Sunday, February 28, 2010

ISA HK/China --- Recruitment Notice for Head of TMO in HKSAR Govt

Dear Station Members & Public,

This message is broadcast locally to our 1,300+ membership, internationally to our hundreds of contacts in 20+ countries & to our business associates in HK, Macau, Taiwan & China.

Please kindly refer to the Recruitment Notice of the HKSAR Govt stated below with further information to be obtained at the relevant links. The contents are self-explanatory in both Chinese & English.

ISA HK/China do not wish to emphasis any further the importance of the post of the Head of the Tree Management Office (TMO) would have in the development of Tree Affairs in our territory of HK, Macau, Taiwan & China. HK is now taking the lead in the Urban Tree Management in the Far East, & the performance of the TMO will have a heavy impact of Tree Care in our territory. If the TMO can be a success, Tree Care in our territory will advance. If not, ISA HK/China may be coming back to square one.

The emergence of the Arborist Profession in our territory has tipped the balance of the Tree Care concept in a rapid manner since 2005. Tree Management is now valued to be an independent discipline & is required to be manned by appropriate professionals. Therefore, the person leading the TMO must be competent, hard working & skillful enough to handle the complexity of the situations in an expectedly successful manner. His/her failure would indirectly impact the development of ISA in our territory. Therefore, ISA HK/China will need to see the future TMO to be a success, & shall provide any assistance within our disposal in our international network, be it technical, administrative or managerial, to help the TMO to win.

Such are the expectations of the TMO in our eye, & we prefer to see the right person to man the post. Failure is not an option, & we would like not to see any compromise.

ISA HK/China are ready to work with the future TMO to lead the Tree Care Industry to new heights in our territory anytime from now.

best regards,

Sammy Au
ISA HK/China Station Manager
ISA Chief Proctor in the HK & China Region
Independent Practicing Arborist (IPA) no. HK-0174AT

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 7:05 PM
Subject: Recruitment of Head of GLTMS and Head of TMO Posts

Dear Hong Kong/China Station of International Society of Arboriculture,

The Task Force on Tree Management, led by the Chief Secretary for Administration, published its report (Report on the Task Force on Tree Management - People, Trees, Harmony) on 29 June 2009 after a three-month review on improving tree management in Hong Kong. The Task Force Report recommended, inter alia, that DEVB should take up the overall policy responsibility of greening, landscape and tree management, and recommended that a new Greening, Landscape and Tree Management ("GLTM") Section (underpinned by a new Greening and Landscape Office ("GLO") and a new Tree Management Office ("TMO")) should be set up under Works Branch of the Development Bureau.

After obtaining the approval from the Legislative Council to create the new directorate posts for the setting up of the new GLTM Section on 22 January 2010 to implement the improvement measures, we are launching our recruitment exercise for the filling of 2 new directorate posts, namely Head of GLTM Section and Head of TMO, both on civil service agreement terms.

The job advertisements for the recruitment of the above 2 posts are published on Mingpao and South China Morning Post starting 26 February and 27 February 2010 respectively, on every Fridays and Saturdays until the closing date of the application on 29 March 2010. We also append the links to the government vacancies below for your information and easy reference.

Government Vacancies Enquiry System

Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section


Head of Tree Management Office


We would appreciate very much if you would disseminate this email to your members for their information. Thank you for your attention and assistance in the matter.

Development Bureau