Non Civil Servants

Deputy Chief Accident and Safety Investigator

Transport and Housing Bureau

Closing Date: 2022-01-28 23:59
$150,950 per month

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Entry Requirements

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

(a) (i) a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or above in civil aviation management, aeronautical engineering or other aviation professional disciplines; OR
(ii) currently holding or previously held a professional pilot licence (Commercial Pilot’s Licence, Multi-crew Pilot’s Licence or Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence), aircraft maintenance licence or air traffic control licence issued in accordance with Annex 1 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation; AND
(b) completed a formal training course on air accident investigation conducted by a well-established training institute or university, or a relevant training course run by a local or overseas air accident investigation authority, with relevant documentary proof; AND
(c) extensive knowledge and experience in air accident investigation, with proven track record as investigator-in-charge and experience in managing teams on accident and/or serious incident investigations and safety management related matters; AND
(d) good knowledge of Hong Kong and international aviation safety legislation and standards, in particular in respect of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and associated guidance documents promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); AND
(e) sound knowledge of the operational aspects of the aviation industry. Relevant local knowledge, experience and network would be a plus; AND
(f) strong leadership capabilities with proven experiences at the senior management of an aviation-related organization, excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective teamwork and work successfully with people from different backgrounds; AND
(g) strong command of written and spoken English. Proficiency in the Chinese language would be an advantage.


The DCASI is the deputy head of Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA), an independent authority under the Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) of the Government of the HKSAR responsible for the investigation of accidents and serious incidents which occur in Hong Kong or which involve Hong Kong-registered civil aircraft outside Hong Kong, and the enhancement and promotion of civil aviation safety. Reporting to Chief Accident and Safety Investigator (CASI), the responsibilities of the DCASI include –

a) To assist CASI in leading and managing AAIA, including staff deployment, staff training, procurement and maintenance of investigation equipment, facility maintenance and record management, etc., as well as to formulate strategies and measures to enhance accident and incident investigation and safety management procedures, thereby ensuring Hong Kong’s capability and readiness in conducting aircraft accident and incident investigations in compliance with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations (CAP. 448B) and Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation;

b) To deputize CASI during his/her absence and/or his/her overseas duty visits/training, including standing in CASI’s capacity to carry out the statutory functions and exercise the statutory powers granted under the Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations (Cap. 448B);

c) To assist CASI in overseeing the collection, protection and analysis of relevant aviation safety information and data with a view to identifying potential safety hazards and disseminating aviation safety messages to the industry for safety improvement and education purposes;

d) To conduct aircraft accident/incident investigations or supervise investigations conducted by other investigators as directed by CASI; and to assist CASI in providing support and professional advice to overseas air accident investigation authorities when necessary (e.g. when aircraft registered in Hong Kong are involved in accidents or incidents occurred overseas);

e) To assist CASI in regularly reviewing and updating the legal provisions, arrangements and procedures for aircraft accident and incident investigations, in order to ensure Hong Kong’s capability and readiness in accident and incident investigations in compliance with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations (Cap. 448B) and Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation;

f) On behalf of the Government of the HKSAR, to participate in international organisations and activities in relation to air accident and incident investigations and aviation safety; and to maintain close liaison with international organisations on relevant issues; and

g) To assist CASI in supervising the reporting (e.g. progress of investigation, information relating to the accident investigation) to be made to survivors and families of victims of air accidents.

Terms of Appointment

The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service agreement for a term of three years.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

HK$150,950 per month
The DCASI will receive a salary of HK$150,950 per month (for 12 months a year). In addition, he/she will be entitled to housing benefits, vacation leave with leave passage allowance, and other benefits commensurate with a position of such seniority subject to the meeting of the eligibility criteria as stipulated in the regulations relating to the provision of such benefits. 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 DCASI may be eligible for an end-of-agreement gratuity which, when added together with the Government’s contribution to the MPF scheme, equals 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the agreement period.

General Notes

(a) 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 requirements irrespective of their disabilities, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(b) 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.
(c) People who are not permanent residents of the HKSAR may also apply for the position but will be appointed only when no suitable and qualified candidates who are permanent residents are available.
(d) The entry pay, 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.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, THB may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend selection interviews.
(f) It is 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 attend the recruitment interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(g) The personal data provided will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. It may be provided to government departments and other organizations or agencies authorised to process the information for purposes relating to recruitment by and employment with the Government e.g. qualifications assessment, medical examination, employer reference and integrity checking, etc. as may be necessary. Personal data on an unsuccessful candidate will normally be destroyed 24 months after rejection of the candidate’s application.
(h) The non-civil service vacancy information contained in this advertisement is also available on the GovHK on the internet at
(i) Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about four to six weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

How to apply

All applications must be made in English. A letter of application setting out why the applicant considers himself/herself suitable for the position, together with a full curriculum vitae containing an account of not more than 2000 words of air accident investigations he/she has led or participated with particular emphasis on past experience relevant to the position, should be addressed to Korn Ferry (HK) Limited, 15/F, St George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central marked Deputy Chief Accident and Safety Investigator (or by email to on or before the closing date for application (according to postmark).
The closing date for application is 28 January 2022 (Hong Kong Time).
The Government reserves the right not to appoint any person for the position under this advertisement.


Job No.: 45212
Address: Korn Ferry (HK) Limited, 15/F, St George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central or call Mr. TT Ho of Korn Ferry (HK) Limited at (852) 2971 2700.\r\n
Telephone: (852) 2971 2700
Closing Date 2022-01-28 23:59
Publish Date 2022-01-15

Job Summary

Deputy Chief Accident and Safety Investigator
Transport and Housing Bureau
HK$150,950 per month
Telephone: (852) 2971 2700
Closing Date: 2022-01-28 23:59