Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 13 (HK$29,500 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 23 (HK$47,820 per month)

Entry Requirements:

Candidates [See Note (1)] should have –

    1. a Diploma or Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronic and Information Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Information and Communications Technology or Telecommunications Engineering from a Hong Kong polytechnic/polytechnic university, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or technical college/technical institute, or equivalent; or
    2. a Maritime Radiocommunications General Certificate; or
    3. a First Class or Second Class Radio Electronic Certificate from the Communications Authority, or equivalent;
  1. three years' relevant post-qualification working experience in the electronic engineering, telecommunications, broadcasting or information technology fields;
  2. knowledge of radio or line communications theory and practice, radio/electronic equipment, developments in telecommunications technology and services, and the ability to operate test equipment;
  3. met the language proficiency requirements of 'Level 2' [See Note (2)] 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
  4. a pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test [See Note (3)].

Candidates are expected to –

  1. have good command of English and Chinese, plus work-related Putonghua knowledge;
  2. have good interpersonal and communications skills; and
  3. be able to work independently under pressure and tight schedule.


  1. Applicants should possess the relevant academic qualifications and working experience on or before the application deadline.
  2. 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.
  3. All applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their knowledge of the Basic Law and the National Security Law. A pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test is an entry requirement for all civil service jobs. Only those candidates who have passed the Basic Law and National Security Law Test will be considered for appointment.

    For candidates who have not taken the relevant Basic Law and National Security Law Test or have not attained a pass result in the relevant Basic Law and National Security Law Test at the time of application, they may still apply for the job and arrangements will be made for them to take the relevant Basic Law and National Security Law Test during the recruitment process.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

An Assistant Inspector (Telecommunications) is mainly deployed on –

  1. processing licence applications, supporting the handling of enquiries and complaints relating to telecommunications regulatory and licensing matters, inspecting and assisting in certification of equipment and installations;
  2. investigating radio interference, monitoring radio frequency spectrum, conducting radio frequency electromagnetic radiation measurement, operating and maintaining radio detection equipment, and assisting in conducting radio and radar surveys on board ships and radio operator certificate examinations;
  3. assisting in investigation on cases, conducting raid/road block operations and enforcement actions pertinent to the enforcement of relevant ordinances;
  4. assisting in technical appraisal of telecommunications and broadcasting transmission plans, systems and networks, and classifying import/export products;
  5. providing operational support for the processing, reviewing and/or investigation of cases in relation to anti-competitive conduct, mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry, misleading or deceptive conduct and unfair trade practices under the purview of the Office of the Communications Authority;
  6. inspecting buildings for collection of data on space of buildings for installation of equipment by operators and answering related public enquiries;
  7. assisting in the co-ordination of road opening works, installations of radio base stations at government sites/venues and use of hilltop sites and other telecommunications facilities, inspecting telecommunications systems, and conducting mobile network coverage surveys and investigating technical complaints; and
  8. investigating cases of damage to underground telecommunications facilities and taking enforcement actions under the Telecommunications Ordinance.

(Remarks: Assistant Inspector (Telecommunications) may be required to work shifts and overtime)

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 (

Completed application forms submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address below on or before 30 March 2023, together with copies of (i) results of HKDSEE/HKCEE or equivalent examinations and qualification [See Note (2)]; (ii) official transcripts and certificates of academic and professional qualifications obtained from institutions; and (iii) reference letter or employment proof of the relevant working experience. Applicants should also provide a detailed account of their relevant working experience in a prescribed supplementary information sheet (SIS) which can be downloaded from the homepage of the Office of the Communications Authority at Please specify on the envelope "Application for the post of Assistant Inspector (Telecommunications)". 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 the Office of the Communications Authority 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. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as date of submission of application.

Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau's website ( For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents and the SIS by hand or by post to the contact address below or send the scanned copies of the above to the e-mail address ( ) on or before 6 April 2023. The on-line application number should be quoted in the email or on the envelope and every page of the copies of supporting documents and the SIS.

Applications which are late or incomplete, not made in the prescribed form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)], submitted by fax or e-mail, or without attaching or with late submission of copies of the required supporting documents and the SIS after the specified deadline, may NOT be considered.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for selection interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about eight to twelve weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Address and Enquiry Tel.:

Personnel Registry, Office of the Communications Authority, 29/F., Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong. (Enquiry Tel.: 2961 6522).

Closing Date for Application:

30 March 2023

Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):

Ming Pao Daily News (17 March 2023); and
South China Morning Post (18 and 25 March 2023)

General Notes:

  1. Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
  6. Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
  7. Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the Office of the Communications Authority may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the interview.
  8. 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 Assistant Inspector (Telecommunications) 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".
  9. 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 to the above contact address.
  10. Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK on the Internet at
  11. Towards the application deadline, our on-line system will 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.