Drainage Services Department

Workman I

Salary: Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 3 (HK$15,690 per month) to Model Scale 1 Pay Scale Point 13 [Note (1)] (HK$19,175 per month)

Entry Requirements: 

Candidates, both male and female, should -
(a)    be able to communicate in Cantonese/Chinese and simple English, read simple Chinese and simple English, write simple Chinese or English [Note (2)] ;
(b)   have 3 years of relevant experience in general labour work involving sewage treatment facilities; and
(c)    have a pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST) [Note (3)].

(1)    The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(2)   Candidates will be required to pass an interview which includes a test on simple Chinese and English.
(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 BLNST is an entry requirement for all civil service jobs.  Only those candidates who have passed the BLNST will be considered for appointment.  For candidates who have not taken the BLNST or have not attained a pass result in the BLNST at the time of application, they may still apply for the job and arrangements will be made for them to take the relevant BLNST during the recruitment process.
(4)    Candidates will be required to pass a trade test.


A Workman I is mainly deployed to sewage treatment work to –
(a)    assist in carrying out maintenance and operational duties;
(b)    perform minor repair duties;
(c)    perform sampling and general cleaning duties; and 
(d)    carry out all manual labour duties.

    May be required to -
    (i)      work outdoors, anywhere in the territory;
    (ii)     work irregular hours, overtime or to perform shift duties; 
    (iii)    work in obnoxious environment; and
    (iv)    drive government vehicles.

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. 7/2023)) 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 (http://www.csb.gov.hk).  The new version of application form for Government jobs G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023) has been in use with effect from 26 July 2023. Candidates who apply for Government jobs advertised on or after 26 July 2023 should use the new G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023).  If candidates submit the old version form (G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)), they will be required to fill in the new G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023) afresh and submit it within seven days upon request.  If candidates fail to submit the new G.F. 340 (Rev. 7/2023) within the stipulated deadline, their applications will not be processed further.

Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the below contact address on or before the closing date for application.  Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope.  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 this Department 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.  Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).  Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for trade test and/or interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about ten to twelve weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for trade test and/or interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.  Only candidates who are selected for trade test and/or interview will be notified.

Contact Address and Enquiry Telephone: 
Appointments and Establishment Registry, Drainage Services Department, 43/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Enquiry Telephone: 2594 7050)

Closing Date for Application: 10 November 2023

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) 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.
(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) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) 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 trade test and/or interview.
(h) 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 trade test and/or 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 http://www.csb.gov.hk under "Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments".
(i) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK website at http://www.gov.hk, or on the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application that can be downloaded from Google Play/Apple App Store/HUAWEI AppGallery.
(j) Towards the application deadline, the on-line system would 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.

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