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Subject: Position at Government Records Service Division, Hong Kong

Position at Government Records Service Division, Hong Kong

From: Fiona Yeung <fiona_of_yeung>
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2000
Conservation Adviser
The Government Records Service Division, Hong Kong

The Government Records Service Division, Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region Government is seeking an experienced
conservator to fill the position of Conservation Adviser in its
Public Records Office.

Entry requirements : Candidates should:

    (a) have a recognized degree or equivalent in conservation; and
    (b) have at least 5 years post-qualification working experience
    in an archival environment.

Duties: The Conservation Adviser is required to develop and
administer a comprehensive conservation programme for the archives,
which includes the coordination of all in-house treatment
activities; planning and implementation of a disaster preparedness
programme, and training of staff in conservation techniques.  As
such, the Conservation Adviser is expected to be able to institute
and execute a conservation programme that includes at least the
following components :

    1.  environmental control of an archives;

    2.  conservation measures and treatments for a wide range of
        records media : paper, microforms, audio tape cassettes, VHS
        video tapes, films, photographs, computer disks and tapes,
        etc.; and

    3.  professional development, i.e. building up a technical
        library and providing staff training.

Terms of appointment : The successful candidate will be appointed as
Conservation Adviser on non-civil service terms for a period of two
and a half years and paid a salary in arrears in local currency,
i.e. Hong Kong dollars (HK$).  On appointment, the candidate will
receive a monthly salary equivalent to Point 34 of the Government's
Master Pay Scale (MPS), which is currently HK$47,970.  Subject to
conduct and diligence being satisfactory during the preceding year,
the officer will receive a salary equivalent to MPS 35 and 36 after,
respectively, 12 months and 24 moths of service.

Fringe benefits : A gratuity of appropriate percentage of the total
basic salary drawn may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily
completed with consistently high standard of performance and
conduct.  Paid vacation leave (i.e. 27 days per year of resident
service), sick leave, medical and dental benefits, housing allowance
for reimbursement of rent for local accommodation, where
appropriate, are available.

Application procedures : Interested candidates are invited to apply
with a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and supporting
documents, names and addresses of referees to the Government Records
Service Division by e-mail to fiona_of_yeung [at] grsd__gcn__gov__hk or by
fax to 852-24635200 or by post to 4/F, Hong Kong Public Records
Building, 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong not later
than 19 February 2000.

Candidates who are selected for an interview will normally receive
an invitation in about four weeks from the closing date for
application.  For enquiries, please telephone Miss Fiona Yeung at

Note : (a) This is a non-civil service vacancy and is not a post on
the civil service permanent establishment.  The candidate appointed
is not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of
service.  The candidate appointed is not a civil servant and will
not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in
the Civil Service. (b) The terms of appointment and conditions of
service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at
the time the offer of appointment is made. (c) It is Government
policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs
wherever possible. Applicants with a disability are considered on
equal terms with other applicants.  If they are found suitable for
employment, they will be given an appropriate degree of preference
for appointment over other applicants.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:41
                Distributed: Thursday, January 27, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-41-039
Received on Tuesday, 25 January, 2000

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