Please submit any Assessing Related Employment Postings to MAAO
Send posting to email@example.com
TOWN OF DUNSTABLE
The Town of Dunstable has a vacancy for the position of Administrator Assessor. The position is 12 hours per week and provides administrative and technical support to the Assistant Assessor and the Board of Assessors in carrying out the tax assessment operations for the Town. The position is classified as a grade 5 with the starting hourly pay is $20.15. Must be detail oriented and organized. Excellent computer skill, including competency in spreadsheets, GIS and database management are essential. Ability to deal with the public is necessary. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent (bachelor’s degree preferred); 2 years of real estate/appraisal experience or any combination of education or experience. Municipal experience a plus.
Experience with Patriot CAMA software is desirable. Applications shall be submitted to Vicki Tidman, Assistant Assessor 511 Main Street Dunstable, MA 01827 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open until filled. Deadline for initial consideration is June 30, 2018
posted 6/13/2018 to be removed 7/1/2018
Town of Tewksbury
Property Reviewer / Data Collector
The Town of Tewksbury seeks applicants for the part-time (10 hours per week) position of Property Reviewer/Data Collector, working under the direction of the Chief Assessor. This position performs technical, administrative and clerical duties inspecting, listing and measuring property. Performs all other related work as required. Essential Functions include:
- Inspects Real Property on a daily basis, including new construction, recently completed renovations, and cyclical inspections as required by the Department of Revenue.
- Measures and photographs buildings, outbuildings, parking lots, signs, and identifies and records construction details. Determines depreciation and grade based on condition.
- Updates property record information to accurately assess residential parcels for upcoming tax year into Vision Software.
- Sketches measurements and transfers photos to database.
- Performs sales analysis, codes sales verifications, researches MLS and online data; updates system codes in database.
- Enters building permits and follows through with property inspections until work is completed to determine at what stage of completion the subject should be taxed on at the end of the fiscal year. Maintains date complete value of property in database.
- Assists customers via telephone and in person to answer questions regarding excise, boat, real estate and personal property taxes and exemptions; Real Property Valuations.
- Prepares necessary reports using Vision software and Excel.
- Assists with excise tax abatements.
- Assists with creation of list of all properties for Supplemental Tax Bills.
- Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
Full job posting, description and employment application available at the town’s website: www.tewksbury-ma.gov
posted 6/7/2018 to be removed 6/30/2018
Town of Monson
The Town of Monson seeks a self-starter and team-oriented individual who understands logical relationships for our Assessing Department. Full-time benefit-eligible union position (35 hrs.)
Under the general direction of the Principal Assessor, the Assistant Assessor performs technical, administrative and clerical work assisting the department to discharge the duties of the office. This position performs highly skilled technical functions requiring a comprehensive knowledge of department operations, CAMA software applications, exercise of judgement in responding to inquiries in dealing with the public and in administering the functions of the office in accordance with established department policy and procedures. In addition, is responsible for maintaining records and preparing reports and data entry of personal income and expense information into the CAMA systems for statistical analysis purposes.
- High school education including and/or supplemented course work in business, real estate and personal property appraisal; Three (3) years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a Municipal setting, knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws and Assessing procedures, excellent communication skills in dealing with the public strongly preferred.
- Successful completion of appropriate Massachusetts Department of Revenue Assessing Course 101 within 6 months of employment.
- Knowledge of municipal tax laws. Comprehensive knowledge of office automation, proficiency in EXCEL and Microsoft Outlook. Basic knowledge of VADAR and Vision Government Solutions software, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or similar specialty software programs expressly used for Assessors offices.
- Ability to organize clerical and statistical records and to maintain accurate and detailed records. Ability to work independently. Ability to multitask and work under pressure with constant interruptions in a fast-paced environment. Ability to operate computer, printers, calculator, telephone, fax, copier, and scanner.
- Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be able to interact tactfully with the general public and town officials. Able to react to change productively and to handle another task as assigned
- Inspects, measures, photographs and lists all classes of real and personal property; maintains detailed field records of inspections; inspects and computes value of additions, alterations and deletions to any taxable property; tracks all building permit activity; updates data in computer software and assists the general public. Valid driver’s license and use of personal car for work.
Position Pay Range: Grade 6 Step 1 $20.70 hourly depending upon qualifications.
