Technical Officer (Structural), Architectural Services Department (Ref: 44112)

Department: Architectural Services Department

Publish Date: 2021-03-26 00:00:00

Job Title: Technical Officer (Structural)

Salary (Monthly): $22725

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have –

(a) obtained a Diploma or Higher Certificate in Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering from a Hong Kong polytechnic/polytechnic university, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or technical institute/ technical 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. [See Note (A) to ©]


A Technical Officer (Structural) is mainly deployed on –

(a) preparing structural plans and details, steel bar bending schedules and computing steel quantities;
(b) designing minor works either by hand or by computer aid;
© assisting in carrying out tests and inspections on site; and
(d) assisting in the training of junior staff. [See Note (D)]

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. All applicants should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by post to the contact address or e-mail to
(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 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 (

Applications, together with copies of the academic certificates with transcripts, submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address (Appointments Section, Architectural Services Department, 36/F, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong) on or before 9 April 2021. Please specify “Application for the post of Technical Officer (Structural)” 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 are also required to submit copies of the above mentioned supporting documents by post or by hand to our contact address or e-mail to on or before 16 April 2021. The online application number and job title should be quoted on the envelope/ subject of e-mail and copies of the supporting documents. Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
If applications are late, incomplete or candidates fail to provide the required supporting documents in time, their applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for recruitment examination and/or 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 recruitment examination and/or interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Architectural Services Department, 36/F, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2867 3638

Application Start Date: 2021-03-26 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-04-09 23:59:00