Job ref no.: 44856

Workman I


Salary: Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 3 (HK$14,620) per month to Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 13 (HK$17,870) per month

Entry Requirements: Candidates, both male and female, should be able to -
(a) communicate in Cantonese/Chinese and simple English, read simple Chinese and simple English, write simple Chinese or English [Note (2)] ; and
(b) have 3 years of relevant experience in general labour work involving sewage treatment facilities.

Note: (1) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(2) Candidates will be required to pass an interview which includes a test on simple Chinese and English.
(3) Candidates will be required to pass a trade test.
(4) 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.

Duties: A Workman I is mainly deployed to sewage treatment work to –
(a) assist in carrying out maintenance and operational duties;
(b) perform minor repair duties;
(c) perform sampling and general cleaning duties; and
(d) carry out all manual labour duties.

May be required to -
(i) work outdoors, anywhere in the territory;
(ii) work irregular hours, overtime or to perform shift duties;
(iii) work in obnoxious environment; and
(iv) drive government vehicles.

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: 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 (

Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the below contact address on or before the closing date for application. 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 ( Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for trade test and/or interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about ten to twelve weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for trade test and/or interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. Only candidates who are selected for trade test and/or interview will be notified.

Contact Address: Appointments and Establishment Registry, Drainage Services Department, 43/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2594 7050

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

Web Site of Department:

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 trade test 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 trade test and/or interview 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) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK on the Internet at
(j) Towards the application deadline, the 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. 44856
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 3 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • N/A