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Career Opportunities / Vacancies

Information of Entry Requirements and Salary

Agricultural Officer
Fisheries Officer
Forestry Officer
Veterinary Officer
Field Officer II
Fisheries Supervisor II
Fisheries Technical Officer II
Co-operative Supervisor II


Agricultural Officer

Pay Scale: Master Pay Scale Point 27 ($50,900 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 ($101,070 per month) 

Entry Requirements: 
a. A Hong Kong first or second class honours degree in an appropriate subject in Applied or Natural Science, Agricultural Economics, Economics, or equivalent;
b. 3 years’ post-graduate experience in an appropriate field or a Hong Kong higher degree or post-graduate diploma in an appropriate subject in Applied or Natural Science, or equivalent; and
c. ‘Level 1’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE).  A pass result in the Aptitude Test in the CRE is also required.

Duties : Undertake research or advisory work in horticulture such as greenhouse production technology, organic cultivation, farm production and crop nutrition; or in plant protection or livestock husbandry; implement relevant agricultural regulations and quarantine work; conduct studies or research work in agricultural economics, development and extension; and undertake wholesale food market planning and management.


Fisheries Officer

Pay Scale: Master Pay Scale Point 27 ($50,900 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 ($101,070 per month)

Entry Requirements:
a. A Hong Kong first or second class honours degree in an appropriate subject in Applied or Natural Science, or equivalent;
b. 3 years’ post-graduate experience in an appropriate field or a Hong Kong higher degree or post-graduate diploma in an appropriate subject in Applied or Natural Science, or equivalent; and
c. ‘Level 1’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE).  A pass result in the Aptitude Test in the CRE is also required.

Duties : Perform planning, management, enforcement, research, development, credit, training, advisory, extension and environmental work relating to capture fisheries, aquaculture and fish market; and planning, management, enforcement, education, advisory, research, development and environmental impact assessment work relating to marine conservation, marine parks and marine reserves.


 


 

Forestry Officer

Pay Scale: Master Pay Scale Point 27 ($50,900 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 ($101,070 per month)

Entry Requirements:
a. A first or second class honours degree in an appropriate subject in Applied or Natural Science from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent;
b. 3 years’ post-graduate experience in an appropriate field or a higher degree or post-graduate diploma in an appropriate subject in Applied or Natural Science from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and
c. ‘Level 1’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE).  A pass result in the Aptitude Test in the CRE is also required. 

Duties: Perform forestry and vegetation management work; plan, manage, develop and protect Country Parks, Hong Kong Geopark, Hong Kong Wetland Park and Special Areas; undertake fauna, flora, endangered species, geological and landscape conservation work, including law enforcement, education and advisory duties, and ecological baseline studies; assess and monitor ecological aspects of environmental impact assessment process; and undertake applied research in various related disciplines.

 

 


Veterinary Officer

Pay Scale: Master Pay Scale Point 31 ($61,170 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 ($101,070 per month)
Entry Requirements:
a. A veterinary qualification registrable in Hong Kong under the Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance, Cap. 529; and  
b. 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), or equivalent.


Duties : Undertake investigation, diagnosis, control and prevention of animal diseases and zoonoses; monitor and enhance animal welfare; inspect animals and animal products for import and export; and perform licensing and enforcement of relevant legislation.

 


 Field Officer II

Pay Scale: Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($19,395 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 21 ($38,675 per month)
Field Officer II posts are divided into four different work streams.

 

 

Crop stream and Livestock stream

 

Entry Requirements:
a. A diploma or higher certificate in Natural or Applied Science or a related subject from a Hong Kong polytechnic/polytechnic university or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education/technical institute/technical college, or equivalent; or  
b. a recognised diploma from an agricultural or forestry school/college, or equivalent, and one year’s practical experience in farming or countryside/flora/wildlife management; and
c. Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or equivalent.


Duties: Crop stream: Perform duties relating to crop production, plant protection, irrigation, licensing and law enforcement, yield assessment, and extension work.
Livestock stream: Perform duties relating to livestock production and wildlife conservation work; carry out health and husbandry surveys; and undertake related regulatory duties and extension work.


Conservation and Country Parks stream

Entry Requirements :
a. A diploma or higher certificate in Management Studies, Natural Science or a related subject from a Hong Kong polytechnic/polytechnic university or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education/technical institute/technical college, or equivalent; or
b. a recognised diploma from an agricultural or forestry school/college, or equivalent, and one year’s practical experience in countryside/flora/wildlife management; and
c. Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or equivalent.


Duties : Perform duties relating to licensing and law enforcement duties in the conservation and management of the countryside; undertake field survey, training, visitor service and educational work.


Management stream

Entry Requirements :
a. A diploma or higher certificate in Management Studies; Natural Science or a related subject from a Hong Kong polytechnic/ polytechnic university or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education/technical institute/technical college, or equivalent; or
b. a recognised diploma from an agricultural or economic school/college, or equivalent, and one year’s practical experience in farming, fishery management or marketing; and
c. Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or equivalent.


Duties : Perform duties relating to planning, development and management of wholesale food markets; collecting market information, food supply and agricultural statistics; undertaking agricultural extension and development duties; examining farm management practices and administer loans.

 


 

Fisheries Supervisor II

Pay Scale: Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($19,395 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 21 ($38,675 per month)


Entry Requirements :
a. A diploma or higher certificate in Mechanical Engineering, Management Studies, Applied Science or a related subject from a Hong Kong polytechnic/polytechnic university or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education/technical college/technical institute or equivalent; or
b. a recognised diploma from a post-secondary fisheries school or college, or equivalent, and one year’s post-qualification practical experience; and
c. Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or equivalent


Duties : Assist in general fisheries development and extension work; processing and investigating fisheries related applications; education and fishermen training; conducting field surveys and compiling data; and performing licensing and law enforcement work relating to fisheries, marine parks and marine conservation.


Fisheries Technical Officer II

Pay Scale: Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($19,395 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 21 ($38,675 per month)

 
Entry Requirements :
a. A diploma or certificate for Laboratory Technicians or in Applied Science or a related subject from a Hong Kong polytechnic / polytechnic university or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education / technical college / technical institute, or equivalent;
b. 3 years’ practical experience in biological laboratories or 3 years’ relevant working experience in fisheries and marine conservation; and
c. Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or equivalent.


Duties : Perform duties related to fish specimen collection and identification; fisheries field studies, surveys, inspections and laboratory analysis; development and extension of fisheries technologies; management and operation of experimental fish farms; supervision of ecological monitoring contracts; marine conservation education; and management of marine parks.


Co-operative Supervisor II

Pay Scale: Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($19,395 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 21 ($38,675 per month)

 
Entry Requirements :
a. A diploma or higher certificate in Accounting issued by recognised examination authority, or equivalent;
b. 3 years’ accounting or auditing experience in a firm of professional accountants and auditors, or a commercial firm, or a banking institution; and
c. Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.


Duties : Supervise the operation and accounts of urban co-operative societies and credit unions, including attendance at their general and committee meetings; assist in co-operative training; advise the formation of urban co-operative societies and credit unions; and conduct audit/ examination of the accounts of co-operative societies and credit unions.


If you are interested in joining this Department, please watch out for civil service vacancies advertised in the Ming Pao Daily News on Saturdays. Information on civil service vacancies is also available in the HKSAR Government Information Centre on the Internet at http://www.info.gov.hk/.

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Last Review Date : 16 November 2017