Careers at Department of Regional NSW

Discover career opportunities with Department of Regional NSW. Be part of the engine room that drives the NSW economy and serves regional communities.

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Join our team

With nearly 80 per cent of our staff living in regional NSW, our team are committed to making regional NSW an even better place to live, work, play and invest.  Learn more about what we do and who we are

We have roles to suit a variety of skillsets and experience levels. From policy, project, and management roles to field-based positions in biosecurity surveillance, engineering, and agriculture.

We want people from diverse backgrounds, who believe in advocating for and supporting our regional communities in good times and in bad. 

Need help applying?

For help with your application or interview process email capability.talent@regional.nsw.gov.au This includes if you require adjustments in completing your application, interviewing, pre-employment testing.

Grow and connect

Working at the department will give you opportunities to contribute to your community, achieve professional goals, and maintain a work-life balance.

Our staff identify many benefits of working with us. As an employee you will be able to:

Deliver with impact

As part of the Department of Regional NSW team, you are empowered and trusted to generate impact for our customers through exposure to cutting edge projects and research. Enjoy career-defining opportunities and be part of a team that creates sustainable solutions.

Connect to what matters

Form deep community relationships, foster passionate and connected teams where a true sense of belonging is developed across the team.

Live your way

Bring your whole self to work and find the life balance that works for you through a range of flexible work options.

Lifestyle

Regional NSW provides an enviable lifestyle, affordable housing, high-quality schools, strong communities, and excellent recreational activities.


Benefits of joining our team

At the Department of Regional NSW we understand people have commitments away from work. This is why we foster flexibility and generous parental support programs. In support of this, the department offers:

  • Hybrid working
  • Parental support programs
  • Health and wellbeing programs and discounts
  • Employee assistance program
  • Family-friendly workplaces
  • Support for carers
  • Flexibility
  • Safety programs
  • Employee networks
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Our values

Teams work with a supportive, inclusive, transparent, empowered, and accountable mindset. This is to achieve the best results for regional communities. Our values are underpinned by the NSW Government’s ethical framework. Our values:

  • Credibility
  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability

 

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Diversity and inclusion

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The Department of Regional NSW proudly supports its people to be themselves at work. The department fosters a diverse culture that empowers people to reach their full potential and fuels innovation, growth, and agility.

The department celebrates diversity and inclusion through special events such as NAIDOC Week, Wear it Purple Day, R U OK day, Carers Week, Mental Health Week, International Day of People with Disability, and many more.

A number of employee networks operate within the Department of Regional NSW, which promotes a culture of support and active listening where different perspectives are shared openly. Some of the department’s networks include:

  • Disability Employee Network
  • Regional Rainbows - LGBTIQA+ group
  • Young Professionals Network.

Link to our Aboriginal employment and Disability employment sections.

Meet our people

Working for the Department of Regional NSW: Holly Hearne

Meet Holly Hearne - Director Communications and Operations with the Department of Regional NSW's Regional Precincts Group

Working for the Department of Regional NSW: Marty Jeffrey

Meet Marty Jeffrey - Assistant Project Officer with the Department of Regional NSW's Regional Delivery team

Working for the Department of Regional NSW: Paul Nunnari

Meet Paul Nunnari - Director, Inclusive Infrastructure, Placemaking and Experience with the Regional Development and Programs team

Working for the Department of Regional NSW: Michelle Viola

Meet Michelle Viola - Senior Program Manager with the Department of Regional NSW's Public Works Advisory


 

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