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Rates Officer

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Job Ref:  18/94
Employer:  North Sydney Council
Job Type:  Full Time
North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia (Show on map)

Rates Officer

  • Salary from $55,741 to $66,557 per annum + $1,000 per annum transport allowance + 9.5% superannuation
  • 35 hours per week with access to flexi time
  • Position no. 18/94

North Sydney Council administers the North Sydney local government area on Sydney’s picturesque lower North Shore. Our 400 employees look after 71,000 residents spread across 10 square kilometres of land on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour providing spectacular harbour views, beautiful parklands, and a bustling CBD.

An opportunity exists for a Rates Officer to join our multi-disciplinary Finance Team.

The Rates Officer is responsible for maintenance of the rating file and assembling and producing information in relation to various rating functions.  This includes updating and processing information and charges, reviewing links between the rates and property systems, answering telephone enquiries, responding to correspondence and determining eligibility for subsidies.

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent attention to detail, and will be able to explicitly demonstrate that they meet the following selection criteria:


  • Demonstrated rating experience or administration experience
  • Basic accounting principles knowledge
  • Advanced communication, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated experience in Excel and Word applications
  • Demonstrated experience with a computerised rating system


  • Basic understanding of financial sections of the Local Government Act
  • Local Government experience
  • Demonstrated experience with computerised records systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of property information and mapping systems


North Sydney Council offers a range of benefits including access to flexi time, a culture that supports work/life balance, a salary system that includes bonus payments, accelerated access to long service leave, a health program, free financial advice, social events and a transport allowance.

To view Position Description, please click here

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume, and answer selection criteria questions, by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Closing Date:  23 May 2018

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