Government Jobs in NSW
The NSW Public Sector consists of approximately 80 government departments and statutory authorities.
Finding a Vacancy
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Certain positions are also advertised in Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, regional newspapers and on other internet career sites such as Seek and MyCareer, but ALL positions are advertised on the above websites. This is usually determined by each individual hiring manager, so there are n definitive guidelines as to which positions will appear in the paper or o other internet career sites. In Sydney newspapers most jobs are advertised on Saturdays, with health jobs appearing on Thursdays, and IT jobs appearing on Mondays and Tuesdays.
You can also ring the NSW Government Job Line (within NSW only) on 1800 626 674 for permanent or temporary work. Outside of NSW call 02 9743 7200.
Vacation employment, which can be paid or unpaid, is an excellent way to get your first job in the public service. Vacation employment allows you to “get your foot in the door” and learn government policies and processes so that you are better equipped when you apply for a permanent position. Vacation employment is generally administered by each individual agency.
Ex NSW public servants who
accepted Redundancy Packages or who
have been dismissed due to
misconduct may also face restrictions on re-entry.
Conditions of Service
Most departments and agencies provide pay
and conditions under their own legislation,
industrial award or agreement. You should check with the Human
Resources area of the department or agency to see if other
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