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Send posting to firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Brattleboro, Vermont
The Town of Brattleboro, Vermont, is seeking a full-time Town Assessor to direct the operations of the Office of Assessment. A primary function of the Office is to produce the annual Grand List. Varied duties include using computerized valuation software, inspecting real estate, and gathering market information. 40 hours per week, full benefit package. Salary range $61,105 to $66,105. Applicants are expected to have extensive real estate background. Job requires frequent interaction with public, and ability to work cooperatively. Detailed job description and employment application can be found at www.brattleboro.org.
The Town of Brattleboro, Vermont, is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.
Please send letter of interest, resume, and a completed employment application by December 22, 2017, to: Town Manager’s Office, Attn: Assessor Search, 230 Main Street, Suite 208, Brattleboro, VT 05301, or by e-mail to: Jan Anderson, Executive Secretary, email@example.com.
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Town of Greenwich, CT
Performs professional, technical and administrative work under the direction of the Assessor with the day to day coordination and administration of the Town's residential, personal, commercial and industrial property assessment program. Responsible for the valuation of 45+ billion-dollars' worth of real estate, motor vehicle, and personal properties. Oversees professional staff and participates in the conduct of appraisals and related administrative work in the valuing of taxable property to establish the Grand List; and serves as key member of the Office of the Assessor's management team, assuming the responsibility for the Office supervision in the absence of the Assessor. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Accounting, Economics, or a closely related field. Pertinent graduate degree desirable. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in real and personal property appraisal work obtained within the last 10 years. Experience must include 2 years of municipal assessment work or the equivalent and 1 year supervising staff in the conduct of appraisal, assessment or closely related work. Special Necessary Requirements: Connecticut Municipal Assessor's Certification, CCMA II, or its equivalent within another jurisdiction; if equivalent, CCMA II must be obtained within two years from date of appointment.
Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website www.greenwichct.org HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. EOE M/F/D/V
Please apply through this link : http://agency.governmentjobs.com/greenwichct/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1910554
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Town of Wayland
Professional, administrative, supervisory, and technical work relating to the enforcement and interpretations of Department of Revenue (DOR) regulations as they pertain to the operations of the Assessing Department in accordance with state and local statutes and regulations pertaining to municipal assessments and the policies of the Board of Assessors; all other related work as required. Minimum qualifications: bachelor's degree in business administration, finance or a related field of endeavor; three years of experience in property tax administration; an additional four years of related experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. Licenses/Certificate: Bi-annual Certificate of Completion of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal; Practice (USPAP) as required by the Massachusetts; Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO) and MA Department of Revenue; must possess a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle; Massachusetts Accredited Assessor certification (MAA) required, certification must be maintained throughout the appointment. Certified Commercial Assessor (CMA) and Residential Massachusetts Assessor (RMA) desirable. Salary $73,297 - $97,444. A detailed job description and application may be obtained on the www.wayland.ma.us Human Resource pages. Apply to: John Senchyshyn, Assistant TA/HR Director, Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778, or email to HR@wayland.ma.us. Open until filled. EOE
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Director of Assessing
Town of Scituate
The town of Scituate seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Assessing. Under the administrative direction of the Town Administrator and policy directives of a three-member elected Board of Assessors, the Director of Assessing is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Assessor’s Office under provisions of Massachusetts General Law and Department of Revenue regulations. Knowledge of modern assessment practices and procedures relating to the assessment of property and levying of taxes as well as knowledge of mapping, surveying, zoning, deeds, and basic GIS concepts are essential to effectively performing the duties of this job. The Assessor is responsible for managing the abatement and appeal processes and has experience with Appellate Tax Board rules and procedures. The Assessor has the proven ability to prepare financial reports and valuation analysis including all supporting documentation to the Department of Revenue for value and tax rate approval. The role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain cooperative working relations with the public and various departments. The Assessor performs fieldwork related to his role and has experience with CAMA. (The town currently utilizes PK Valuation software for database maintenance.)
