Pollution Control Officer [Salary: HK$45,785 per month]

Entry Requirements: Applicants should have: – 
(a) a Hong Kong first or second class honours Bachelor degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Automotive / Environmental / Chemical Engineering, or equivalent;
(b) minimum four years’ relevant full-time post-qualifications working experience in vehicle emissions testing using dynamometer or portable emissions measurement system, vehicle emission control projects, data analysis or related areas; 
(c) good command of spoken and written Chinese and English; and 
(d) good command of data handling skills. 

(a) To conduct experimental studies on the application of remote sensing equipment to measure vehicle emissions;
(b) To design and conduct experiments on measuring vehicle emissions using chassis dynamometers;
(c) To conduct data analysis related to vehicle emission measurements;
(d) To assist the development of quality control system for the remote sensing measurements on vehicle emissions; and
(e) To conduct emission repair benefit studies on diesel vehicles.

Other Job-related Requirements: The hours and venues of work may be varied having regard to the operational needs of the department.  The successful candidate may be required to (a) work irregular hours and overtime, including evenings, weekends and public holidays; and (b) work outside office including outdoors and remote working locations.

Terms of Appointment: The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for one year.

Fringe Benefits: 14 days paid annual leave will be granted to the successful candidate. The eligibility for rest days, statutory holidays (or substitute holidays), maternity / paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, is in line with those provided for under the Employment Ordinance.  A gratuity may be granted at the end of the contract period if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct.  Such gratuity, if granted, 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 received during the contract period.

How to Apply: Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] 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 (  Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the Enquiry Address on or before the closing date for application.  Please specify the position being applied for on the envelope.  To avoid delay 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.  Applications which are late, incomplete/without the relevant supporting documents as required or submitted by fax/email may not be considered.  Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms.  Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (  Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within eight weeks from the closing date for application.  This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications.  Those who are not invited for selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address and Telephone: Programme Development Section (2), Mobile Source Group, Air Policy Division, Environmental Protection Department, 33rd floor, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.  [Attn.: Sr Env Protection Insp(Mobile Source)43].  For enquiries, please call 2594 6415.

Closing Date for Application: 13 January 2023

Newspaper Advertised (with date): Ming Pao Daily News (30 December 2022) and South China Morning Post (31 December 2022 and 7 January 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) 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.  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 under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”. (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 to the above enquiry address by post on or before 20 January 2023 (as per postmark date).