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Town of Stow

Full-Time Assistant Assessor

The Stow Assessors seek qualified applicants for a full-time position of Assistant Assessor.  This position is responsible for a variety of assessing duties requiring excellent computer, communication, math, and organizational skills.  Works under the direction of the Principal Assessor.  Main tasks include entering and coding deeds in the CAMA system, maintaining the personal property database, preparing and certifying abutters’ lists, processing personal exemptions, fieldwork, and various assessing functions.  Must possess a strong knowledge of appraisal principles and practices.  Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in business, accounting, or related field.  M.A.A. designation preferred.  This position is a 37.5 hour-per week position, with an FY19 yearly salary scale ranging from $45,140 to $56,256

Please send resume with a cover letter to Board of Assessors, 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775 or e-mail to assessors@stow-ma.gov

Posting open until filled.

The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 4/20/2018 to be removed 5/20/2018


Assistant Assessor

Town of Concord

F/T (40+hours/week) self-starter and team-oriented individual who understands logical relationships for our Assessing Division. Inspects, measures, photographs and lists all classes of real and personal property; maintains detailed field records of inspections; inspects and computes value of additions, alterations and deletions to any taxable property; tracks all building permit activity; updates data in computer software and assists the general public. Requires equivalent to Bachelor’s degree and 5 years experience in appraisal or assessing; excellent organizational, time management and customer service skills; valid driver’s license and use of personal car for work. Starting salary range: $59,870 to $75,092, depending on qualifications. Application review begins 5/11/18.  For job description and application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact Human Resources at 978-318-3025.  EOE

Posted 4/19/2018 to be removed 5/12/2018


TOWN OF ORLEANS

ASSESSOR

The Town of Orleans is seeking applicants for the position of Assessor, working under the general direction of the Finance Director, and in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Board of Assessors and the statutes of the applicable Massachusetts General Laws. Position is 40 hours/week, salary is $71,341.75 to $89,096.06, depending on qualifications.

Duties:  The Assessor’s duties shall include, but are not limited to the following: Overseeing the operation of the Assessing Department, including the development and management of the annual departmental budget and providing revenue estimates for budget planning. Maintaining the effective operation of a town-wide property appraisal system. Preparing and committing the annual tax roll for billing of real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and vessel excise. Planning and successfully executing recertification projects of assessed values consistent with the requirements and standards of the Commissioner of Revenue. In years between recertification, adjusting assessed values consistent with DOR guidelines to meet the statutory and constitutional standard of full and fair cash value. Performing market, cost and income analysis, and conducting field inspections of new and existing homes and businesses.  Reviewing abatement and exemption applications, submitting recommendations to the Board for approval or denial, and supervising the processing of such applications. Annually updating assessors maps to MassGIS standards. Performing all other duties as requested and directed by the Finance Director.

Qualifications: Active certification as a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO). A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field, and a minimum of three years in the assessing field in Massachusetts or an equivalent combination. Certification to classify property from the Division of Local Services. Detailed knowledge of MGL Chapters and State Statutes as they apply to the Assessing functions. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with the general public and town officials. Demonstrated literacy in Microsoft Office and its various modules. Familiarity with the assessing software systems and MUNIS a plus. Certification by the MAAO as a CMA or RMA or equivalent by the IAAO a plus. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.

Submit resume, application and cover letter to the Town Administrator’s Office, 19 School Road, Orleans, MA 02653, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018.   Town application and job description are available on the Town of Orleans Website under Job Opportunities.

The Town of Orleans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 4/18/2018 to be removed 5/8/2018


CITY OF LYNN

DIRECTOR OF ASSESSING

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS ENFORCED

Department:              Assessing Department

Job Title:                   Director of Assessing

Civil Service:             No.

Union Eligible:          No.

Salary:                       $86,728.82 - $112,926.02 (depending upon qualifications) and Benefits

The City of Lynn is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Assessing. The Director of Assessing shall be a resident of the City of Lynn at the time of his/her appointment or within six months of said appointment. The Director of Assessing shall be a Level 1 Department Head for salary purposes. The Director of Assessing is appointed by the Chief Financial Officer of the City for a term of three years, subject to the approval of the City Council. The Director of Assessing serves as the administrative head of the Assessing Department and as a member of the Board of Assessors. The Assessing Department consists of the director, two full-time board members, a field appraiser, an administrative assistant and three clerks.