Please send cover letter and resume to Town of Monson, Attention Alyce Johns 110 Main Street Suite 106, Monson, MA 01057 or email email@example.com by the close of business (4pm) on June 15, 2018 or it will not be considered. See full job description at www.monson-ma.gov/assessors-office.
posted 6/7/2018 to be removed 6/30/2018
TOWN OF ORLEANS
The Town of Orleans is seeking applicants for the position of Assessor, working under the general direction of the Finance Director, and in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Board of Assessors and the statutes of the applicable Massachusetts General Laws. Position is 40 hours/week, salary is $71,341.75 to $89,096.06, depending on qualifications.
Duties: The Assessor’s duties shall include, but are not limited to the following: Overseeing the operation of the Assessing Department, including the development and management of the annual departmental budget and providing revenue estimates for budget planning. Maintaining the effective operation of a town-wide property appraisal system. Preparing and committing the annual tax roll for billing of real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and vessel excise. Planning and successfully executing recertification projects of assessed values consistent with the requirements and standards of the Commissioner of Revenue. In years between recertification, adjusting assessed values consistent with DOR guidelines to meet the statutory and constitutional standard of full and fair cash value. Performing market, cost and income analysis, and conducting field inspections of new and existing homes and businesses. Reviewing abatement and exemption applications, submitting recommendations to the Board for approval or denial, and supervising the processing of such applications. Annually updating assessors maps to MassGIS standards. Performing all other duties as requested and directed by the Finance Director.
Qualifications: Active certification as a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO). A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field, and a minimum of three years in the assessing field in Massachusetts or an equivalent combination. Certification to classify property from the Division of Local Services. Detailed knowledge of MGL Chapters and State Statutes as they apply to the Assessing functions. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with the general public and town officials. Demonstrated literacy in Microsoft Office and its various modules. Familiarity with the assessing software systems and MUNIS a plus. Certification by the MAAO as a CMA or RMA or equivalent by the IAAO a plus. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
Submit resume, application and cover letter to the Town Administrator’s Office, 19 School Road, Orleans, MA 02653, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018. Town application and job description are available on the Town of Orleans Website under Job Opportunities.
The Town of Orleans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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TOWN OF EASTHAM
ASSISTANT TO THE PRINCIPAL ASSESSOR
The Town of Eastham seeks a qualified individual for the full-time (35 hour per week), position of Assistant to the Principal Assessor. This position performs administrative, technical and customer service duties to assist with daily operations of the department; and other work as required. Must have office, computer, oral and written communication skills and knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws related to Property appraisal and assessing. Salary is $25.43 per hour as of July 1, 2018. Favorable CORI, MA Driver’s License, physical and drug test required.
Job description and Employment application available at the town’s website: www.eastham-ma.gov
Send cover letter, application and resume to Vicki Reis, Town of Eastham, 2500 State Highway, Eastham, MA 02642 by June 22, 2018.
posted 6/5/2018 to be removed 6/23/2018
Town of East Longmeadow
Assessors Administrative Assistant
The Town of East Longmeadow is seeking qualified applicants for a full time Assessors Administrative Assistant.
This position is responsible for updating information on property ownership, submitting information to appropriate departments regarding property taxes, maintenance of databases regarding real property, personal property, and motor vehicle excise taxes, and other administrative functions.
For a full job description and information on how to apply, please go to the Employment area of the Town of East Longmeadow's website or click on the link below.
This is a full time Union position, 37.5 hours weekly. The salary range is $22.38 - $29.16.
Closing date: June 8, 2018
Qualified candidates should submit an application, resume and cover letter to Karin Decker, Human Resources Director at 60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA, 01028.
An application may also be submitted electronically online with the option to attach the cover letter and resume.
Full Job Description
posted 5/31/2018 to be removed June 9, 2018
Town of Acton
The Town of Acton is seeking a full-time benefited Assistant Assessor within the Assessor’s Department reporting to the Principal Assessor/Assistant Finance Director.
Duties: Administrative and analytical work in researching, analyzing and reporting on valuations of Town properties. This includes reviewing and verifying that residential and commercial properties within the Town are accurately described and recorded. Must have experience in analyzing property sales and the development of sales ratio studies for the purposes of mass appraisal. Position could also be involved with budget, capital expenditure and assessing/finance-related issues.
Minimum Entrance Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, economics or related field of endeavor plus five (5) years of related assessing/appraisal analysis experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products including the ability to create detailed spreadsheets.
Special Requirements: Must possess, or must take and pass, the State Assessor’s examination (Course 101) within eighteen (18) months of hire.
eferred Qualifications: Have Assessor designation (MAAO), experience with Vision Government Solutions Inc. appraisal software or experience in a municipal setting.
Pay Rate: I9 Step 1 - $27.0620/hour, $56,288.90/year
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 472 Main Street, Acton MA 01720. Or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Acton is an EOE.
