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Parties interested in joining the Marine Officer grade can apply for Assistant Marine Officer or Marine Officer post.

Assistant Marine Officer

  • Main duties at assistant professional level
  • (a) Controlling and regulating ports, shipping and local craft, public cargo working areas and ferry terminals, and coordinating search and rescue operations in the region;

    (b) Managing Government Fleet operations and district marine offices;

    (c) Planning the development of the port;

    (d) Assisting in training officers in the Department;

    (e) Combating marine pollution; and

    (f) Providing harbour mooring services and hydrographic charting services.


  • Entry requirements
  • (a) A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline relating to the maritime field from a university in Hong Kong or equivalent, acceptable to the Director of Marine;

    (b) A Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 3 or above issued by or a certificate acceptable to the Director of Marine; and

    (c) Met the language proficiency requirements of "Level 2" or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.


Marine Officer

  • Main duties at professional level
  • (a) Controlling and regulating ports, shipping and local craft, public cargo working areas and ferry terminals, and coordinating search and rescue operations in the region;

    (b) Examining local masters for certificates of competency;

    (c) Managing Government Fleet operations and district marine offices;

    (d) Planning the development of the port;

    (e) Training officers in the Department;

    (f) Combating marine pollution; and

    (g) Providing harbour mooring services and hydrographic charting services. 

  • Entry requirements
  • (a) A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline relating to the maritime field from a university in Hong Kong or equivalent, acceptable to the Director of Marine;

    (b) A Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 1 (Master Mariner) issued by or a certificate acceptable to the Director of Marine;

    (c) One year's experience as Chief Officer or above on sea-going ships; and

    (d) Language proficiency requirements of "Level 2" or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent.

    • Pay scale

                    Master Pay Scale Point 32 to 44



    Note: Please refer to the recruitment advertisement of the post to learn about the latest recruitment information and requirements.

    (Please view the video to learn more about the duties, required qualifications and career prospect.)


    Transcript for Video of Assistant Marine Officer / Marine Officer

    Parties interested in joining the Surveyor of Ships grade can apply for Assistant Surveyor of Ships or Surveyor of Ships post.

    Assistant Surveyor of Ships (Three streams: Engineer and Ship, Nautical and Ship)

    • Main duties at assistant professional level
    • All streams

      Undertaking statutory and other related duties under the Merchant Shipping Ordinances pertaining to maritime safety, pollution prevention, security, seafarers welfare and management including casualty investigations and audits on Hong Kong registered ships and their companies.


      (A) Engineer and Ship Stream

      (a) Undertaking duties as a marine engineer consultant or manager for the Government on the construction of new vessels and maintenance of the Government Fleet;

      (b) Assisting in the conduct of examination for marine engineer officers' certificates of competency; and

      (c) Undertaking statutory and other related duties under the Boiler and Pressure Vessels Ordinance.


      (B) Nautical Stream

      (a) Assisting in the conduct of examination for deck officers' certificates of competency; and

      (b) Undertaking duties as a nautical consultant for the Government.


      (C) Ship Stream

      Undertaking duties as a naval architect for the Government on the construction of new vessels and maintenance of the Government Fleet.

    • Entry Requirements
    • All Streams

      Language proficiency requirements of "Level 2" or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.


      (A) Engineer and Ship Stream

      (a) A Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; and

      (b) A Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer Officer) Class 3 or above issued by or a certificate acceptable to the Director of Marine.


      (B) Nautical Stream

      (a) A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline relating to the maritime field from a university in Hong Kong or equivalent, acceptable to the Director of Marine ; and

      (b) A Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 3 or above issued by or a certificate acceptable to the Director of Marine.


      (C) Ship Stream

      A Bachelor's degree in naval architecture or related technology from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent.


      Surveyor of Ships (Three streams: Engineer and Ship, Nautical and Ship)

      • Main duties at professional level
      • All streams

        Undertaking statutory and other related duties under the Merchant Shipping Ordinances pertaining to maritime safety, pollution prevention, security, seafarers welfare and management including casualty investigations and audits of Hong Kong registered ships and their companies.


        (A) Engineer and Ship Stream

        (a) Undertaking duties as a marine engineer consultant or manager for the Government on the construction of new vessels and maintenance of the Government Fleet;

        (b) Conducting examinations for all classes of marine engineer officers' certificates of competency; and

        (c) Undertaking statutory and other related duties under the Boiler and Pressure Vessels Ordinance.


        (B) Nautical Stream

        (a) Conducting examinations for all classes of deck officers' certificates of competency; and

        (b) Undertaking duties as a nautical consultant for the Government.


        (C) Ship Stream

        Undertaking duties as a naval architect for the Government on the construction of new vessels and maintenance of the Government Fleet.


      • Entry Requirements
      • All Streams

        Language proficiency requirements of "Level 2" or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent.


        (A) Engineer and Ship Stream

          (a)(i) A Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent, or a corporate membership of an engineer institution acceptable to the Director of Marine;

               (ii) A Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer Officer) Class 1 issued by or a certificate acceptable to the Director of Marine; and

               (iii) Two years' experience as second engineer or above on sea-going ships or at equivalent responsible level in the marine engineering related industry; or

          (b)(i) A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering/Marine Engineering from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent;

               (ii) A corporate membership of an engineer institution acceptable to the Director of Marine;

               (iii) A Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer Officer) Class 2 issued by or a certificate acceptable to the Director of Marine; and

               (iv) Four years' experience as second engineer or above on sea-going ships or at equivalent responsible level in the marine engineering related industry.


        (B) Nautical Stream

        (a) A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline relating to the maritime field from a university in Hong Kong or equivalent, acceptable to the Director of Marine;

        (b) A Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 1 (Master Mariner) issued by or a certificate acceptable to the Director of Marine; and

        (c) Two years' experience as Chief Officer or above on sea-going ships or at equivalent responsible level in the nautical related industry.


