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In the Liquid Fuels Branch, you will work on reforms that 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 vehicle technologies.  

The branch is setting up new regulatory functions and improving and streamlining existing ones 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 about the fuel market, fuel security and quality in the context of a changing global energy system. 

our ideal candidate 

As a multi-disciplinary branch, we welcome a wide range of skillsets, including but not limited to strategic policy, economics, data analysis, communications, law, regulatory assessment, compliance and enforcement, and governance. 

our ideal candidate would:  

  • be self-motivated, with a track record of taking responsibility and delivering results 
  • have well-developed research, analysis, and problem-solving skills 
  • demonstrate strong teamwork and communication skills and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships within and outside the team and with industry stakeholders  
  • have advanced critical thinking skills 
  • work strategically by engaging with stakeholders and exploring innovative alternatives to solving problems 
  • work independently with support from executive-level staff in the team. 

what you will do 

You will be working on a range of activities, including: 

  • Analysing information and data to develop policy advice to the government on potential vulnerabilities in Australian fuel supply chains. 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. 
  • Working closely with the industry to understand supply chains and identify options and potential actions to bolster Australia’s fuel security. 


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 must provide evidence to confirm they are a person with disability. Evidence of disability is not included information about the type of disability. Relevant 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, at a minimum, a baseline security clearance. Depending on the role, successful applicants may be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at the NV1 level. 

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 team is based in Canberra. However, other locations may be considered for the successful candidate. 
  • The department supports flexible working arrangements, and staff can apply to work a mix of hours from home and office locations each week.

how to apply 

  1. Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information in your resume, cover letter, or other documents.
  2. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information. 
  3. When applying for this role, you will be asked to upload your resume and a cover letter detailing why you think you are the ideal candidate.
  4. 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. 
  5. This will then be reviewed, and if you are shortlisted, we will invite you to attend an interview. 
  6. We want to ensure you have everything you need to apply for this position.
  7. Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request.

Please contact disr.recruitment@randstadsourceright.com.au or 1800 648 942 if you require assistance with your application.

contact information 

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Miranda Lello via:

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 industry.gov.au. 

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.

Advertised: 20 July 2022

Applications close: 17 August 2022

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