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Rating Specialist

Permanent - Full Time
Government, Defence & Emergency

Tihei mauri ora!

Nau mai, haere mai, tahuti mai ki Heretaunga!

Heretaunga haukunui, Heretaunga ararau, Heretaunga haaro te kaahu, Heretaunga takoto noa!

Welcome to Heretaunga, the area renowned for its rich and fertile landscape that is sustained by its life-giving dews and waterways. Welcome to Heretaunga, whose beauty is observed by the sharp eye of the harrier hawk; a landscape rich in history and with an esteemed legacy of caring and providing for its inhabitants.



Taitara Mahi – Rating Specialist

Hastings District Council is currently seeking applications for the permanent, full time role of Rating Specialist to provide efficient and accurate administrative support to help our busy Finance team deliver effective rating services.  This role has an important function within this team to supply accurate and efficient processing of rating information and the successful candidate will be an analytical problem-solver with an excellent eye for detail.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to customer service
  • Financial experience - a broad understanding of accounting
  • Proficiency with Excel, database management and accounting software
  • Experience in interpretation and application of legislation
  • Knowledge of rating legislation and Local Government Act would be an advantage
  • Be extremely accurate and have exceptional attention to detail
  • Initiative and be able to work in a team environment
  • A cool and collected manner when working under pressure

Whilst some knowledge of Local Government revenue processes would be an advantage, we are open to looking at candidates with strong transferable skills willing to develop and maintain an up to date working knowledge of relevant acts and policies pertaining to rates and valuations.

Situated in the heart of Ngati Kahungunu, the Hastings district and Hawke’s Bay offer an enjoyable environment in which to live, work and play.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Are you keen to be a part of our journey?

It is important for applicants to know that Hastings District Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are required by job holders to ensure the health and safety of our team and community. This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may require the job holder to be fully vaccinated. You need to be aware that you will be asked to declare your vaccination status as part of your application.


Job Description

Rating Specialist JD (if you are viewing this via SEEK - please visit the careers page on our website for a copy of the Job Description)

Applications close: 7 December 2021

Please Note: Due to the highly competitive employment market, our vacancy close date may be subject to change if a suitable candidate is found, so don't delay in making your application

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