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Town of Sharon

Administrative Assessor

The Town of Sharon seeks a highly qualified professional to join the financial management team as the full-time (37.5 hours/week) Administrative Assessor.

Working under the direction of the Board of Assessors, the Administrative Assessor is responsible for administrative, professional, 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 Massachusetts General Laws and Department of Revenue regulations. The Administrative Assessor is 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, etc. The Town’s next scheduled review by the state is scheduled for FY2022. The complete job description is available on the Town’s website.

Qualifications and experience: Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance or a related field required and at least five years of experience in assessing or a related field. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required and the ability to obtain a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (M.A.A.) designation within one year of employment. Must successfully pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check. Experience with MUNIS financial software system and Vision Government Solutions Appraisal Software highly desirable.

Salary: $76,040 - $104,965 annually DOQ, with excellent fringe benefits package.

How to apply: A resume, cover letter and Town of Sharon application will be accepted through email (preferred) at jobs@townofsharon.org or by mail to Town Administrator, 90 South Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067 by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The job description and application are available at www.townofsharon.net under "Job Opportunities."

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Commercial/Residential Assessor (Full-Time)

Assessor’s Department

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 Commercial/Residential 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 requried.  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.

Salary Range: $88,113 - $129,266 Includes 87.5% – 89% employer paid healthcare premiums and other excellent benefits

Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Deadline to apply:  October 26, 2018

Qualified candidates must submit an updated 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, 781-314-3355, Fax 781-314-3358, jobs@city.waltham.ma.us, Req 2019-57

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Administrative Assistant        

Town of Rockland

Reports To:     Assessor/Appraiser                 Hourly Rate:   $18.30 (negotiations pending)

Union:             AFSCME Local 1700 Ch93     Grade:              1/Junior Clerk

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt                            Hours:             Full Time/ 35hrs

Posting Date: September 21, 2018               Closing Date: Until Filled

Summary: The successful applicant will be responsible for daily fiscal and clerical operations of the Town Assessor’s Office.  The required duties or responsibilities below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required including, but not limited to, public relations, computer knowledge, filing, answering phones, and correspondence in dealing with the public and municipal departments. Highly responsible technical and administrative support work for the Assessing Department.

Desirable Qualifications:  Strong verbal, telephone and inter-personal skills along with good typing skill (accuracy and speed).  Proven experience with computer, calculator and copy machines.  A firm knowledge of Mass Appraisal software packages preferable Pk Assessment systems or other comparable appraisal software or an ability to learn appraisal software quickly. An aptitude for working with numbers and an ability to work with frequent interruptions. Must be able to work independently and as part of the assessing team and be willing to successfully complete Massachusetts Division of Local Services Course 101, Assessment Administration: Law, Procedures and Valuation.

Education:  High School diploma or equivalent, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets and five years of experience in a responsible administrative position, preferably in a municipal office setting with frequent public contact, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Please go to the Rockland Employment Opportunities to see the full job description : https://www.rockland-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities    A letter of interest and resume should be emailed to Human Resources, scallahan@rockland-ma.gov.

Administrative Assistant, Junior Clerk union position, has a starting salary of $18.30 per hour for a 35- hour work week.  Town Hall office hours are currently 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of the first and third Tuesday of the month 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Further discussion on hours will be discussed during the interview process.  Health insurance, Life insurance and Retirement benefits are also available with this full- time position.

 This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Rockland and the AFSCME Local 1700, CH 93 and is open to competitive bidding by union members for seven (7) days before considering outside applicants.  The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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TOWN OF NORFOLK

Assistant Assessor

Grade 7 Salary Range: $41,142 - $65,772

Position conducts responsible and complex assessment and appraisal work for the Assessing Department.  Work includes visiting sites for new construction and additions to existing homes, measuring and listing buildings, inspecting the quality of construction and evaluating the property, assisting the Chief Assessor in compiling and analyzing information for real estate values and new growth, and providing information and assistance to property owners regarding the assessment/appraisal process.

Essential Functions

  1. Visits building sites for new construction and additions to existing homes to conduct appraisals; walks through property, counts rooms, inspects the quality of construction, and evaluates the property.
  2. Measures and lists one-third of town parcels each year.
  3. Measures and lists all permits with percent complete by the end of each fiscal year.
  4. Conducts field reviews of all sales each year.
  5. Assists in bringing up new lots (sub-divisions) and lot splits annually; read maps and calculates acreage and square footage changes.
  6. Assists the Chief Assessor in determining new growth each year.
  7. Assists the Chief Assessor in all aspects of five (5) year Certification program, including ratio studies of sales to determine median and coefficient of dispersion.
  8. Performs routine office work, including responding to inquiries regarding real and personal property valuation, deeds, excise tax, lot splits, exemptions, chapter land and abatements.
  9. Acts as the Chief Assessor in the absence of the Chief Assessor.

