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Role descriptions

Guidelines, templates, capability comparison guide, and a library of sector role descriptions.

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

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

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

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Guidance to help you create a new role description.

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