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Recruit Ref: G12129
Posting Date: 2020-07-03
Environmental Protection Department
【Fight the Virus Together ●Support Employment】Statistical Assistant-(Non-Civil)
Job Description
The successful candidates will provide statistical support for waste surveys. The main duties include:-
(a) to input, check, and edit data from waste surveys;
(b) to assist in compilation, analyses and dissemination of statistical data of waste surveys;
(c) to compile statistical tables/charts and reports based on results of waste surveys;
(d) to prepare simple computer programs and apply computer packages in waste surveys;
(e) to provide technical support on statistical analyses and research; and
(f) to perform any other duties in relation to statistical work.

(Other Job-related Requirements: (a) The successful candidate will be required to work in the Island West Transfer Station Administration Building. (b) 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 (i) work irregular hours and overtime, including evenings, weekends and public holidays; (ii) work outdoors; and (iii) work at remote locations.)

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 post to the Contact Address.
Candidates should have / be: -
(a) (i) an Ordinary Certificate in Statistics from the Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS), or equivalent, with two years’ practical experience in statistical work; or
(ii) a Higher Certificate in Statistics from HKSS, or equivalent; or
(iii) a Higher Certificate in Mathematical Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(iv) a Higher Diploma in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(v) a Higher Diploma in Statistics and Computing for Business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(vi) an Associate in Statistics and Computing for Business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(vii) a Higher Diploma in Applied Statistics and Computing from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or equivalent; or
(viii) a Higher Diploma in Business Analysis from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or equivalent;
(b) met the language proficiency requirement of Level 2 (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 E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 2” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth);
(c) proficiency in using Microsoft Office (such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Excel VBA) will be an advantage; and
(d) preferably with practical experience in statistical work.

Note: Candidates invited for selection interview may be required to attend a computer skills test.

Note: Note 1: For qualifications awarded by local institutions / Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, original / copies of the transcripts / certificates / other qualification documents are not required to be submitted at this stage of application. As for qualifications obtained from institutions outside Hong Kong, copies of the transcripts / certificates or other qualification documents should be submitted together with the completed Application Forms.

Note 2: Candidates who apply online should submit the required documents (including the essay in the “How to Apply” Section) by post to the Contact Address within seven working days after the closing date of application, or the essay may be submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document by email to The online application number should be quoted on the envelope and every page of the copies of supporting documents and/or essay if it is submitted by post. Applicants should also ensure that the short essay in the Microsoft Word document is accessible if it is submitted by email. Applications with inaccessible essay may not be considered.

Terms of Appointment: The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for not exceeding one year.
Salary: HK$21,000 per month

Fringe Benefits 14 days of paid annual leave 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 ( Completed Application Forms, together with a short essay of no more than 200 words in either English or Chinese explaining (i) the reasons for applying, and (ii) strengths for successful and effective carrying out the tasks of the Statistical Assistant (with the number of words stated at the end of the essay) should reach the Contact Address by post on or before the closing date of application (Please refer to Note 1 in Note section above.). 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. Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website ( (Please refer to Note 2 in Note section above.). Applications which are late, incomplete/without the relevant supporting documents and/or essay as required, or submitted by fax/email may not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the Application Forms. 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 selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Contact Address: Statistical Unit, Environmental Protection Department, 3/F., West Wing, Island West Transfer Station, 88 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town (Attn.: Statistical Officer II)

Enquiry Telephone: 2872 1655

Closing Date:17/07/2020

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