Contract Assistant Landscape Officer, Architectural Services Department (Ref: 44184)

Department: Architectural Services Department

Publish Date: 2021-04-09 00:00:00

Job Title: Contract Assistant Landscape Officer

Salary (Monthly): $31685

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should –

(a) possess a degree in Landscape Architecture or a qualification 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, or equivalent;
(b) have at least two years’ post-qualification practical training and/or experience satisfying the training requirements for admission into the HKILA Professional Practice Examination; and
© have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 1 results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent. [See Note (A) & (B)]


Contract Assistant Landscape Officers are mainly deployed on assisting Professional Supervisor-in-charge in –

(a) investigating and assessing the potential use of all types of open spaces;
(b) planning, designing and supervising the construction of public open spaces and landscape-related projects;
© performing project management duties including the administration of contracts and consultants in outsourced projects; and
(d) providing professional advice on and handling of landscape and tree related matters.

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.

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.
© 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 any further shortlisting criteria. 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”.
(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. All applicants should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by post to the above contact address or e-mail to

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 (a) the relevant academic certificates with transcripts; (b) proof of the post-qualification practical training and/or experience (including past & current employment); and © Notification Letter of CRE results (i.e. Use of Chinese & Use of English), or equivalent, 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 23 April 2021. Please specify “Application for the position of Contract Assistant Landscape Officer” 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 30 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 5320

Application Start Date: 2021-04-09 00:00:00

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