Communities and Justice

Professional roles

About professional roles

The Department of Communities and Justice offers a variety of career paths for people in professional roles from entry level to executive (Public Service Senior Executive).

Professional roles require reference checks on all candidates who progress to pre-employment screening. Offers of employment will not be made until all pre-employment screening checks are completed. Some roles may also require additional checks/clearances, which may include:

  • National criminal history check or fingerprint check
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) and other checks relating to working with children
  • Offender association checks
  • Conduct and performance checks (for existing public service employees)
  • Eligibility to work in Australia
  • Qualification checks.


Professional roles are spread across all divisions and locations of the Department of Communities and Justice.

  • Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery
  • Corrective Services NSW
  • Child Protection and Permanency, District and Youth Justice Services
  • Housing, Disability and District Services and Emergency Management
  • Law Reform and Legal Services
  • Strategy, Policy and Commissioning
  • Corporate Services 
    • Shared Services, & Customer Experience
    • Anti-Slavery Commission
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Transforming Aboriginal Outcomes/AES
    • Audit Risk and Compliance 
    • Office of the Secretary
    • Human Resources 
    • Finance & Procurement
    • Infrastructure and Assets
    • Information & Digital Services
    • Disaster Welfare.
Last updated:

28 Jul 2023