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Recruit Ref: G12028
Posting Date: 2020-05-29
Marine Department
Marine Officer-(Civil)
Job Description
A Marine Officer is mainly deployed on the following types of work at the professional level:
(a) controlling and regulating ports, shipping and local craft, public cargo working areas and ferry terminals, co-ordinating search and rescue operations in the region;
(b) examining local masters for certificates of competency;
(c) managing Government Fleet operations and district marine offices;
(d) planning the development of the port;
(e) training officers in the Department;
(f) combating marine pollution; and
(g) providing harbour mooring services and hydrographic charting services.

[Remarks : All Marine Officers may be required to work shifts or undertake stand-by duties.]

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 requirements 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 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) Academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions / Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. Holders of such qualifications should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address below.
(j) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK on the Internet at
(k) 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.
Candidates should have:
(a) a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline relating to the maritime field from a university in Hong Kong or equivalent, acceptable to the Director of Marine [See Note (1)];
(b) a Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 1 (Master Mariner) issued by or a certificate acceptable to the Director of Marine;
(c) one year’s experience as Chief Officer or above on sea-going ships; and
(d) 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 (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [See Note (2)].

Note: (1) Candidates without the requisite academic qualification as specified in paragraph (a) above, but are in the process of obtaining the requisite academic qualification may also apply. Consideration for appointment will be subject to their obtaining the requisite academic qualification by the time of offer of appointment.
(2) For civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(3) 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. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.

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.
Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 32 ($70,465 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 ($110,170 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 (

Applications, together with the supporting documents mentioned below, submitted in person or by post, should reach the enquiry address below on or before the closing date for application (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application). Please specify “Application for the post of Marine Officer” on the envelope and ensure sufficient postage is affixed so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to the Marine 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 online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents mentioned below by post to the enquiry address below on or before 19 June 2020. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents.

The required supporting documents are as follows –
(a) for candidates holding qualification obtained from institutions or authorities outside Hong Kong, please provide copies of certificates and transcripts in support of the academic / professional qualification;
(b) for candidates holding academic qualification obtained from local institutions, please provide copies of transcripts showing the subjects studied; and
(c) supporting documents of work experience showing the nature of work / positions held.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview are required to attend a written test which will be held on the same day. They 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 interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address: Appointments Unit, Marine Department, 21/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2852 4389

Closing Date:12/06/2020

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