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Executive Officers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Executive Officers work for the government and provide a wide range of executive supports including human resource management, departmental administration, general administration support, district administration and support to boards and councils, financial resource management, event management, and system/ project planning and development.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely 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:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

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

Communication skills

Executive Officers must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They have to discuss issues and negotiate with different parties effectively.

Organisational skills

Executive Officers must be able to perform several tasks at one time and keep detailed records.

Writing skills

Executive Officers need strong writing skills because they often prepare reports, proposals, and correspond with colleagues and stakeholders.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A bachelor's degree

Other specific requirements

  • (1) Pass the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Exam (CRE); and (2) Attain "Level 2" results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the CRE (or equivalent results); and (3) Pass a recruitment examination.

Career Path & Salary

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 15-27

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 28-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-44

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 45-49

*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

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Executive Officers mostly work in various governmental departments of HKSAR. They usually work in offices during regular business hours.

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