Assessing Director – Tax Assessor
The Town of Scarborough is seeking a full-time Assessor to lead a small team working in the assessment of property taxes. Work involves the evaluation and assessment of all taxable property within the Town and the administration of varied records necessary to administer the property-taxing program. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Town Manager and assignments are carried out with technical independence subject to general policy guidelines and are checked for results obtained and through state or local review and appeal.
Duties include planning and organizing fieldwork; making field checks on new construction and renovations and securing varied data for records purposes; maintaining and reviewing the maintenance of official maps, transfers and other records maintained at the assessment office; making and entering computation valuations and other data in valuation commitment books; determining the valuations placed on new, renovated and existing property based on changing market value; maintaining varied property information records necessary for the preparation of assessment rolls; verifying proper names, locations and size of all transfers of property using documents in the Registry of Deeds; reviewing qualifications of tax exempt properties and conferring with local businesses in the listing and inspection of all taxable personal property; providing extensive public information regarding complaints arising from assessments; meeting with taxpayers and resolving disputes; interpreting property tax laws; and making final reviews and approvals of major technical decisions in all assessment program work.
Position requirements: Certified Maine Assessor, or ability to attain CMA within six (6) months of hire, with considerable experience in commercial and residential property assessment; satisfactory completion of a course of study leading to certification in real property appraisal, or graduation from an accredited college program with specialization in property assessment, business or public administration. This position requires knowledge of general State law pertaining to tax assessment, the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with taxpayers, the general public, and employees, and the ability to speak before public groups to present the real properties assessment program. Knowledge of TRIO software preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the Town’s discretion.
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Applications must be received by Sunday, October 1, 2017. For additional information call (207) 730-4025 or email email@example.com.
-Equal Opportunity Employer-
Scarborough is a diverse community with a commitment to the quality of life and the environment. Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. The largest saltwater marsh in Maine is located within our boundaries along with Rachel Carson Wildlife lands. We also have a balance with our commercial businesses. The newest area for businesses to locate in Scarborough is along the Haigis Parkway, located right at Exit 42 of the Maine Turnpike. We are a suburban community that offers open spaces, parks and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.
Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is just a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and now passenger rail service to Boston and points south. The Scarborough Town Hall is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, just south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Black Point Road/Gorham Road.
Progressive NH Lakes Region community, short drive from White Mountains, filling a vacancy due to a retirement. Responsible for valuation and record maintenance for a community with property values of $3 billion, virtually all residential, spread over 7,300+/- parcels. Moultonborough conducts annual statistical updates, and substantial portions of its field work, through a contract appraisal firm managed by the Town Assessor.
Successful candidate will be (a) knowledgeable in property value assessing techniques and practices, (b) knowledgeable in NH tax appraisal laws, and Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) rules, regulations and administrative orders, (c) proficient in the general use of office software and Vision or similar CAMA system, (c) tactful and diplomatic in dealing with persons under stressful conditions, (d) able to testify as expert witness before NH Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA) and Superior Court, and (d) a skilled communicator.
Valid driver’s license, Bachelors degree in business or a related degree and five years of paid professional experience (equivalent combinations may be substituted) and NH Association of Assessors recognition as a Certified NH Assessor with certification by DRA at the “Supervisor” level. Some personnel supervisory experience preferred. Salary Range: $63,500 – $79,800 with excellent benefits.
Learn more at www.moultonboroughnh.gov (Paid, Volunteer & Contract Openings). Send application letter, resume and standard Town application form (3 copies) to Walter Johnson, Town Administrator, PO Box 139, 6 Holland Street, Moultonborough, NH 03254. Open until filled. Reviews begin immediately. EEO Employer.
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Assistant Assessor Position
The Town of Hartford seeks a team oriented, self-motivated Assistant Assessor to work in a dynamic office setting. This is a full-time position in which the primary responsibility is to assist in all functions and activities of the Assessor’s Office for the compiling and maintaining of an annual grand list of real property values for the Town of Hartford.
Candidate must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, or a combination of education and experience of which comparable knowledge and skills were acquired. Must be proficient in the principles and practices of mass appraisal or 3-5 years’ experience in appraising or related field. A current Appraisers License and/or Vermont Property Assessors Designation (VPA) desirable. A detailed job description is available at http://www.hartford-vt.org/Jobs.aspx . Annual salary commensurate with work experience. Excellent benefits. Send letter of interest, resume & 3 references by Friday, September 8, 2017 to: Michelle Wilson, Department of the Assessors, 171 Bridge St, White River Junction, VT 05001 or firstname.lastname@example.org . EOE & ADA compliant.
City of Melrose
Local 272 Clerical Unit, L-12, 30 hours per week,
Benefit Eligible Minimum Hourly wage is $26.23 per hour
Monday – Thursday 8:30am-4pm and Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm.
Summary: The Assistant Assessor performs skilled valuation work, technical and customer service work assisting the Assessor to carry out the functions of the office; performs all other related work, as required by Massachusetts Law.
1. Assists the Assessor in valuing residential properties and analyzing sales.
2. Makes changes to the Assessing website and GIS viewer.
3. Reviews information from plans and building permits for changes to properties.
4. Maintains records and updates database to maintain accurate assessment records.
5. Verifies records of the Conservation Commission and Board of Appeals to develop and prepare abutters’ lists.
6. Responds to inquiries from taxpayers, brokers and appraisers in person and by telephone.
7. Performs other similar or related duties as required, or as situation dictates.
8. Conducts inspections of new or renovated residential properties; develops floor plan sketches and takes exterior measurements.
Works under the general direction of the Chief Assessor, following department and DOR rules, regulations and policies; works independently to complete assigned tasks according to a prescribed time schedule. Performs varied and responsible functions, requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures; issues requiring clarification are referred to the Chief Assessor.
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