Required minimum qualifications: bachelor’s degree; five years of experience in tax administration in assessing or a related field; Massachusetts Accredited Assessor designation issued by Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers; valid MA operator’s license. Notice, employment application and job description are available from the town’s website www.scituatema.gov.
Salary range $79,000 - $94,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.
Detailed job description can be found on our website: https://www.scituatema.gov/sites/scituatema/files/pages/role-_assessor.pdf.
Send cover letter, resume, application, and three references to Office of the Town Administrator, Michele Seghezzi, 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066 by Dec. 11. The town of Scituate is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. posted 11/28 to be removed 12/12
Town of North Andover
The town of North Andover (population 29,514) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief Assessor. Under the general direction of the Finance Director/Town Accountant and the policy direction of the Board of Assessors, responsible for administrative, technical and supervisory work related to the valuation and re-evaluation of all residential, industrial and commercial real estate and personal property within the town. Essential functions: establish the valuation of all commercial, industrial and residential real estate within the town for taxation purposes in conjunction with the Board of Assessors and in accordance with Department of Revenue regulations. Explain, justify and defend valuations to the public and to local and state officials. Oversee the preparation of re-evaluations of all properties in the town. In conjunction with the Board of Assessors, present an analysis of potential changes in taxation rates. Develop models to establish projected individual and total values for residential, commercial, industrial and personal property. Analyze real estate market conditions and events to determine trends and changes in the market. Confer with owners, developers, and bank officials regarding property valuation. Assess town’s growth and development in terms of potential tax levies and liabilities. Provide the Finance Director/Town Accountant with related revenue projections. Review individual applications for abatements and exemptions. Make recommendations to the Board of Assessors for approval or denial of applications for abatements and exemptions. Consult with town boards, commission and community planning and economic development teams to provide revenue (tax) estimates for new development and related information. Organize public information meetings regarding valuation and taxation. Convene Board of Assessors. Develop and prepare meeting agendas. Keep Board informed of changes in real property values, revised assessments, tax abatements, complaints, special requests, reports and priorities. Direct and supervise Assessor’s office staff in maintaining records and in responding to customer questions and complaints regarding appraisal issues. Participate in resolving the more complex or difficult customer service issues and problems.
Qualifications: duties require knowledge of appraisal laws, regulations, techniques and management skills equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or finance, and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience. Must possess state certifications of Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) and either Certified Assessment Evaluation (CAE) or Certified Massachusetts Assessor (CMA) within two years of appointment. Experience with Patriot (AssessPro) and MUNIS software a plus. Starting salary is $85,000.
This position is subject to the terms and conditions of the town of North Personnel Policy. Send a cover letter and a resume to: Jobs@northandoverma.gov. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Dec. 15th, however, position is open until filled.
The town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.
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Town of Cohasset
The Town of Cohasset, an active, waterfront community on the South Shore, is seeking an Assistant Assessor in its Assessing department. Join a strong team of professionals in a great community offering challenging opportunities. The Assistant Assessor performs highly responsible and complex duties requiring considerable judgment in establishing valuations of real and personal property. The employee inspects, measures, and lists all properties with current building permits, as well as properties of taxpayers who have filed for abatement. The Assistant Assessor processes all required letters and certificates, and is responsible for keeping accurate departmental records and maintaining databases. As necessary, the position attends and directs Board of Assessor meetings, and provides administrative support for the functions and operations of the Assessors’ Office.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should hold a college degree, and have 5 years of experience in the valuation of property for tax purposes, or an equivalent combination of education and municipal experience. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be knowledgeable in appraisal theory for ad valorem taxation. The Assistant Assessor must be flexible, possess strong organization skills and computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and have the ability to work independently without direct daily supervision. Candidates must hold, or be able to quickly obtain, a certificate in municipal assessing with the designation of Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) issued by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO). The employee must possess high ethical standards, respect the position of public office, and honor confidentiality when necessary. Additionally, candidates must have a clear, class 3 driver’s license, as the job requires fieldwork.
