Working with the Department of Planning and Environment is about more than just a job. It’s about helping to protect and enhance the natural assets that make NSW a great place to live, and making a difference to the communities we serve.
Grow your career
We can offer you many different careers with the opportunity to develop professionally. We’ll invest in you. At DPE, your ideas are valued. You will work with a very friendly and diverse group of people and you will benefit from their views and experience. It’s a dynamic environment that offers opportunities to learn and innovate, and we are committed in supporting you in your learning and career development.
Continual learning and development is a key part of enjoying what you do and moving forward in your career. The Public Service Commission’s performance management framework encourages managers and employees to meet regularly to discuss progress, capabilities, ambitions and development opportunities. Together, we can identify the capabilities you need to get to where you want to go, and put a plan in place to develop these capabilities.
How to apply
NSW Government jobs, including our jobs, are advertised on the I Work for NSW website. You can view our current vacancies there.
Applying for a government job is not the same as applying for jobs in the private sector, and the process includes a number of defined steps. You will have a much better chance of getting an interview if you follow those steps.
The best source of information on how to apply for NSW Government jobs can be found on the Public Service Commission (PSC) website. When a government job is advertised, a role description is provided which explains the function of the role and details a number of capabilities and associated behaviours that are needed for the job. These are based on the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework, which is explained in detail by the PSC.
For information about applying for government jobs online, see the NSW Government jobs website, I Work for NSW.
Some of the great work we do
We manage a broad range of responsibilities and services. These videos provide a glimpse into the work we do.