A candidate for this position should have an Associate’s Degree in a financial field and three (3) to five (5) years of appraisal experience.  Massachusetts Appraisal experience preferred.  MAA or appraisal license and may be substituted for college degree. 

To apply candidates must forward a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@norfolk.ma.us            AA/EOE

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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 Falmouth Job Opportunities Candidates who submit their application by October 1, 2018 will be given preference. The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer

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Town of Westford

SENIOR ASSISTANT

The Westford Board of Assessors seeks a full time Senior Assistant. Responsible and precise clerical work in the maintenance of technical and administrative data for Real and Personal property records performed according to the policies and procedures set forth by the Board of Assessors and Massachusetts General Law. Related work as required. Work involves the ability to follow appropriate but well-defined procedures within a clearly established framework. This work also requires an individual to be flexible in the demands of the assessors’ office duties. Responsibilities within this position can change as needed with fluctuating demands and workload as determined by the Principal Assessor/Assistant Assessor/Administrative Assistant. This position requires frequent contact with taxpayers, various real estate professionals, attorneys, and other department heads requiring patience and courtesy.  Familiarity with legal, technical and other administrative work associated with real estate transactions, appraisals, or assessments. Proficiency and experience in Excel, and MS Word. Ability to utilize a computer generated sketching program. Good interpersonal skills. Must possess professional verbal and writing skills and be able to communicate with the public consisting of various backgrounds. Familiarity with a standard office environment, computers, and computer software and applications. Ability to work in a multi-tasking environment with frequent interruptions. Must have good organizational skills.  Accuracy in projects and assignments is a must. High School Diploma or GED. Two to three years prior office experience preferably in real estate or municipal setting.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

For a full position description and application, please visit www.westfordma.gov.  Please submit application by September 14, 2018 to HR@westfordma.gov or send to:

Town of Westford

Pam Hicks, Director of Human Resources

55 Main Street

Westford, MA   01886

The Town of Westford is an EEO/AA Employer.

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ASSESSOR

Town of Alton, NH

The Town of Alton, New Hampshire (pop. 5,400) is seeking resumes for the full-time position of Assessor.  Our Assessor will be retiring at the end of 2018 and will be assisting with the transition of a new Assessor during December.  Alton is located in the Lakes Region area of New Hampshire and is situated on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH’s largest lake.  Alton is a summertime seasonal destination point, which increases in population to 15,000-20,000+ for the summer months.  The Town is governed by a five-member Board of Selectmen with a Town Administrator.

The Assessing Department is located in the Town Hall at 1 Monument Square.  In addition to the fulltime Assessor, the Departmental staff includes two part-time secretaries and one part-time contracted Measurer/Lister.  A department vehicle is available for property visits.

The Town is a SB2 Town and the 2018 budget for the Assessing Department is approximately $150,000.  Properties include the following:

  • 5,800 total parcels.  1,458 are waterfront and out of those waterfront parcels, there are 398 parcels of island properties.
  • 81 parcels are Town owned with 1,067.025 acres of land.
  • 23 parcels are State owned with 1,124.55 acres of land.
  • 28 parcels are charitable owned with 746.99 acres of land.

In 2017, the Assessing Department completed a total in-house update of all assessments in Alton.  The 2017 total assessed value is $1,711,107,085 plus $89,608,455 of exempt assessment value.  The 2017 sale to assessment equalization ratio is 99.8% per DRA.  The Assessing Department has completed an in-house assessment update almost every year since 2005 using Vision Cama.  Beginning in 2019 the Assessing Department will have completed a transition conversion to Avitar Cama.

Responsibilities include maintaining a complete roll of the appraised values of properties and property improvements in the Town; preparation and maintenance of all assessments and tax rolls; field inspections; CAMA system maintenance; monitoring and remaining cognizant with statute amendments concerning the Assessing Department; BTLA case representation; Assessing software monitoring, input, and experience; taxpayer inquiries and problem solving.  Exterior work is conducted year round in all types of weather.

Minimum requirements include:

  • DRA certification - Property Assessor Supervisor
  • Experience with NHDRA and BTLA
  • Assessing software experience required.  Avitar preferred
  • Experience with personnel management of an Assessing Department or related field
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform all functions of the position.

