About the Campaign

Applications for the Policy Officer NSW Public Service Recruitment Pool will open on 18 June and close at 4pm, 2 July.

Play your part in shaping NSW's future

Right now, there are great things happening in NSW. Transitioning our state into a new era requires talented and passionate people. This is where you come in.

NSW Government is creating a recruitment pool of policy professionals. In these roles you will have an opportunity to:

  • Develop and drive strategy, design and deliver emerging technologies and contribute to shaping solutions that improve the way Government delivers services to the citizens of NSW.
  • Work across both NSW Government and non-government stakeholders, to drive the effective interface between policy and program development, service design and policy implementation.
  • Plan and deliver high impact programs across a range of NSW Government agencies.

Why Apply?

Policy development and delivery is the research, thinking and planning that shapes the services we deliver to our diverse families and communities in NSW across areas such as the environment, transportation, justice, health and education.

The work of a policy professional within government helps enable frontline workers – teachers, doctors, police officers, and others – to deliver their services to residents efficiently and effectively.

This is why working in the public sector is more than just a job.

If you want to:

  • Create long-lasting, life-changing impact in the community
  • Influence the future of NSW in unparalleled ways
  • Exercise choice and opportunity through projects of all scales

Then a career in NSW Government is for you.

About the roles

One of the many great things about a profession in policy is that every day is different. On Monday you could be researching how to make education more affordable, and by Friday, you could be interacting with residents about commuter traffic.

If your application is successful you will be placed in the recruitment pool which will make you eligible to be considered for current and future vacancies available in different agencies for the following types of roles, please select to download the role description:

These roles are varied and are at four different capability levels so please review the role descriptions to ensure that you are applying for the role best suited to your capabilities, knowledge and experience.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for exceptional people from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, including the private, non-government and government sectors.

As a policy professional, your creativity, intuition, commitment, and leadership will be utilised on a daily basis. In addition, if you have good communication skills, the ability to build strong relationships, a passion for public policy, and a desire to make a difference for the people of NSW, then this could be your opportunity to make a difference through the work that you do.

NSW Government values diversity and is a proud employer of a diverse range of people. We are committed to reflecting the community we serve and creating an inclusive workplace for all people, where everyone feels valued. We welcome and encourage applications from all diversity groups including Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTI, people with disability, women and other diversity groups.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process, please contact Mahum Ali on (02) 8918 0888 or email mali@peterberry.com.au.

To find out more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives, please read about Diversity and Inclusion within the NSW Government.