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Recruit Ref: R7880251
Posting Date: 2021-01-15
Government Logistics Department
Artisan (Plantman) (Civil Service Vacancy)

Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 5 ($17,675 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($21,340 per month)

Entry Requirements:
Candidates should (a) hold a valid Hong Kong driving licence for light goods vehicle; (b) hold a valid certificate for operation of fork-lift truck (counter-balanced type, reach type and pallet stacker) recognised by the Commissioner for Labour pursuant to the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation; (c) have three years’ relevant working experience in operating fork-lift trucks/ high-rise rack pallet trucks; and (d) be able to speak fluent Cantonese/ Chinese and simple English; read simple Chinese and simple English; and write simple Chinese or simple English.

Notes:
(i) Candidates will be required to pass a driving test and a trade test. 
(ii) 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 be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.

Duties: An Artisan (Plantman) is mainly deployed to operate fork-lift trucks, stackers and high-rise rack pallet trucks for loading/ unloading and racking of stores.  He/ she is required to obtain a Government Driving Permit (G.F.8) for driving Government mobile plant and equipment and may be required to undergo training for high-rise rack pallet truck operation.

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.

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).   Completed application forms, together with the photocopies of the Hong Kong driving licenses, certificates for fork-lift truck operation, and proof of relevant working experience, should reach the Appointment Unit of Government Logistics Department, 10/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong not later than 4 February 2021.  Please state on the envelope “Application for the post of Artisan (Plantman)”.  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.  Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).  Candidates who apply online should submit supporting documents mentioned above to the above address not later than 11 February 2021 (the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of all supporting documents).  Applications which are incomplete, late, submitted by fax or email, not duly signed, not made in the prescribed form, or not accompanied by photocopies of the supporting documents as requested will not be processed.

Candidates who are selected for the driving test/ trade test/ interview will normally receive an invitation in about 14 weeks from the closing date for application.  This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications.  Those who do not receive an invitation may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Address and Enquiry Telephone No.:
Appointment Unit, Government Logistics Department, 10/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong. (Enquiry Telephone: 2231 5133 or 2231 5125)

Closing Date for Application: 4 February 2021

General Notes:
(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 the driving test/ trade test/ 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 driving test/ trade test/ interview 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 or by hand to the enquiry address.
(j) Civil service vacancy information contained in this column is also available on GovHK (http://www.gov.hk) on the Internet or “Government Vacancies” Mobile Application (can be downloaded from Google Play/ Apple App Store for free).
(k) 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.


Summary
Industry:
Civil Service / Government 
Job Category / Function:
Min. Edu. Level Req:
-- 
Total Working Exp:
3 or above 
Salary(HKD):
$17,675 - $21,340 (Monthly)
Benefits:
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