Salary range - $70,000 - $80,000 for applicants with a State of NH DRA certification as a Property Assessor Supervisor, with experience.  $63,745.00 for non-certified applicants and within three years must obtain certification through the State of NH DRA as a Property Assessor Supervisor.  Starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Competitive benefit package.  Open until filled.  EOE.  A job description is available on the Town of Alton website at www.alton.nh.gov.  Send cover letter, resume, and references to:  

Elizabeth Dionne, Town Administrator

"Assessor Position”

Town of Alton

PO Box 659

Alton, New Hampshire 03809

Administrator@Alton.NH.gov

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INSPECTOR/LISTER

ASSESSOR’S DIVISION

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 close on September 12, 2018.  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

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Regional Resource Group

‚ÄčTelePresence Public Assistance Specialist

Regional Resource Group, Inc. (RRG) seeks seasoned administrative assessors interested in part-time or full-time employment serving our client cities and towns.  RRG’s newest service, our Remote Assessor Help Desk, allows us to serve taxpayers remotely through special kiosks located at town and city halls.  Taxpayers will also be able to obtain remote assistance through their office or home computers.  As one of RRG’s TP Public Assistance Specialists, you will provide general assessment information and assistance with tasks like filing excise abatements, completing statutory exemption forms, and filing annual chapter applications.  This employment opportunity allows you to work from either our Leominster office, or your home office where RRG will set up a TP remote help desk studio.

This position calls for seasoned assessment professionals having at least 5 years front-line experience in an assessor’s office serving the public.  Candidates will not only have a strong command of assessment law, experience with one or more CAMA systems, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), but have a great personality and customer service demeanor.  We also encourage persons fluent in Spanish or other prominently used languages to apply.

RRG has a growing client base.  We provide assessment professionals at all levels opportunities for advancement.  Our compensation and benefits often exceed those offered by local government.  For more information, or to submit your resume contact our HR Director at bascheid@rrgsystems.com

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ASSISTANT ASSESSOR
TOWN OGRANBY

The Town of Granby seeks candidates for the full time position (30 hours) of Assistant Assessor. Position is responsible for maintaining a Visions database on approximately 3,200 parcels, 90% residential, plus personal property; interacting with the public on property value questions, excise taxes, administering abatement applications and preparing the necessary forms for setting tax rates, DOR documents, recapitulation information, and advising the Board of Assessors.

Demonstrates experience and/or schooling required. Certified or certifiable as Mass Accredited Assessor. Knowledge of Mass. Principals of real and personal property values. Must enjoy interacting with the public, real estate agents and other town offices. Salary depends on qualifications and experience. Applications and job description are available from the Selectmen's Office, 10-B W State Street, Granby MA 01033 or by calling 413-467-7177. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Town of Granby Board of Assessors C/O Board of Selectmen 10-B West State St., MA 01033.

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TOWN OF BLANDFORD

ASSESSORS CLERK/ASSISTANT ASSESSOR JOB OPENING

The Town of Blandford is seeking a part-time Assessors Clerk/Assistant Assessor (up to 20 hours per week). Hourly rate commensurate with experience. This position is responsible for administrative, supervisory, technical inspection and statistical analysis work. Working under the administrative direction of the Board of Assessors and in accordance with state statutes and directives of the DOR. Refer to job description for further information.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application to: Assessors Clerk/Assistant Assessor search c/o: Assessors Office, Town of Blandford, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008. Download an employment application here

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TOWN OF WESTWOOD

ASSESSOR

The Town of Westwood seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Assessor. This is a Department Head position, providing professional, administrative, supervisory, and technical work directing the operations of the Assessing Department, in accordance with state and local statutes and regulations, as well as the policies of the Board of Assessors. The Assessor will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all assessment information for the Town.

Qualifications and experience include: Bachelor’s degree with courses in business, finance, property assessment, and computer applications; minimum three years of municipal assessing experience. Strong computer and communication skills required. Ability to obtain a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (M.A.A) certification required.

Current salary range to $87,000, but will be commensurate with experience. The Town of Westwood offers an attractive benefits package, including health, dental, life, and long term disability insurance, deferred compensation and flexible spending plans, plus paid vacation, sick and personal time.

Submit cover letter and resume to: hr@townhall.westwood.ma.us. Applications will be accepted until September 4, 2018.

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Town of Saugus - Job Posting
Deputy Assessor

 The Town of Saugus seeks qualified applicants for the permanent, full time position of Deputy Assessor.  This position would be 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 the 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, etc.

Requirements are a Bachelor' s degree in a related field, and/or 5- 7 years of progressively responsible experience.  Must possess a minimum of a State certification of Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA).  All certifications must be maintained throughout appointment. Experience with AssessPro, Vadar, Microsoft, and Excel. MUNIS software a plus.

Please submit cover letter and resume to the Human Resource Office either by email, glagattolla@saugus-ma.gov or by mail to 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2018, however, position is open until filled.

Applications will be kept on file for a period of one year. The Town of Saugus is an equal opportunity employer. Federal Law forbids discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status or disability.

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