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Immigration Officers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Immigration Officers are mainly deployed on general, executive and supervisory duties in connection with the enforcement of the immigration, registration of persons, births, deaths and marriage laws of Hong Kong. They monitor the checking of travel documents of persons crossing national borders to ensure that they have the necessary authorisations and visas and detain persons found to be in violation of immigration laws.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically 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:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically 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:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Skills in enforcing effective immigration control

Immigration Officers must be able to lead a team to provide efficient services. They may need to identify the person to be detained at the control point with high passenger traffic and limited time. They may also need to explain the immigration policy and procedures to visitors.

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) or Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE; pass a Physical Fitness Test; speak fluent Cantonese and English

Career Path & Salary

Government Sector

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 5-21

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

  • Immigration Officers are required to wear uniform, and to carry out work shifts. They may also be required to work in an area outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Tools

  • Biometric identification equipment - Fingerprint scanners
  • Magnetic stripe readers and encoders - Identification card scanners

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