Full time
ACT/Canberra, NSW, NT, QLD, South Australia, Tasmania
Posted 2 years ago

Into clean energy? Here’s a federal opportunity to join the agency regulating emissions and non-compliance.

At the Clean Energy Regulator, you’re signing up for a challenging and rewarding workplace. Your purpose will be to accelerate carbon abatement for Australia.

There are a range of perks working at our agency, but one of the greatest assets is our size. You’ll have access to the senior executive and experience different types of work. Your ideas and voice will add value to projects.

We can also offer you flexible working arrangements and competitive salary packaging. Work-life balance is important to us – we are committed to keeping you energised and committed in your role.

The work 
In your role, you’ll be working to reduce emissions and increase the use of clean energy. To achieve this, you will be contributing to compliance outcomes across the agency and responding to non-compliance. You’ll be educating participants, working with regulatory partners and seeing projects through to completion.

What does this look like in action? Some of our recent work includes:

  • Targeting non-compliance and fraud in the small-scale renewable energy scheme – we’re stopping the harm and disrupting non-compliant business models to ensure that accredited solar installers aren’t signing off on installations they did not do or did not adequately supervise.
  • Guarantee of Origin (GO) – we’re enabling Australian businesses to sell verified low emissions hydrogen from renewable sources and fossil fuels with substantial carbon capture and storage in Australia and to the world.

The role of the Compliance Branch is to support compliance activities across our schemes and to contribute to more robust, effective business administration. It does this by providing specialist services including client assessment, audit and monitoring, investigations, intelligence, outreach and education.

The Compliance Branch is looking to fill various APS positions across its functions. We are looking for talented persons of high integrity who are looking for a challenging and interesting career in a dynamic regulatory environment. If the following sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

  • We’re looking for creative thinkers who have an innate capability to collaborate on problems and engage positively with risk.
  • The right people for these roles will be able to apply sound judgment and use their experience to anticipate challenges and to deliver high quality outcomes.
  • You will need to be able to successfully communicate with colleagues and stakeholders and work collaboratively with them to achieve objectives. You will also be able to use your ability to think through issues from various perspectives and in doing so, successfully manage and influence key stakeholder relationships and expectations.
  • Your attention to detail will be second to none.
  • You’ll have an interest in investing in your personal development.

We are seeking to fill roles at the APS 4, APS 5 & APS 6 levels in an ongoing, non-ongoing, full-time or part-time capacity.  A merit pool will also be established of suitable applicants to fill any subsequent roles over the next 12 months.

The key duties of the position include:

As an ‘Intelligence analyst’ you will get to:

  • Research and analyse cutting edge clean energy initiatives and help prevent fraud
  • Collaborate with and learn from experienced intelligence professionals to create intelligence products
  • Engage with partner agencies to collect and analyse data to detect anomalies that might undermine the agencies mission to reduce the impact of climate change
  • Apply your intelligence skills in a practical environment, attending training to enhance your analysis and your professional networks

As a ‘Compliance or Regulatory officer’ you will get to:

  • Interpret and apply legislation and policies to assist in taking action to reduce the impacts of climate change
  • Provide advice to influence regulatory decisions — including deregistration of auditors and solar agents
  • Research and assess information to determine if someone is fit and proper to participate in the agency schemes
  • Contribute to the development of the agency’s compliance and enforcement priorities and strategic compliance framework
  • Develop education resources to nudge participants into compliance
  • Skilfully analyse and interpret data to influence sound regulatory judgements

As an ‘Investigator‘ you will get to:

  • Conduct investigations into alleged breaches of the law including significant, complex and protracted matters
  • Take witness statements and conduct records of interview
  • Prepare statements of reasons to support administrative action
  • Prepare and present quality briefs of evidence for criminal and civil proceedings
  • Plan and undertake proactive compliance initiatives to promote and encourage voluntary compliance in a regulatory environment

Position Duties
The Compliance Branch supports all compliance activities including investigations, enforcement actions (including administrative and court-based solutions), compliance outreach and education, audit, intelligence, and client assessment.

We are looking for candidates who are accredited investigators (or who are willing to undertake accreditation), and who have experience in both desk and field work; those who understand the audit process including the selection of appropriate auditors and the assessment of audit reports; those who have strong data skills and can write persuasively and intelligence experts.  We need people with an attention for detail, including forensic skills that are used to analyse transactions, patterns of behaviour or trends in non‑compliance.

APS4 Level
Under general direction, you will undertake work of a moderate complexity and be accountable for organising your workflow.  You may provide specialist and administrative support, undertake some research and analysis activities and communicate with/provide advice to a range of stakeholders.  You may also participate in straightforward investigations.

APS5 Level
Under limited direction, you will undertake work that’s moderately complex to complex and make independent decisions in the area of responsibility.  You will provide advice based on legislation and policies and undertake specialist or technical research and analysis, conduct routine investigations and undertake administrative or operational tasks.

APS6 Level
Under limited direction, you will undertake work of a complex nature and be reasonably autonomous and accountable.  You will use your initiative and judgement interpreting policy, applying practices and procedures and providing detailed advice in relation to complex problems and assessments.  You may conduct and/or lead complex investigations and opportunities will be available to assist in strategic planning. You will have a responsibility for supervising and mentoring others, including coaching and managing performance.

APS Work Level Standards
Prior to applying, please review the APS Work Level Standards to understand the differences in skill and capability requirements against each level.  If applying for multiple levels, you should pitch your application at the highest level for which you are applying.  The selection panel will consider your application against the levels you have indicated.


This position is a security-assessed position. The successful applicant will be required to hold, or be able to obtain, a Baseline security clearance.
All applicants must be Australian citizens.


Non-ongoing opportunities may be offered for a period of up to 12 months wit the possibility to extend or may become ongoing within 12 months from advertising

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability

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Intelligence, Investigator, Regulation

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