Amenities Assistant I (Tree)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Hong Kong

Entry Requirements :

  • Candidates should be -(1) retired Senior Amenities Assistant (SAA) or Amenities Assistant (AA) I who have ceased work in LCSD for not more than three years at the time of close of application;
  • or(2) SAA or AA I who are on final leave prior to their retirement at the time of close of application;Candidates must meet the following requirements -(a) have satisfactory performance and conduct in the most recent three years of service in LCSD;
  • b) have acquired at least two years’ solid work experience in tree care, such as position in tree teams, parks & playground, tree management at various venues, Training Section on arboricultural training, in the most recent ten years of service in Amenities Assistant grade;
  • and(c) possess any of the following qualifications (i) certificate / diploma in arboriculture at Level 3 or above under Hong Kong Qualifications Framework, or equivalent;
  • ii) valid Certified Arborist of the International Society of Arboriculture or equivalent;(iii) completion and pass in the training of "Visual Tree Inspection & Recognition of Tree Risk" organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and recognized by the Tree Management Office;
  • or(iv) Professional Tree Inspection Certificate by Lantra Awards, or equivalent.

    Duties :

  • 1) providing day-to-day monitoring of service contractors in the provision of tree maintenance service; (2) carrying out tree inspections and preparing tree removal applications for dead / hazardous trees as required according to departmental guidelines and planning preventive tree maintenance programmes;
  • and(3) being responsible for inputting and updating Tree Data Bank System and relevant tree record-keeping applications;
  • and(4) performing any other duties as assigned by senior officers. Working Hours :

    The conditioned working hours are 45 hours net per week (excluding meal breaks). He / She may be required to perform shift duties and work irregular hours (including on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).

    Actual working hours will be arranged by supervisors.

    Working Location : Appointed candidates will be deployed to work in Headquarters, leisure venues, roadside planting areas, tree depots, and any other locations as designated by LCSD.

    He / She is subject to the deployment by the LCSD to meet operational needs. He / She may be required to work in remote areas (including outlying islands). Terms of Appointment :

    Applicants will be appointed on contract terms under the PRSC Scheme. The contract period is around 12 months. The actual contract period will be determined by LCSD according to operational needs. Fringe Benefits :

    Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity / paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.

    Upon satisfactory completion of the contract and subject to satisfactory performance and conduct during the contract period, PRSC AA I may be granted a gratuity.

    The gratuity payable for the contract will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution as required by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (Cap 485), equals to 15% of the total basic salary of substantive office drawn during the period of contract.

    According to the No Double Benefit rule, SAA / AA I who is on final leave and employed as PRSC AA I will not be entitled to contract gratuity during the overlapping period, i.

    e. the period when the staff is on final leave and is employed as PRSC AA I, until his / her formal departure from the civil service.

    For pensioners taking up PRSC positions, the payment of their monthly pensions will be suspended under the pension legislation during the period of their PRSC employment, unless and until they have reached the applicable normal or prescribed retirement age specified in the relevant pension legislation.

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