Deadline: June 8, 2018
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Town of Boxborough
Town of Boxborough seeks qualified applicants for full-time Assessor.
Responsible for technical, administrative and supervisory work related to the valuation of all property in town; conducting property inspections, responding to taxpayer inquiries, preparing financial reports and analysis, submitting required forms to DOR for certification of values and tax rate; maintaining Patriot Properties database of approximately 2,500 parcels, 88 % of which are residential. Approximately 75% of the town’s valuation is attributable to residential property. Boxborough has a single Assessor who acts as a Board of one. FY 2019 is a revaluation year for Boxborough.
Associate’s degree with minimum of three years related work experience, or significant municipal government experience in lieu of degree required. Successful candidate should have thorough knowledge of mass appraisal techniques, municipal finance and taxation laws, understanding of basic GIS concepts, excellent communication and public relation skills; must be MAA certified. Must possess valid driver’s license and be able to perform fieldwork.
Salary $68,526 – $75,640 DOQE. Send cover letter, application, resume & references by 6/22 to: email@example.com (preferred) or by mail to Town Administrator, 29 Middle Road, Boxborough, MA 01719. AA/EOE.
posted 5/25/2018 to be removed 6/23/2018
TOWN OF MILLIS
DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT II/ASSESSOR OFFICE
The Town of Millis seeks a full-time (35 hours), benefit-eligible Department Assistant II position in the Assessing Department. Under the general direction of the Assessor, the Department Assistant II performs technical, administrative and clerical work assisting the department to discharge the duties of the office. This position performs highly skilled technical functions requiring a comprehensive knowledge of department operations, CAMA (VISION) software applications, MUNIS applications, exercise of judgement in responding to inquiries in dealing with the public and in administering the functions of the office in accordance with established department policy and procedures. In addition, is responsible for maintain records and preparing reports and data entry. Responsibility includes preparing correspondence to taxpayers, processing exemptions, processing motor vehicle bills and motor vehicle abatements. Downloads deeds and data entry in the VISION system. Prepares reports for Accountant, Treasurer/Collector and Registry of Deeds. Responds to requests from the general public; and other departments.
- High school education including and/or supplemented course work in business, real estate. Three (3) years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a Municipal setting, knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws and Assessing procedures a plus.
- Completion of appropriate Massachusetts Department of Revenue Assessing Course 101.
- Knowledge of municipal tax laws. Comprehensive knowledge of office automation, proficiency in EXCEL and Microsoft Outlook. Basic knowledge of MUNIS and VISION programs a plus.
- Ability to organize clerical and statistical records and to maintain accurate and detailed records. Ability to work independently. Ability to maintain and work under pressure with constant interruptions in a fast-paced environment. Ability to operate computer, printers, calculate, telephone, fax, copier.
- Effective in oral and written communication skills. Must be able to interact tactfully with the general public and town officials.
Position Pay Range: $20.52 - $25.05 per hour
Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this vacancy, please submit the required Application for Employment, found at the www.townofmillis.net/job opportunites.htm, or available at the Town of Millis Board of Selectmen’s Office, Room 220, Veterans Memorial Building, 900 Main Street, Millis, Ma 02054, or emailed to the MillisSelectmen@millis.net. You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required. The Town of Millis is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.
Deadline for receipt of applications/resumes is Friday, June 8, 2018 at noon
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
CITY OF LYNN
The City of Lynn seeks a professionally seasoned manager with well-developed financial skills who has a demonstrated record of effectiveness in organizations and who has worked directly with political leaders. The ideal candidate could come from the city management profession, the government finance profession or the non-profit or business sector, provided the candidate has significant experience in environments characterized by public decision-making. A bachelor’s degree and the experience typically gained through a master’s degree program and at least ten years of public management experience working directly with elected officials, preferably in an urban context. Municipal service planning, financial and human resource management and the ability to build and foster a cohesive management team are strengths vital to this position, as is the ability to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with state officials. The successful candidate must have demonstrated a real affinity for working across the leadership spectrum in a highly urban context and on behalf of a vibrant diverse community. To learn more about the position and how to apply, please see the Profile on the Collins Center for Public Management web page at www.umb.edu/cpm
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Appraisal Data Collector
Position Objective: As a Data Collector, you will inspect and record the physical condition and features of residential and agricultural properties for estimated property valuations. This entry-level position requires attention to detail and the ability to work outdoors. Data collection training is provided. The position can lead to positions of greater complexity and responsibility within the real estate appraisal field.
