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What you need to know when applying for MSO II (Management Services Officer II)

Roles and DutiesManagement Services Officers (MSOs) are the main members of the Efficiency Office. As management consultants, MSOs help policy bureaux and departments find opportunities for improvement, facilitate and implement change, and accelerate innovation and technology adoption for better services. Types of consultancies include business process re-engineering, departmental management reviews, organisational review, performance measurement, design thinking, knowledge management, shared services, public sector innovation, information technology application studies, streamlining of government services and review on business facilitation as well as market and financial analysis. Deployment of MSOsMSOs may be posted to work in different policy bureaux and departments of the Government. They work in close partnership with colleagues of different grades in providing service in the areas of general consulting, resource management and other fields.General Consulting- Conduct management consultancies (e.g. business process re-engineering studies, organisational reviews) on the services, operations or processes of the departments concerned.Resource Management- Provide resource management support, assessing proposals for manpower, financial and accommodation resources.Other Fields- Take up a variety of roles in policy bureaux/departments, such as assisting in the implementation and daily management of information technology systems and equipment, stakeholder engagement and publicity of certain government programmes.. Entry Requirements1. a bachelor's degree from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; and2. Level 2 in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) or equivalent results ;3. a Pass result in the Aptitude Test paper in the CRE; and4. a Pass result in the Basic Law Test (BLT) (Degree / Professional Grades).  Remuneration Package1. Starting SalaryThe entry pay for an Management Services Officer II is Master Pay Scale Point 14 which is at present HK$30,325 per month2. Annual Vacation LeaveAnnual vacation leave of 18 days per year3. Fringe Benefits - medical and dental benefits.4. Fringe Benefits - housing benefits. >>>Application Period for MSOII Post: 18 Sept 2021 to 8 Oct 2021 5:00pm. Now Recruiting: Apply and details) For more details, please visit the website of Efficiency Office.(The video is broadcasted in Cantonese)  

What you need to know when applying for EO II (Executive Officer II)

Roles and DutiesExecutive Officers are professional managers who specialise in resource and system management. Posted around different government policy bureaux and departments, they enjoy a wide variety of work and have the opportunity to work with people of different backgrounds. They will be provided with structured training at various stages of their career to develop them into professional resource and system managers.The Government looks for quality people with leadership potential and commitment. Executive Officers should have good analytical ability and judgement, as well as good interpersonal and communication skills. They should also be versatile and innovative. Above all, we look for talents who share the Grade's vision to serve Hong Kong by providing the highest quality of service in the management of public organisations. 2021-22 Recruitment Exercise Timeline- Application Period for the Executive Officer II (EOII) Post -> 18 Sept 2021 to 8 Oct 2021 5:00pm. (Now Recruiting: Apply and details)- Joint Administrative Officer / Executive Officer / Labour Officer / Trade Officer / Management Services Officer / Transport Officer Recruitment Examination (JRE) -> Early December 2021- Selection Interview -> February to May 2022- Earliest Batch of Offers of Appointments (subject to clearance of all recruitment formalities) -> End of April 2022 *The above information on timeline is for reference only. Entry Requirementsa. a bachelor's degree from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; andb. Level 2 in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) or equivalent results ;c. a Pass result in the Aptitude Test paper in the CRE; andd. a Pass result in the Basic Law Test (BLT) (Degree / Professional Grades).  Remuneration Package1. Starting SalaryThe entry pay for an Executive Officer II is Master Pay Scale Point 15 which is at present HK$31,750 per month2. Annual Vacation LeaveAnnual vacation leave of 18 days per year3. Fringe Benefits - medical and dental benefits.4. Fringe Benefits - housing benefits. For more details, please visit the website of Civil Service Bureau..(The video is broadcasted in Cantonese)  

What you need to know when applying for AO (Administrative Officer)

