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CITY OF NORWALK
invites applications for the position of:
Assessor

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY

Hourly
$65.74 – $77.70
Annually
$128,687.00 – $152,095.00

 

OPENING DATE: 08/29/19 CLOSING DATE: Continuous

 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Position Definition: Plans, organizes and administers the activities and the statutory responsibilities of the Assessor’s office.

Example of Duties: Receives written or oral instructions from the Chief Financial Officer.  Plans and organizes work of office in accordance with budget making schedule, City Charter and statutory deadlines.  Supervises and participates in the valuing of all taxable property to establish the Grand List.  Administers the activities of the office through subordinates in the functional areas of appraisal, classification and recording of taxable property.  Supervises inspections of existing properties, improved properties and properties under construction to determine value of properties. Inspect and value real property with a value over $1.5 million. Maintains and updates information concerning land, motor vehicles and personal properties.  Supervises maintenance of records and lists.  Supervises the preparation of Tax Maps and GIS parcel layer updates. Oversees and coordinates the periodic revaluation of all taxable property.  Organizes and conducts special studies to assure continuing equity of assessments.  Supervises contracted appraisal services and revaluation services and is responsible for acceptance of contracted work.  Reviews and records authorized tax exemptions.  Inspects and prorates assessments to new properties under construction.  Projects estimated values of proposed building or commercial developments for planning purposes.  Provides information to other City departments, attorneys and members of the public.  Coordinates assessment appeals.  Serves as principal spokesperson of City in any litigation arising out of the assessment process.  Supervises and trains professional appraisal and clerical administrative staff.  Prepares and recommends office budget to the Chief Financial Officer.  Administers approved budget.  Administers collective bargaining agreement and personnel policies for office employees.  Plans and implements new office procedures.  Submits regular and annual reports to the State Commissioner of Revenue.  Prepares statistical and narrative reports for the Budget Director, Mayor and the Common Council upon request. Supervises automated processing of assessment notices.  Reviews and recommends need for, and assists in selection of, private appraisal services.  Supervises the training and development of employees of the office.  Obtains additional training and education in Appraisal and Assessment Laws and techniques.
Supervised By: This position is appointed by the Mayor and receives general direction from the Chief Financial Officer.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of property evaluation and assessment.  Thorough knowledge of assessment law, assessment methods and appraisal techniques.  Ability to interpret assessment law.  Knowledge of the statutory requirements of the Assessor’s office.  Administrative and executive ability to initiate, organize and follow through on municipal assessment programs.  Knowledge of data processing applications pertaining to assessment methods.  Ability to supervise and train employees.  Ability to deal effectively with members of the public, attorneys and real estate developers and construction personnel.  Ability to present ideas and policies to individuals and groups.  Ability to prepare a departmental budget.  Ability to prepare clear, concise written and oral presentations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or some closely related field and six years of increasingly responsible experience in real and personal property appraisal work including four years of municipal assessment work with two years in an administrative position.  Relevant work experience in real and personal property appraisal work may be substituted for the above mentioned college training on a year-for-year basis.
SPECIAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor I (CCMA I) or equivalent from other states is required. Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor II (CCMA II) or equivalent is strongly preferred and it must be obtained within two years of appointment. All Certifications must be maintained.
Motor Vehicle Operator’s License is required.

This position is a Grade 9.

*** CLOSING DATE ***
The position will be open until a sufficient number of applications have been submitted.

The City of Norwalk is seeking qualified candidates to fill both the Tax Assessor position and the Assistant Assessor position.   The Tax Assessor position will be filled first.  This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to transform the City’s Assessor’s office and establish a culture of and approach towards excellent customer service.  Open and responsive communications with all constituents will be an essential element in this transformation. The Assessor will participate in the selection of the Assistant Assessor and will lead the effort to provide the best service possible to the City’s taxpayers.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR DO NOT HAVE REQUIRED CERTIFICATION/DESIGNATION FOR THIS POSITION, AS WE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/norwalk/default.cfm
CITY OF NORWALK
invites applications for the position of:
Assistant Assessor

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY

Hourly: $54.33 – $64.22 Annually: $106,351.00 – $125,704.00

 

OPENING DATE: 08/09/19 CLOSING DATE: Continuous

 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Position Definition: Performs appraisal and administrative work in the valuing of taxable property to establish the Grand List; provides technical and administrative assistance to the Assessor; and assumes responsibility for the office in the absence of the Assessor.

Example of Duties: Receives oral or written instructions from the Assessor.  Plans and organizes work according to standard office procedures.  Establishes priorities in the performance of tasks.  Allocates work to Office staff as needed.  Participates in identifying and valuing taxable property to establish the Grand List.  Inspects existing real and personal properties, improved properties and properties in construction to determine value.  Makes periodic review of business and commercial sites to test reliability of personal property reporting system.  Audits property appraisal work performed by private firms for accuracy and conformance to City standards.  Supervises the maintenance of assessment maps, records and lists.  Prepares and enters data into automated assessment records system.  Analyzes methods of collecting and retaining assessment data.  Assists in the development and design of information systems’ improvements.  Prepares statistical and narrative reports for submission to State and Federal Governments.  Prepares reports for Mayor and City Council at the direction of the Assessor.  Provides technical information and assistance to property owners, attorneys and bankers.  Prepares information releases to assist the public in understanding assessment procedures, regulations, exemptions and related matters.  Performs related reviews of applications and/or properties for verification purposes.  Maintains State Sales Assessment Ratio file and determines sales usability.  Coordinates assessment appeal matters with Office of Corporation Counsel. Oversees data processing of assessment information.  Analyzes computer system applications and recommends changes as needed.  Reports work accomplished to Assessor.
Provides technical information and assistance to City Departments, Boards and Commissions.  Assists in the preparation of specifications for periodic revaluation of all taxable properties.  Provides over-all technical back up for the Assessor’s office.  Assists in the preparation of department budget recommendations.

Supervised By: This position is appointed by the Mayor and receives general supervision from the Assessor.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of property evaluation and assessment. Knowledge of Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Geographic Information System (GIS), statistical software systems and related assessment administration computer applications.  Ability to develop and implement changes in computer applications.  Administrative ability to organize and follow through on municipal assessment programs.  Ability to supervise and train employees.  Ability to deal effectively with members of the public, attorneys and real estate developers and construction personnel.  Ability to present ideas and policies to individuals and groups.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in  Business, Accounting or some closely related field and four years of increasingly responsible experience in real and personal property appraisal work including two years of municipal assessment work.  Relevant work experience in real and personal property appraisal work may be substituted for the aforementioned college training on a year-for-year basis.
SPECIAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor I (CCMA I) or equivalent from other states.
Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor II (CCMA II) or equivalent is preferred and must be obtained within 2 years of hire.
All Certifications must be maintained, including Continued Education Credits.
Motor Vehicle Operator’s license is required.

This position is a Grade 7.

*** CLOSING DATE ***
The position will be open until a sufficient number of applications have been submitted.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR DO NOT HAVE REQUIRED CERTIFICATION/DESIGNATION FOR THIS POSITION, AS WE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION.

  APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/norwalk/default.cfm

 


 

 

 

 

 

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