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Mobile Library Assistant (Salary: $13,970 per month)


Entry Requirements:

Applicants should -
(A) hold valid driving licences for private cars, light goods vehicles and medium goods vehicles (i.e. Hong Kong Driving Licence Vehicle Class Codes 1, 2 & 18) (Note 1);
(B) have (i) Level 2 or equivalent (Note 2) or above in the Compulsory or Extended Part of Mathematics and four other subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) (Note 3), or equivalent; or
(ii) Level 2 (Note 4) / Grade E or above in Mathematics and four other subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (Note 3), or equivalent; and
(C) meet the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (Note 4) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent; and
(D) have a good knowledge of the use of general computer software (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel and Chinese input method).


(1) Applicants must state the Vehicle Class Codes of the valid Hong Kong Driving Licences they hold in the field of "Professional Qualifications" of the application form and attach a copy of the driving licence to the form. Applicants are required to pass a driving test conducted by the Government Logistics Department and be issued with a Government Driving Permit prior to the offer of appointment.
(2) For non-civil service appointment purpose, “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.
(3) The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.
(4) For non-civil service appointment purpose, 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 2' in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.


(A) To drive Mobile Library vehicle;
(B) to provide check-in and check-out services for library materials;
(C) to provide basic readers' enquiry services;
(D) to perform general clerical and other back office duties;
(E) to deliver library materials and perform duties such as sorting, shelving, jacketing, stamping and repairing of library materials;
(F) to maintain the order in the Mobile Library;
(G) to ensure the safe operation of the Mobile Library and report items to be repaired to the supervisor;
(H) to supervise or perform cleansing duties for the Mobile Library; and
(I) to connect and disconnect electricity supply at Mobile Library service points.

Working Hours:

45 hours per week (excluding meal breaks); have to work shifts and irregular hours including on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

(Notes: Appointees will be deployed to work in any mobile libraries or public libraries; and required to wear uniform.)

Terms of Appointment:

Successful applicants will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for one year.

Fringe Benefits:

An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted to the appointee upon satisfactorily completion of the contract with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus the Government's contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 10% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity/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 Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's Internet web site ( Completed application forms should reach the address below by hand or by post on or before the closing date for application (postmark will be referred to for the submission date of applications by mail). Please mark on the envelope “Application for the position of Mobile Library Assistant”. Applications which are late, incomplete or submitted by fax or e-mail will not be considered. Applicants who are not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date for application may assume their applications unsuccessful. Information on unsuccessful applicants will normally be destroyed 24 months after rejection of the applicants' applications.

Applicants should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post.


Administration Unit, Libraries Section, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 11/F, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone:

2921 0595 / 2921 0235

Closing Date for Application:

17 March 2017

Published Newspaper:

Ming Pao Daily News (24 February 2017)
Oriental Daily News (24 February 2017)
Headline Daily (27 February 2017)

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 criteria.
(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 above enquiry address.