Revenue Officer

Job No: NSYD182
Location: North Sydney

Salary Range from:  $66,251.45 to $79,108.34 pa + 10% superannuation

+ $1,000 pa transport allowance

35 hours per week with access to flexi-time


North Sydney Council administers the North Sydney local government area on Sydney’s picturesque lower North Shore. Our 400 employees look after 77,000 residents spread across 10 square kilometres of land on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour providing spectacular harbour views, beautiful parklands, and a bustling CBD. Our aim is to ensure North Sydney remains a welcoming, well-designed, safe and beautiful environment for residents, workers and visitors.

We are currently seeking an experienced Revenue Officer to be a part of North Sydney Council’s multi-disciplinary Finance team. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking for job security and a hard-working team environment.

You will be responsible for the maintenance of the computerised Rating, Accounts Receivable and Debt Recovery process, assembling and producing information related to various rating, revenue and recovery functions. This includes updating and processing information and charges, answering telephone enquiries and responding to written correspondence.

The ideal candidate will have experience in debt recovery, along with excellent attention to detail.  


Essential Criteria 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Local Government Act, 1993 in relation to rating and revenue
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Advanced communication both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to follow procedures for successful outcome
  • Strong customer service and conflict resolution skills
  • Planning/prioritising skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail


  • Demonstrated experience with computerised rating system Civica’s Authority software.
  • Demonstrated experience in Local Government Rating
  • Demonstrated knowledge of property information and mapping system
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word)
  • Experience in coaching staff
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19 


Why work at North Sydney Council?

We're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams are reflective of the communities in which we operate, and we value the unique contribution each member makes to the North Sydney Council. The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of our residents and contributes to their economic and social wellbeing.

North Sydney Council as an employer offers excellent employee benefits such as:

  • Easy accessibility to work with spectacular harbor view work locations
  • Excellent work life balance with a 35-hour working week for indoor workers or fortnightly RDO’s for outdoor workers
  • Flexible working hours with access to Flexi time
  • Freedom to direct contributions to any compliant superannuation fund
  • Health and Well-being programs for all employees such as Yoga, Pilates, Kick Boxing
  • Access to employee recognition and reward program
  • Weekly fruit baskets
  • Free access to counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Free financial advice by a certified Financial Planner
  • Monetary Transport allowance
  • Invitations to Local Govt events, training and planning sessions
  • Access to corporate social events at picturesque harbour locations


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A National Police clearance is required as part of the recruitment process for this vacancy. 


How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer the selection criteria questions.


Closing Date: 07 July 2022 - 11.30pm 


North Sydney Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity in order to  provide a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. North Sydney Council  also adheres  to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. We strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.

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Privacy Acknowledgment

North Sydney Council is collecting personal information from you as part of the recruitment and selection process. Council is committed to protecting your personal information and our policy on privacy and personal information represents local government best practice. North Sydney Council is an agency under definition of the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

Council will also comply with the Health Privacy Principles in the following ways:

  • Your vaccination status will only be used for business purposes and for application as required under Council’s COVIDSafe Plan/s.
  • To ensure accuracy, Council will only accept information regarding your vaccination status from you.
  • Your vaccination status may be shared with other Council Officers for work purposes such as ensuring compliance with the Covid Safe Plan, ensuring compliance with legislation and for the allocation of work tasks and locations.
  • Your vaccination status will be held in Council’s HR System. This will be recorded in a similar way to how we record other information such as medical certificates.
  • Where Council does not know your vaccination status you may be required to comply with certain restrictions that apply at the time and as required by Council Policy or COVIDSafe Plan.

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About Us

With a cohort of approximately 400 permanent (full time and part time) employees, we consider ourselves not too big, not too small - just right! At North Sydney Council we're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams value the unique contribution each member makes, and genuinely strives towards making North Sydney Council a fun place to work! The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of our residents and contributes to their economic and social wellbeing. Our commitment to our staff at North Sydney Council is: To optimise employee performance in an enjoyable, safe, fair and equitable workplace