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Recruit Ref: G12202
Posting Date: 2020-08-14
Environmental Protection Department
Waste Reduction Officer (Waste Management Policy Division)-(Non-Civil)
Job Description
The successful candidate is mainly responsible to:-
(a) assist in policy formulation, strategic planning, programme development, as well as managing the contract and monitoring of the operation of the waste treatment and recycling facilities under the Producer Responsibility Schemes (PRSs);
(b) support the publicity and implementation of PRS programmes, including the preparation and presentation of educational and publicity materials, and maintaining and supporting of the department’s dedicated websites;
(c) maintain and enhance database, conduct data analysis and compile statistics in relation to the PRS programmes;
(d) plan, coordinate and monitor the operation and development of collection outlets, recruit housing estates/ buildings/ institutions/ commercial and industrial organizations to participate in recycling programmes;
(e) collaborate with the trades and stakeholders to undertake various waste reduction and recycling projects; and
(f) handle enquiries relating to PRS, and to perform any other waste reduction and recycling, waste management and environmental protection related duties.

(The hours and venues of work may be varied having regard to the operational needs of the department. The successful candidate may be required to (a) work irregular hours and overtime, including evenings and weekends and public holidays; and (b) work occasionally outdoors.)
Candidates should have –
(a) a Hong Kong degree in a relevant science or engineering subject, or equivalent;
(b) minimum four years' relevant full-time post-qualifications working experience in waste reduction, recovery/recycling, waste facilities management or other related domains;
(c) met the language proficiency requirement of Level 3 (Note) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent (Note: “Grade C” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth);
(d) good English and Chinese writing skills, fluency in spoken English and Cantonese and proficiency in Putonghua; and
(e) knowledge of and experience in gathering information, networking and presentation.

Terms of Appointment: The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms up to October 2021.

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) 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 Bureau's 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. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the Enquiry Address.
Salary: HK$44,665 per month

Fringe Benefits 14 days paid annual leave per annum will be granted to the successful candidate. The eligibility for rest days, statutory holidays (or substitute holidays), maternity / paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, is in line with those provided for under the Employment Ordinance. A gratuity may be granted at the end of the contract period if the contract is satisfactorily completed 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 received during the contract period.
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 ( Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the position being applied for 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. Applications which are late, incomplete/without the relevant supporting documents as required, or submitted by fax/email may not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. On-line applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website ( Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within twelve weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Contact Address: Waste Management Policy Division, Environmental Protection Department, 45th Floor, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong [Attn.: S(WM)6].

Enquiry Telephone: 2594 6095

Closing Date:28/08/2020

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