Post:  Regulatory Affairs Officer (Engineering) (Non-Civil Service Vacancy)

Starting Salary Range: HK$46,400 - HK$50,900 per month depending on qualifications and experience.

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have -

  1. a First or Second class honours bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering from a Hong Kong University, or equivalent;
  2. 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
  3. 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 (1)].


The Regulatory Affairs Officer (Engineering) will be mainly responsible for –

  1. providing professional technical advice in specialist areas in connection with the regulation of communications services;
  2. 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;
  3. providing support in research and analysis of policy and regulatory issues, including drafting of information notes, policy papers, guidelines and codes of practices;
  4. evaluating licence applications, enforcing licence conditions, regulations and industry code of practice and handling other licence administration matters from the technical perspective; and
  5. 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.


  1. Candidates who have sat for the CRE for more than one time should submit the best valid CRE results they have obtained.

    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.

    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. 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.

    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 is accepted as having met the English language proficiency requirement of the Regulatory Affairs Officer post.  The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period (i.e. from 5 to 18 January 2018).

  2. Candidates will be required to attend a selection interview cum written test. 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.

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidates will be appointed on one-year non-civil service contract terms.  Further renewal of contract will be subject to the candidate's performance and the service needs. 

Fringe Benefits:

  1. 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 add up to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
  2. 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 ( Completed application forms should be forwarded by post or by hand to below enquiry address on or before the closing date for application (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application) together with (a) a full curriculum vital including details of bachelor degree and employment records with a detailed account of their relevant experience; (b) copies of official transcripts and certificates of academic qualifications; (c) copies of letter on result of CRE or results of equivalent examinations; and (d) certificates and examination status reports of professional qualifications (if applicable) e.g. Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Electrical/Electronics Discipline), etc. . Applications without the above-mentioned required documents may not be considered for the written test and/or interview. Please state the post applied for on the envelope. Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (  Candidates who apply online should submit scanned copies of the required documents as mentioned above by 25 January 2018 to the email address ( or by hard copies to the address below with online application number quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents. Applicants should ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will not be delivered by the Hong Kong Post. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements, applications which are late, incomplete or submitted by fax or email will NOT be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about five weeks from the closing date for application. Applicants who are not invited for interview within eight weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Address and Enquiry Telephone: Personnel Registry, Office of the Communications Authority, 20/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Tel: 2961 6719)

Closing Date for Application:  18 January 2018

Newspaper Advertised and Date: Ming Pao (5 January 2018)

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. 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;
  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. 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;
  6. 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/word processing speed test without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria; and
  7. 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 with their applications.