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Senior Regulatory Officer, APS Level 6, National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA)

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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.

You must also have:

  • very good oral and written communication skills and be able to work with minimal direction and supervision
  • demonstrated ability to identify and find practical solutions to complex issues and produce a range of documents to navigate challenging situations

The successful candidate should have experience in administering legislation and a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or be able to demonstrate commensurate qualifications and experience.

The following qualities are highly desirable:

  • Experience within a regulator/administrator
  • Experience within the oil and gas sector

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, including 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.
  • Prioritise tasks, as assigned, through the identification of key risks and timeframes.
  • Prepare submissions, correspondence and reports on a range of regulatory issues, including requests for legal advice if needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.


This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing APS Level 6 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 6 vacancies, should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

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 this opportunity, please contact Rachel Fry, Manager via or on (03) 8199 0302.

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. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

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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