Collections Officer

Posted on 14-Nov-2017
Application Close Date: 21-Nov-2017
Job Details
Location:
Hamilton
Category:
Debt Recovery
Position Type:
Fixed Term Full-Time
Job Reference:
IRD/1307931E
Attachments:
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Fixed Term Opportunities until June 2019

Do you want to make a difference to our communities and build a better future for everyone in New Zealand?  Are you customer focussed, intelligence led and agile?

Inland Revenue is currently reinventing itself as a modern revenue organisation.  This transformation will bring about significant change to the way we operate and how e interact with our customers.  We are making the tax system simpler, more open and certain for New Zealanders to pay their taxes and receive their entitlements.

We have an opportunity for enthusiastic Collections Officers to join our Child Support International Hamilton teams.

This is an excellent way to enhance your career as part of a great team, while helping our customers manage their tax affairs.  Most people meet their obligations of their own accord, but there are some who don't.  And that's where the Collections teams come in.

We are looking for people who can carry out a range of activities which include prevention and assistance through to recovery and enforcement.  To do this, it is important you have empathy while being emotionally resilient, confident and capable of dealing with adverse and difficult conversations in a professional manner.

Our aim to promote voluntary compliance, deter future non-compliance and collect defaulted debt.  You will work with Child Support International customers with outstanding payments, and use a wide range of tools for carrying out education and enforcement activities, including legal action.

Ideally you will:

  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrate sound decision making and analytical skills
  • Have the ability to relate to people from all walks of life and to look for win-win solutions
  • Be a results orientated self-starter and highly resilient
  • have strong debt negotiation experience with the ability effectively negotiate successful outcomes
  • Be able to work independently and also thrive in a team environment

Hours of work will be 37 hours and 55 minutes per week, Monday to Friday between 8am and 5.05pm and in accordance with any rosters operating within the business unit.

Are you keen to join us?

On offer is the opportunity to gain valuable experience and be part of our journey.  We work in a fun, and at times fast paced team environment.  To ensure your success, you will be provided with appropriate training and support along with regular coaching and performance feedback.

To learn more, please refer to the attached Job expectation for this position.

To apply, please click on ‘apply' below and attach your CV and Cover Letter indicating how you meet the criteria, addressing the core competencies and outline the skills and experience you will bring to the role.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim McGregor, kim.mcgregor@ird.govt.nz.  

Applications close 5pm 21 November 2017.