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The City Tax Assessor is a non-union, non-classified position who serves as a key member of the City’s leadership team and who requires considerable specialized technical knowledge, strong analytical ability, excellent organizational skills, and the capacity to effectively deal with taxpayers.  This position is responsible for the valuation and tax assessing of all taxable real estate and personal property within the City which involves 1) the fixing of an assessed valuation on all taxable real estate and personal property as prescribed by State Law and Local Ordinance; 2) the preparation of an assessment roll and a tax roll; and 3) the planning, engagement and conducting of a periodic assessment revaluation as directed for tax assessors under state law.  This is a technical, highly specialized position that requires a thorough knowledge of the principles of property valuation and assessment that is usually obtained through relevant work experience in assessing large and small residential and commercial properties.  The City will consider candidates with varying degrees of experience and education provided that a successful track record of achievement in appraisal and assessment is demonstrated.

Application deadline:       Friday, December 16, 2022

Classification:                   Non-Union/Non Classified

Salary Range:                   $85,000/Year to $105,000/Year

To Apply:  The City of Woonsocket offers a competitive benefit and compensation package.  For more information on this position including a full position description and application visit the “Employment” section on the City of Woonsocket website via the following URL:

Please forward your completed application and resume to Nikki Aphonphanh, Personnel Division, City of Woonsocket, 169 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895.  You may send your information electronically to

About Woonsocket:  A City that upholds forward thinking principles for both employees and residents.  Located in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, the City of Woonsocket is a vibrant, urban community and is surrounded by the growing suburban communities of Lincoln, Cumberland and North Smithfield, and boasts a positive business climate where City officials and the business community work together to build a strong economy.  Woonsocket is centrally located in the Boston/Worcester/Providence triangle, and home to CVS Corporation, a Fortune 500 company.






CLASS TITLE:   APPRAISER                                                                           JOB CODE: 8015

DEPARTMENT: ASSESSING                                                                           DATE: 05/18



Performs appraisals of new and existing properties, including but not limited to, single-family homes, small multi-families, vacant lots, condominiums and manufactured housing.  Inspects and appraises small commercial properties; assists the general public with explanations of the assessment process, property record cards, assessments, exemptions, credits, current use, tax billing process and use of the tax maps.


Discovers, measures, inventories, and appraises all residential properties, such as single-family homes, manufactured housing, small multi-families and condominiums, using established appraisal methods, principles and techniques.

Reviews planning approvals, zoning board approvals, subdivision plans, condominium plans and documents, various permits including but not limited to building, demolition, electrical, septic, plumbing, and wetlands, and inspects property to determine the impact to the property value.

Performs field inspections utilizing existing property records to determine the accuracy of the data and update when incorrect.

Analyze physical, functional and economic depreciation.

Inspects, reviews and verifies residential assessing data on properties that have sold; and validate or invalidate property sales via property inspection, online data bases, and personally.

Assists with value setting during revaluations; including the review of assessment to sale outliers.

Reviews and inspects residential appeals; prepares appraisal grids supporting a recommendation for the Board of Assessors to consider in granting or denying an appeal. Participate in meetings and mediations for appeals.

Discovers, measures and inventories small commercial and industrial properties using established appraisal methods, principles and techniques.  Capitalize income to determine value using the income approach.

Prepare appraisal grids for determining current use penalties or for other uses.

Prepares appraisals and testifies at the Board of Tax and Land Appeals or the Superior Court.

Attend and participate in meetings, hearings and work sessions regarding assessing, property valuation, exemptions and credits.

Answer inquiries of the general public about the assessment process, appeals, abatements, individual assessments, exemptions, credits and tax billing verbally or in writing.

Maintain and manage work files.

Performs other related duties as assigned.







Computer                                 On-Line Data Bases      Roller Wheel                 Tape Measure

Engineer’s Scale                       Architect’s Scale           Cost Manuals                Camera

Calculator                                 Maps and Plans



Education and Experience:

Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school and four years of experience in appraisal of various types of real estate, one year of which is in revaluation.  Experience in assessing, engineering, or related field, which involves interpreting plans and maps, and abstracting deeds or real estate or any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications:


NH Department of Revenue Administration (DRA)-Certified Property Assessor or a Certified NH Assessor (C.N.H.A.) with NH Assessing Association.

Successful completion of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course

Valid NH Driver’s License



Knowledge of:

State laws and regulations governing property taxes, exemptions, and assessments.

Building quality and types of construction, and building construction methods, practices, and materials.

Assessment practices, maps, deeds.

Operation of automated information management systems such as GIS.

Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) software.

Skill in:

Typing and operation of computer to enter and retrieve data in various programs.

Mental and Physical Abilities to:

Read and interpret deeds and titles.

Read and interpret tax maps, engineering, and construction plans.

Deal courteously and diplomatically with the general public.

Comprehend and apply tax rules and regulations.

Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; compute ratios and percentages; interpret statistical bar graphs.

Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Read and apply established cost data, tables, charts, graphs to arrive at assessments.

Measure the outside of buildings and maneuver through and up and down varying story levels.  While performing essential functions of this job, employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift and/or move reasonable amounts of weight, talk and hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to discriminate between colors, peripheral vision, depth vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Working Conditions:

While performing essential functions of this position, employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Incumbent’s working conditions are typically quiet.




The City of South Portland is currently seeking a full time Assessor to lead our Assessing Division.

Job Summary: Responsible for the planning and supervision of all aspects of the appraisal of real and personal property for assessment purposes for the City of South Portland and City of Westbrook. This is specialized administrative and technical work in the evaluation and assessment of real and personal property.

