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Careers for women in the NSW public sector

Jennifer Raymond

Women are Breaking Through in the NSW public sector. From forensic analysis of major crime scenes to planning for roads and bridges across NSW; from train network security to growing harvests from stem cuttings; and from keeping the community safe from bushfires to developing a vision for the State’s ICT infrastructure.

Enhance your career

Melissa Clemens, the Applications Portfolio Services Manager at the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA)

“During my time with the RTA my role has grown, changed and evolved. Within eight months of being with the RTA I was offered the role of Application Development and Maintenance Manager. After taking time off for the birth of my first child, I returned to work and was offered the position as DRIVES Manager. Within six months of being in that role I took on a second role as the Application Portfolio Services Manager.”

Make a difference

Jennifer Raymond, Crime Scene Officer, Forensic Services Group, NSW Police Force

“There’s nothing more rewarding, or provides greater job satisfaction, than locating a piece of evidence that is instrumental in bringing an offender to justice, particularly in a homicide investigation. Nothing beats that ‘eureka’ moment when you’ve spent hours in painstaking and back-breaking examinations and a fingerprint is developed or DNA identified.”

Learn new skills

Jen Phelan, Project Manager, NSW Public Works, Department of Services, Technology and Administration

“I really enjoy having autonomy over my own particular projects and seeing them through from inception to completion. I also enjoy working in an environment with experienced people with a broad range of knowledge and advice I can draw from. I am constantly learning.”

Maintain a work-life balance

Ada Nguyen, Civil Engineer, NSW Public Works, Department of Services, Technology and Administration

“As a mother of a young child I’ve benefited from the flexible work practices available in the public sector. I now have the flexibility to work from home when I need to and start later or finish earlier to accommodate family commitments while working in the field of my choice.”

To learn more about careers for women in the NSW public sector go to: www.eeo.nsw.gov.au/women/breaking_through

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