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Assistant Manager, Executive Level 1, Energy Division

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team

The GEMS Registration and Outreach Section implements policy and regulations under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012.  This includes providing:

  • Strategic and technical advice in relation to product registrations
  • Stakeholder and technical enquiry support, and
  • Regulatory reporting activities in relation to energy efficient equipment and appliances (commonly known for the Energy Rating Label).

The Team forms part of the Energy Division which is at the forefront of policy design and program delivery.  We improve the efficiency, productivity, affordability and future-readiness of energy in Australia. We work with state and territory governments, businesses and industry to ensure energy consumers have confidence in the choices they make in how and when they use energy. 

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will be able to lead a team to deliver a suite of optimisation activities in relation to the GEMS registration, enquiries, and reporting functions.  They will deliver high-quality outcomes in support of the GEMS Regulator and the regulator community. 

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • A proven ability to drive a change program in a complex environment
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to simplify and communicate complex information
  • Ability to interpret legislation and provide expert analysis and advice on its application
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise effectively at all levels and with diverse stakeholders
  • A can-do personality with a track record of demonstrating initiative, attention to detail
  • Good professional judgement and decision making for the delivery of high-quality outcomes and assurance processes, and
  • An ability to build expertise in energy efficiency concepts and understand and apply the relevant underpinning legislation.

Prior experience or qualifications in any or a combination of the following would be desirable:

  • Data analysis and performance reporting
  • Registration or technical systems management (ICT)
  • Business process improvement and quality assurance
  • Customer service or enquiries support.

You do not need expertise in energy policy or energy efficiency matters, though an understanding of relevant issues is desirable. Previous experience in a regulatory context would be desirable.

What you will do

As the Assistant Manager, you will:

  • Drive and implement a clear program of work for the delivery of the registration, enquiries and reporting functions.
  • Provide strategic and technical advice, guidance and briefing to the GEMS Regulator on complex enquiries and policy implementation issues.
  • Oversee operations of the product registration assessment process, including providing support for and optimizing interactions with the product registration system.
  • Engage with technical subject matter experts and stakeholders for the effective delivery of the program including:
    • Facilitating assessments
    • Progressing technical policy matters, and
    • Providing input into the improvement of standards and regulations.
  • Embed a process of continuous improvement of operational policies, processes and procedures in line with the Regulator Performance Guide. This includes:
    • Refreshing the regulatory performance reporting arrangements and providing a holistic approach to performance reporting.
    • Delivering opportunities to reduce the regulatory burden on business and seek opportunities for collaboration and engagement with key industry stakeholders.
    • Providing high quality briefing and business reporting, which includes detailed analysis of data and evidence to inform decision making and support policy development.
  • Provide leadership and direction to a diverse team and support management activities, including the management of relationships with service providers.


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

Security Clearance

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


This process is being used to fill immediate Executive Level 1 vacancies within the Branch. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies for 12 months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette. Non-ongoing vacancies will be offered for an initial period of up to 18 months, with possibility of extension.

While roles are based in Canberra, we are open to consider candidates from other states and territories.  Remote work arrangements will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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 5000 characters (approximately 750 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).

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Nina Bogucki via or on 0466 857 097.

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 full time/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 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 refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

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