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Office Assistant – Assessors’ Office

(Full Time 35 Hours per week)

The Town of Easton is accepting applications for a qualified individual to fill the position of full time Office Assistant for the Assessor’s Office. The Office Assistant has frequent contact with the general public, various legal and real estate professionals, developers and other municipal departments.

Candidates must have a high school diploma, additional training in secretarial science or business administration preferred; and three years of experience in general clerical and administrative work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Municipal experience is preferred.

Duties include but are not limited to providing customer service by answering questions or providing information in person, over the telephone and via email; assists the Chief Assessor on field review on all building permits, measures, lists and takes digital pictures of properties and reviews overvaluation application appointments out in the field. Performs a variety of general clerical work; must possess excellent computer skills, and be able to learn quickly. This is a union position and the rate of pay is $25.56 per hour.

Required applications can be downloaded at www.easton.ma.us under the “Residents” tab and then “Employment Opportunities”. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and job application to Human Resources Coordinator Mary Southworth,

136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356 no later than October 30, 2017.

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

posted 10/16/2017 to be removed 11/1/2017

City of Worcester

Assistant Assessor/Field Data Collector

The Assessing Department has an opening for a full-time Assistant Assessor/Field Data Collector. The successful candidate will be responsible for field data collection, data quality reviews, market research and other tasks as defined by the City Assessor or designee towards the accomplishment of annual valuation of all taxable properties.  Candidates must have the ability to assess changes in real estate properties, must possess good communication skills to effectively engage with the public, and be able to work independently. Majority of the time will be spent inspecting properties but must be willing to answer phone calls and provide customer service as needed. This position requires a successful CORI and SORI.

Minimum Requirements:  

  • 4 year degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated strong math skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills
  • Excellent writing, data entry and research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, specifically in Excel and Word
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing

Preferred Requirements:

  • 4 year college degree in a related field
  • College credit hours in real property appraisal courses
  • Prior work experience in appraisal or property inspections
  • Prior experience using  online real estate data services

Other combinations of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.

Annual salary range: from $42,828 to $53,660 with an excellent benefits package.  

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment  or send resume and cover letter to Human Resources Department, Room 109, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 by Friday, October 27, 2017.

The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

posted 10/15/2017 to be removed 10/28/2017


Principal Assessor

The Town of Weymouth has a challenging opportunity for n Principal Assessor.  Works under the administrative direction of the CFO and in strict accordance with the directives and policies of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws.  Estimates the fair market value of all real and personal property, review and make recommendations or for which Appellate Tax Board action is pending; recommends appropriate changes to the Board of Assessors. Appears before the Appellate Tax Board as the Assessor’s expert witness in defending assessed valuations, or other matters under appeal. Supervises the determination of new growth, either in house, or by an outside vendor. Maintains communication with the Inspector of Building’s office regarding building permits for new construction, which qualifies for new growth.

A full job description can be found at http://www.weymouth.ma.us under Employment.

In order to be considered, the candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree in business administration or related field and five years of real and personal property appraisal experience; supervisory experience required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (M.A.A.) or Certified Massachusetts Assessor (C.M.A.) certification required.

Starting Salary range is $86,034.41.

Interested candidates should forward their resume along with a cover letter to Human Resources, Town of Weymouth, 75 Middle Street, Weymouth, MA 02189. No later than Tuesday October 10, 2017

The Town of Weymouth is an EEO/AA employer.

posted 10/2/2017 to be removed 10/11/2017

City of Medford

Chief Assessor

SALARY:                      CAF 19 $93,427 to $109,258 annually

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  The Chief Assessor is responsible for carrying out a variety of programs that state law places on a local assessing department.  These programs include the triennial and intermittent revaluation and adjustment of all real and personal property, the administration of motor vehicle excise program, statutory tax exemption programs, personal property and the annual review of the tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations. Performs technical, analytic and highly complex work in the appraisal of property in accordance with state and local statutes and regulations.


Works under the general direction of the Finance Director/Auditor and Mayor


Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree with five to seven years related work experience within the field of assessing and/or property appraisal required.  Massachusetts Class D Driver’s License. Excellent Computer skills with strong knowledge of word, excel and PowerPoint.

ADDRESS ALL COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES TO:                                   

Personnel Department

City of Medford

85 George P. Hassett Drive

Medford, MA 02155

or send cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to jobs@medford-ma.gov

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

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

Posted 9/25 to be removed 10/25


Principal Secretary

Board of Assessors Office

The Town of West Bridgewater is seeking a Principal Secretary in the Board of Assessor’s Office.   Under the general supervision of the Principal Assessor, this position performs a variety of clerical, administrative, and customer service work to support the overall operations of the Assessing Department.  The ideal candidate must have a basic knowledge of accounting, records management, and computer skills. Preference will be given those candidates who have knowledge of Patriot Properties and KVS software.  Applicants must have thorough knowledge of all applications of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word.  Applicants must be detail oriented.  The position requires total confidentiality. A high school diploma is required; college experience preferred.  At least three years of paid experience in the public sector is desired.  Full job description and application available at http://westbridgewaterma.org/departments/human_resources/ . Applications should be submitted to Mallory Aronstein, Assistant Town Administrator, at mcole@wbridgewater.com .  Any questions should be directed to John Donahue, Principal Assessor, at jdonahue@wbridgewater.com  Applicants are encouraged to review the job description.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Added 9/22 to be removed 9/29

