Postal Officer, Post Office (Ref: 43957)

Department: Post Office

Publish Date: 2021-02-09 09:00:00

Job Title: Postal Officer

Salary (Monthly): $17675

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have –

(a) (i) Level 2 or equivalent [See Note (1)] or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) [See Note (2)], or equivalent; or
(ii) Level 2 [See Note (3)] / Grade E or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) [See Note (2)], or equivalent; and
(b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [see Note (3)] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent.


Duties:

A Postal Officer is mainly deployed on –

(a) manning post office counters and the safe custody of cash and negotiable stock;
(b) sorting mail of all categories and completing documentation relating to the receipt, movement, delivery and dispatch of mail;
© mail processing duties including handling of parcels and Speedpost items;
(d) accounting, financial, auditing, clerical and statistical duties; and
(e) performing postal inspectorate and/or staff supervision duties, etc.
He/she is required to work shifts and/or overtime as necessary; and may be required to wear uniform.


Terms of Appointment:

A new appointee will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, the officer may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

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 requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
© 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 it 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 selection 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 selection 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 to the contact address on or before 5 March 2021 (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission and documents which are submitted late, by fax or email will not be accepted). Please specify “Application for the post of Postal Officer” on the envelope and ensure that sufficient postage is paid. Applicants who apply through the on-line application system should state clearly the internet application number on the documents.
(j) 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:

Applicants should submit an application before 5:00 p.m. on 26 February 2021 (Hong Kong Time) through one of the means below: (i) through the on-line facilities on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at http://www.csb.gov.hk; or (ii) by post to the Appointments Section, 4/F, Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application). Please ensure that the delivery address on the envelope is correct and sufficient postage has been paid. An applicant will bear any consequences arising from not paying sufficient postage. Please specify “Application for the post of Postal Officer” on the envelope. 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, or downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website at http://www.csb.gov.hk. Applications which are incomplete, late, not made in the prescribed form or submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.

Candidates who are invited for selection interview will normally receive an invitation in about 16 to 18 weeks from the closing date for application. Those who do not receive an invitation for the selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. The period of notification may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications.


Enquiry Address:

Appointments Section, 4/F, Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong (Tel no.: 2921 2975 or 2921 2216)

Enquiry Telephone: 2921 2975 / 2921 2216

Application Start Date: 2021-02-09 09:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-02-26 17:00:00