Duties and Qualifications: The Director of Assessing’s duties shall include, but are not limited to the following: Performing all duties required of assessors pursuant to the General Laws of the Commonwealth. Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and other financial department heads in order to provide necessary revenue estimates for budget planning. Overseeing the operation of the Assessing Department, including the development and management of the annual departmental budget necessary to meet its statutory responsibilities. Supervising professional staff in its data collection and property data maintenance duties. Managing and updating the City’s CAMA (computer assisted mass appraisal) system. Preparing the annual tax roll for billing of real and personal property. Planning and successfully executing five –year recertification projects of assessed values consistent with the requirements and standards of the Commissioner of Revenue. In years between recertification, adjusting assessed values consistent with DOR guidelines to meet the statutory and constitutional standard of full and fair cash value. Reviewing all abatement and exemption applications, and submitting recommendations to the Board for its approval or denial. Supervising the processing and approval of all personal exemption applications by clerical staff. Supervising the commitment and abatement of motor vehicle excise taxes by clerical staff. Annually updating assessors maps to MassGIS standards. Performs all other duties as requested and directed by the Chief Financial Officer.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Minimum Requirements: Successful completion of Course 101 (“Introduction to Assessment Administration: Law, Procedures and Valuation”) administered by the Division of Local Services. Active certification as a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA) by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO). A Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or related field, and a minimum of three years in the assessing field in Massachusetts, or ten years in the assessing field with at least three in Massachusetts, or an equivalent combination. Certification to classify property from the Division of Local Services. Detailed knowledge of Chapters 58, 58A, 59, 60 to 60B, 61 to 61B, and other statutes as they apply to the Assessing Department. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with the general public and other City officials. Ability to manage staff with diverse abilities and duties. Demonstrated literacy in Microsoft Office and its various modules. Familiarity with the AssessPro CAMA system and MUNIS. Certification by the MAAO as a CMA or RMA or equivalent by the IAAO a plus.

Date of Posting:          Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Closing Date:              Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Application and resume must be submitted to the Personnel Office, Room 412 in Lynn City Hall by the close of business (4:00 PM) on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, or it will not be considered.

The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer

posted 4/17/2018 to be removed 5/17/2018


Town of Berlin

Property Lister

Assessing Department

The Assessors Department seeks a qualified candidate to serve the office as a Property Lister. The position requires detail-oriented person with excellent customer services skills.   Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) interior and exterior inspections of property, tracking building permit data, taking digital photos, and data entry of collected data, other duties as assigned.

The position is 25 hours with benefits. The rate of pay range is $19.20 to $22.93 per hour depending on experience.   Must have a valid driver’s license.

Resumes can be emailed to mreed@townofberlin.com

Berlin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

posted 4/11/2018 to be removed 5/2/2018


Town of Milton

Appraisal Technician

Department:  Assessors Office

Salary Range:  $58,513 - $76,104     

Position Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Chief Appraiser, the primary responsibility is the measuring and listing of residential properties.  The Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires cities and towns to undertake an ongoing inspection program in order to meet assessment certification guidelines.  Other responsibilities of this position include updating information on properties that have building permits; conducting sales verifications of properties that sold; conducting abatement reviews; participating in field review of proposed values; and explaining assessment laws and administration to the general public and assisting in various office procedures.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Background in business administration and appraisal and assessment practices. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Knowledge of Patriot Properties Assess-Pro a plus.

Individuals interested in this position can email a cover letter and resume to: peppolito@townofmilton.org or mail to: Paige A. Eppolito ATA/HR Director Selectmen’s Office 525 Canton Ave, Milton, Ma 02186 by April 30th, 2018.

The Town of Milton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer

posted 4/9/2018 to be removed 5/9/2018


Town of Weymouth

Secretary

Assessors Department

Salary range: $42,253.58 - $55,639.90

Position Description: Works under the general supervision of both the Principal Assessor and the Assistant Assessor, following department rules and regulations, requiring the ability to plan and perform operations, and to independently complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Unusual cases are referred to supervisor. Prepares correspondence and reports for the department; prepares replies independently and in accordance with department policies and procedures; edits correspondence, memoranda and notices.  Responsible for exemptions - tax deferral exemptions, Senior exemptions, CPA exemptions. Explains process to citizen, assist with the completion of paperwork. Coordinate deferrals/exemptions with Treasurer’s Office. Notifies Registry of Deeds to put liens on property. Prepares reports for Accountant, Treasurer/Collector and Registry of Deeds.  Schedules appointments. Acts as departmental receptionist. Responds to requests from the general public; and requests from other Departments; primary contact person for assistance to Town Hall Departments. Responsible for all departmental filing. Posts all Board meetings. Responsible for all correspondences related to the Appellate Tax Board, i.e. petitions, applications, attorney information. 

