Interested in applying for a position with NSW State Emergency Service (SES)?
This outline will assist you to understand the recruitment process for NSW SES. If you have any further questions you can contact the Recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a rewarding career? The NSW SES advertise positions on iWorkforNSW
Applying for a position with NSW SES:
- All applications will need to be submitted online via iWorkforNSW
- When applying for a position it is important to clearly demonstrate how your skills, knowledge, personal qualities and experience meet the requirements of the position. This means addressing the Selection Criteria.
- The information obtained from your online application, the interview and other assessment, including skills tests; enable the selection panel to assess the merit of the applicants.
What type of work is available in the NSW SES?
The NSW SES employs a range of people with a variety of skills and varying backgrounds.
Our corporate areas include positions in the areas of:
- corporate planning
- media and communications
- community engagement
- research and planning
- operations (response, hazard management, mitigation)
- information technology
- Infrastructure (e.g. fleet management)
- volunteer support
- human resources
- learning and development
- executive services
Working for Us
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is committed to providing a safe, flexible work environment where the contribution of all staff is valued.
We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive workplace for all people, where everyone feels valued.
NSW SES is committed to providing a workplace that is equitable, diverse and culturally inclusive, through the effective implementation of diversity and inclusion principles. It is also committed to providing a workplace that is free from bullying, unlawful discrimination and harassment.
To achieve successful diversity outcomes, the Agency has embedded workforce diversity into workforce planning processes and will continue to develop and implement a broad range of diversity-related strategies, policies, programs and practices.
The strength of our workforce lies in its diversity and embracing difference, with the key to our success leveraging the contributions of employees with different backgrounds and perspectives.
We encourage volunteer and employee applications from a diverse range of people and are committed to employment practices that are fair, responsive and inclusive.
Flexible Work Practices
The Agency aims to foster a flexible, responsive and productive working environment. Flexible work practices offer opportunities for the Agency to improve its performance and productivity and for staff to balance their work, family and community service responsibilities.
A flexible work environment results in increased staff morale and decreased stress levels. There are also considerable cost benefits through retention of skilled staff, reduction in recruitment and training costs, and decreased absenteeism.
Whilst a range of flexible work options are available, the main options available to employees include part-time work, job sharing and working from home.
Policies and guidelines
To assist in the implementation of flexible work practices, we are finalising a Flexible Working Policy, and further policies and procedures are being developed in accordance with our commitment to flexible workplace practices.
Training and Career Development
We encourage the ongoing development of our staff and management through participation in a wide variety of training and career development opportunities.
Pay and Conditions
Information on rates of pay and conditions of employment for people working in the NSW public service, can be found at:
Public Service Senior Executive
Public Service Senior Executive (PSSE) are employed under the Government Sector Employment (GSE) Act 2013. The GSE Act commenced on 24 February 2014.
For PSSEs, the GSE Regulation and Rules set out the employment arrangements including a model written executive contract to which they agree to be bound when they are employed. The GSE Act provides for the remuneration package of a PSSE to be within the range determined under the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975 (SOOR Act) for the band in which the executive is employed.
You may also consider joining your local SES Unit as a volunteer member.