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2021 POPULATION CENSUS - RECRUITMENT OF TEMPORARY FIELD WORKER POSITIONS


2021 Population Census is recruiting now

Previous temporary field workers share their experience

Positions:

(1) Chief Enumerator (1 100 positions)

(2) Checker (1 000 positions)

(3) Enumerator (10 000 positions)

(4) Enumerator (Census Service Centre) (1 400 positions)

(5) Centre Assistant (300 positions)

All of the above positions are non-civil service vacancies. The numbers in brackets are estimated figures only.


Entry Requirements:

Applicants must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment. Applicants should possess a mature personality with the ability to work independently, and fulfill the following criteria:

(1) Chief Enumerator

  • In-service teachers and teaching assistants of local primary and secondary schools

(2) Checker

  • Students of full-time locally-accredited degree programmes, including final year students

(3) Enumerator; (4) Enumerator (Census Service Centre); and (5) Centre Assistant

  • Students of full-time locally-accredited degree or sub-degree programmes, including final year students

Owing to the nature of the work, applicants of the above positions should have good knowledge of written Chinese or English, be able to read both Chinese and English and be fluent in Cantonese and English. Priority will be given to applicants possessing fieldwork experience in the Pilot Survey for the 2021 Population Census, 2016 Population By-census or household surveys conducted by the Census and Statistics Department in the past 5 years.


Main Duties:

(1) Chief Enumerator

  • To train Checkers/Enumerators; and
  • To head a division, supervise the progress and quality of the work of the division, and ensure proper completion of census fieldwork.

(2) Checker

  • To edit and check accuracy of completed questionnaires;
  • To re-visit selected households to confirm accuracy of information collected by Enumerators; and
  • To verify selected self-enumerated questionnaires through field visits.

(3) Enumerator

  • To obtain census data through field visits or telephone interviews; and
  • To follow up on self-enumerated cases through telephone or field visits.

(4) Enumerator (Census Service Centre)

  • To obtain statistical data through telephone interviews;
  • To obtain census data through field visits (only if required);
  • To follow up on self-enumerated cases and conduct verification check on completed cases over the telephone; and
  • To handle telephone enquiries and appointment requests.

(5) Centre Assistant

  • To provide IT support and operate computer systems; and
  • To perform administrative and clerical duties, and provide receipt and dispatch services.

Job Details:

Position Employment Period Vacancies# Normal Working Hours*
(Monday to Sunday)
Number of Working Hours Honorarium**
(HK$)
Chief Enumerator 16.7.2021 - 4.8.2021
(20 days, incl. 2 rest days)
1 100 Required to work irregular hours
13:00 - 22:00
(usually)
Daily: 9
Total: 162
$23,249
Checker 17.7.2021 - 4.8.2021
(19 days, incl. 2 rest days)
1 000 Required to work irregular hours
13:00 - 22:00
(usually)
Daily: 9
Total: 153
$13,466
Enumerator 17.7.2021 - 4.8.2021
(19 days, incl. 2 rest days)
10 000 Required to work irregular hours
13:00 - 22:00
(usually)
Daily: 9
Total: 153
$11,247.5
Enumerator
(Census Service Centre)
23.6.2021 - 10.8.2021
(49 days, incl. 7 rest days and 1 statutory holiday)
1 400 Required to work on shift:
(i) 08:45 - 15:45
(ii) 15:30 - 22:30
Daily: 7
Total: 287
$19,229
Centre Assistant 12.7.2021 - 4.8.2021
(24 days, incl. 3 rest days)
300 Required to work on shift:
(i) 10:00 - 17:00
(ii) 11:30 - 18:30
(iii) 15:00 - 22:00
Daily: 7
Total: 147
$8,967

# Approximate figures only.

* The normal working hours may be varied to meet operational requirements in some particular positions, working areas or circumstances.

** Extra training allowances will be paid to candidates who have attended the training courses in venues provided by the Census and Statistics Department.


Rest Days and Alternative Holidays

Rest days and alternative holidays, if applicable, will be pre-arranged within the employment period, subject to the actual circumstances such as weather conditions and work arrangements.


Job Application:

Application period: 10:00 a.m. on 16 November 2020 to 6:00 p.m. on 31 December 2020.

Applicants should submit their applications via the website of the “Online Job Application System for the 2021 Population Census” within the designated application periods. All applications will be time-stamped based on the system time of the submission. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. To ensure timely submission of online applications, applicants are strongly advised to complete their online application as early as possible in order to avoid any last-minute rush of applications which may overload the online system.

Online Job Application System for the 2021 Population Census


Online Exercises, Selection Interview (tentatively only) and Training:

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to complete online exercise(s) on our “Online Notice Board” (ONB). Higher scorers on the online exercise(s) and selection interview (tentatively only) will be provisionally appointed and invited to attend the general training. Results will be announced before the end of April 2021 tentatively. Those who do not receive any notification before July may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For applicants who are provisionally employed, except for the position of Centre Assistants, they must attend all training sessions, amounting to 16 hours in total, in order to equip themselves with the necessary job knowledge and skills. General training has been tentatively scheduled for end-May or early-June, while refresher training will be organised within a week before the employment begins. The tentative training schedule is as follows:

Position General Training Refresher Training
Chief Enumerator Late May 2021 Late May 2021 15.7.2021 (Thursday)
Checker Late May 2021 16.7.2021 (Friday)
Enumerator Late May 2021 16.7.2021 (Friday)
Enumerator
(Census Service Centre)
Late May 2021 21.6.2021 (Monday)
or
22.6.2021 (Tuesday)

Extra training allowances will be paid to candidates who have attended the training courses in venues provided by the Census and Statistics Department at an hourly rate of HK$46.

As the replacement of vacant positions arising from the withdrawal of individual temporary field worker could be very difficult during the training or census operation periods, applicants should ensure their availability during all the periods concerned before submitting their applications.

Training sessions may be postponed in case of severe weather or other special conditions. Applicants concerned will be notified as early as possible in case there is any change to the date/venue of training.


Communication with Shortlisted Applicants:

Each shortlisted applicant will be provided with an activation key by email for accessing all relevant kinds of notification messages on the ONB throughout the recruitment process. When a new message has been posted, applicants will receive a notification email with hyperlink to the message on the ONB. Applicants should provide an active email address in their job applications.


Enquiries:

For access to or correction of personal data after submission of the application form or enquiries about recruitment matters, please contact the 2021 Population Census Office at 3428 2516 during office hours (8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, except public holidays) or by email at 21c_jobs@censtatd.gov.hk.


General Notes:

(1) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.

(2) 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.

(3) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.

(4) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the general training.

(5) It is a Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to complete online exercise(s) without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.


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