Role descriptions give clear and practical information about a role including about the occupation and organisational context. Role descriptions are the basis for:

  • job evaluation
  • explaining the role to employees, managers and job applicants
  • determining assessment standards for recruitment and mobility
  • informing performance agreements and reviews
  • identifying learning and development activities
  • planning career development and progression.

Role Description Builder

Easily populate necessary role description content to create a role description.

Sector role description library

Browse role descriptions for roles that are common in the NSW public sector.

Role description resources

Resources to help you design, develop and update role descriptions.

Creating a new role description

Guidance to help you create a new role description.

Sector role description FAQs

Information on how to use and adapt the sector role descriptions.