Town of Brunswick
The Town of Brunswick seeks an outstanding candidate to fill the position of Assessor. This is a highly responsible department head position, and a member of the Town’s senior management team. Reporting to the Town Manager; this position manages two staff members.
Brunswick is a dynamic community of close to 22,000 residents. Spanning 54 square miles; Brunswick borders the Androscoggin River, New Meadows River, Maquoit Bay and Casco Bay. The Town has 66 miles of shoreline on Casco Bay and 12 miles of frontage on the Androscoggin River. There are approximately 9,500 real estate parcels with over 450 commercial and industrial properties. Brunswick is home to Bowdoin College, Brunswick Landing (former Brunswick Naval Air Station), various facilities of Bath Iron Works, a vibrant downtown, a separate and large retail district (Cook’s Corner), an industrial/business park, a major hydro-power dam, a hospital (two campuses) and two of the largest solar farms in the State. A revaluation was completed in 2017.
This position is responsible for supervising and conducting the appraisal and assessment of real and personal property for tax purposes and developing the methods and procedures for administrating the assessing program; all in accordance with Maine State Statutes. The Assessor will perform a variety of complex and technical work in the appraisal of commercial, residential and personal property. Candidates should review the complete position description in detail for the essential functions and requirements of this highly responsible role.
Interested applicants will hold the knowledge of public or business administration (or a related field) equivalent to completion of a 4-year college degree and at least five (5) years of related experience. The candidate may also hold the equivalent combination of education and experience that allows for the effective performance of the position requirements. Certification as a Certified Maine Assessor is required.
The starting salary will be negotiated DOE. The Town of Brunswick offers an excellent benefit package including options for health, dental and/or life insurances; short-term disability, retirement plan choices, educational reimbursement, paid vacations, sick time and paid holidays.
An employment application is available, along with the position description, from the Town Manager’s Office, 85 Union Street, Brunswick. Materials are also available online and can be found at www.brunswickme.org (Human Resources). A Town of Brunswick application form is required and should be returned with a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Town Manager’s office. The closing date for applications will be Tuesday, June 19th by 4:30 p.m.
The Town of Brunswick is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Assessor – Commercial (Full-Time)
City of Waltham
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
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