Roles and DutiesAOs take up different positions in bureaux and departments, as well as district, Mainland and overseas offices in the Government at regular intervals. Through regular rotation of jobs, AOs receive wide exposure and acquire expertise in different policy areas, as well as develop multi-skills and accumulate rich experience in public administration. Not only are they required to possess a good understanding of their respective policy areas, they should also be alert and sensitive in listening to the views of different stakeholders and members of the public so that they are able to approach policy work with the overall public interest in mind. In formulating policies that contribute to the long-term development and benefits of Hong Kong, AOs also work closely with members of professional grades both within and outside the Government (such as various regulatory authorities and statutory bodies). Annual Recruitment Timeline >>>Application Period for AO Post: 18 Sept 2021 to 8 Oct 2021 5:00pm. Now Recruiting: Apply and details)<<< *The information below is FOR REFERENCE ONLY. The actual periods and details of events will be announced nearer the events. You are advised to refer to the announcements made by then.>>Beginning of Recruitment Cycle<<JUL/AUG: Application Period for the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and Basic Law Test (BLT) SEP/OCT: Application Period for the AO PostOCT: CRE and BLTDEC: Joint Recruitment Examination (JRE)following yearFEB/MAR: Preliminary InterviewMAR/APR: Final InterviewJUN/JUL: First Batch of Offers of Appointment (Subject to completion of recruitment formalities)JUL/AUG: First Batch of New Recruits Reporting Duty>>End of Recruitment Cycle<< Entry Requirements1. Permanent Residency (At the time of appointment, must be a permanent resident of HKSAR; AND resided in Hong Kong for not less than 7 years.)2. Qualification (A first or second class honours bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; OR A postgraduate degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent, where the qualifications considered in totality are comparable to the requirement in (i).)3. Good Command of both Chinese and English (Meeting the language proficiency requirement of Level 2 in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or EQUIVALENT.)4. Aptitude Test (A Pass in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE).5. Basic Law Test (A pass result in the Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades). Remuneration Package1. Starting SalaryPitched at Point 27 of the Master Pay Scale, which is at present HK$55,995 per month2. Annual Vacation LeaveAnnual vacation leave of 18 days per year3. Fringe BenefitsFree medical and dental treatment. On reaching Point 34 of the Master Pay Scale, officers will become eligible for housing benefits (a non-accountable cash allowance)4. Retirement BenefitMandatory Provident Fund on appointment on probationary terms; Civil Service Provident Fund on appointment on permanent terms. For more details, please visit the AO Recruitment website.And we have invited two young Adminstrative Officers Vincent and Kiki to share their reasons of serving at the Administrative Officer Grade, working experience and interview tips. Don't miss the sharing if you are interested in the Administrative Officer Grade!  (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese)

Tips for Police Constable/Inspector Application

Many young people have different queries about application for police officers, for example, “if the physical fitness test is difficult”.  Chief Inspector KWOK Chi Hou Howard will introduce the police officers’ recruitment process and give you some tips now.  Please watch the video. Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page

Preparing for AO recruitment?

Government jobs are popular, and Administrative Officer (AO) is among the most popular ones.You may have some questions or even feel puzzled while preparing for the written examination and the interview of AO.No worries, here are the tips. 01 | Keep abreast of current affairs AO Mickey Wai advised, “To become an AO, candidates have to keep abreast of current affairs.” AOs are subject to regular postings to different bureaux and departments to assist in policy making.  In order to formulate suitable and practical policies for different bureaux and departments, AOs are required to develop a thorough understanding of current affairs, and be aware of the viewpoints of different stakeholders in the society, as well as the rationale behind their viewpoints. 02 | Form your own standpoint It is important to form your own standpoint after reading news. Mickey Wai suggested candidates to discuss with family and friends about current affairs to develop one’s own standpoint. Conflicting ideas are not necessarily bad; communication helps build mutual understanding.03 | Organise your ideas systematically For an AO, being able to organise and express one’s ideas systematically is a quality as important as forming one’s own standpoint.  Another AO Bernadette Lam reminded the candidates, “Stay calm when the interviewers challenge your standpoints.” It is natural to be nervous during interviews, but do remember to keep your presentation clear and concise. There are no model answers for interview questions. What the interviewers would like to know is your own standpoints and your ability to present them in a well-organised manner. Let’s recap: keep abreast of current affairs; form your own standpoint and express them in a systematic manner.  Most importantly, show the interviewers that you possess the qualities they look for in an AO and have the passion to serve the society.Good luck! Contributing Editor: Sophie