Manager, Executive Level 2, Oil and Gas Division

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Any location in Australia, Canberra
Categories: Policy, Executive Level 2

About the department

The department plays a key role in the Australian Government’s agenda to create jobs and build a stronger, more resilient and competitive economy. Our work builds on Australia’s existing strengths, supports businesses to grow, and drives new opportunities for long-term productivity growth and prosperity. The success of the department helps Australia recover from the economic consequences of COVID‑19 and adapt to its ongoing effects. Through our work, we support the government’s economic recovery plan and help to deliver a better future for all Australians.

About the teams

Oil and Gas Division is an integral part of the ongoing energy transition - in Australia, Asia and globally. The Division is made up of the Gas Branch, Northern Endeavour Branch, Offshore Resources Branch and the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator. The teams work on a wide variety of onshore and offshore oil and gas matters including policy and regulatory functions, interpreting legislation, offshore petroleum titles management, and program delivery. 

The Division prides itself on being an inclusive and positive place to work. Our values include:

  • supporting remote and flexible working arrangements where possible
  • embracing clear and open communication
  • investing in our staff development
  • supporting staff physical and mental wellbeing.

Our department and the Division have a commitment to inclusion and diversity, with an ambition of being the best possible place to work, creating a workplace culture where each and every one of us is valued and respected for our contribution.

The opportunity

We have multiple vacancies at EL2 levels for ongoing engagement.

The roles will vary depending on section responsibilities and opportunities but we are looking for team leaders with policy, program and regulatory experience.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is an excellent leader and manager who is able to inspire and organise a team, is flexible and collaborative and able to assist a team to meet its deliverables and deadlines
  • Demonstrates capabilities to manage complex real world issues, including providing evidence-based advice through information and data analysis from a range of sources to provide clear and influential advice
  • Demonstrates capabilities to develop, interpret and work with legislative and regulatory frameworks
  • Has an excellent understanding of government processes, including experience with briefings, cabinet submissions, budgetary processes, new policy proposals
  • Demonstrates effective stakeholder engagement capabilities including fostering productive working relationships with a range of audiences, including working with industry and States and Territories
  • Has experience and/or knowledge of Australia’s offshore resources regulatory regime and an understanding of titles management.

What you will do

You will:

  • Lead, drive and manage programs of work and provide support and guidance for their team
  • Undertake work with a high level of complexity
  • Provide strategic support and thinking to the branch and team.

Depending on the role, you may:

  • Develop, interpret and administer legislation
  • Deliver high value programs with commercial and operational risks
  • Interpret, develop and provide advice on policy, legislation and regulations
  • Build the capability of more junior team members.


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

Positions require a Baseline security clearance and successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within 18 months from the date the vacancy was first advertised in the Gazette.

The department does currently offer flexible work opportunities for many roles. Flexible or remote work arrangements for the positions will be considered if appropriate. Please reach out to the contact officer to discuss this further.

Due to the holiday period, assessment and interviews for this recruitment process may be scheduled in the new year.

How to apply

Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to the roles and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 500 words and should align to the job description.

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.

Please complete your application online and 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.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Tegan Hedington on 02 6243 7546 or via

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