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Assessor (Part-time)

Assessor’s Dept.

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 Assessor is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and conducting the assessment process under state law, regulations and the Board of Assessors.  An Assessor is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. Assists in overseeing all the activities of the Assessor’s Department. 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. Serves as liaison with other City departments to provide the most effective services possible. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates. Full job description available in Human Resources Department.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related field including extensive appraisal education; more than five years of real and personal property appraisal experience including the use of a computer assisted mass appraisal system; 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 pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol testing, a background check, and a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and the signing of Disclosure and Condition Form/City Council Rule 35.

Salary: $46.99 hr./ No health benefits/19 hrs per week/ Permanent part-time

Deadline to apply:  Open until filled

Qualified candidates must submit a City of Waltham application, cover letter, resume and three (3) written letters of reference to:                                       City of Waltham

Human Resources Department

119 School St.

Waltham, MA. 02451

mgullotti@city.waltham.ma.us

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Assessor – Commercial (Full-Time)

Assessor’s Department

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:  $85,755.00 including excellent benefits.

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

781-314-3355

Fax 781-314-3358

mgullotti@city.waltham.ma.us

Req 2018-10

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TOWN OF WELLS

ASSESSOR

 

 

The Town of Wells, one of Maine’s fastest growing and premiere coastal communities with a population of 10,000 and a seasonal increase of up to 40,000, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assessor.

 

The Assessor determines the “just value” of all taxable property, both real and personal, for the purpose of levying equitable property taxes in the Town of Wells. There are approximately 15,000 parcels in Wells, and the Town has a valuation in excess of $3 billion.  The Assessor is assisted by 2 full and 1 part-time staff, and the department utilizes Vision and Munis software.

 

This is a FT exempt position, with a starting salary of $58,000-$72,000/year, dependent on experience and qualifications. The Town offers a complete benefit package, including family health coverage or insurance “buy-back”, paid time off, retirement, STD, Life Ins, dental, vision, an incentives based Wellness program, FSAs and educational assistance .

 

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree and must have 5-7 years of related work experience; experience with real estate appraisal is preferred. CMA or the ability to obtain one within 1 year of appointment is required.  Applicants with a demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.

 

Candidates also should have: strong technology, organizational, and technical skills; the ability to deal effectively and equitably with the public, other agencies and public officials; and excellent communication and diplomacy skills.

 

Applications: To apply, interested candidates must submit an application, cover letter and resume to HR Director, Town of Wells, 208 Sanford Road, Wells, ME 04090, or to hr@wellstown.org. Submission deadline is Nov 17, 2017. Applications and a complete job description are available on the town website: www.wellstown.org under HR and “job opportunities.”                                             

 Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.

 

Apply Online: https://applitrack.com/townofscarborough/onlineapp/

 

Applications must be received by Sunday, October 1, 2017. For additional information call (207) 730-4025 or email hr@ci.scarborough.me.us.

-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.

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