Assistant Landscape Architect [See Note (A)], Development Bureau (Ref: 44005)

Department: Development Bureau

Publish Date: 2021-02-26 00:00:00

Job Title: Assistant Landscape Architect [See Note (A)]

Salary (Monthly): $36765

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have –

(a) a Degree or an academic qualification in Landscape Architecture which is acceptable to the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) as satisfying the academic requirements for admission into the HKILA Professional Practice Examination (PPE), or equivalent [See Note (B)];
(b) at least 2 years of post-academic practical training and/or experience as satisfying the training requirements for admission into the HKILA PPE, or equivalent [See Note (B)];
© a ‘Pass’ result in the Aptitude Test (AT) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE); and
(d) met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 1’ results in the two language papers [Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE)] in the CRE, or equivalent [See Notes © and (D)].


Assistant Landscape Architects [See Note (E)] are mainly deployed on –

(a) assisting in policy work concerning greening, landscape planning and design, landscape management and vegetation management matters;
(b) assisting in regulatory and advisory work on landscape and greening issues arising from legislation and land leases requirements;
© assisting in the planning, design and supervision of in-house landscape projects, and assisting in project management duties, including the administration of contracts and consultancies in outsourced landscape projects;
(d) assisting in providing professional support and advice on matters related to greening, landscape planning and design, landscape management and vegetation management; and
(e) assisting in organising public education and outreach activities on greening and landscape matters.

Terms of Appointment:

A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years or the time taken for him/her to obtain the Professional Membership of the HKILA (elected on or after 1.1.1997), or revalidated by the HKILA if elected before 1.1.1997, or equivalent, whichever is the later and subject to a maximum of 5 years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she 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 requirement 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 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 recruitment examination and/or 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/written examination 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 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 enquiry address on or before 18 March 2021.
(j) Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with this Bureau’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided immediately upon request. You may contact Executive Officer (Works) Personnel 2 of the Development Bureau at 15/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong, or direct your request to him/her by fax (fax no.: 2523 5327).
(k) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the Development Bureau’s website at
(l) 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 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 ( Completed forms should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked with “Application for Assistant Landscape Architect”. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid if the application is sent by post. Any underpaid mail items will be returned to the sender or disposed of. Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Your application will NOT be considered if it is late, incomplete, not made in the prescribed form or submitted by fax or email; if you fail to provide in the prescribed form the information or the supporting documents as required for consideration of your application; or if it is not clear from your statements that you have met the entry requirements for this post.

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, but this timing is subject to change without prior notification to applicants. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the enquiry telephone number.

Enquiry Address:

Personnel Unit of Works Branch, Development Bureau at 15/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 3509 7689

Application Start Date: 2021-02-26 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-03-11 18:00:00