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Recruit Ref: G13262
Posting Date: 2021-10-15
Correctional Services Department
Workman II-(Civil)
Job Description
A Workman II is mainly deployed on – (a) performing general manual duties, such as loading/unloading of stores and furniture, watering of grass and shrubs; (b) performing simple office routines, such as printing/photocopying of documents, locking/unlocking of offices; (c) performing indoor and outdoor messengerial work; (d) performing pantry or kitchen duties; (e) cleaning and litter collection and disposal, such as cleaning of waste containers, transport of waste containers from the designated points to refuse collection points, cleaning of toilets, cleaning and sweeping of floors; and (f) issuing canteen items to persons in custody.
(Note: Subject to the provisions of the Prisons Ordinance, the appointee may be required to work in the department's correctional institutions and come into contact with persons in custody; may be required to wear uniform, work in remote areas including Lantau Island and Hei Ling Chau, perform irregular, overtime, outdoor and shift duties, and perform duties on Sundays and public holidays. Successful candidates are subject to posting to fill vacancies and carry out different duties in the same grade in other government bureaux/departments when the need arises.)
Candidates should be able to (a) communicate in Chinese and simple English; (b) read simple Chinese and simple English; and (c) write simple Chinese or simple English. (Note: Candidates will be required to pass a trade test.)

Note: (1) The post is open to both male and female.
(2) 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 be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.

Terms of Appointment: A new appointee 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) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and it may be subject to changes.
(e) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(f) 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 the trade test.
(g) 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 trade test, and the subsequent interview after he/she has passed the trade test, 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”.
(h) 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.
(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: Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 0 (HK$13,730) to Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 8 (HK$16,175) 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 (
Completed forms should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application. Please specify “Application for the post of Workman II” 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. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application.
Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau's website (
Applications without the required information/supporting documents, or submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
A relevant trade test will be conducted before the interview. Candidates who are selected for the trade test will normally receive invitations in about two months from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for trade test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Contact Address: Appointments Unit, Correctional Services Department Headquarters, 23/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 3525 0710

Closing Date:28/10/2021

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