Regulatory Affairs Officer (Engineering) (Non-Civil Service Vacancy)
Starting Salary Range: HK$51,000- HK$55,900 per month depending on qualifications and experience.
Candidates should have –
(a) a First or Second class honours bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent;
(b) at least 2 years’ working experience in the relevant field after obtaining the qualification mentioned in (a), preferably in the telecommunications sector, or equivalent; and
(c) 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 (CRE), or equivalent [Note (2)].
The Regulatory Affairs Officer (Engineering) will be mainly responsible for –
- providing professional and technical advice on specialist areas in connection with the regulation of communications services;
- monitoring the telecommunications market and implications on the development of the telecommunications industry, the regulatory framework, and the interests of the consumers of telecommunications services;
- providing support in research and analysis of policy and regulatory issues, including drafting of information notes, policy papers, guidelines and codes of practice;
- implementing measures to facilitate the roll-out of telecommunications networks and infrastructure;
- evaluating licence applications, enforcing licence conditions, regulations and codes of practice and handling other licence administration matters; and
- processing, reviewing and/or investigating cases in relation to anti-competitive conduct, mergers and acquisitions, misleading or deceptive conduct or other unfair trade practices of communications service providers.
- Applicants should have met the entry requirements on or before the closing date for application.
- Candidates who have sat for the CRE for more than one time should submit the best valid CRE results they have obtained.
- (i) The results in the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers of the CRE are classified as ‘Level 2’, ‘Level 1’ or ‘Fail’, with ‘Level 2’ being the highest.
(ii) Level 4 in Chinese Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade D in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE, are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 in the UC paper of the CRE.
(iii) Level 4 in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade D in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade D in English Language of the GCE A Level, are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 in the UE paper of the CRE.
(iv) Applicants with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test result are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period (i.e. 17 June to 4 July 2022).
- Candidates will be required to attend a written test prior to the selection interview. Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on two-year non-civil service contract terms. Further renewal of contract will be subject to the candidate’s performance and the service needs of OFCA.
- A gratuity may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
- Rest days, statutory holidays, annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
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 (https://www.csb.gov.hk).
Completed application forms submitted by post should reach the contact address below on or before 4 July 2022, together with copies of (i) letter on result of CRE or results of equivalent examinations [See Notes (2) and (3)]; and (ii) official transcripts and certificates of academic and professional qualifications obtained from institutions. Applicants should also provide a detailed account of their relevant experience in a prescribed Supplementary Information Sheet which can be downloaded from the OFCA webpage at https://www.ofca.gov.hk/en/about_us/job/index.html. Please specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Regulatory Affairs Officer (Engineering)". 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 (https://www.csb.gov.hk). For applicants who apply online, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents and the Supplementary Information Sheet by post to the contact address below or send the scanned copies of the above to the e-mail address (
) on or before 11 July 2022. 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 Supplementary Information Sheet.
Applications which are late or incomplete, or not made in the prescribed form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)], or submitted by fax or e-mail, or applications without attaching or with late submission of copies of the required supporting documents and the Supplementary Information Sheet 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 written test and/or selection interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for written test and/or selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Address and Enquiry Telephone: Personnel Registry, Office of the Communications Authority, 29/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Tel: 2961 6719)
Closing Date for Application: 4 July 2022
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao (17 June 2022)
South China Morning Post (18 and 25 June 2022)
- Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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 the written test and/or selection interview;
- It is Government policy to place people with disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the written test and/or selection 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 https://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”; and
- 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 when required.