Survey Officer (Contract), Buildings Department (Ref: 44028)

Department: Buildings Department

Publish Date: 2021-03-12 09:00:00

Job Title: Survey Officer (Contract)

Salary (Monthly): $21256

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have -

(a) a Diploma or Higher Certificate in Building Studies, Building Surveying or Building Technology from Hong Kong Polytechnic / Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or a technical institute / college, or equivalent; and
(b) met the language proficiency requirements of 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. (Note 1)


(a) To assist in checking building plans, and inspecting building works, including minor works and drainage works of private developments and licensed premises;

(b) To assist in carrying out inspection of buildings and slopes, surveying defects, repair works and unauthorised building works, investigating sources of water seepage, arranging issue of statutory orders / notices / directions, and supervising works, including emergency cases, carried out by the government contractors;
(c) To prepare working drawings and cost estimates, to assist in records management and statistical collation of building information, as well as providing assistance in appeal, prosecution and disciplinary proceedings; and
(d) To assist in public education and publicity on matters relating to building safety, Minor Works Control System, Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme and Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme.

[Note: Successful candidates appointed are required to perform outdoor duties, may be required to (i) work shifts or irregular hours; (ii) perform duties during tropical typhoons, rainstorms and other emergencies; and (iii) be seconded to other government departments.]

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidates will be appointed on 12-month non-civil service contract 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.
(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 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”.
(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 enquiry address as indicated within 1 week after close of application period. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents. If candidates fail to provide the required documents, their applications will not be considered.
(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:

Candidates should apply to the Buildings Department with a completed application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)], which is obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre 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 Internet website (

Applications submitted in person or by post should reach Appointments Registry, Buildings Department Headquarters, North Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon on or before 6:00p.m., 26 March 2021. Please specify the title of the post applying for on the envelope. Applicants should provide a detailed account of their academic work and relevant working experience in their applications.

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 ( Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their e-mail addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by e-mail or by post) within four to six weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Appointments Registry, Buildings Department Headquarters, North Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

Enquiry Telephone: 3842 3187 / 3842 3084

Application Start Date: 2021-03-12 09:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-03-26 18:00:00