POSITION DETAILS: This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is 35-hours per week. Attendance at scheduled evening board meetings may be required. Starting salary for grade I is $48,500. Cohasset offers a comprehensive benefits package.
APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with SUBJECT: Assistant Assessor Search, or mail to Office of the Town Manager, 41 Highland Avenue, Cohasset, MA 02025, ATTN: Assistant Assessor Search. Applications will be accepted until 1:30 pm on December 29, 2017 or until a suitable candidate has been selected.
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Town of Hanover
SENIOR CLERK – ASSESSING OFFICE
The Town of Hanover seeks qualified candidates for a full-time Senior Clerk to assist in the Assessing Office. This full-time position requires a team player who is responsible and can demonstrate exemplary interpersonal skills, high integrity, and is a self-starter with excellent time management skills.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist the Assessor as directed. Provide administrative support for the Assessor’s Office. Greet and assist the public with questions concerning real estate properties, exemption qualifications, and abatements. Update files, including recorded deeds, building permits, new lots, plot plans, etc. Process certified abutters list. Prepare items for the Board of Assessors’ review and signatures. Have the ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, printer, adding machine, fax and photocopier.
Qualifications: Two to four years of experience working in an Assessing office is strongly preferred and proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Associate’s Degree preferred. Knowledge of Vision and SoftRight preferred. Must be willing to take and pass DOR Course 101.
This position is covered under the Hanover Municipal League, Class C. Starting rate of pay is $19.55 - $22.75 per hour. Scheduled workweek is 35 hours.
Deadline for application is December 8, 2017 or until the position is filled. A full description of the position is available upon request. Please submit an application to Ann Lee, Executive Assistant, Town of Hanover, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, Massachusetts 02339 or e-mail: email@example.com (Posted 11-22-17).
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Town of Andover
The Town of Andover is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Field Lister to work under the direct supervisor of the Chief Assessor. Responsibilities include administrative and technical field work in inspecting and assessing real and personal property. Successful applicants will know municipal assessing practices and procedures and have a minimum of two years experience in the valuation of property for tax purposes. Must be certified as a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) within two years of appointment.
To learn more about this position and to apply online, please visit www.andoverma.gov/jobs. EOE
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Town of Plympton
The Plympton Board of Assessors seeks qualified applicants for a permanent Principal Assessor to work under the direction of the Board of Assessors. Responsible for administrative, technical and supervisory work related to the valuation of all residential, industrial and commercial real estate and personal property within the Town and in accordance with Department of Revenue regulations. Responsible for providing related financial information, analysis and consultation with other Financial offices within the Town, management of all activities of the Assessors’ office, including inspections, staff, records, systems, budget. Must be able to pass a CORI background check.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, MAA designation required within one year of employment and must be maintained throughout appointment. Minimum three years’ experience in assessment and/or valuation preferred. Valid MA driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Experience with Vision Appraisal software a plus. 22 hours per week.
Salary range: $27.54 - 49.76. (EOE/ADA). Currently this is a 22 hour per week position.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-2, Monday evening Board meetings, additional hours to be determined.