        (C) Ship Stream

        (a) A Bachelor's degree in naval architecture or related technology from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent;

        (b) A corporate membership of a naval architect institution acceptable to the Director of Marine; and

        (c) Two years' relevant experience after obtaining the corporate membership.


      • Pay scale


      Note: Please refer to the recruitment advertisement of the post to learn about the latest recruitment information and requirements.

      (Please view the video to learn more about the duties, required qualifications and career prospect.)


      Transcript for Video of Assistant Surveyor of Ships / Surveyor of Ships (Three streams: Engineer and Ship, Nautical and Ship)

      • Duties:

        (a) Implementing of statutory requirements and codes of safe working practice relating to marine industrial works within the waters of Hong Kong;

        (b) Investigating and processing prosecution on violations of statutory requirements relating to marine industrial works within the waters of Hong Kong;

        (c) Providing technical assistance and advice on safety matters concerning boilers and pressure vessels and carrying out inspections on dangerous goods plants;

        (d) Providing safety monitoring and technical support to vessel maintenance activities and plant facilities in the Government Dockyard; and

        (e) Promoting occupational safety and health


      • Entry requirements

        (a) (i) A Class 1 Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer Officer) of a foreign-going steamship and/or motor ship acceptable to the Director of Marine; or

             (ii) Corporate membership of a relevant engineer institution acceptable to the Director of Marine; and

        (b) Language proficiency requirements of 'Level 1' results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination, or equivalent.


      • Pay scale

        Master Pay Scale Point 29 to 44


      • Promotion prospect

        Rank

        Pay scale

        Senior Shipping Safety Officer

        Master Pay Scale Point 45 to 49


      Note: Please refer to the recruitment advertisement of the post to learn about the latest recruitment information and requirements.

      • Duties:

        Mainly deployed on assisting Ship Inspectors in:

        (a) Undertaking statutory and other related duties, including inspections and certification of vessels under the Local Vessels Ordinance; and

        (b) Preparing drawings and examining design plans/ ship calculation works for Government new vessels; and supervising and inspecting works of vessels under construction, periodic maintenance and repair.


      • Entry requirements

        All Disciplines

        Language proficiency requirements of Level 2 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.


        (A) Machinery Discipline

        (a) A Diploma or Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering or Marine Engineering from a Hong Kong polytechnic, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, technical institute/ college, or equivalent; and three years'relevant post-qualification experience; or

        (b) A Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer Officer) Class 2 (Steam or Motor) issued by or acceptable to the Director of Marine, or equivalent and one years' relevant post-qualification experience.

        (B) Hull and Deck Discipline
        A Diploma or Higher Certificate in Naval Architecture from a Hong Kong polytechnic, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, technical institute/college, or equivalent; and three years'relevant post-qualification experience.

        (C) Electrical Discipline
        A Diploma or Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering from a Hong Kong polytechnic, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, technical institute/college, or equivalent; and three years'relevant post-qualification experience.

      • Pay scale

        Master Pay Scale Point 13 to Point 23


      • Promotion prospect

        Rank

        Pay scale

        Ship Inspector

        Master Pay Scale Point 24 to 33

        Senior Ship Inspector

        Master Pay Scale Point 34 to 37

        Chief Ship Inspector

        Master Pay Scale Point 38 to 41

         


      Note: Please refer to the recruitment advertisement of the post to learn about the latest recruitment information and requirements.

      • Duties:

        Mainly deployed on assisting Marine Officers/Marine Controllers in:

        (a) Port service operations, including vessel traffic management and ferry terminals operations; and

        (b) The conduct of examinations for Local Certificates of Competency and Pleasure Vessel Operator Certificates of Competency.



      • Entry requirements

        (a) (i) Have a Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) (Seagoing) Class 2 issued by the Director of Marine, or equivalent; or

             (ii) A Hong Kong Licence (Deck Officer) (Seagoing) Class 2 issued by the Director of Marine; or

             (iii) A Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) (River Trade) Class 2 or above issued by the Director of Marine with four years of relevant post-qualification experience;

        (b) Be able to speak fluent Cantonese, read and write good Chinese; and

        (c) Be able to speak fluent English, read and write good English.


      • Pay scale

        Master Pay Scale Point 24 to Point 33



      • Promotion prospect

        Rank

        Pay scale

        Marine Controller

        Master Pay Scale Point 34 to 37

         


      Note: Please refer to the recruitment advertisement of the post to learn about the latest recruitment information and requirements.

      • Duties:

        (a) Licensing functions associated with local vessels in Hong Kong waters and processing port formalities;

        (b) Patrol and regulation of vessels in Hong Kong waters;

        (c) Management of typhoon shelters, public cargo working areas, piers, mooring areas, ferry terminals and controlling pollution;

        (d) Manning of the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre and other outstations when required; and

        (e) Supervision of subordinate staff.


      • Entry requirements

        (a) (i) Level 2 or equivalent or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or equivalent; or
        (ii) Level 2 / Grade E or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent;

        (b) Language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent; and

        (c) Eyesight to be able to distinguish between white, red and green colours and lights for performing duties relating to harbour patrol, pollution control and vessel traffic regulation, etc.


      • Pay scale

        Master Pay Scale Point 5 to Point 17


      • Promotion prospect

        Rank

        Pay scale

        Marine Inspector I

        Master Pay Scale Point 18 to 27

        Senior Assistant Shipping Master (Marine Management) (through in-service appointment)

        Master Pay Scale Point 28 to 33

         


      Note: Please refer to the recruitment advertisement of the post to learn about the latest recruitment information and requirements.

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