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Direct Report: First Selectman

This is a position in the Supervisors Union

Salary Range: $70,000 - $78,751

Salary consideration will be based on experience, certification, and education

Posted: October 31, 2014

Position open until filled

Apply online at Complete application and upload resume


This is a highly responsible technical and administrative work involving planning, organizing, directing and performing the function of the Assessor’s Office. Work involves responsibility for discovering, measuring and listing all taxable real estate, business, personal property and motor vehicles within the Town for the purpose of establishing uniform and equitable valuations for taxation. Work is performed with considerable technical independence and is reviewed by the Director of Finance through conferences, reports and observation of results achieved. The position requires the use of independent judgment, initiative and supervisory skills.  


·         Thorough knowledge of real and personal property valuation principles, techniques, procedures, laws and regulations

·         Thorough knowledge of accounting and auditing practices relative to property appraisal

·         Considerable knowledge of the use of computers and municipal assessment program software

·         Some knowledge of building, zoning and construction codes

·         Knowledge of effective supervisory practices

·         Possess management skills required to supervise, delegate and share responsibilities; ability to adjust and exercise such skills in an environment where priorities constantly change

·         Ability to read and understand property documents, surveys and appraisal manuals

·         Ability to accurately appraise real and personal property

·         Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

·         Ability to direct and supervise technical and administrative support personnel

·         Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression as well as listen

·         Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner, as well as the ability to follow oral and written instructions

·         Ability to make decisions and act quickly

·         Ability to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in logical order is required

·         Information provided orally must be accurately recorded

·         Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, colors, codes and/or symbols

·         Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and general reports

·         Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information

·         Ability to regularly engage in activities necessitated by the position outside normal business hours; i.e., evening meetings, emergencies, etc. (This is highly responsible, professional and administrative work and as such is expressly exempted by the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state laws from the requirement of paid overtime)

·         Ability to work harmoniously, cooperatively, and courteously with others at all times

·         Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations

·          Ability to adapt to varying work situations 


·         Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, real estate or related field

·         Eight years of progressively responsible experience in real and personal property appraisal work

OR any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the previously mentioned competencies and skill requirements


 The Assessor supervises the Appraiser, Assistant Assessor and clerical staff 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle. The employee is frequently required hear; speak; sit, stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time. The employee must have the ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.  


While performing the duties of this job, the employee works predominantly in an office setting. Some outdoor work is required during the inspection of personal property, construction sites and various developments. When working outside, the employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, rain, snow or airborne particles, any of which may cause marked bodily discomfort.  


Must possess and retain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor (CCMA)

Town of Stratford

Assistant Assessor

Hours 37.5 per week

Salary Range $56,000 - $76,000

Application Deadline: November 10, 2014

Posted 10/28/2014


This is responsible technical and supervisory work involving assessing property for tax purposes. 

Work involves responsibility for the valuation of residential property and for assisting in the preparation of the Grand List.   Duties include field visits, supervision of office staff; development of supplemental automobile list in support of the Grand List.  This position is also invested with making difficult property assessment technical decisions.  The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in all phases of property assessment work, especially residential property. 


Works under the general supervision of the Assessor


  • Assists in supervising the operations of the Division and participates in all aspects of Division activities
  • Conducts assessments of residential property, including field inspections, as required, review and compilation of field cards, abstract cards and related records and maps
  • Participates in assessment appeals by property owners and assists in defending the Town
  • Compiles assessment data and prepares a variety of reports
  • Acts for the Assessor in his or her absence or as assigned
  • Trains and monitors Division personnel in standard procedures and practices
  • Assists in administering various special programs such as the elderly benefit program; assists in administering the sewer use charge program by determining charges
  • Assists in administering Division budget
  • Performs related work as required


  • Considerable knowledge of property assessment principles and practices
  • Considerable knowledge of property assessment laws, regulations and ordinances
  • Some knowledge of data processing technology as applied to a municipal assessment operations
  • Good ability in property appraisal and assessment
  • Considerable ability in oral and written communications
  • Considerable ability to train and supervise the work of subordinates
  • Good ability to complete work within deadlines
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, subordinates, property owners and the general public


A two year degree from a recognized college in property appraisal, or a related field plus three years of progressively responsible assessment or appraisal experience, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on the basis of one year of experience for each year of education


  • May be required to travel short distances on business
  • Must be able to, and must obtain C.C.M.A. designation

For an application and/or more information, contact the Human Resources Department, Town of Stratford.

