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Property Lister

Assessors Department

Town of Acton seeking a full time benefitted Property Lister reporting to the Principal Assessor/Assistant Finance Director.

Duties: Inspects buildings under construction, records status changes and updates assessment records. Inspects real estate to observe, measure, and record the characteristics of the property which affects the valuation. Translates field data to computer terminology, enters data. Translates field data onto property record cards, making calculations and computations to determine the property’s valuation.  Maintains a variety of records.  Assists the general public about assessments. Reviews property record cards with citizens. Performs a wide variety of technical and administrative support work. Upon request, compiles information for abutters’ lists for certification by the Assessor.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:  High School diploma or equivalency plus two (2) years of property listing experience. Computer assisted mass appraisal experience.

Preferred Qualifications:   Experience using Vision Appraisal System in local Massachusetts community preferred. 

Salary Range:   Starting at $27.8049/hour, $57,834.14/year

To Apply:  Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 472 Main Street, Acton MA 01720.  Or e-mail to hr@acton-ma.gov.  Acton is an EOE.

DeadlineMay 8, 2017.

Added 4/26 to be removed 5/8


Town of Holliston


The Town of Holliston Board of Assessors Office is accepting applications for the Position of Principal Clerk. This is a part-time, up to 19 1/2 hours per week non-union position with a starting salary is Grade 300, Step 1, $19.56 per hour.


The Principal Clerk performs skilled administrative and customer service work assisting the Board of Assessors, Principal Assessor, and Administrative Assessor to carry out the functions of the office.   Duties include maintaining written and computerized records; updating databases to maintain accurate assessment records; responding to inquires from taxpayers, real estate brokers, appraisers and other members of the public in person, in writing, by telephone, and by e-mail; interacting with other town departments to provide and obtain required information; and any other similar or related duties as required, or as situations dictate.


The position of Principal Clerk requires a High School Diploma and three or more years of administrative work experience in an office environment.  Candidates are subject to a pre-employment physical including a drug test.


Required skills include a working knowledge of typical computer applications for an office setting, as well as a working knowledge of other office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, calculators, telephones and typewriters. A working knowledge of computer applications for the functions for an Assessors Office is desirable, but is not required.


Duties include providing senior level office services in support of the department operations, assisting the public, required computer skills, some bookkeeping along with municipal experience desirable with preference given to individuals with Assessing experience.


Starting Salary $19.56. Applications must be submitted by May 26, 2017.


Applications available at:  Holliston Assessor’s Office: Holliston Town Hall, 703 Washington St. Holliston, MA 01746 or emailed to: minihana@holliston.k12.ma.us    The Town of Holliston is an EOE/AA.


Posted on 4.26.2017 Remove on 5.26.2017

Town of Wareham

Part Time/Temporary/Data Collector Positions

Salary Range $14-16 per hour (Salary commensurate with experience) The Town of Wareham’s Human Resources Office, on behalf of the Assessor’s Office, is accepting applications for several open positions for Data Collectors. These are outside, temporary positions that will be classified as vendors.   

Duties and Responsibilities: Measuring buildings and gathering pertinent information regarding room count, construction, condition and features of said buildings; interacting with building owners in a professional and courteous manner; and maintaining accurate, legible records and logs. Data Collectors will be required to sign vendor contracts. Flexible days and hours are available.

Physical Requirements: Data Collectors must have the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; bending, stretching and kneeling are part of the daily routine; climbing stairs and the ability to carry 5-10 pounds of equipment is required. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions

Qualifications: All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess the following:  High School Diploma or equivalent and a current Class D driver’s license. Previous construction or real estate experience is preferred but not required. Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory CORI background check.

A complete Job Description is available at the Assessor’s Office or online at www.wareham.ma.us. Please submit a short letter of interest, resume and/or application of interest to:  Dorene Allen-England, Esq., Human Resources Director, Memorial Town Hall, 54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA  02571 Dallen-england@wareham.ma.us. EOE/AAE

Posted April 21, 2017  To be Removed May 21, 2017

Town of Marshfield

Administrative Clerk – Assessors’ Office

Work Hours:                Thirty Seven and One-Half (37.5) Hours Per Week

Wages:                          AFSCME Clerical, Grade 6, Step 1 - $35,237.31          


The Administrative Clerk is responsible for all of the provision of clerical services in support of the operations of the Assessing Department including but not limited to the following: motor vehicle and boat excise tax abatements and related required documentation, record property deeds, instruments of takings and redemption from the Registry of deeds and receive and process applications for abatements for overvaluation and exemptions.

High school diploma and 1-3 years’ experience in assessment administration. Knowledge of office procedures and software (CAMA, Soft-rite and Word/Excel). Requires frequent interaction with the public and superior customer service skills.

Posting Closes:   Friday, April 21, 2017

Submittal Requirements: Please submit cover letter and resume to Town of Marshfield, Human Resources Department, 870 Moraine Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 or email to


To be removed May 14, 2017





The Town of Pepperell seeks qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assessor, providing administrative and professional work, assisting with the inspection of real and personal property, and performing administrative and technical functions.

This individual will also provide information and assistance to the public; assist with the inspection of new construction, additions, alterations, and deletions to taxable property; assist with researching and processing applications for abatements and exemptions; maintain and update property record files; prepare and certify lists of abutters for various boards, officials and individuals; and perform general administrative, clerical and technical work. Excellent customer services required.

