Technical Officer (Civil), Highways Department (Ref: 44160)

Department: Highways Department

Publish Date: 2021-04-21 00:00:00

Job Title: Technical Officer (Civil)

Salary (Monthly): $22725

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have -

(a) obtained a Diploma or Higher Certificate in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Building Studies from a Hong Kong polytechnic university / polytechnic, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or a 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 or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) [Note(1)], or equivalent.


A Technical Officer (Civil) is mainly deployed on –

(a) preparing civil engineering drawings, project displays and presentation works;
(b) making calculations, designs, and plotting related to engineering surveys and minor civil engineering works;
© assisting in maintaining computer based information systems and departmental Homepage; and
(d) assisting in the training of junior staff.
(Note : Selected candidates may be posted to other government departments; and may be required to work shifts or irregular hours, perform outdoor duties, and perform emergency and on-call duties during typhoon, severe weather conditions and other emergency events.)

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 Bureau’s 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:

(a) 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 (

(b) All completed application forms, together with copies of academic qualifications and technical qualifications (including official transcript), must be submitted on or before the closing date for application (4 May 2021) by post to the Appointment and Establishment Section, Highways Department, 5th floor, Ho Man Tin Government Offices, 88 Chung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, with the envelope clearly marked with “Application for Technical Officer (Civil)”. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application. To avoid unsuccessful delivery of mail items, please ensure that the address on the envelope is clear and correct and sufficient postage has been paid. 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. An applicant will bear any consequences arising from not paying sufficient postage.

© For those who apply through on-line application system on the CSB’s website, they should submit the required documents mentioned in (b) above by 11 May 2021 by post to the Appointment and Establishment Section, Highways Department or by email to They should quote the on-line application number on the envelope or in the email.

(d) Applications not made in the prescribed forms or which are incomplete, late, submitted by fax or without provision of copies of the required documents mentioned in (b) above will NOT be considered.

(e) Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email if email addresses are provided) in about eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful .

Enquiry Address:

Appointment and Establishment Section, Highways Department, 5/F, Ho Man Tin Government Offices, 88 Chung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon

Enquiry Telephone: 2762 3317

Application Start Date: 2021-04-21 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-05-04 23:59:00