Contract Senior Helicopter Operations Inspector , Civil Aviation Department (Ref: 43914)

Department: Civil Aviation Department

Publish Date: 2021-02-05 00:00:00

Job Title: Contract Senior Helicopter Operations Inspector

Salary (Monthly): $117580

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have –

(a)(i) a current Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) (Helicopters) with Class One Medical Certificate and not less than 3,000 flying hours in command of helicopters of which 2,000 hours should be in command of twin-engine helicopters; and
(ii) not less than 12 years’ relevant post-licence experience of which not less than five years should be as an Aircraft Rating and Instrument Rating Examiner or in other regulatory duties; OR
(b) an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) contracting state’s Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) (Helicopter) with Instrument Rating; and a minimum of seven years’ post-licence experience in civil aviation management and operations or as a regulator; and have passed the ATPL examinations; AND
(c) strong command of written and spoken English.


A Senior Helicopter Operations Inspector is mainly deployed to –

(a)monitor the operations, training and safety standards of helicopter operators in Hong Kong;
(b)provide advice and assistance on Flight Operations matters and liaison with other Government Departments and helicopter operators on specialised helicopter subjects;
(c)observe tests conducted by operators’ examiners for the issue/renewal of authority to sign certificate of test and type rating tests forms;
(d)provide assistance in the investigation of aircraft occurrences as required; and
(e)assist in formulation of policies and requirements on flight standards and operations matters.

(Notes: Post holders are required to travel extensively on duty and work irregular hours.)

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms up to 31 March 2022. Renewal of contract will be subject to operational needs.

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) 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 contact address below.
(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 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 ( Candidates must state clearly the details of professional qualification obtained on the application forms and attach the Experience Resumes.(See Note 1)

Completed forms, together with the Experience Resumes, submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address below of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope. 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 on-line through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit the Experience Resumes to the contact address below on or before 26 February 2021. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelopes and the Experience Resumes.

If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as required, including the Experience Resumes as requested, by the deadline, their applications may not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about six to eight 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.

Enquiry Address:

Personnel Registry, Civil Aviation Department, Level 5, Office Building, Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 29106324

Application Start Date: 2021-02-05 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-02-19 23:59:00