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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.

Posted 8/17 to be removed 9/17

Chief Assessor

City of Somerville, Massachusetts

The City of Somerville seeks a Chief Assessor & Chairman of the Board of Assessors who  holds responsibilities as a department head and possesses knowledge in all areas of municipal assessing.  

Please visit the City’s website for details:


Posted 8/17 to be removed 9/17

Town of Lexington

Administrative Assistant

Assessor’s Department

The Town of Lexington Assessor’s Department seeks a full-time (35 hour/week) position.


Under the general supervision of the Director of Assessing, this position performs a variety of clerical, administrative, and customer service work to support the overall operations of the Finance Department and its Assessing Division.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Assists the public at the front counter in person, via email, and by telephone. Answers questions, provides information, and refers unresolved matters to the appropriate staff member. Reviews and enters property transactions/deeds to Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) software system, checking new data against existing property record cards and Town maps for accuracy. Reviews and enters additional conveyances and address changes into CAMA as appropriate. Reviews confidential taxpayer applications to determine eligibility for Property Tax Deferrals, Community Preservation Act (CPA), surcharge exemptions, and all other statutory property tax.  Processes paperwork for Lexington taxpayers for Motor Vehicle Excise commitments/voids and abatements. Prepares electronic components of “Abutters’ Lists” for applicants by certifying property owners once the determination of property, distance, and payments have been handled by various originating Town offices. 

For a detailed job description visit www.lexingtonma.gov

Starting Hourly Range:  $25.36 - $29.78 Excellent benefits package. All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Internet at www.lexingtonma.gov, emailing jobs@lexingtonma.gov, calling (781) 698-4590 or by visiting the Human Resources Department

Application and resumes must be received in the Town’s Human Resource Department by Friday, September 8, 2017.

Posted 8/16 to be removed 9/8

Town of Kingston

Assistant Assessor (Principal Assessor)

FULL TIME(35hrs/wk)

The Assistant Assessor is responsible for the performance of administrative, supervisory & record keeping work in assisting the Board of Assessors to determine the full & fair cash value of all real & personal property in a accordance with the Dept of Revenue guidelines & Mass General Laws. Responsible for establishing & maintaining a fair & equitable town-wide property appraisal system; assesses value of property. Views real & personal property, performing field measurements & property inspections; appraises residential properties using appropriate methods of appraisal. Explains applicable regulations & procedures to various groups. Prepares & manages department budget; oversees the Town’s tri-annual revaluation and interim adjustments of all real and personal property in the community.

Working knowledge of current real & personal property assessment or valuation practices & procedures and the Mass municipal real & personal property tax laws including various kinds of tax relief; working knowledge of property assessment & taxation standard operating techniques & practices using technology such as CAMA software programs; knowledge of GIS applications.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain & maintain certification as Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA)

Review full job description: www.kingstonmass.org.

Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants should complete the Town of Kingston employment application found on the Town website under Human Resources and submit their résumé. Please include a cover letter with salary expectations. Application materials can be emailed to personnel@kingstonmass.org, mailed to the Town of Kingston Town House Attn: Human Resources, or hand delivered.  Annual starting salary range is $65,104-$84,241; there are eight steps within this Wage and Personnel ByLaw range. This position will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants who apply by August 22, 2017.  The Town of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted 8/9 to be removed 9/9

Town of Watertown


Assists with oversight of the daily operation of the Assessors’ office and acts as the Department Head in the absence of the Board of Assessors Chair. Assists with the appraisal of residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property for taxation purposes; assists with the valuation of motor vehicles and boats for excise tax purposes; responsible for the inspection of residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property and assists with the administration of cyclical re-inspections. Verifies real estate sales, including field review, physical inspection and statistical analysis. Assists with preparation for the triennial revaluation, including documentation, field review, and statistical analysis required by the Department of Revenue.  Assists with the administration and processing of exemptions and abatements; assists with appeals to the Appellate Tax Board, including preparation for trial. Performs other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in assessing or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license with a good driving record is required.  Must have mathematical skills; communication skills and computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Massachusetts Accredited Assessor or equivalent and continuing education preferred.  Must be able to pass a CORI background check in order to work in the community to conduct inspections.

SALARY RANGE:   $ 55,732-$68,545  plus excellent benefits

TO APPLY: Applications, to be submitted with a cover letter and resume, are available at www.watertown-ma.gov.  Applications are accepted by email; personnel@watertown-ma.gov; fax 1-617-923-8195 or in the Personnel Office, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

DEADLINE:              Open until filled.



Town of Groton

Assistant Assessor & Data Collector

The Town of Groton is looking for a 35 hour/week Assistant Assessor and Data Collector. 

The Assistant Assessor and Data Collector appraises all real property in Groton; performs field measurements and inspections of residential and commercial buildings, including but not limited to, new and incomplete construction, additions, alterations and demolition. Inspects land and land uses changes, deed transfers and subdivision changes; notes all technical aspects of property construction and location.

Determines market values of property by using appropriate appraisal techniques; conducts research of real property when necessary. Assists in preparation and defense of values for cases before the Appellate Tax Board. Receives and maintains building permits for inspection purposes, and enters information on property records. Processes various types of forms, applications, reports and other types of information; organizes paperwork, makes copies, and distributes various reports and materials; may prepare materials for meetings.  All other duties as assigned.

