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Sector role description library

Below is a library of sector role descriptions. These roles are common in the NSW public sector and are expected to be found in many agencies. They have been developed in consultation with the sector, and are quality assured and designed to meet current needs and future directions.

Sector role descriptions are a practical resource that will save you much of the work involved in developing role descriptions. They create consistency, which will support employee mobility, create clarity around work expectations and enable more effective workforce planning.

Some essential information, such as the role dimensions, needs to be added to a sector role description to produce a complete role description. When using these sector role descriptions, please refer to the Sector Role Description Action Guide (PDF 99.1KB) and the Sector Role Descriptions Frequently Asked Questions.

Sector Role Descriptions are being transferred to the new Role Description Template. The content will remain the same for most of the Role Descriptions. The ICT role descriptions will be updated to SFIA 7.

We welcome your feedback on any aspect of the sector role descriptions. For further information, or to provide feedback on the sector role descriptions, please email


Role descriptions for administrative assistant, administrative support officer, administrative officer and administrative coordinator roles.

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Role descriptions for executive roles in the five work level streams: Agency Head, Policy, Professional/Technical, Regulatory/Compliance, Service/Operational delivery.

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Executive Support

Role descriptions for executive support officer, executive assistant, senior executive assistant and executive officer roles.

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Role descriptions for ICT roles in enterprise governance, enterprise implementation, technology / application building and technology services.

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Role descriptions for assistant policy officer, policy officer, senior policy officer and principal policy officer roles.

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Role descriptions for assistant project officer, project officer, senior project officer and principal project officer roles.

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Role descriptions for procurement roles are developed in collaboration with the sector and endorsed by the Procurement Leadership Group for use by the sector. Each role description has been developed using the endorsed Role Description Builder and is in line with the Role Description Development Guide and in the case of executive roles the NSW Senior Executive Work Level Standards.

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