Forestry Officer, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (Ref: 44060)

Department: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

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

Job Title: Forestry Officer

Salary (Monthly): $55995

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have –

(a) a first or second class honours degree in an appropriate subject in Applied or Natural Science from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent;
(b) three years’ post-graduate experience in an appropriate field or a higher degree or post-graduate diploma in an appropriate subject in Applied or Natural Science from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and
© ‘Level 1’ results (Note 2) in the two language papers (Use of Chinese (Note 3) and Use of English (Note 3 & Note 4)) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE). A pass result in the Aptitude Test in the CRE is also required.


A Forestry Officer is mainly deployed on performing forestry and vegetation management work; planning, managing, developing and protecting Country Parks, Hong Kong Geopark, Hong Kong Wetland Park and Special Areas; undertaking fauna, flora, endangered species, geological and landscape conservation work, including law enforcement, education and advisory duties, and ecological baseline studies; assessing and monitoring ecological aspects of environmental impact assessment process; and undertaking applied research in various related disciplines.

(Note: May be posted to other bureaux/departments; be required to work irregular hours or shift duties in connection with emergency hill fire, typhoon duties or other natural disasters; and work in the New Territories.)

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.

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 Bureaus 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 below contact address.
(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:

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department and any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Completed forms should be forwarded to the enquiry address of the recruiting department below on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope and ensure that sufficient postage is paid. Online application can also be made available through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Applications which are incomplete, late or submitted by fax / email will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 5th floor, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon

Enquiry Telephone: 2150 6687

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

Application End Date: 2021-03-26 23:59:00