Tax officer

Australian Taxation Office

APS Level 3 - $60,013 - $64,746

Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time

Gosford - NSW

Closing date: Thursday, 26 October 2017

3 days to apply

Job description


We are looking to fill roles in our Service Delivery and Client Engagement Groups.

Staff in our Service Delivery Group are usually the first point of contact between taxpayers and the ATO. This means they play a vital role in shaping how our clients’ view the work we do.

Service Delivery staff respond to enquiries from the community and provide information and support to help our clients meet their taxation and superannuation obligations.

The majority of the work we do in Service Delivery involves extensive client contact in a scheduled environment. We interact with the community through multiple channels including phone, paper, web-chat, email and our online portals. We deliver real outcomes for the community in a fast-paced, supportive team environment.

Our Client Engagement Group is focused on making it as easy as possible for people to understand and meet their taxation and superannuation obligations. We do this by providing both advice and guidance. We use data and intelligence to identify and deal with non-compliance and implement strategies to increase levels of voluntary compliance.

Most of our work involves direct contact with our clients, either written, in person, over the phone and via our portals.

We respond to enquiries from the community and work with our clients to provide them with information and support to meet their obligations and to manage their affairs.

Our ideal candidate:
• has the ability to understand and apply procedures, policies and processes to undertake a range of tasks
• has the ability to identify issues and work through solutions
• can research, investigate and analyse information using a variety of tools
• can work effectively in a team, demonstrating reliability, flexibility and resilience
• has sound communication skills with the ability to achieve quality results in a fast-paced environment

To be considered for a role within our Client Engagement Group you will also need practical experience in taxation, superannuation and/or business matters.



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

This recruitment process is being used to fill ongoing positions. Some non-ongoing positions may be offered up to 18 months. These non-ongoing position(s) may become ongoing in the next 12 months.
We are a flexible employer and are open to discussing employment arrangements that might suit you best at this time.
You may be required to undergo further integrity checks during the course of your engagement with the ATO.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

For more information:

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10714241

Agency website:

Australian Taxation Office website