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Recruit Ref: G12785
Posting Date: 2021-04-16
Chief Secretary for Administration's Office
Division/Section/Unit: Administration Wing
Domestic Servant-(Civil)
Job Description
A Domestic Servant is mainly deployed on performing -
(a) household duties in official residence, including cleaning, tidying-up places, laundry and ironing work, etc.;
(b) preparation work for banquets and serving of guests at receptions; and
(c) other duties assigned by Chief Steward, Head Steward and senior officers.
(Note : A Domestic Servant is required to (i)'live-in'; (ii) work irregular hours and overtime including evenings, weekends and public holidays; (iii) wear uniform; and (iv) be subject to posting to any government department/office.)
Candidates should -
(a) have experience in performing domestic work and preparation work for banquets, and serving guests in reception in a large household or establishment; and
b) be able to communicate in fluent Cantonese, simple English and simple Putonghua, and read and write simple Chinese and simple English.
(Note : Candidates will be required to pass a trade test.)

Note: For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. Candidates who are invited to attend the recruitment interview will be tested orally on their BL knowledge during recruitment interview. The results of BL assessment will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.

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.
(c) 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 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 interview 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) Towards the application deadline, our online system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your online application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 5 ($17,675) to Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($21,340) per month
Apply Method
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 ( Application forms and copies of supporting documents should be submitted via one of the following means -

(a) by post to the Personnel Office, Departmental Administration Unit, Administration Wing, Room 2561, 25/F, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong, with the envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Domestic Servant” (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application). 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 Office 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;

(b) by hand to the application drop-in box of Administration Wing located at the Staff Entrance, 2/F., East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong, with the envelope clearly marked "Application for the post of Domestic Servant". The drop-in box is available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) and up till 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of application; or

(c) through on-line facilities on the Civil Service Bureau homepage at Candidates who applied online should submit copies of supporting documents within one week after the closing of application, to the contact address and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of all supporting documents.

Applications which are incomplete, late or submitted by fax or email, or not made in the prescribed form, or without the required supporting documents will not be considered.

Applicants should provide their email addresses on the application forms. 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.

Contact Address: Personnel Office, Departmental Administration Unit, Administration Wing, Room 2561, 25/F, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 28102805

Closing Date:29/04/2021

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