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Customs & Excise Inspectors

Descriptions & Duties

  • Customs & Excise Inspectors are mainly deployed on leading and participating in law enforcement activities relating to import and export of goods, revenue protection and collection, anti-narcotics, anti-smuggling and intellectual property rights protection. They assist the Senior Inspector in staff management and office administration, and supervise the work performed by members under his/ her charge. They are subject to discipline under the Customs and Excise Service Ordinance.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Customs and excise law-enforcement supervision ability

Customs & Excise Inspectors must suppress smuggling and interdict narcotics. They may conduct checks on passengers, cargoes, postal parcels and conveyances or need to answer the visitors' enquiries on import and export declarations. They may identify the problem and provide support and solution to their colleagues.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A bachelor's degree; or a diploma/ higher diploma/ associate degree; or attained Level 3 or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE)

Other specific requirements

  • Level 1 in English & Chinese in Common Recruitment Examination (CRE); pass an Eyesight Test; pass a Physical Fitness Test; speak fluent Cantonese and English; permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Career Path & Salary

Government Sector

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 7-21

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 22-26

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 27-32

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 33-36

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 37-39

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Work Environment

  • Customs & Excise Inspectors are required to wear uniform, carry firearms, work irregular hours and work in an area outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as required.

Tools

  • Handguns - Service revolvers

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