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Senior Compliance Officer, APS Level 6, National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Melbourne, Perth
Categories: APS Level 6

About the team

This position is located in the Legislative Compliance Team of the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA). NOPTA is responsible for the day-to-day administration of petroleum and greenhouse gas titles in Commonwealth waters in Australia. NOPTA is the first point of contact for matters relating to offshore titles administration.

In this position the successful candidate will work in a small team, collaborating across the teams within NOPTA and other areas of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, to assist and provide guidance in relation to regulatory and administration issues. The position will be based in the Perth or Melbourne Office.

Our ideal candidate

The successful candidate will:

  • be a quick learner, highly organised and be able to manage a range of tasks
  • have very good verbal and written communication skills and be able to work with minimal direction and supervision
  • have experience in administering and enforcing legislation and a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or be able to demonstrate commensurate qualifications and experience.

The following experience/qualifications are highly desirable:

  • Experience within a regulator/administrator
  • Experience within the oil and gas sector
  • Tertiary qualifications in Law
  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigations).

What you will do

You will support the team manager to ensure the team meets its legislative and corporate obligations in relation to offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage titles administration.

Duties of the role may include the following key responsibilities:

  • research, critically analyse and interpret complex regulatory issues and provide related written advice on a range of possible approaches and solutions
  • contribute to the development of internal and external guidance material related to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislative Framework, including the implementation of new policy and legislation
  • identify issues requiring legal advice and assist the Manager to prepare request for legal advice
  • prepare submissions, correspondence and reports on a range of regulatory issues
  • prioritise tasks, as assigned, through the identification of key risks and timeframes
  • review compliance issues associated with titles and recommend appropriate action in accordance with the legislative framework and compliance policy.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)
  2. tell us about three (3) professional achievements within the last 5 years that you are proud of (limit your total response to between 300 and 500 words).

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Contact information

For more information regarding these opportunities, please contact Heath Shepherdson, Assistant Manager on 08 6424 5314 or

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life.  Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual.  Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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