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Various opportunities, Executive Level 1, National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA)

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Melbourne, Perth
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the Team

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) is appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the Department) under section 695A of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act). NOPTA is responsible for the day-to-day administration of offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas titles in Commonwealth waters in Australia.

NOPTA operates on a full cost recovery basis. 

Further information is available on NOPTA’s website:

We are looking for high performing Executive Level 1 staff across several disciplines across NOPTA to fill the following roles:

  • Assistant Manager Titles
  • Assistant Manager Business Support Unit
  • Assistant Manager Data Management.

Our ideal candidates

Our ideal Executive Level 1 candidates have:

  • Demonstrated experience and strong skills in interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, policy criteria and procedures in a technical and/or administrative context.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing advice on complex matters. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading a small team or functional area.
  • Working knowledge or understanding of offshore petroleum titles lifecycle.
  • Effective stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify issues, efficiencies, and to implement continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and manage time critical processes with attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to write and review written applications, reports, correspondence, or advice in plain English.

Please visit the APSC website for additional information on Work Level Standards and Integrated Leadership System applicable to the classification for which you are applying.

What you will do

Assistant Manager Titles

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • The facilitation of life of title administration, including petroleum and greenhouse title grants and renewals, changes to title conditions, field development planning, cancellations, terminations and surrenders, and approval and registration of transfers and dealings associated with offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas titles.
  • Assess titles applications against legislation and assessment criteria and write and review assessment reports within assessment timeframes and managing key stakeholders.
  • Identification and implementation of key tasks to assist the manager in meeting the team’s legislative obligations, and in the continuous improvement of day-to-day operations.
  • Supervising, mentoring and training team members.

Assistant Manager Business Support Unit

You will contribute to providing a high level of corporate support to NOPTA and assisting the Business Support Manager on a broad range of functions.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • High level advice and guidance to NOPTA staff and senior management on corporate support matters whilst ensuring compliance with legislative and policy requirements.
  • Prepare high level reports and briefings to senior management on a variety of matters as required. Represent the team and NOPTA at various committees and regular meetings.
  • Development of strategic plans with the ability to implement and monitor.
  • Supervise staff and manage a diverse range of projects.

Assistant Manager Data Management

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing and evaluating technical data submissions from petroleum titleholders for surveys and spatial data against regulatory requirements.
  • Benchmarking of technical data submissions against identified data quality criteria.
  • Identifying trends and making recommendations in regards data improvement activities.
  • Where appropriate, supervising staff and managing a diverse range of projects.


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

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline (applicants retaining higher clearance will be considered) security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


We are looking to fill several vacancies through this process at the Executive Level 1 on an ongoing capacity. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing roles.

You will be asked to select which role you wish to be considered for.

How to apply

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

You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 6500 characters (approximately 1000 words) and should align to the job description.

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 Mark Ducksbury – Manager, Data Management Team on (08) 6424 5312 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 is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please 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. #LI-DNP

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