This position requires High School Diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate’s degree and/or coursework in the following are preferred: business, finance and property assessment and /or a minimum of one to three years’ experience working as an appraiser.  Several years of experience in an office environment with diverse responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Valid driver's license is required. Must obtain a Massachusetts Association of Assessors (MAA) certification within 24 months of appointment; certification must be maintained throughout appointment.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by mail to Human Resources Director, Town Hall, 173 Main St., Groton, MA 01450 or by email to humanresources@townofgroton.org. The hourly range is $26.52 - $32.46 based on experience. For questions please call 978.448.1145. Job description is available by request.

This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it Deadline for applications: August 25, 2017

The Town of Groton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Field Appraiser/Administrative Assistant

Town of Medfield

Under Supervision of the Principal Assessor, the Field Appraiser/Administrative Assistant will split time between field work and office environment. Primary responsibility will include on-going maintenance of the town’s assessment inventory through data collection/measure and field inspections. Additional responsibilities will include assisting staff with general office work including processing excise tax, sewer betterment payoffs, deed management, map changes, exemptions, chapter land applications, abatements and abutters lists. Experience in assessing, appraising, real estate is highly desired and candidates should also possess excellent organizational, computer, time management, and customer service skills. Valid driver’s license and use of personal car is required. This position is twenty hours/week; benefit eligible, $21.93 to 27.46/hour, DOQ. Please submit your resume and letter of interest to ktrierweiler@medfield.net. We are an AA/EEO Employer. Accepting applications until filled. Expires 9/2/17.

Posted 8/4 to be removed 9/2

City of Haverhill


Full-time professional, technical and supervisory position responsible for administration of the City’s property appraisal systems.  Responsible for management of all municipal tax assessment activities as required by state statues, case law, city ordinances and directives from the Department of Revenue and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Duties include performing highly responsible functions of a technical nature requiring considerable judgment in the analysis and determination of property values.  Administers the general business activities of the Assessor’s office. 

For detailed job description, visit www.cityofhaverhill.org/departments/human_resources/job_opportunities.php.  Submit cover letter, resume and application with Job #2017-018 referenced to hrd@cityofhaverhill.com. The City of Haverhill is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer.

Town of Plymouth



The Town of Plymouth seeks qualified applicants for the position of ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY for the Assessing Division.

Skilled secretarial and administrative duties of a responsible nature supporting the operations of the division. Customer service; including phone and direct contact, responding to the public’s request for information; record keeping, typing and filing duties of a responsible nature supporting the operations of the department; related work as required.  Able to operate computer using business applications and software (Word and Excel) and ability to learn new software.  Complete job description is available in Human Resources office.

Qualifications: high school degree with specific secretarial and business courses in office management and clerical skills; four years of experience in secretarial work and experience working with the public.

Salary $20.0596/hour, 37.5 hours/week.  This posting will close on August 9, 2017.  Applications, to be submitted with a cover letter and resume, are available at www.plymouth-ma.gov and may be submitted on-line or in the Human Resource office, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.  AA/EOE

Town of Longmeadow

Principal Assessor

The Town of Longmeadow, MA is seeking a FT Principal Assessor to provide technical and professional guidance and advice to the appointed members of the Board of Assessors and the Finance Director.  Plans, organizes, directs and participates in all appraising and assessing activities related to real and personal property to establish the Town property taxBachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Land Use, Planning or related field plus 5 years of related assessing work or equivalent combination of education and experience; certification by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers and possession of a Massachusetts Class D license and ability to operate a vehicle is required.  Proficient in MS Office, thorough knowledge of state laws relating to municipal finance and property assessment; working familiarity with real estate styles, materials, methods of construction, and with alternative formulas for determining assessments of various types of property.  Ability to recognize and analyze factors which influence the values of properties.  Successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills, attention to detail with the ability to meet deadlines. Salary DOE/DOQ with excellent benefits.  Qualified applicants should email resume and cover letter to egelinas@longmeadow.org.   

Closing date August 31, 2017 or open until filled. 

Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE.

posted 7/25/2017 to be removed 9/1/2017

City of Melrose

Assistant Assessor

Local 272 Clerical Unit, L-12, 30 hours per week,

Benefit Eligible Minimum Hourly wage is $26.23 per hour

Monday – Thursday 8:30am-4pm and Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm.

Summary: The Assistant Assessor performs skilled valuation work, technical and customer service work assisting the Assessor to carry out the functions of the office; performs all other related work, as required by Massachusetts Law.


  1. Assists the Assessor in valuing residential properties and analyzing sales.
  2. Makes changes to the Assessing website and GIS viewer.
  3. Reviews information from plans and building permits for changes to properties.
  4. Maintains records and updates database to maintain accurate assessment records.
  5. Verifies records of the Conservation Commission and Board of Appeals to develop and prepare abutters’ lists.
  6. Responds to inquiries from taxpayers, brokers and appraisers in person and by telephone.
  7. Performs other similar or related duties as required, or as situation dictates.
  8. Conducts inspections of new or renovated residential properties; develops floor plan sketches and takes exterior measurements.

Supervision: Works under the general direction of the Chief Assessor, following department and DOR rules, regulations and policies; works independently to complete assigned tasks according to a prescribed time schedule. Performs varied and responsible functions, requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures; issues requiring clarification are referred to the Chief Assessor.

More Info at:    http://www.cityofmelrose.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Assistant-Assessor-July-2017.pdf

posted 7/21/2017 to be removed 8/21/2017