Station Officer (Operational)
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Station Officer (Operational)


Duties of a Station Officer

A Station Officer (Operational) is mainly deployed to take charge of a fire station or an emergency appliance; provide training for Firemen/Firewomen; command and lead Firemen/Firewomen in emergency and fire protection duties; and take part in administrative duties, such as staff management and planning duties. A Station Officer (Operational) is subject to discipline and is required to work shifts, perform "on-call" duties and wear uniforms.


Entry requirements

  • Education:
Starting Salary
(1)
have a bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 1 results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) Note (a) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English; or
Point 9
(2)
have a bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university, or an accredited Associate Degree from a Hong Kong tertiary institution, or a Higher Diploma from a Hong Kong polytechnic university / polytechnic / Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education / technical college, or a Diploma from a registered post-secondary college issued after the date of its registration, or equivalent; and have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 Note (b) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English; or

Point 8
(3)
(i) have Level 3 or equivalent Note (c) or above in 5 subjects in HKDSEE, or equivalent; or (ii) have Grade E or above in 2 subjects at Advanced Level in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination and Level 3 Note (b) / Grade C or above in 3 other subjects in HKCEE, or equivalent; and (iii) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 Note (b) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.

(Note: the subjects in (i) and (ii) may include Chinese Language and English Language.)

Point 7
 
  • be able to pass an eyesight test (without spectacles);
  • be able to pass a physical fitness test and job-related performance test;
  • be able to pass a written aptitude test; and
  • be able to pass a practical aptitude test.

    [Note:
    (a)    Candidates’ results in the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the CRE are classified as Level 2, Level 1 or Fail, with Level 2 being the highest.  For civil service appointment purpose, Level 5 or above in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade C or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UC paper of the CRE.  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 5 or above in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade C or above in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade C or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE 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.  Candidates with 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 result are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE Paper of the CRE.  The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period.
    (b)    For civil service appointment purpose, Grade C and Grade E in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to Level 3 and Level 2 respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
    (c)    For civil service appointment purpose, “Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in HKDSEE.  “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in HKDSEE.
    (d)    Degree-holding applicants will be eligible for the degree pay point if they possess the requisite results in the Use of English and Use of Chinese papers in the CRE or equivalent at the time the offer of appointment is made.]


Starting Salary
  • Point 7 to Point 9 of the General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale, as commensurate with respective entry qualifications.

Training
  • A recruit Station Officer (Operational) has to undergo a 26-week residential initial training at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy.

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Last revision date: 15-02-2017