Information Officer Grade

The entry requirements for Assistant Information Officer (AIO) for the three streams are :

 

Assistant Information Officer (General Stream)

Applicants should have -
(1) a bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent;

AND

(2) a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) (see Note 5);

AND

(3) met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 2’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the CRE, or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.

Duties: Assistant Information Officer (General) are mainly deployed on working in the fields of news services, publicity and public relations in Information Services Department, Secretariat Press Office or a departmental Information Public Relations Unit. Mainly responsible for media research; information dissemination and media arrangements; publicity and promotions and emergency duties. May be required to work shift.

 

Assistant Information Officer (Design Stream)

Applicants should have -
(1) (a) a degree in design or relevant subjects from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 1’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (see Note 5), or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English; OR
(b) an accredited associate degree/higher diploma in design or relevant subjects from a Hong Kong tertiary institution, or equivalent; and met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (see Note 4) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English; OR
(c) a diploma in design or relevant subjects from a registered post-secondary college issued after the date of its registration, or equivalent; and met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (see Note 4 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English; OR
(d) (i) Level 3 or equivalent (see Note 2) or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (see Note 3), or equivalent; or (ii) a pass in two subjects at Advanced Level in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination and Level 3/Grade C or above in three other subjects in the HKCEE (see Notes 3 and 4), or equivalent; and (iii) at least three years' relevant experience in graphic or advertising design agency as full-time artist/designer; and met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (see Note 4) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.

Subjects taken by qualified candidates in previous AIO(D) recruitment exercises

Duties: Assistant Information Officers (Design) are mainly deployed on preparing design and artwork; assisting in the production of a wide range of publicity materials, publications, exhibitions, displays and audio-visual presentations; and assisting in the safekeeping and maintenance of equipment in Information Services Department, Secretariat Press Office or a departmental Information and Public Relations Unit. They may be required to work shift.

 

Assistant Information Officer (Photo Stream)

Applicants should have -
(1) (a) a degree with photography or video/film production as a subject taken from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 1’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (see Note 5), or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English; OR
(b) an accredited associate degree/higher diploma with photography or video/film production as a subject taken from a Hong Kong tertiary institution, or equivalent; and met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (see Note 4) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English; OR
(c) a diploma with photography or video/film production as a subject taken from a registered post-secondary college issued after the date of its registration, or equivalent; and met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (see Note 4) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English; OR
(d) (i) Level 3 or equivalent (see Note 2) or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (see Note 3), or equivalent; or (ii) a pass in two subjects at Advanced Level in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination and Level 3/Grade C or above in three other subjects in HKCEE (see Notes 3 and 4), or equivalent; and (iii) at least three years' experience as a full-time photographer, video cameraman or video editor; and met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (see Note 4) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.

Subjects taken by qualified candidates in previous AIO(P) recruitment exercises

Duties: Assistant Information Officers (Photo) are mainly deployed on undertaking basic photographic or video/film production assignments; and assisting in the safekeeping and maintenance of equipment in Information Services Department, Secretariat Press Office or a departmental Information and Public Relations Unit. They may be required to work shift.

 

BASIC LAW ASSESSMENT (see notes 5)

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 for degree/professional grades will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.

 

NOTES

(1) Non-degree holders, if appointed as Assistant Information Officer (Design Stream) or Assistant Information Officer (Photo Stream), will enter at two points below the basic entry pay.
(2) “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 New Senior Secondary subjects in 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.
(3) The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.
(4) ‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(5) For details of the CRE and BLT, please visit the following Civil Service Bureau's websites :

Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (CRE and BLT)

 

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 our department.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Advertisements would be published in local newspapers when vacancies are available and interested persons may apply in response to the advertisements. 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 Internet web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). For enquiries, please contact the Human Resource Management Section, Information Services Department. (Tel. No. : 2842 8643)

 

 

 

 

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