Non Civil Servants

Heritage Officer

Development Bureau

Closing Date: 2020-06-18 18:00
$31,200 per month

Salary History

Job Vacancies History
1. 文物主任 $31,200 per month 2017-08
2. 高級文物主任 $49,445 per month 2017-08

Entry Requirements

Applicants should (Note 1) –
(a) have a bachelor’s degree or above in architecture or building surveying from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent;
(b) have completed postgraduate course(s) in built heritage conservation or architectural conservation, or equivalent;
(c) have at least two years’ full-time working experience in the relevant fields, including experience in handling building renovation projects;
(d) have met the language proficiency requirements of “Level 2” (Note 2) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent;
(e) have good proficiency in written Chinese and English and be fluent in spoken English and Cantonese; and
(f) have good knowledge of built heritage conservation.

Your application will NOT be considered if you fail to meet any of the entry requirements (a) to (d) by the closing date for application. Invitation to interview/written test does not imply that you have met the entry requirements.
(1) Candidates may be required to attend a written test.
(2) For non-civil service appointment purpose, “Grade E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 2” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(3) Successful candidates may be required to work irregular hours and on public holidays.
(4) Successful candidates may be required to perform outdoor duties.


Successful candidates will be deployed to sections/offices in the Works Branch of the Development Bureau to undertake the following duties (Notes 3 and 4) –
(a) to conduct the annual maintenance survey and condition survey and prepare inspection reports of declared monuments and graded historic buildings under the management of the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) and take follow up action on their restoration, maintenance and repair;
(b) to assist in managing the maintenance, repair and restoration works contracts on declared monuments and graded historic buildings assigned and initiated by the AMO, including works tender preparation, progress monitoring, contract administration, quality control and on-site supervision and inspection;
(c) to assist in assessing applications for works permit under Section 6 of the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (the Ordinance) for all declared monuments and the monitoring of the works to their completion in compliance with the Ordinance;
(d) to assist in monitoring the progress of the works related consultancy studies engaged for the conservation management plan, structural investigation, drainage works, cartographic and photographic surveys of historic buildings;
(e) to assist in monitoring the building conservation works under the Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme launched by the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office (CHO) and providing technical support;
(f) to assist in vetting study reports for the government capital works projects required for the heritage impact assessment and for other development projects required for the environmental impact assessment;
(g) to assist in monitoring the implementation of conservation requirements for development and work projects and adaptive reuse projects for historic buildings and providing technical advice; and
(h) to perform any other duties assigned as appropriate.

Terms of Appointment

Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of around one year. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Works Branch of the Development Bureau and the candidate’s performance.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

HK$31,200 per month
A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period with consistently high standard of performance. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. The benefits in respect of rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity/paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance and confirmed at the time of the offer of appointment.

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) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(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) 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.
(f) 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 any 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”.
(g) 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 on or before the closing date for application.
(h) Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with this Bureau’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided immediately upon request. You may contact Executive Officer (Works) Personnel 3 of the Development Bureau at 15/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong, or direct your request to him/her by fax (fax no.: 2523 5327).
(i) Non-civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the Development Bureau's website at
(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.

How to apply

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] 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 (

Completed forms should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked with “Application for Heritage Officer (Non-Civil Service Vacancy)”. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid if the application is sent by post. Any underpaid mail items will be returned to the sender or disposed of. Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Your application will NOT be considered if it is late, incomplete, not made in the prescribed form or submitted by fax or email; if you fail to provide in the prescribed form the information or the supporting documents as required for consideration of your application; or if it is not clear from your statements that you have met the entry requirements for this position.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview/written test will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about four to eight weeks from the closing date for application, but this timing is subject to change without prior notification to applicants. Those who are not invited for interview/written test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiry, please call the enquiry telephone number.


Job No.: 43146
Address: Administration Sub-unit, Antiquities and Monuments Office, 136 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Telephone: 2655 0808
Closing Date 2020-06-18 18:00
Publish Date 2020-06-05

Job Summary

Heritage Officer
Development Bureau
HK$31,200 per month
Telephone: 2655 0808
Closing Date: 2020-06-18 18:00