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Recruitment for Administrative Officer, Executive Officer II and Assistant Trade Officer II starts today

Posted in: Press Releases

September 16, 2017

The Government started a recruitment exercise today (September 16) to recruit around 45, 120 and six candidates for appointment on civil service terms as Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer II and Assistant Trade Officer II respectively in 2017-18.

The application period for the above posts opens on September 16 and closes at 5pm on October 6 Hong Kong Time. The recruitment is open to all permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) who meet the relevant entry requirements. Details of the entry requirements for these posts have been uploaded onto the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) homepage at, as well as at the HKSAR Government portal (GovHK) at For the recruitment of AOs, relevant information is also available on a dedicated website at

All applicants need to obtain Level 2 in the two language papers (i.e. Use of Chinese and Use of English), or equivalent results, and a Pass in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) before they qualify for any of the above posts. In addition, result of the Basic Law Test (BLT) will constitute an appropriate weighting in an applicant’s overall assessment. Applicants who do not possess the requisite CRE results, or equivalent, but have applied for the coming CRE and BLT (Degree/Professional Grades) scheduled to be held on October 7 in Hong Kong or on December 2 in seven cities outside Hong Kong (namely Beijing, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney) may also apply. Their applications will be processed subject to their obtaining the requisite CRE results.

Eligible applicants possessing the requisite CRE results, or equivalent, will be arranged to attend the Joint Administrative Officer/Executive Officer/Trade Officer Recruitment Examination (JRE) on December 2. Candidates residing or studying outside Hong Kong may take the JRE on the same date in any one of the seven cities outside Hong Kong mentioned above. Candidates are required to pass the JRE.

Applicants can make on-line applications directly through the CSB's website at Alternatively, application forms (CSB 606 (Rev. 9/2017)and CSB 606A (Rev. 9/2017)) can be downloaded from the CSB's website. They are also available at Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of the Home Affairs Department, Job Centres of the Employment Services Division of the Labour Department, or the Information Counter on 1/F of the Trade and Industry Tower.

Each applicant should only submit one application, either on-line, by post or by hand. Duplicate applications may cause delay in processing and notifying applicants of their examination details. For applications submitted by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been paid before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate.


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