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Various opportunities, 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

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 APS Level 6 staff at the across NOPTA, including in the Titles and Data Management Teams. 

Our ideal candidates

Our ideal candidates have:

  • Have demonstrated skills and experience in interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, policy criteria and procedures in a technical and/or administrative context.
  • Working knowledge or understanding of the offshore petroleum titles lifecycle.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment and manage time critical processes with attention to detail.
  • Effective verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and review reports and correspondence in plain English. 
  • Be adaptable, have initiative and sound judgement and decision making capabilities.

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

The general duties of the positions are:

  • Interpret and apply comprehensive knowledge of legislation, policy, procedure, and guidelines in a technical and/or administrative context to achieve outcomes for NOPTA.
  • Manage relationships with external and internal stakeholders to achieve work area and NOPTA goals.
  • Propose and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and contribute to business improvement strategies.
  • Work under limited direction with the opportunity for autonomy and accountability.

Team specific duties include:

Titles Team

  • 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.
  • Maintain the registers of offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage titles.

Data Management Team

  • Liaise with titleholders on regulatory submissions for survey and spatial data, including expectation setting and compliance activities.   
  • Contribute to compilation and analysis of data to enable benchmarking of stakeholder submission performance to agreed criteria.


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

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline (applicants retaining higher clearance will be considered) security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


We are looking to fill several vacancies through this process at the APS Level 6 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 Caroline Albany – Assistant Manager (A/g), NOPTA on (08) 6424 5366 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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