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Recruit Ref: G15654
Posting Date: 2024-04-12
Education Bureau
Division/Section/Unit: Curriculum Support Division
Curriculum Officer (Science) (EDB/CSD/189/24)
Job Description
(a) To develop and review the curricula for the subjects in the Science Education Key Learning Area, and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Science-related curricula; (b) To plan, organise and conduct in-service professional development programmes for teachers as well as training courses for laboratory technicians to facilitate the implementation of the Science (P1-6), Science (S1-3) and Innovation and Technology (I&T)/Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) education; (c) To plan, co-ordinate and develop the curriculum resources to enhance the learning and teaching of Science (P1-6), Science (S1-3) and I&T/STEAM education; (d) To plan, organise and conduct curriculum support programmes to schools and provide advice on matters related to implementation of Science (P1-6), Science (S1-3) and I&T/STEAM education (including holistic curriculum development, pedagogy, assessment, laboratory safety and management etc.); (e) To liaise and cooperate with other government departments, tertiary institutions and relevant organisations on matters related to Science (P1-6), Science (S1-3) and I&T/STEAM education; (f) To organise and conduct curriculum development projects, such as piloting learning and teaching strategies, conducting case studies and school visits, to enhance the implementation of Science (P1-6), Science (S1-3) and I&T/STEAM education; (g) To review textbooks and related resources materials; (h) To organise and conduct activities and events related to Science (P1-6), Science (S1-3) and I&T/STEAM education; and (i) To undertake any other duties as assigned.
Requirements
(a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree majoring in Physics/Chemistry/Biology, or equivalent [see Note (ii)]; (b) A certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent [see Note (ii)]; (c) Met the language proficiency requirements of 'Level 2' results in the two language papers [Use of Chinese(UC) and Use of English (UE)] in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [see Note (iii)]; (d) A pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test [see Note (v)]; (e) At least 6 years' relevant post-qualification [as specified in (a) and (b)] experience in teaching and/or curriculum development [see Note (iv)]; (f) Possess sound knowledge and educational experience in the area of Science/Innovation and Technology (I&T)/Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) education and local education system; (g) Understand the latest international trend in Science/I&T/STEAM education; (h) Candidates who possess solid teaching experience in science education at both the primary level and secondary level; and/or have a higher degree (e.g. a Master's/Doctoral degree) related to curriculum development and/or educational management, or equivalent preferred; and (i) Candidates may be required to take a written test on the day of selection interview.? Note: (i) The application period for the post of Curriculum Officer (Science) is from 12 April 2024 (Friday) to 26 April 2024 (Friday). (ii) Candidates should mark clearly on their application forms the major and minor subjects studied in their degree courses. Candidates possessing additional qualifications (e.g. a second/higher degree in a relevant subject) should include details in their applications. (iii) Candidates' results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) are classified as 'Level 2', 'Level 1' or 'Fail', with 'Level 2' being the highest. 'Level 5' or above in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade 'C' or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) are accepted as equivalent to 'Level 2' in the UC paper of the CRE. 'Level 5' or above in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade 'C' or above in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade 'C' or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level), are accepted as equivalent to 'Level 2' in the UE paper of the CRE. Applicants with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test result is accepted as equivalent to 'Level 2' in the UE paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period. (iv) Candidates should state the nature and relevancy of the post-qualification experience. (v) Candidates should have a pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law test. A pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test is an entry requirement for Curriculum Officer jobs in the Education Bureau. All applicants for Curriculum Officer jobs will be assessed on their knowledge of the Basic Law and the National Security Law. Only those candidates who have passed the Basic Law and National Security Law Test will be considered for appointment. (vi) Candidates should be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic; have a fine character and integrity; be committed to serve in the education field; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
Terms of Appointment: Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for 2.5 years.
Remuneration
$79,930 per month
Fringe Benefits (a) 18 days annual leave, whereas rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity leave/paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. (b) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, if granted, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. (c) Other fringe benefits include medical and dental benefits and, where appropriate, housing benefits.
Apply Method
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre 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 ( https://www.csb.gov.hk ). Application should reach the following enquiry address (Curriculum Support Division, Education Bureau, Room 1222, 12/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong) on or before the closing date for 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 Bureau 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. The new version of application form for Government jobs G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023) has been in use with effect from 26 July 2023. Candidates who apply for Government jobs advertised on or after 26 July 2023 should use the new G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023). If candidates submit the old version form (G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)), they will be required to fill in the new G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023) afresh and submit it within seven days upon request. If candidates fail to submit the new G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023) within the stipulated deadline, their applications will not be processed further. Applicants 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.

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