Law Draftsman (Civil Service Vacancy)

The Department of Justice of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is inviting applications for the post of Law Draftsman.

The Position

The Law Draftsman is the head of the Law Drafting Division of the Department of Justice and is responsible to the Secretary for Justice for the following -

The successful candidate will be appointed as Law Officer, initially to fill the post of Law Draftsman but may be subject to transfer to other Law Officer posts in the Department of Justice.

The Person

Persons who are not permanent residents of the HKSAR may also apply but will be appointed only when no suitable and qualified candidates who are permanent residents are available.

The successful candidate is expected to take up the post in the first half of 2021.


The successful candidate will be appointed on civil service agreement terms for three years, which is renewable at Government’s discretion.

Law Officer is ranked at Point 6 on the Directorate (Legal) Pay Scale (DL6). On appointment, the successful candidate will receive a monthly salary of HK$265,150. The package includes an end-of-agreement gratuity, vacation leave with leave passage allowance, medical and dental benefits, housing benefits (subject to the eligibility criteria stipulated in the relevant civil service regulations) and other benefits commensurate with a position of such seniority. The appointee will be subject to the provisions of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485) and will be required to make employee’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme.

Upon satisfactory completion of the agreement, the Law Draftsman will be eligible for an end-of-agreement gratuity which, when added together with the Government’s contribution to the MPF scheme, equals 25% of the total basic salary drawn as Law Officer during the agreement period.

How to Apply

Letter of application, which must state in detail why the applicant considers himself or herself suitable for the post, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Appointments Unit, 8/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong, or by email to For enquiries, please call Ms Doris Ung at (852) 3902 8729. The closing time and date of application is 6:00 p.m. on 21 October 2020 (Hong Kong time). Candidates are encouraged to provide their email addresses in their applications. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) within six to eight weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage.


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