City of Cambridge

Senior Assistant Assessor

Reporting directly to the Assessor, the senior assistant assessor trains and assists the assessment analysts, appraisal technician and property listers. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Minimum Requirements:

Must have demonstrated competence in mass appraisal and individual appraisals of real property.  Able to apply statistics and other computerized tools to the analysis of property value and to make valuation decisions. Proficiency in computer spreadsheet applications and Computer Aided Mass Appraisal software.  Knowledge of Vision Appraisal software preferable. Successful completion of real estate course-work for assessing, appraisal or real estate brokerage is desirable. Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 4 years experience in data collection and value review for assessment purposes. Valid Massachusetts Drivers License and personal motor vehicle are required.

Rate:               $66,645 - $76,836/annually + excellent benefits

Application Procedure: Interested applicants, submit both your resume and letter of interest no later than 5 pm on 10/18/17 via email to:  employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02139.   Fax:  (617) 349-4312. We are an AA/EEO Employer.

Added 9/19 to be removed 10/18


Town of Sharon

Senior Clerk – Assessor’s Office

The Town of Sharon is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours/week) Senior Clerk in the Assessor’s Office to provide skilled record keeping, administrative and clerical support work in assisting the Administrative Assessor and the Board of Assessors to discharge the duties of the office.

Position responsibilities include: Entering and verifying computer work on real estate and personal tax bills; preparing bills for motor vehicle excise; and provides information in the office, and by telephone or mail, to property owners and others regarding the town's assessment policies and procedures, the determination of specific valuations, tax abatements, and exemptions, ownership, property records and assessed values.  Assists taxpayers in applying for abatements and exemptions, explaining the laws and procedures when necessary.

Education & Experience:        Associate’s Degree preferred with minimum one year experience, preferably in a municipality, performing similar duties. General knowledge of modern property appraisal principles and practices, including Massachusetts property tax laws highly desirable.

Compensation:   $43,500 - $46,000 annually, plus benefits.

How to apply: A resume, cover letter and application will be accepted through e-mail (preferred) at jobs@townofsharon.org or by mail to Frederic E. Turkington, Jr., Town Administrator, 90 South Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067 by September 25, 2017. The application and job description may be found on the Town’s website, www.townofsharon.net.

Posted 9.7.2017 to be removed 9.26.2017


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.

Salary range: $80,000-$95,000 per year, plus excellent benefits.

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.

posted 9.7.2017 to be removed 10.6.2017

Town of Hopkinton

Deputy Assessor

The Town of Hopkinton seeks a full-time Deputy Assessor for its Finance Department.

Under the direction of the Principal Assessor, the Deputy Assessor assists in the valuation of all residential and commercial real estate and personal property to determine the fair and full market value including the verification of property documentation by using exterior and interior physical information and assists in the completion of state mandated recertification program.  Responsibilities may also include, but are not limited to, covering for the Principal Assessor, attending Board of Assessors’ meetings, conducting cyclical field reviews, assisting the Principal Assessor with coordinating and defending abatement appeals and taxpayer negotiation appeal proceedings, and assisting with property revaluation projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to Associates Degree in business or related field with special training or experience in appraisal and assessment practices preferred and one to three years of experience in real estate, appraising, sales or similar background; Knowledge of assessing by-laws and regulations, town government and department software. General entry knowledge of local government assessing; Ability to work proficiently with Arc view (geographic information software); analyze financial statements for all types of properties; charitable, religious, and educational exemptions, manipulation and reporting of data in a clear and concise fashion. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a prompt, efficient manner. Ability to conduct inspections on a daily basis and interact professionally with the public. Munis Financial System, Patriot CAMA System, GIS and RRC Personal Property System Preferred; and, Skill in planning, organizational, interpersonal/collaborative communication, public relations, computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, mail and Internet browser software.  Skill in the use of maps and plans and the ability to interpret these documents.

Required Licensing/Certification: A valid U.S. Driver’s License and Ability to work towards Massachusetts Accredited Assessor Certification (MAA).

SALARY RANGE: $60,000 – $80,000 annually depending on qualifications.

To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment (available on the Town of Hopkinton website) to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Monday, September 25, 2017. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 80 South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

posted 9.7.2017 to be removed 9.26.2017

Town of Norton

Assessing Technician

The Town of Norton Assessor’s office is seeking a full time Assessing Technician. This position performs field measurements and inspections of residential dwellings and assists the public with technical and customer service inquires.


§  Assists the Director of Assessing with field work.

§  Maintains records and updates the database to maintain accurate assessment records

§  Prepares  abutter’s list, processes motor vehicle excise abatements, sewer betterments, charitable exemptions and  chapter land applications

§  Manages map changes

§  Other duties as required

Requirements include a High School Diploma or equivalent.  A valid driver’s license is required. Experience in assessing, real estate or real estate appraising is highly desired.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by mail to Town Manager, 70 East Main St., Norton, Ma 02766 or by email to dellis@nortonmaus.com

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.‚Äč

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.