Responsibilities: Analyze and verify images and data of residential/agricultural properties to ensure that property records reflect current and accurate property characteristics; List or update information on property records as needed; Drive to property locations, getting in and out of vehicle. Physically walk around and examine all buildings to determine required property characteristics on various residential properties; Measure and inspect exterior of residential/agricultural buildings. Inspect interior of buildings, if required. Accurately record property characteristics, square footage, angles, sketches, and dimensions on appropriate field documents and/or mobile devices; Take clear digital images of properties including specified parcel improvements if required; Update data on the physical condition of buildings; Communicate effectively with the public to share the purpose of our visit to their property, inquiries about the interior of the property, addresses questions, etc.
Qualifications: Desire to learn and grow in the real estate appraisal field; High School graduate or equivalent work experience; Background in construction, reading building plans, or property measurement experience is preferred, but not required; Good organizational skills including attention to detail with the ability to capture and record accurate and comprehensive properties details; Ability to work independently or collaborate with team members; Spatial ability to read maps and locate a physical location on a map; Good math skills to calculate square footage, ratios, and similar functions; Must be willing and able to travel to properties in assigned project area for the majority of the work day and provide reliable transportation and carry full insurance on the vehicle driven to perform job; Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license issued by the state in which you reside; Basic computer experience is preferred
- $15.00 - $17.50 / hour starting, (Depending upon experience)
- Full-Time (40 hours a week)
- Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
- Great benefits package including medical, dental, life, 401k, paid holidays and vacation.
- Regular car expense allowance guaranteed, with additional mileage reimbursement scale based on daily commute
- Opportunities for advancement
- Tuition Reimbursement
Click on the following link for more information and how to apply: Appraisal Data Collector | Tyler Technologies
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Town of Weston, MA
The Town of Weston is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Assessor/Appraiser. This individual is responsible for assisting in the inspection and assessment of all real and personal property (4,000 parcels), office administration and record maintenance. Serves under the direction of the Principal Assessor and Finance Director. Preferred skills and qualifications: a state licensed real estate appraiser’s license and experience in the tax assessment field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and experience in the use and maintenance of computerized mass appraisal systems. MUNIS and GIS preferred. Individual should hold or be working toward a MAA designation. Hiring range for this benefited full-time position (37.5 hours per week) is $58,350 to $65,450 DOQ. Full salary range maximum $72,866. Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Town Hall P.O. Box 378, Weston, MA, 02493 by 5/28/2015 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred). For a full job description go to www.weston.org. The Town of Weston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, membership in or application for uniformed military service or any other status protected by law.
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CITY OF EVERETT
The City of Everett seeks a detail oriented, full time, Assistant Assessor that reports to the Assessor. The City is a 9000+ parcel community with a wide variety of property types.
Responsibilities include: Oversee the cyclical inspection program, property sale inspections and assist the Assessor with personal property accounts and Appellate Tax Board cases.
Coordinate Appellate Tax Board cases and review ATB promulgations
Work with property owners who have questions and issues regarding the assessment of their property. Provide in person, telephone and email support to taxpayers inquiring about or submitting motor vehicle excise tax abatements, residential exemptions, personal exemptions, statutory exemptions and tax deferrals
Work with the GIS coordinator on necessary assessor map changes
Review sales data to confirm pertinent information, identify trends and code out non arms-length transactions per DOR guidelines. Update the database to ensure the consistency of and level of assessments are fair and equitable to the taxpayers and meet MA DOR guidelines.
Must be have experience with spreadsheet applications and be familiar with Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal software.
Must possess 2-5 years of property assessment / appraisal experience. Course work in Mass Appraisal is considered a plus
Must effectively communicate both verbally and written, and have a valid driver’s license.
Salary Range $65,000 - $75,000 depending on experience / qualifications
Resumes can be emailed to: EverettHR@ci.everett.ma.us
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Data Collector/ Field Lister
Vision Government Solutions, Hudson MA
The Data Collector is the most visible member of the appraisal process to the general public. Must be outgoing and like working independently. Job entails going to various residential properties with the purpose of measuring and verifying both the exterior of the buildings and the interior data with pre-existing records from a municipality. In many cases, this individual will be the only person that the taxpayer may see and you must be able to communicate effectively to explain the purpose of your visit. Proper identification is worn, and you are registered with both the Assessor’s office and the Police department. Therefore, it is extremely important that the Data Collector present a professional image to the public. You must have reliable transportation.
Data Collectors are required to work forty hours per week. Flexible schedules, hours include some Saturdays and, or weekdays between 5 p.m. and 7p.m.
This is an entry level position. Please send resume to email@example.com
*Starting salary $14.42 -$15.00 and comprehensive benefits. Positions open until filled.
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