Job ref no.: 40961 (CT3115514-01#0750)

Health Inspector II


  • Dental plan
  • Housing allowance
  • Medical plan

Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 14 ($28,725 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 24 ($46,420 per month) 

Entry Requirements: Candidates should have – 
(a) an accredited Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in Biology, Public Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Nutrition Science or a related science subject from a Hong Kong tertiary institution, or equivalent; and 
(b) 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 or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese. 

Note: 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. 

Duties: Health Inspectors II are mainly deployed on: (a) inspecting food/non-food premises, licensing, prosecution, meat inspection, public cleansing, pest control, contract management, outsourcing, control of hawkers and markets, cemeteries and crematoria, food safety and control, health education, other environmental hygiene and food-related services; and handling complaints arising from the above functions; and (b) enforcing the statutory requirements contained in the various ordinances and subsidiary legislation pertaining to public health, environmental hygiene, food safety and control, and public cleansing. 

[Notes: (i) Health Inspectors II are required to wear uniform; (ii) Subject to posting and transfer as and when required; and (iii) May be required to perform shift duties, on-call duties, work in irregular hours and work in other government departments.] 

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. 

[Notes: (i) Health Inspectors II are required to undergo a two-part basic training programme and required to undertake an end-of-course examination after attending the first part of the basic training programme. Failure in the examination may result in their service being terminated; and (ii) Health Inspectors II are also required to undergo a Professional Diploma Course in Waste Management and Meat and Foods Inspection, or equivalent and obtain the requisite academic qualification within the probationary period. Failure in obtaining the requisite academic qualification within the probationary period may result in their service being terminated.] 

How to apply: Applicants should send a completed application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department, or downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( and specify "Application for the post of Health Inspector II" on the envelope to the contact address below. The closing date for application is 14 December 2018 or postmarked on 14 December 2018 (Note : the postmark date on envelope will be regarded as the only valid date of application). On-line application can also be made through Civil Service Bureau’s website ( on or before 14 December 2018.

ALL applicants (application by post and online) should send by POST not later than 21 December 2018 (Note : the postmark date on envelope will be regarded as the only valid date of submission of supporting documents) to the contact address below photocopies of ALL official certificates and transcripts of studies in support of the academic qualifications stated in the application form (including photocopies of certificates and transcripts showing the results achieved in Chinese and English languages). On-line applicants should also quote the ‘on-line application number’ on the envelope and on all photocopies of certificates and transcripts.

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 incomplete, or late, or submitted by fax or e-mail, or without photocopies of the supporting certificates and transcripts will not be considered. Applications without sending on or before 21 December 2018 photocopies of the supporting certificates and transcripts will be regarded as incomplete and not be considered.

For purposes of contact and notification, applicants are required to state e-mail addresses in the application forms. Applicants who are selected to sit for the written examination will normally receive an invitation by e-mail in about sixteen weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for the written examination may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates after conclusion of the written examination will be invited for selection interview.

Enquiry Address: Appointments Section, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, 44/F., Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 2867 5265

Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 14/12/2018 23:59:00

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) 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. 
(i) 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 below enquiry address. 
(j) 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.  

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Job ref no. 40961 (CT3115514-01#0750)
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  • Non-management level
  • Asso. Deg or High Dip