Customs Officers are mainly deployed on law enforcement activities relating to revenue protection and collection, anti-narcotics, anti-smuggling and intellectual property rights protection. They are subject to the provisions of the Customs and Excise Service Ordinance, required to wear uniform, carry firearms, work irregular hours and may be required to work in an area outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The selection process involves the following stages:
Candidates are required to discuss a topic on current affairs in a group setting in Cantonese. 1 minute is allotted to each candidate to express their opinions, after which they are free to discuss amongst themselves and are expected to respond to other candidates' opinions. The duration for the topic is approximately 25 minutes.
Candidates who pass the Group Discussion will proceed to the Selection Interview to be conducted on another day.
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 (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 relevant BLNST or have not attained a pass result in the relevant 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.
Candidates who possess a pass result in BLNST (non-degree / non-professional civil service grades at or above completion of secondary education level) will not be arranged to take any BLNST at / below an equivalent level again.
The BLNST paper is a 35-minute bilingual paper (in both English and Chinese), comprising 20 multiple-choice questions. Answering at least 10 out of 20 questions correct will be deemed to have a pass result in BLNST. The pass result of the BLNST is acceptable for the purpose of applying for all non-degree or non-professional civil service jobs.
Disciplined Services (Rank and File) Pay Scale Point 5 ($23,625) to Disciplined Services (Rank and File) Pay Scale Point 16 ($33,650) per month.
[Note: The information on the monthly salary and maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.]
Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
The 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.
(On-line application can be made through the Civil Service Bureau G.F. 340 On-line Application System)
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