSPF Scheme. Further information on the CSPF Scheme may be accessed on CSB's website (www.csb.gov.hk).
(7) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(8) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all candidates meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(9) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the Education Bureau 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 recruitment examination and/or interview.
(10) 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. Candidates who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other candidates 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".
(11) 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.
(12) Personal data provided by candidates will be used strictly in accordance with the Education Bureau's personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request.
How to apply:
I. Application by post or in person
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 application forms should reach the enquiry address provided below on or before 6 March 2020. For application by post, the date of the postmark should not be after 6 March 2020. 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 Bureau and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Candidates will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Candidates should state "Application for the post of Assistant Education Officer (Administration)" clearly on the application form and the envelope.
II. On-line Application
On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates holding qualifications obtained from academic institutions outside Hong Kong who apply on-line should submit copies of their diplomas/certificates and transcripts by hand or by post on or before 13 March 2020 to the enquiry address provided below. On-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of all supporting documents. Please do not send in any originals of supporting documents.
Candidates holding local qualifications are NOT required to submit copies of supporting documents at the application stage.
Applications which are not made in the prescribed form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)], or submitted by fax or e-mail, or applications which are late, or without sufficient supporting documents, will NOT be considered.
Qualified candidates are required to attend an Assistant Education Officer (Administration) Recruitment Examination. Only those who passed the written examination will be invited for interview (to be held tentatively in July/August 2020). Candidates who are invited to sit for the Assistant Education Officer (Administration) Recruitment Examination will receive an invitation by post/email by mid-May 2020. Please ensure the mailing/ email address is properly provided. The Recruitment Examination is tentatively scheduled for late May 2020. As it takes time to verify candidates' qualifications, an invitation to the Recruitment Examination does not imply that their qualifications meet the entry requirements of the Assistant Education Officer (Administration) posts. Those who are not invited to sit for the Assistant Education Officer (Administration) Recruitment Examination may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments and Personnel Section, Education Bureau, Room 1636, 16/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
2892 6177 / 2892 5705
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
SCMP (15 and 22 February 2020) and Mingpao (15 and 29 February 2020)