Trust, Service

& Accountability

Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service

Understanding NSW Public Service roles

Depending on the nature of the work to be done and whether it is ongoing or for a defined term or project, employment as a public service employee may be:

  • Ongoing
  • Temporary
  • Casual

Employees are assigned to a role within the Public Service and can be reassigned to other roles in the Public Service over time for organisational or development purposes. This approach promotes mobility across the sector, broadens employees’ capabilities and provides new development opportunities. It also allows agencies to respond quickly to changing government priorities or community needs.