Assistant Director, Executive Level 1, Oil and Gas Division (Affirmative Measures - Disability)

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Any location in Australia
Categories: Policy, Executive Level 1, Data

About the team 

In the Liquid Fuels branch you will work on reforms which will improve Australia’s fuel security, prepare us to meet the challenges of the energy transition, and improve the quality of Australia’s fuel to achieve better health and environmental outcomes and facilitate new vehicle technologies.  

The branch is in the process of setting up new regulatory functions and improving and streamlining existing regulatory functions, while continuing to deliver on the Australian Government’s fuel security package and existing legislative frameworks. Alongside this, the branch is building our analytical and policy advice role in relation to the fuel market, fuel security and fuel quality in the context of a changing global energy system.  

Our ideal candidate 

Our ideal candidates will have a demonstrated capacity and capability to: 

  • make balanced decisions using professional judgement, evaluating ambiguous and incomplete information, factoring in risks and being sensitive to the context 

  • analyse complex data and information from a range of sources to formulate clear advice  

  • communicate effectively with a range of audiences in different forums 

  • influence outcomes through strategic communication, with sensitivity to audience and context 

  • develop and manage key strategic relationships, including engaging with stakeholders through change, resolving conflict and managing sensitivities. 

What you will do 

You will be developing policy advice to government on Australia’s domestic fuel security in the context of changing global and domestic energy markets. This includes: 

  • Considering the implications of emerging technologies for Australia’s fuel security. 

  • Building the branch as a trusted source of authority for government and industry on trends and emerging risks for security in the fuel market. 

  • Monitoring the effect of government regulation on market operations. 

  • Building strong relationships with other government agencies and with industry. 


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

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 33 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2022. This vacancy is open only to people with disability. 

Successful applicants are required to provide evidence to confirm they are a person with disability. Evidence of disability is not to include information about the type of disability. Suitable evidence of a disability would be a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner. The following documents would also be acceptable: 

  • letter from a Disability Employment Service or jobactive provider 

  • letter from a secondary or tertiary institution disability services unit in relation to a recent student. 

If the above documents are not available, a statutory declaration from the applicant can be accepted. 

Security Clearance 

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be provided with information regarding obtaining and maintaining a clearance at this level. 

Accessibility and reasonable adjustments 

The department is committed to ensuring our facilities, systems and work practices are accessible. Anyone with a permanent or temporary disability, injury or illness can request reasonable adjustments at all stages of their employment. 


This process may be used to fill both ongoing (permanent) and non-ongoing (temporary) roles. A merit pool may be established to fill future vacancies. 

The department supports flexible working arrangements and staff can apply to work a mix of hours from home and office locations each week. 

Applicants should be aware that this role is in a function affected by Machinery of Government changes. This means that while initially, you will undertake work as a Department of Industry, Science and resources employee or secondee, the position may later be moved to the newly established Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW). The position remains temporary – any movements to DCCEEW would be for the temporary period. More specific guidance on this will be provided to the successful applicant, prior to finalising the selection. 

How to apply 

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

To support you in applying for this job we have partnered with McMillan Staff Development to provide you with the following two video guides:

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When applying for this role, you will be asked to complete an online application form and upload your current resume. 

Your application will be reviewed and if you are longlisted you will be asked to participate in an interview on the Modern Hire interview platform.  

This will then be reviewed and if you are shortlisted we will invite you to attend an interview. 

We want to make sure you have everything you need in order to apply for this position. Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or 1800 648 942 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information 

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Miranda Lello via or call (02) 6843 7284. 

Learn more about the department 

The department offers a flexible, diverse, and collaborative workplace. We value everyone bringing their different backgrounds and points of view to work every day. We can give you a challenging and rewarding career with the opportunity to contribute to policy that affects all Australians – and the world. You can find out more about us and the work we do at 

From study support to generous parental leave and flexible work arrangements, your manager will work with you to help you along your career journey and achieve work-life balance. 

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 selves to work every day. We encourage applications people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, 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. 

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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