Send resume and cover letter to: Board of Selectmen, 5 Palmer Rd., Plympton, MA 02367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting date: Nov. 15, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017
TOWN OF FALMOUTH
Data Collector/Field Appraiser
The Town of Falmouth is currently accepting applications for Data Collector/Field Appraiser in our Assessing Department. Responsibilities include: Examines real estate and personal property by inspection in accordance with MGLs. Inspects buildings under construction, performs field measurements, lists pertinent information for proper updating, data entry into the CAMA system; reports such findings to the Director of Assessing. Reviews and inspects areas of Town for purposes of maintaining equalized assessments as required by the Commissioner of Revenue and reports such findings in proper form to the Director of Assessing. Performs computerized statistical analyses. Assists in the maintenance of necessary records for proper functioning of the department; assists in field operations to assure smooth functioning of assessing matters as deemed necessary by the Director of Assessing. High School education with 2 years college level math; a working knowledge of building construction design; an understanding of the real estate market; 2 years’ experience in computer data input and retrieval and 2 years experience in a customer service oriented position. General knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of real and personal property assessment. General understanding of the MGLs and town rules and regulations relating to the assessing department. General knowledge of computer operations and related software applications. Ability to understand and explain pertinent state and local laws, procedures and regulation. Ability to deal tactfully with the general public. Ability to understand and perform statistical analysis. Organizational skills are required. Excellent mathematical skills. Skill in operation of computer and measuring devices. Valid Drivers License Starting salary is $20.34/hour plus competitive benefits package.
Full job description, employment application and instructions for applying can be found at www.falmouthmass.us Candidates who submit their application by November 16, 2017 will be given preference.
The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer
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City of Waltham
Assessor – Commercial (Full-Time)
Job Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to value all types and classes of real property using accepted professional property assessment techniques. The incumbent values taxable personal property and motor vehicles according to standards established by and in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He/she assists in preparing commitments for the assessment and collection of local taxes to raise City revenues and in maintaining all automated and other records of the office. The work involves analyzing and responding to abatement applications, answering customer inquiries and defending all assessments. The Commercial Assessor is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and conducting the assessment process under state law, regulations and the Board of Assessors. Directs commercial/industrial valuation efforts of triennial re-certification and interim yearly updates of commercial and industrial properties. Develops models, schedules and associated spreadsheets and analyzes income and expense forms to support valuation methodology of all commercial industrial values. Enforces the mandates of the Massachusetts General Laws regarding real estate, personal property, and excise taxation. Determines the full and fair cash value of all real estate in the City using accepted appraisal methodology. Values all personal property in the City for personal property tax. Determines the proper classification of all property in the City. Measures and lists all construction and renovations which occur in the City. Maintains an accurate record of all buildings by a periodic re-inspection program. Maintains accurate real estate records utilizing subdivision plans. Inspects property to resolve disputes with taxpayers. Maintains all real estate records both manually and by computer. Maintains archival public records for use as necessary by the public. Analyze all real estate values yearly. Represents the City at judicial hearings and prepares defensive appraisals for defense of values challenged at the Appellate Tax Board. Prepares all documents necessary to calculate the tax rate and obtain approval by the Department of Revenue. Holds annual classification hearing with the City Council and public at large to establish residential and non-residential property tax rates. In conjunction with other board members, supervises the daily operations of the Assessor's office. Approves all statuary exemptions. Commits auto excise and boat excise taxes to the Collector. Settles all disputes arising during the abatement process for the auto and boat excise taxes. Prepares betterment commitments of charges for the Collector. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates. Complete job description available in Human Resources.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in business administration or related field including extensive appraisal education; five years of real and personal property appraisal experience including the use of a computer assisted mass appraisal system; at some supervisory experience required; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Commercial Assessing experience a plus. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required. Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) professional designation. Must successfully pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI), background check, and pre-employment physical with drug & alcohol test, and the signing of Disclosure and Condition Form/City Council Rule 35.
Rate of pay: $85,755.00 including excellent benefits.
