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Town of Shrewsbury


Data Collector/Field Appraiser/Lister

The Town of Shrewsbury is accepting applications for a Data Collector position that is up to 10 hours a week. The schedule for this position is 1 day or 2 half days per week, with Saturday mornings permissible. Responsible for field and administrative support for the Principal Assessor/Board of Assessors Office. Primary responsibilities include field inspections to gather data for both residential and commercial properties, maintenance of property database, and providing assistance to taxpayers and town departments with verification of deeds, plot plans, and building capacity. 

Position requires excellent public relation skills, computer proficiency Microsoft Office, and the ability to work quickly, accurately and independently.  Secondary may include data entry on the Vision CAMA system.

Relevant experience in a MA municipal assessing department and real estate appraisal is preferred, and an applicant should hold or be working toward a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) issued by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO), must have a valid MA driver’s license.  Salary Range:  $25.42 to $27.76 per hour, or more, depending on experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by January 5, 2019 to Kristina Anderson, Human Resources Coordinator, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, or kanderson@shrewsburyma.gov


posted 12/13/2018 to be removed 01/14/2019


Town of Bedford


Assessing Director


The Town of Bedford seeks candidates for the Assessing Director position. The Assessing Director receives policy direction from the Town Manager and supervises all staff within the department. Responsibilities include appraising residential, commercial, industrial and personal property for the Town, obtaining triennial DOR certification of property values, preparation of annual tax rate documentation for state certification, and providing professional and administrative support for the Board of Assessors.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge of MA laws relating to municipal property assessment for tax purposes, computerized appraisal systems, hold a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor certificate in municipal assessing, possess a Bachelor’s degree with over five years experience, preferably in a municipal setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary range for FY19 is $78,464.83 (min.) – $105,928.58 (max.), depending on experience. The Town of Bedford offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Application for employment may be downloaded at: www.bedfordma.gov/employment

Please send resume, application, and letter of interest to:

Colleen Doyle

Human Resources Manager

Town of Bedford

10 Mudge Way

Bedford, MA 01730


or fax to (781) 275-6310

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, January 11, 2019. Position will remain open until filled.

The Town of Bedford is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

posted 12/13/2018 to be removed 01/14/2019

Town of Hanover

Assessing Technician

The Town of Hanover is seeking an experienced Assessing Technician to assist the Town’s Assessor to perform a wide range of administrative duties for the Assessing Office and the Board of Assessors.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Professionally answers telephone and assists the public, including appraisers, realtors, banking personnel as well as the general public.  Accurately processes abatements of automobile tax on a timely basis.  Reviews and enters property transfers (deeds and probate).  Provides certified lists of abutters as requested.  Valuation responsibility: must have ability to pass, and will be required to successfully complete, Massachusetts Department of Revenue Course 101 and Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers Course 200.  Conducts field inspection of new building permits; listing, measuring and calculating the value of new construction.  Conducts inspection of property at the request of property owners and has the authority to adjust the valuation based on findings in compliance with the assessing system.  Conducts inspections as part of the cyclical inspection program.  Other duties may be assigned.



An Associate’s Degree or a high school diploma with two to four years’ experience working in an Assessing office strongly preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of correct procedure to measure, sketch and inspect residential and commercial properties is preferred.  A high level of experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is desired.  Experience in the real estate market and inspection of properties is preferred, as is a background in finance, assessing, and/or appraisal.  Be willing to take and pass DOR Course 101 and MAAO Course 200 and should be willing to work towards becoming MAAO certified.


This position is covered under the Hanover Municipal Employees League.  The rate of pay is up to a maximum of $55,000 annuallyThe deadline for application is December 19, 2018.  Please submit an employment application to Ann Lee, Executive Assistant, Town of Hanover, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, Massachusetts 02339 or e-mail: ann.lee@hanover-ma.gov . For a complete job description, please use this link  https://www.hanover-ma.gov/sites/hanoverma/files/uploads/12-5-18_-_job_posting_-_assessing_technician_-_12-19-18.pdf   


posted 12/11/2018 to be removed 12/19/2018

Town of Plymouth


The Town of Plymouth seeks qualified applicants for the position of INSPECTOR/LISTER for the Assessor’s Division.

Responsibilities include technical work in identifying and listing all properties within the Town for the purpose of taxation.  Work is performed both in the office and in the field.  Field-work involves exposure to inclement weather and to the hazards associated with construction sites.  Administrative work in supporting the operations of the Assessing Department; all other related work as required.

High school diploma with additional courses in property appraisal or real estate; four years’ experience in real estate, appraisals, or building trades; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Valid Massachusetts Class D Driver’s License.  Massachusetts Accredited Assessor Certification preferred. 

For a complete outline of duties, minimum qualifications and requirements, please refer to Job Description available in the Human Resource office.

Salary $24.6596/hour, 37.5 hours/week.  This posting will remain open until filled.  Applications, to be submitted with a cover letter and resume, are available at www.plymouth-ma.gov and will be accepted on-line or in the Human Resources office, 26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.  AA/EOE

posted 11/29/2018 to be removed 12/29/2018