Senior Operations Officer (Senior Operations Inspector)

Hong Kong
Excellent salary
30 Oct 2012
20 Nov 2012
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Operations Officer (Senior Operations Inspector)
Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 45 (HK$87,340 approximately US$11,197* per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 49 (HK$100,625 approximately US$12,900* per month) (See Note 1).
(*Based on exchange rate of HK$7.8 = US$1) (subject to fluctuation)

Entry Requirements: Candidates should have (a) (i) a current Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) (Aeroplane) with a current Class One Medical Certificate and eight years’ relevant post-licence experience and at least 5000 hours of commercial transport flying experience of which a minimum of 3000 hours should be on civil transport multi-engine aeroplanes; OR (ii) an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) contracting state’s Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) (Aeroplane) with Multi-engine Instrument Rating; and a minimum of seven years’ post-licence experience in civil aviation management and operations or as a regulator; and have passed the ATPL examinations; AND (b) strong command of written and spoken English.

A Senior Operations Officer (Senior Operations Inspector) is mainly deployed on flight operations matters including – (a) conducting station facilities, ramp and base inspections, and other safety oversight inspections of the Air Operator’s Certificates (AOC) holders to ensure that the operator’s documentation with respect to operations and training manuals, and all other instructions to operating staff are in compliance with the established policies and standards; (b) observing professional pilot training, monitoring standards and ensuring that the training is carried out in accordance with all relevant legislation; (c) examining persons for appointment as authorized examiners for the grant of Private Pilot Licence and handling matters on Flying Training Organization and ground training courses; (d) investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents; and (e) assisting in the formulation of policies and requirements on flight standards and operations matters.  (Notes: Post holders are required to travel extensively on duty and work irregular hours)


  1. Subject to the prevailing situation, candidates with additional experience may be granted increments for previous relevant experience in the civil aviation field in excess of the stipulated minimum.
  2. For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs.
  3. Results of the BL test for degree/professional grades will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate but will not affect his/her eligibility for applying for civil service jobs.  As a general principle, the main consideration for suitability for appointment remains a candidate’s qualification, experience and caliber.

Candidates should submit their application forms together with an Experience Resume by mail to the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application.  The Experience Resume can be downloaded from the Civil Aviation Department’s website.

Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service agreement terms for three years.  He/she will be required to serve on agreement terms for at least 3 years before they can be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

Fringe Benefits: Upon satisfactory completion of the full agreement period, you will be granted a gratuity for the period of service.  In addition, in compliance with the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance, the Government will arrange to make contributions for the appointee to a registered mandatory provident fund scheme (MPF scheme).  The gratuity payable for the agreement will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to the said MPF scheme, equals 15% of the total basic salary of the substantive office drawn during the period of agreement. 18 days of annual leave, medical and dental benefits are also provided.  For housing benefits, there is a Non-accountable Cash Allowance, currently at HK$27,870 per month (approximately US$3,573* per month) subject to periodic revision.

Closing Date of Application : 26 November 2012.

How to Apply: Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 6/2012)] can be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s (HKSAR) web site (  On-line application can also be made through the said web site. Candidate must state clearly the details of professional qualification obtained on the application forms and attach the Experience Resume.(See Note 3)  Completed forms, together with the Experience Resume, should reach the above enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application.  If candidates fail to provide the Experience Resume, their applications may not be considered.  Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application.  Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.  For further information or an application form, please write to the Administration Division, Civil Aviation Department, 46/F, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong (Fax No. (852) 2868 9867) or e-mail to, quoting reference CAD PR/5-25/62 (2012).