Job ref no.: 44839
CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT

Student Air Traffic Control Officer

CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT

Salary: Training Pay Scale Point 11 ($23,670 per month) to Training Pay Scale Point 14 ($28,710 per month)

Entry Requirements: Candidates should –

(a)(i) have Level 3 or equivalent (See Note 1) or above in five subjects, with at least one of them being Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Information and Communication Technology or Aviation Studies, in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) (See Note 2), or equivalent; or

(ii) have a pass in two subjects at Advanced Level in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and Grade C/Level 3 (See Note 3) or above in three other subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (See Note 2) with at least one of them being Mathematics, Geography, Physics or Computer Studies, or equivalent;

(b) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 3 (See Note 3) or above in English Language and Level 2 (See Note 3) or above in Chinese Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent;

(c) be able to communicate effectively in English; and

(d) have a pass result in the Basic Law Test (See Note 5).

[Remarks: Candidates without the requisite Chinese language proficiency as specified in (b) above, but have met the other entry requirements, may also apply. Please see Note (4).]

Note: (1)For civil service appointment purpose, “Attained with Distinction" in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. “Attained" in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.

(2)The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.

(3)For civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.

(4)Candidates without the Chinese language proficiency as specified in item (b) of the entry requirements above, but have met the other entry requirements, may also apply. Nevertheless, only a limited number of applicants who do not possess the requisite Chinese language proficiency but are able to demonstrate the ability to speak Chinese (Cantonese/Putonghua) and understand simple writing in Chinese may be appointed subject to the operational need of the Department.

(5)All applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their Basic Law knowledge. A pass result in the Basic Law Test is an entry requirement for civil service jobs requiring non-degree / non-professional qualifications at or above completion of secondary education level. Only those candidates who have passed the Basic Law Test will be considered for appointment. Attaining a score at or above 53 out of the full mark of 100 (i.e. getting at least 8 out of 15 questions correct) will be deemed to have a pass result in the Basic Law Test. The Basic Law Test result will also constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment. For candidates who have not taken the Basic Law Test or have not attained a pass result in the Basic Law Test at the time of application, they may still apply for the job and arrangements will be made for them to take the Basic Law Test during the recruitment process.

Duties: A Student Air Traffic Control Officer* is mainly deployed on undertaking training leading to the award of Air Traffic Control ratings; undertaking single-engine light aircraft flying training; and performing duties connected with air traffic control, including those of an Air Traffic Flight Services Officer. He/she is required to work shifts on a 24-hour basis.

[*A Student Air Traffic Control Officer is required to be medically fit to International Civil Aviation Organization standards for Air Traffic Control Officers. (Further information can be found on Civil Aviation Department website at https://www.cad.gov.hk).]

Terms of Appointment: A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms. The period of probation is three years or the time taken for the officer to complete and pass the first departmental Specialized Rating Training course and obtain the associated Air Traffic Control rating, and be proficient to perform the duties of the rating independently, whichever is the later and subject to a maximum period of five years. Upon passage of probation bar, the officer may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

How to apply: 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 (https://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates must state clearly results of all subjects obtained in the public examinations on the application forms or a separate sheet attached to their applications.

Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the below contact address on or before 22 October 2021. Please specify the title of the post 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. Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (https://www.csb.gov.hk). Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

For qualifications awarded by local institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, copies of the relevant transcripts/diplomas/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 relevant transcripts/diplomas/certificates or other qualification documents should be submitted together with the completed application forms.

For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents by post to the below contact address on or before 29 October 2021. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents.

If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as required, their applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms.

Selected candidates are required to sit for a written examination to be held in Hong Kong tentatively in mid-January 2022. Those who are invited to attend the written examination will normally receive an invitation in early January 2022. Candidates who are further selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about six to eight weeks after the date of the written examination. Those who are not invited for written examination/interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.

Contact Address: Personnel Registry, Civil Aviation Department, Level 6, Office Building, Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2910 6607

Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 22/10/2021 23:59:00

Web Site of Department: https://www.cad.gov.hk

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 https://www.csb.gov.hk 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 below contact 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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  • Full-time
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  • Non-management level
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  • F.5- F.7 or DSE