High school education and courses in real estate appraisal plus four years of general business experience or associates degree; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Full job description available at www.town.pepperell.ma.us   

Pay is $20.26 per hour, 19 ½ hours per week. No benefits.

Application or cover letter and resume should be submitted to Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, One Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463 by Friday April 14, 2017. EE

Posted 4/4 to be removed 4/14

Town of Holliston

Board of Assessors

Administrative Assessor

The Town of Holliston is seeking applicants for the position of Administrative Assessor. The successful applicant must hold a M.A.A. designation in place or be able to complete the courses required within three years. It is required for applicants to have a High School education and five years of job related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid MA driver’s license is required. Expertise and aptitude with computers and computer programs such as Microsoft Office and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal. Experience with general office equipment and electronic measuring devices. This is a 35 hour a week position, pursuant to the Town’s Personnel By-laws and based on qualifications, the position is a Grade 400, Step 1 with an hourly rate of $22.52. Please email your application and resume to Andrea Minihan at minihana@holliston.k12.ma.us by May 1, 2017.

The Town of Holliston is an EOE/AA.

Excise/Data Control Specialist
City of Newton

The city of Newton's Assessing Department is looking for an Excise/Data Control Specialist to process motor vehicle excise abatements, scheduling appointments, organizing files and GIS maps, answering phones, assisting customers at the front counter, inputting data and digitizing sketches in the computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) database, creating spreadsheets, letters, mail merging, tracking inventory. Qualifications: Associates degree and one to three years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary: $43,636 to $46,294 plus an excellent benefits package. 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 3/27 exp. 4/27)





The Town of Grafton is seeking an individual to fill the position of Inspector/Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Board of Assessors.  This is a full-time position (35 hours). Person will be responsible for residential property inspections and a full range of clerical duties associated with the operation of the Assessor’s Office.  Applicants must have an understanding of real estate assessment with good communication, organization, and computer skills a must. Computer experience with data entry and accuracy is highly critical. Experience in the operation of DOR CAMA computer system is desirable. 

Duties include but are not limited to inspecting residential property for required cyclical inspection program and building permits, data entry, work with town web site and GIS, handling confidential documents, customer service, and excise abatements.

Qualifications for this position include a high school diploma, 3 to 5 years of related experience in a municipal environment and residential property inspections.  Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, have good written and verbal communication skills and possess a valid driver’s license.  Salary DOQ.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Mary Oliver, Principal Assessor, 30 Providence Road, Grafton, MA 01519.

Added 3/17/2017 to be removed 4/17/2017

Town of Norfolk

Chief Assessor

The Town of Norfolk seeks qualified candidates for the position of Chief Assessor.  Employee works under the administrative direction of the Finance Director or Town Administrator and the general direction of the Board of Assessors and according to Massachusetts General Laws and municipal policies and objectives.  A thorough knowledge of municipal law relating to the assessment of property and levying of taxes is required. Ability to perform in-house revaluations, knowledge and experience with appellate tax board procedures, and the ability to effectively utilize the Assessor’s Department’s software (Vision) is sought. The Chief Assessor provides financial information, analysis and consultation to the Board of Assessors, the Town Accountant and Town Administrator.   A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field, plus three (3) to five (5) years of municipal or private appraising experience, experience with GIS, with two (2) years of Massachusetts Appraisal experience preferred.  MAA, RMA, or CMA may be substituted for college degree or equivalent education and experience.  A candidate should be certified by the state as an Assessor, or shall obtain certification within two (2) years of appointment, have a valid driver’s license, and attain sufficient continuing education credits to be recertified.  Starting salary range for FY17 is $53,914– $79,830.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@norfolk.ma.us    AA/EOE

Posted 3/15/2017 to be removed 4/15/2017



The City of Leominster, Massachusetts (roughly pop. 41,000; 14,600 parcels) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Assessor, on the Board of Assessors.

Duties: Performs technical work in mass appraisal of all types of real and personal property classes. Collects and maintains inventory of all real property. Measure and list all properties as necessary as well as conduct regular field reviews and/or inspections. Develop and maintain computerized data to meet state mandated certification standards. As a member of the Board, engages with other board members in negotiations with owner/tax representatives to settle outstanding tax appeals. This position reports to the Chief Assessor.

Qualifications: Should possess a BS/BA in related field – a minimum of 3 years’ experience in assessing or appraising may be substituted. A Massachusetts Accredited Assessor designation is preferred but not required. A Massachusetts Certified Appraiser License is preferred but not required. The M.A.A. must be obtained within three years from the start of employment. Extensive knowledge of construction principals is a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products is necessary with experiences in Vision Government Solutions appraisal CAMA software and ESRI GIS software also a plus. Excellent communication skills with the ability to maintain impartial and effective relations with the public are required. A valid Massachusetts Driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.

Physical and Environmental Standards:Regular periods spent outside subject to weather conditions while inspecting or directing work. Frequent walking, standing, and climbing. May spend sustained periods at terminal or on telephone.

Annual salary: Grade 8, $61,821 - $79,790 with 8 steps. The mandated starting salary by ordinance is $61,821. Only qualified job candidates will be contacted if they meet the minimum qualifications needed to perform the job specifications.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to: Wendy Hurley, Human Resources Director 25 West Street, Room 13, Leominster MA 01453 or e-mail to: whurley@leominster-ma.gov - No phone calls please; Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action, Drug screen and background check required

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