Ensure your role complements your team and addresses what’s missing or needs to be more strongly represented. Confirm you cannot distribute the work to existing roles.
Refer to your agency's strategic workforce plan. Your role should fill a critical gap at a team or agency level and help deliver your short-term and long-term objectives.
Identify any specialist skills the role requires. Consider if outsourcing the work would be more appropriate.
Determine if the work is temporary or ongoing, and part-time or full-time. The Queensland Government is committed to maximising permanent employment where possible. See our Employment Security policy.
Consider if the role should be offered as a relieving, secondment, graduate, contract, or fixed term temporary opportunity. Or do your need a permanent employee?
Consider all suitable flexible work arrangements, as this will increase the pool of potential candidates.
Look at diversity within your team and consider targeting the difference that is lacking. For example, people with disability, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, women, people of linguistically diverse backgrounds, and young or older people.