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Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service

Finding NSW Public Service roles

Jobs.NSW is the primary career board for the NSW Public Service. It lists current vacancies and is the portal for online application and tracking. While some jobs may be listed on other job search websites and / or in newspapers you need to apply for all roles on

Searching for roles

Vacant roles are displayed on jobs.nsw in descending order according to the date they were advertised. However, candidates can also choose to search by job title, location or work type (for example, full time or part time).

The “quick search” function allows you to search for a specific role using the role reference number, a keyword or through specific locations. The “advanced search” feature can be used to refine the types of roles displayed.

Saving advertisements to the “job cart” will group roles you are interested in and separate them from the full list. It is an easy way of identifying advertised roles that interest you so you can quickly navigate to them on your return to the site.

You can also activate the “new job alert” function on your profile. This function triggers an email to your registered email address when a newly advertised role that matches your recorded preferences appears.