Supervision Received/Exercised: Work is performed with considerable discretion, initiative, and independent judgment under the general supervision of the Finance Director. Work is reviewed through informal discussions, periodic feedback sessions, evaluations, and feedback from the public and general observation of work performance and/or results obtained. Responsible for the administration of both cities’ citywide Appraisal/Assessing system and supervision of the departmental staff, which includes the Deputy Assessor, Appraisers, and an Administrative Assistant.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or combined education and experience that provides the ability to perform the work.

Experience: Five (5) years of related work experience. Supervisory experience required in addition to computer proficiency sufficient to effectively and efficiently carry out duties.

Must hold Certified Maine Assessor designation or have the ability to obtain through reciprocity upon hire. Must maintain this certification throughout employment.

Must be able to sometimes work evenings or weekends to accomplish work of the department.

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Maine Class “C” driver’s license throughout employment and must have their own reliable transportation for possible work-day transportation around the city.

Benefits: The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, long term disability, flexible spending accounts and more.  The City also offers health insurance “payment-in-lieu” and professional development opportunities.  We offer thirteen (13) paid holidays, fifteen (15) sick days annually, two (2) personal days, and vacation commensurate with relevant experience. The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with inspiring leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace where work/life needs are valued and supported; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  The City of South Portland values diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and embraces sustainable operations. Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!

Starting salary range: $44.46 – $58.95/hour ($86,697 – $114,952.76/annual) depending on experience. The position is eligible for annual step increases, and possible annual cost of living increases as approved by the City Council.

A complete job description is available on our website at

Application materials will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. First round of interviews will be determined for all who apply on or before Friday, September 30, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

To apply you may email a cover letter and resume to

You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at

You may also mail a resume with cover letter and three professional references to:

City of South Portland

Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road

  1. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422


invites applications for the position of:
Field Appraiser

SALARY: $29.16 – $44.17 Hourly
$53,071.20 – $80,389.40 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/23/22

The Town of Hanover seeks a dynamic, collaborative and experienced professional to serve as its
next Field Appraiser. The successful candidate will bring exceptional knowledge and expertise to
the job and a record of delivering innovative and responsive service to the public. This position
requires outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. The Field Appraiser must have the
ability to forge effective relationships with community stakeholders and disseminate information in
a manner that inspires trust and confidence.

Apply: This position is open until filled. We urge interested candidates to apply promptly.
Application, cover letter, and resume must be submitted via the Town’s on-line recruiting platform.
No paper application materials accepted. For instructions on how to apply, please visit the
“Employment” link on the Town website, All job offers are contingent upon
completion of a criminal background check with results satisfactory to the Town. The Town of
Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Reporting to the Assessing Director, the Field Appraiser conducts the measuring and listing of
commercial, tax exempt, and residential properties. This position provides information on the
valuation of property for assessment purposes. Depending on qualifications and experience, an
incumbent in this position may be designated at a higher level based on NH ASB rules.


Associate’s Degree, preferably in a course of study related to the occupational field. Certified at
Measurer and Lister level according to the NH ASB rules.
Experience sufficient to successfully perform all major job duties, typically interpreted as at
least 2 years of related experience.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a driver’s license valid in the State of New Hampshire.
41 South Main Street Hanover, NH


POSITION: Chief Assessor


HOURS WORKED: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

AFFILIATION: Unaffiliated

SALARY & GRADE: Grade 20, Salary dependent upon experience

Leads the Assessing Department for the City of Nashua, New Hampshire’s second largest community.
Plans, directs and participates in assessment and appraisal services, exemption and credit
qualifications, related constituent services and public relations in the highest quality manner.
Establishes and administers excellence in customer-responsive, cost effective, and legally
compliant assessment standards and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of applicable City and State laws, regulations and practices governing Nashua’s
assessment activities. A relevant degree from a 4 year accredited institution and ten plus years of
related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified New Hampshire
Assessor Manager (CNHA) certificate or the ability to acquire it within one (1) year. Certified by
the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration as an Assessing Supervisor. General
Appraiser’s license desirable. Successful completion of IAAO courses 101, 102, 300, 400. (Similar
courses offered by the Appraisal Institute may be substituted.) Proficient computer user, including
experience in Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal Systems. Proven ability to work with the public,
city administration, elected officials, subordinates and co-workers.


Submit online application, resume, and cover letter through the City of Nashua website at:


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Recruiting practices shall be consistent with State and Federal Law


POSITION:                                         Assessing Administrative Specialist II/CSR


DEPARTMENT:                                 Assessing


HOURS WORKED:                            Monday-Friday (8:00am-5:00pm)


AFFILIATION:                                      UAW Clerical and Technical


SALARY & GRADE:                           Salary not to exceed $42,370




Position is responsible for the data management and administrative functions of the Assessing Department. Ability to maintain highly professional customer support functions, both over the counter and by telephone. Works under the direction of the Chief Assessor. Administers the requests and productions of special reports regarding assessing system data as directed by Chief Assessor. Produces generic City Database and sales reports to the Department of Revenue Administration. Conducts the processing and tracking of abatements. Conducts the administration of the yearly assessing update program, as directed by the Chief Assessor. Preparation of sales assessment sheets for the Department of Revenue Administration.




Ability to:

  • Generate correspondence, follow technical manuals, provide effective customer service
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Input and organize data quickly and accurately
  • Master proprietary software programs used in Assessing (e.g. AssessPro/AP5, Lawson, WebPro, GIS, )


Preferred Experience and Training:

  • HS Diploma
  • 1-3 years of office administration work experience
  • Proficient use of computers and Microsoft Office suite and any other software necessary for job
  • Use of standard business
  • Assessing administrative experience preferred




Submit cover letter, application, resume, and three professional references at:


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Recruiting practices shall be consistent with State and Federal Law (4/1/2022)


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