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Fill a role

The NSW Public Service is governed by a legal framework which sets out how we go about filling a role. It informs the classifying of different kinds of work, and the ways we may move employees between roles.


Creating a new role description
Role descriptions describe the duties and responsibilities of an employee. Managers, HR advisors and employees benefit when roles descriptions are consistent across the public sector.
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Assignments, transfers and secondments
In the Public Service employees can be re-assigned to another similar role to provide them with development opportunities or to help the organisation meet its resourcing needs; Transfers and secondments also allow employees to experience new areas of work, to increase their knowledge, and to develop new capabilities.
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Recruitment and selection
Recruitment and selection refers to the process of attracting, screening, selecting and onboarding people in accordance with the merit-selection rules under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.
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