Phone: (203) 385-4007
Fax: (203) 385-4037

Application                  Website

Borough of Naugatuck

Field Inspector - Account Clerk

35 hour week

Salary: $16.98/hour  $30,904/year

Application Deadline: 4:00 pm - November 10, 2014

Posted 10/28/2014

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Performs field assessment on residential & commercial property.  Performs & records measurements & prepares drawings for input into Assessor’s database. (Generally, a bulk of the work hours on an annual basis will be performing field assessment work). Assists in placing valuations on real estate, personal property & motor vehicle Grand Lists. building permits & field information from Building Inspector, gathers information & data necessary for field work, locates property on map, visits location & explains to resident the purpose of the visit. Takes notes & photographs, performs & records measurements, & makes changes in the CAMA system accurately & in a timely fashion.

Processes & maintains records & applications for exemption from real & motor vehicle Grand Lists for veterans & blind, disabled & elderly property owners & renters. Provides customer service to the public through personal & telephone contacts by providing information pertaining to motor vehicle, real estate & personal property. Processes deeds for transfers of property. Read deeds & interpret maps. Maintains records of forms & property transfers, including filing of veteran & homeowner forms & other related documents. Processes certificates of correction for additions or alterations. Accepts personal property renditions & refers questions to supervisor. Assists in preparation for revaluation process. Performs work in a safe manner. Performs other duties as may be required. 


QUALIFICATIONS – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Must possess a High School Diploma or GED. Must have a minimum of two (2) years of general office, administration & field assessment experience. Real property appraisal work and/or municipal assessment experience or equivalent is essential. Must have a valid State of CT Driver’s License. Ability to read/write & comprehend simple instructions. Ability to calculate figures & amounts & use simple mathematics including addition & subtraction as well as percentages. Ability to read & interpret various documents (e.g., field cards, Grand List, etc.). Ability to read & create short correspondence & memos.

Considerable skills in dealing with the public with diplomacy & tact. Considerable attention to detail & ability to follow & carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to read blueprints, maps & utilize measuring devices. Considerable written & verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. Considerable ability to manage multiple priorities & meet timelines. Working knowledge of office machines & business procedures. Considerable knowledge of Microsoft office products including Word, Excel & Outlook. 

Borough of Naugatuck, Attn: Human Resources, 229 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770

We are an equal opportunity employer

Town of Cornwall

Assessor - Part-time

One day per week

Salary Range: $20,000 - $24,000

Application Deadline: November 15, 2014

Posted 10/8/2014

Start Date: Feb. 1, 2015


  • CCMA I certification

  • Experience with assessment software

  • Experienced in all aspects of covering, as well as supervising, an office

    Mail resume to:

    Selectmen’s Office, Town of Cornwall, P.O. Box 97, Cornwall, Ct. 06753

Town of Newtown

Field Technician - Part-time

$15.00/hr ($375 per week)

Posted 9/15/2014

Part-time (25 hours/week) Field Technician for the Assessor’s Office. This position requires the ability to measure and list new construction, additions and construction in progress on all permits. Must be able to work in conditions other than an office environment (i.e. construction sites). The Field Technician will also assist the Assessor in the annual production of the Grand List and be able to communicate with taxpayers at the counter on the phone and via email.

High School graduate, One year of field experience, CCMA classes or a willingness to take CCMA classes.

Please apply, Office of the First Selectman, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, Connecticut 06470

EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

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