* A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND ON THE HUMAN RESOURCES PAGE*

Recommended Minimum Qualifications: Four years of responsible secretarial, office or clerical work experience, with responsibilities in the use of office equipment, office procedures, computer applications, word processing, correspondence, data entry, reports, file and document maintenance, record keeping, bookkeeping, financial records, invoices, spreadsheets, forms, phone communication and customer service.  High school diploma or GED required. A Master’s degree may be substituted for 3 years of the required work experience. A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for 2 years of the required work experience.  An Associate degree may be substituted for 1 year of the required work experience.

Posting Date:  March 23, 2018                 Posting Close Date: April 6, 2018

The Town of Weymouth is an AA/EEO employer and encourages M/H/F/V candidates to apply.

posted 4/4/2018 to be removed 5/4/2018


Town of Amesbury

DATA COLLECTOR ASSESSORS OFFICE

General Statement of Responsibilities and Duties:

The data collector will be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting both the chief assessor and office staff with their daily functions
  • Conducts site inspections, gathers data, measures, takes photos, etc.
  • Reviews and enters real estate sales to ensure accuracy
  • Create and maintain various spreadsheet/computer files
  • Data entry (name change, address change, building permits, etc…)
  • Performs routine office work.
  • Develop working knowledge of MGL Chapters 59 through 61B

The above examples are illustrative of the kinds of work and are not intended to be an all inclusive list of job responsibilities.

Physical Demands: The job entails a combination of office and field work throughout the year which requires frequent standing, squatting, walking over varying surfaces and during various stages of construction and weather conditions.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess the professional and interpersonal skills to work with and serve the general public, appraisers, realtors, etc.  (S)he must be a high school  graduate and have at least 2 years of office experience preferable in the real estate field.  Must have the ability to self motivate, juggle multiple tasks, have excellent organizational and computer skills.  Ideal applicant should be skilled in Microsoft office, SoftRight, Govern, Vision appraisal and Patriot properties software.

Candidates with general building, real estate, appraising or assessing knowledge will be given preference.

Non Union grade 6 – Starting salary range of $36,549.76 - $43,409.42

Send cover letter and resume by April 20th, 2018 to: City of Amesbury, c/o Jason DiScipio, 62 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA 01913

posted 3/29/2018 to be removed 4/21/2018


City of Medford

Assistant Assessor

The City of Medford, MA seeks qualified applicants for a full time position of Assistant Assessor.  This position is responsible for examining real estate and personal property by inspection in accordance with MGLs.  Inspects building under construction; performs field measurements, listing pertinent information into the CAMA data system and reports findings to the Chief Assessor.  Researches deeds, abatements, statutory exemptions, prepares reports.  

Excellent computer skills, written and oral communication.  Works under the general direction of the Chief Assessor.   

EDUCATION: BS degree with courses in Auditing, Finance, Accounting, or Real Estate required. Some real estate experience desired, but not required; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

The salary range is $51,000 to $62,800

Applicants Must Submit a cover letter and resume via E-mail: to jobs@medford-ma.gov

The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/504 Employer

 This posting will be open till filled.

For the complete posting please visit the City of Medford's website -  www.medford-ma.gov

posted 3/26/2018 to be removed 4/26/2018


City of Waltham

Assessor – Commercial (Full-Time)

Assessor’s Department

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:  Grade 16 $85,755.00, if elected as Chairperson Grade 19 $103,647.00

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

781-314-3355

Fax 781-314-3358

mgullotti@city.waltham.ma.us

Req 2018-10

posted 3/19/2018 to be removed 4/19/2018


 

City of Everett

Assistant Assessor

The City of Everett seeks a detail oriented, full time, Assistant Assessor that reports to the Assessor.  The City is a 9000+ parcel community with a variety of property types.  The position oversees the cyclical inspection program, property sale inspections and assists the Assessor with Personal Property files and Appellate Tax Board cases.

-Must be proficient in spreadsheet applications and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal software.

- Must possess between 2-5 years of property appraisal experience, have completed DOR -Course 101.

- Must effectively communicate both verbally and written, and have a valid driver’s license.

Resumes can be emailed to: EverettHR@ci.everett.ma.us 

posted 3/7/2018 to be removed 4/7/2018