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30
Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Qualified candidates must submit a City of Waltham application, cover letter, resume and three written letters of reference to:
City of Waltham
Human Resources Department
119 School Street
Waltham, MA 02451
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City of Waltham
Job Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to value all types and classes of real property using accepted professional property assessment techniques. The incumbent values taxable personal property and motor vehicles according to standards established by and in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He/she assists in preparing commitments for the assessment and collection of local taxes to raise City revenues and in maintaining all automated and other records of the office. The work involves analyzing and responding to abatement applications, answering customer inquiries and defending all assessments. The Assessor is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and conducting the assessment process under state law, regulations and the Board of Assessors. An Assessor is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. Assists in overseeing all the activities of the Assessor’s Department. Enforces the mandates of the Massachusetts General Laws regarding real estate, personal property, and excise taxation. Determines the full and fair cash value of all real estate in the City using accepted appraisal methodology. Values all personal property in the City for personal property tax. Determines the proper classification of all property in the City. Measures and lists all construction and renovations which occur in the City. Maintains an accurate record of all buildings by a periodic re-inspection program. Maintains accurate real estate records utilizing subdivision plans. Inspects property to resolve disputes with taxpayers. Maintains all real estate records both manually and by computer. Maintains archival public records for use as necessary by the public. Analyze all real estate values yearly. Represents the City at judicial hearings and prepares defensive appraisals for defense of values challenged at the Appellate Tax Board. Prepares all documents necessary to calculate the tax rate and obtain approval by the Department of Revenue. Holds annual classification hearing with the City Council and public at large to establish residential and non-residential property tax rates. In conjunction with other board members, supervises the daily operations of the Assessor's office. Approves all statuary exemptions. Commits auto excise and boat excise taxes to the Collector. Settles all disputes arising during the abatement process for the auto and boat excise taxes. Prepares betterment commitments of charges for the Collector. Serves as liaison with other City departments to provide the most effective services possible. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates. Full job description available in Human Resources Department.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in business administration or related field including extensive appraisal education; more than five years of real and personal property appraisal experience including the use of a computer assisted mass appraisal system; some supervisory experience required; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Commercial Assessing experience a plus. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required. Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) professional designation. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol testing, a background check, and a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and the signing of Disclosure and Condition Form/City Council Rule 35.
Salary: $46.99 hr./ No health benefits/19 hrs per week/ Permanent part-time
Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Qualified candidates must submit a City of Waltham application, cover letter, resume and three (3) written letters of reference to:
City of Waltham
Human Resources Department
119 School St.
Waltham, MA. 02451
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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.
Associates 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 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.
Notice, employment application and job description available from Town’s website: http://www.boxborough-ma.gov
Salary $67,580 – $74,595 DOQE. Send cover letter, application, resume & references by 11/17 to: email@example.com (preferred) or by mail to Town Administrator, 29 Middle Road, Boxborough, MA 01719. AA/EOE
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Town of Watertown
Chairman, Board of Assessors
The City known as the Town of Watertown (population 31,915) seeks a highly qualified, skilled manager to fill the position of Chairman, Board of Assessors. Under the administrative direction of the Town Manager, in accordance with state statutes and the directives of the Department of Revenue, the Chairman of the Board of Assessors is responsible for directing the operation of the Assessors’ office and performs professional assessing duties to determine the value of 10,722 real and commercial parcels, and 411 personal property accounts for taxation purposes. The FY2018 maximum tax levy for Real Estate and Personal Property totals $101,265,990. Must be able to work in the field. Demonstrated ability to interpret laws and regulations and apply them to individual situations. Responsible for the abatement and appeals process, support to the Board of Assessors, assistance to taxpayers and other town departments, boards, state agencies, attorneys and vendors. Proven ability to manage a department and staff effectively and establish and maintain cooperative working relations with the general public. Experience with CAMA (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal) and proficient with Microsoft Office computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree; five years of experience in tax administration, assessing or a related field; Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (M.A.A.) or Certified Massachusetts Assessor (C.M.A.) designation issued by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers , valid Mass. motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving history. Must have thorough knowledge of modern assessment practices and procedures, MGL regulations related to assessment of property and the levying of taxes; knowledge of real estate appraisal and statistical analysis, Appellate Tax Board rules and procedures, familiarity with court procedures and providing testimony related to municipal assessment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.
SALARY RANGE: $85,356 - $111,590, plus excellent benefits
TO APPLY: A Town of Watertown application form with cover letter and resume is accepted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 1-617-923-8195, or at the Personnel Department, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472. The Town application is available on the Town’s Website under Job Postings.
