Job ref no.: 40958 (CT3115514-01#0751)

Science Laboratory Technician II


  • Dental plan
  • Housing allowance
  • Medical plan

Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($20,270 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 21 ($40,420 per month) 

Entry Requirements: Candidates should have : 
(a) a Diploma in Chemical Technology from a Hong Kong polytechnic / polytechnic university, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or a technical college / technical institute, 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, or equivalent [see Note (1)]. 

Note: (1) 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. 
(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 constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment. 

Duties: Mainly deployed to assist in conducting chemical analyses, preparing samples and reagents, as well as operating and maintaining the required instruments. Successful candidates are required to work in the Government Laboratory or 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. 

How to apply: Completed application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] together with copies of (a) certificates and transcripts in support of the academic qualifications (including photocopies of certificates and transcripts showing the results achieved in Chinese and English languages); and (b) support documents of relevant working experience should be sent to the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application. Please mark on the envelope “Application for the post of Science Laboratory Technician II". Applications which are incomplete or late will not be accepted. If the application is submitted by post, the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. Applicants should ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Application forms are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website at On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website. Candidates who apply online should submit the copies of all relevant documents to the enquiry address on or before 20 December 2018. The online application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents. If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as requested on or before 20 December 2018, their applications will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address: Personnel Office, Government Laboratory, 7/F, Ho Man Tin Government Offices, 88 Chung Hau Street, Homantin, Kowloon

Enquiry Telephone: 2762 3724 / 2762 3720

Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 13/12/2018 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. 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) 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. 
(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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  • Diploma or equivalent