Rates Officer


Have you had enough of traffic jams and the concrete jungle? Are you looking to have a better work/life balance in a beautiful, diverse, family friendly area with wineries, cycle trails, lakes and mountains on your doorstep? We may have the dream job for you!

Central Otago District Council has a rare opportunity for a Rates Officer to join our Finance Team to maintain Council’s property rating system on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will be responsible for striking the annual rates on a quarterly basis and invoicing and communicating directly with the ratepayers of Central Otago. There is a high level of administration behind the role including maintaining the rating database, accurately implementing the council rating resolutions and operating within the appropriate rating legislation. All this while delivering an excellent customer service.

So, if you have a team approach, attention to detail and ability to use your initiative and enjoy working with a great bunch of people, then you will certainly enjoy working within our Council.

As the successful candidate you will have: * A high level of administration and financial experience * A strong focus on customer service with a mature attitude * The ability to communicate confidently by phone, email and in person * Exceptional analytical skills which can be applied in a variety of situations. * Sound numeracy skills with a commitment to accuracy

  • Well-developed organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prioritise workloads
  • If you are interested in working in a challenging but rewarding environment, apply today!

    A copy of the job description may be obtained via Council’s website (www.codc.govt.nz/vacancies).

    All applications should include a cover letter, CV and address the key selection criteria. Make sure your cover letter is specific about your experience and what you are looking for now.

    Applications should be addressed to Lisa Wallis, Human Resources Advisor at Central Otago District Council, PO Box 122, Alexandra 9340 or sent via email to people@codc.govt.nz. Applications close Sunday, 31 January 2021.

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    Permanent Full Time

    Job no: AOAN147235

    Location: Central Otago

    Closing Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021