The right job for you

We are always on the lookout for the right candidates. We focus on your capabilities, experience, strengths and potential. We seek talented professionals who can bring diverse perspectives that reflect New South Wales communities and ensure the delivery of exceptional service for the people of New South Wales.

We want you to find a job that matches with your passions and interests. So keep them in mind, along with your skills and experience, to decide which jobs are right for you at New South Wales Treasury.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve through an inclusive and flexible workplace. We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+, and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


If you need any assistance to apply or more information about workplace adjustment or support in the workplace, please contact [email protected] or (02) 9228 4949.

NSW Treasury is an accredited Disability Confident Recruiter. People with a disability can apply for our jobs without experiencing barriers.

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Understanding the New South Wales public sector capability framework

Within each of our job advertisements you will see the capability framework.

This Capability Framework is designed by the New South Wales Public Service Commission to help attract, develop and retain a responsive and capable public sector workforce.

It gives the large and diverse public sector a common language to describe the capabilities and behaviours expected of employees across agencies. Capabilities are transferrable knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to a role.

The Capability Framework has 16 core capabilities organised into four groups:

  1. Personal Attributes
  2. Relationships
  3. Results
  4. Business Enablers

Each capability has five levels:

  1. Foundational
  2. Intermediate
  3. Adept
  4. Advanced
  5. Highly advanced

Roles may require capabilities at varying levels, depending on the work the role does.

To learn more, read the New South Wales public sector capability framework. For more information on the capabilities needed for each Grade level, read the capability comparison guide.


  • To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment at Treasury, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
  • If the job advertisement relates to a temporary role, we may consider a temporary visa with unrestricted working rights and validity covering the duration of the temporary engagement.
  • Treasury does not provide relocation expenses, nor can we support employer-sponsored work visas unless referenced explicitly in the job advertisement.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo background checks and provide confirmation of tertiary academic qualifications before commencement.

What to expect from the application process

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1. Application

Submit your application through the I Work for NSW jobs platform

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2. Pre-screen

A Talent Advisor will call to check if you are suitable for the role

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3. Panel interview

The interviewers will ask you questions based on the capability framework

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4. Capability assessments

Complete psychometric testing and written assessment tasks if needed

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5. Selection decision

The Hiring Manager will review all applicants and make a choice

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6. Offer of employment

Congratulations! We’re looking forward to your first day

Frequently asked questions

Submitting your application

When preparing your application, there are some key things we need to know about you. Focus on how your knowledge, skills, and abilities match those needed for the job. Applicants who can do this are more likely to progress through the application process.

All job applications to Treasury need to be submitted via the I Work for NSW jobs platform.

If the job ad requests a cover letter, you must submit one with your application to be considered for the role.

Remember a good cover letter is usually brief (one to two pages), uses plain English, is specific to the job you are applying for and uses specific examples of what you have done and achieved.

You do not need to include copies of qualifications with your resume or application unless specifically asked.

You are welcome to apply for more than one position at a time. Just check that your skills and experiences are well-aligned to each job you apply for.

Please contact the Talent Advisor listed in the job ad with any specific questions you have about the role that aren’t addressed in the job ad.

How we recruit

Our recruitment processes helps you show how you are suited to the job. Generally, there are multiple stages, from application, to employment offer and talent pooling.

The recruitment process varies for each role. Typically, a Talent Advisor will review your application against the criteria for the role you’ve applied for. If you meet the criteria, a Talent Advisor will contact you to pre-screen your suitability for the role.

You may then be asked to attend a panel interview and to complete other capability assessments (such as psychometric testing or a writing assessment) to assess your knowledge and corporate culture fit. If you are successful for the role, you will need to complete background and reference checks before receiving a formal offer.

We aim to keep you fully informed and support you from the beginning to the end of the recruitment process.

We make every effort to deliver feedback as early as possible. When we receive a large number of applications the recruitment process can take some time to complete. It can sometimes take a few weeks. If you are concerned about how long the process is taking, you are welcome to call the Talent Advisor taking care of the role for an update.

We want you to have a positive experience when you apply for a job at Treasury and go through our recruitment process. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.

Everyone should have fair and equal access to job opportunities, and we are committed to being inclusive when we hire people. If you are a person with disability and applying for a job, it is important to let us know if you need an adjustment to do an interview or to complete assessment tasks.

If you need any assistance to apply or during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] or (02) 9228 4949.

You will not be disadvantaged if you ask for an adjustment when you apply for a role. We want all applicants to perform at their best and compete with other applicants equally. Most adjustments are simple and easy to arrange, while others may require more time to put into place. Some important things to know:

  • If you prefer not to ask for an adjustment when you complete your application, you can discuss your needs with the Talent Advisor when they contact you.
  • If your request for an adjustment cannot be met, we will discuss with you how to best assist you to suit your needs.
  • Any personal information about your disability or needs that you share during the application process will only be used to provide adjustments you may need during recruitment.
  • There is no cost to you if you ask for an adjustment.
  • Being provided with interview questions beforehand or having the option to respond in writing.
  • Being given extra time to complete an assessment task or interview.
  • Making sure the interview and assessment room meets your needs e.g., good lightning or reduced noise.
  • Making sure all written documents and tasks are accessible for your needs.

We recognise that adjustments will be different for everyone, so it is important that you let us know what you specifically need.

We use all the information we collect to compare candidates and make our decision based on merit.  We will tell you if you are successful or not or we may offer you a place in a talent pool.

If you are the successful candidate, well done! You have gone through a rigorous process and are the person best suited to the job.

We will contact you to make sure you want the job, discuss and agree on the conditions of your employment, ask you if you need any workplace adjustments and talk about other arrangements like flexible working. Once we have confirmed all the details, we will make you a formal offer of employment in writing.

Even if you are not the successful candidate, we may offer you a place in a talent pool. If you gain a place in the talent pool, well done! This means you have met the capability requirements at the level assessed and may be considered for similar jobs for up to 18 months.

If you miss out on the job we will make every effort to give you feedback. Here are some general principles we follow when it comes to giving feedback:

  • We offer verbal feedback to all candidates who make it through to the end of the recruitment process.
  • You can ask us for feedback even if you did not progress to the final stages.
  • We may provide you with information about your application and assessment outcomes.

We also want to learn from you and welcome all feedback on the process. If you are unsuccessful, we encourage you to keep looking and applying.

Interviews and assessments

The interviews and assessments help us learn more about you, your strengths and what you will bring to Treasury.

Candidates may be asked to undertake assessments, which may include, but are not limited to, psychometric assessments (e.g., personality and cognitive abilities assessments) and/or work assessment tasks.

Our common interview format is the structures behavioural interview. This is where we ask all candidates the same set of questions. We invite you to share examples of specific situations from your own experience including:

  • how you approached each situation
  • what you did
  • what the results were.

Pre-employment checks

There are certain things we need to check are in order from legal perspective and to get a second opinion.

Before you can start with us, we need to do a series of screening checks to confirm certain things about you. These may include:

  • criminal history checks
  • identity checks
  • employment history checks
  • qualification checks
  • confirming your right to work in Australia.

We will tell you about the checks that apply to the job, and we will ask you to consent to these checks before we do them.

If you are one of the candidates most suited to the job, we will contact your referees. Referees help us to find out a bit more about your past performance and confirm your suitability for the job.

We will ask your permission to contact your referees before we do the checks. It is worth contacting them at this point to:

  • let them know you have progressed through the assessments
  • make sure they will do the check
  • send them the role description to help them talk about how your previous work relates to the job.

Last updated: 22/05/2024