BY: Recruitment open until filled
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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TOWN OF MEDWAY
Town of Medway seeks qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Assessor. This position works under the direction of the Principal Assessor and according to Mass. General Laws and municipal policies and objectives. The Deputy Assessor Inspects real and personal property for assessment purposes and updates values as necessary. Completes related on-site inspections and updates department assessment system for value and informational verification. Maintains and updates detailed and accurate files of department records including but not limited to property inspections, building permits, and public record verifications.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have an Associate’s degree; Real Estate Appraisal License; and special training or experience in appraisal and assessment practices would be most desirable. Three (3) years of experience in real estate or appraisal field; valid Massachusetts driver’s license; successful candidate to attain M.A.A. certification within three (3) years of hire date; intermediate computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft word and excel.
Please send cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator, email@example.com
Date of Posting: October 24, 2017
Salary: $ 24.72 per hour, Grade 9 Step I
Closing Date: November 6, 2017
The Town of Medway is an AA/EEO Employer
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CITY OF NEWTON
Assistant Commercial Assessor
Salary Range: $61,893 - $71,725
The City of Newton is seeking an Assistant Commercial Assessor to assist in the state-mandated annual appraisal and valuation of commercial, industrial, tax exempt real estate and personal property accounts in Newton. Job duties include organizing and performing inspections of real estate and personal property to comply with MA Department of Revenue requirements; interacting with the public to explain assessment laws, procedures and appraisal methodology; reviewing values and inspecting, processing and recommending action on abatement filings. In addition, this position is critical to analyzing, calculating and capturing new growth revenue for the City of Newton.
- Provides research and analysis of the information required to maintain the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) valuation system for commercial, industrial and tax exempt properties. Assists in personal property data collection and database management.
- Maintains real property database.
- Organizes and participates in projects and tasks of appraisal staff including sales verifications, property inspections, building permit tracking, income and expense statement analysis and data entry, abatement review and field review of commercial, industrial and personal property values.
- Prepares appraisals and testifies at the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
- Explains assessment laws and procedures including ad valorem taxation, motor vehicle excise, personal and charitable exemptions and general assessment office procedures to taxpayers and members of the public.
- Negotiates with property owners and their representatives.
- Performs statistical analyses of data and prepares reports using spreadsheet software for the Board of Assessors and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors in management, computer science, economics, statistics or related field and three to five (3-5) years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, including with demonstrated organizational and leadership skills required. Massachusetts certified appraiser and/or Massachusetts accredited assessor designation preferred or on track to acquire MAA designation within two years of hire.
Individuals interested in this position must submit a completed application, cover letter and resume through https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com
The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.
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CITY of CHELSEA
UNION AFFILIATION: United Steelworkers Local942
PAY CLASS/GRADE: 11
This position provides support to the Director of Assessing and other office staff in all aspects of the Assessing Office, to include administrative and assessing tasks. Operates within the policies and objectives of the City to perform field, technical, analytical and supervisory functions. Appraising and classification of all properties and interpretation of Massachusetts General Laws relating to real estate assessment for tax purposes. Assist with in-house revaluation and certification programs required by the Department of Revenue. Responsible for sales analysis utilizing MLS (Multiple Listing Service) under the supervision of the Director of Assessing and fulfills the Director's responsibilities in the Director's absence.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS and DUTIES
Assessing: Assists Director of Assessing in all aspects of the office functions.; Assist in field work, sales verification, building permits, photographing property, map updates, abatements, Appellate Tax Board preparation and special assignments; Assists in all aspects of Personal Property and Motor Vehicle maintenance and problem solving; Develops and maintains spreadsheets for various office tasks and future studies; Researching Massachusetts State Laws when necessary; Act as a liaison and source of information for internal departments as well as the general public; Responsibilities within this position can fluctuate according to workload demand determined by the Director of Assessing.
