Scientific Officer (Medical) (Public Health), Department of Health (Ref: 44165)

Department: Department of Health

Publish Date: 2021-04-02 00:00:00

Job Title: Scientific Officer (Medical) (Public Health)

Salary (Monthly): $55995

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should –

(a) (i) have a Master Degree in Public Health or Epidemiology and Biostatistics or Environmental Health or a related discipline from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; or

(ii)	have a postgraduate diploma in Public Health or Epidemiology and Biostatistics or Environmental Health or a related discipline from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent, with 2 years’ relevant post-qualification experience (Note (1)); and

(b) meet the language proficiency requirements of “Level 1” results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE)) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent (Note (2)).

[ Remark: Candidates may be invited to attend a written test.]


A Scientific Officer (Medical) (Public Health) is mainly deployed on –

(a) setting up, operating, maintaining and evaluating health information and surveillance systems on public health subjects;

(b) coordinating the collection, compilation, collation and analysis of health data;

© planning, designing and carrying out research projects related to public health subjects, including the preparation of research projects and evaluating the local and overseas legislative regimes relating to public health policies;

(d) providing professional input in health risk assessment on environmental hazards, searching, aggregating and distilling scientific evidence;

(e) providing professional statistical and/or other research support to epidemiology/ public health/ environmental health studies/ public health education projects and production of related promotional materials or related matters;

(f) appraising research proposals critically, providing professional inputs in reviewing the latest scientific evidence, the feasibility and applicability of various proposals, and the recommendations on planning, implementation, progress monitoring, and evaluation of public health policies;

(g) supporting public health investigation, control and prevention;

(h) vetting applications, planning and conducting inspections;

(i) assisting in handling enquiries and liaison work related to communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, health information or research and related matters; and

(j) performing any other duties as assigned.

[Note: May be required to work irregular hours and perform outdoor duties.]

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 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 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 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 written examination/ interview without being subject to any further shortlisting.
(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 indicated.
(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 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 at Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website.

The application period for the post of Scientific Officer (Medical) (Public Health) is from 2 April 2021 (Friday) to 15 April 2021 (Thursday). Applicants should state the relevant academic or professional attainments and working experience in the application form. The completed application forms, together with copies of documentary proof of possession of the required academic qualifications (e.g. transcripts, certificates, etc.) and relevant working experience, should reach the enquiry address indicated on or before the closing date for application. Please clearly mark on the envelope “Application for the post of Scientific Officer (Medical) (Public Health)”. Applicants who apply online should submit copies of relevant documents to the enquiry address indicated within one week after the closing date for application. Please quote the online application number on the envelope and every page of the copies of the documents. Please do not send originals of transcripts or certificates. If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as requested within one week after the closing date for application, their application will not be considered.

Applicants should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post.

Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.

Enquiry Address:

Appointments Section, Department of Health, Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2961 8609

Application Start Date: 2021-04-02 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-04-15 23:59:00