Working at the Public Sector Commission

We’re a small agency making a big difference
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In many ways, the public sector is the backbone of the Western Australian community.

It supports and influences almost every aspect of the lives of people who live in this vast state and is vital to create inclusive, vibrant communities.

Here at the Public Sector Commission, we’re on a mission to create an innovative and future fit public sector for all Western Australians.

Our work supports and guides more than 160,000 public sector staff, helping them and their agencies to run efficiently and with integrity to deliver services to nearly 2.8 million people across our state.

We like to say our work is about shaping, building and regulating the sector – at times leading and at other times supporting and collaborating.

So working here means you are at the front of initiatives that can have a big impact across the sector. We want our people to make a difference, thinking and rethinking how things are done and can be improved.

And we act with professionalism, purpose and pride.

We’re driving big changes and improvements across our state’s biggest employer, the WA public sector. With a focus on critical thinking and continuous improvement, we are making real change.

So, although we are a small agency, working here means you can make a big difference.

What are the benefits of working in the WA public sector?

For those already in the public sector you probably know the many benefits.

But we also want to attract talented people from outside the sector so here is a rundown of the practical benefits of working in the WA public sector – and the Commission – in addition to providing a rewarding career:

  • 4 weeks paid annual leave with 17.5% loading (additional pay)
  • 13 weeks paid long service after 7 years
  • 3 public service holiday days each year
  • Leave for study, bereavement, foster caring and parenting
  • Cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Flexible work and leave arrangements
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary packaging

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Public Sector Commission Sharyn O’Neill with staff from the Strategic Leadership and Talent team
Public Sector Commissioner Sharyn O’Neill with staff from the Strategic Leadership and Talent team.