Management and Staffing: Assists the Assessor in providing coaching, guidance, supervision; training of and Assessing Department staff.
Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting: Maintain spreadsheets for various office tasks and future studies; Research Massachusetts State Laws when necessary; Utilize data from other municipal departments to assist the Assessor in the preparation of information for the annual classification of property, tax rate documentation and recapitulation for state certification; and, Willingness to learn all aspects of report submission to the DOR.
Customer Service: Communicates effectively with taxpayers, other departments and the general public; Act as a liaison and source of information for internal departments as well as the general public; Work cooperatively with the Assessor and City departments in support of effective and timely municipal operations and administration.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job; Licensure by the MA State Board of Real Estate Appraisers, IAAO or MAA designation is highly desirable; and, MAA designation or ability to achieve it within 3 years of hire date.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Experience and knowledge of property valuation techniques according to Massachusetts Assessing Association; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to convey and enforce procedures in a professional, impartial and diplomatic manner Ability to work within and maintain confidentiality, which is crucial due to access to sensitive information; Must have good math and computer skills and the ability to analyze data; Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential; Valid Driver's License and dependable vehicle; Must pass background CORI check and all other confidentiality requirements set forth by the MA Department of Revenue; Must pass the MA Department of Revenue Course 101 within 1 year of hire.
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 27, 2017
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TOWN OF WELLS, ME
The Town of Wells, one of Maine’s fastest growing and premiere coastal communities with a population of 10,000 and a seasonal increase of up to 40,000, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assessor.
The Assessor determines the “just value” of all taxable property, both real and personal, for the purpose of levying equitable property taxes in the Town of Wells. There are approximately 15,000 parcels in Wells, and the Town has a valuation in excess of $3 billion. The Assessor is assisted by 2 full and 1 part-time staff, and the department utilizes Vision and Munis software.
This is a FT exempt position, with a starting salary of $58,000-$72,000/year, dependent on experience and qualifications. The Town offers a complete benefit package, including family health coverage or insurance “buy-back”, paid time off, retirement, STD, Life Ins, dental, vision, an incentives based Wellness program, FSAs and educational assistance.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree and must have 5-7 years of related work experience; experience with real estate appraisal is preferred. CMA or the ability to obtain one within 1 year of appointment is required. Applicants with a demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.
Candidates also should have: strong technology, organizational, and technical skills; the ability to deal effectively and equitably with the public, other agencies and public officials; and excellent communication and diplomacy skills.
Applications: To apply, interested candidates must submit an application, cover letter and resume to HR Director, Town of Wells, 208 Sanford Road, Wells, ME 04090, or to email@example.com. Submission deadline is Nov 17, 2017. Applications and a complete job description are available on the town website: www.wellstown.org under HR and “job opportunities.”
Equal Opportunity Employer
posted 10/23/2017 to be removed 11/18/2017
TOWN OF EASTON
Office Assistant – Assessors’ Office
(Full Time 35 Hours per week)
The Town of Easton is accepting applications for a qualified individual to fill the position of full time Office Assistant for the Assessor’s Office. The Office Assistant has frequent contact with the general public, various legal and real estate professionals, developers and other municipal departments.
Candidates must have a high school diploma, additional training in secretarial science or business administration preferred; and three years of experience in general clerical and administrative work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Municipal experience is preferred.
Duties include but are not limited to providing customer service by answering questions or providing information in person, over the telephone and via email; assists the Chief Assessor on field review on all building permits, measures, lists and takes digital pictures of properties and reviews overvaluation application appointments out in the field. Performs a variety of general clerical work; must possess excellent computer skills, and be able to learn quickly. This is a union position and the rate of pay is $25.56 per hour.
Required applications can be downloaded at www.easton.ma.us under the “Residents” tab and then “Employment Opportunities”. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and job application to Human Resources Coordinator Mary Southworth,
136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356 no later than October 30, 2017.
The Town of Easton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
posted 10/16/2017 to be removed 11/1/2017