City of Stamford

Job Title: Assessment Inspector - Personal Property

Salary: $31.42 - $37.12 per hour

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm

Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017


This is a Tested Civil Service Position. Applicants must meet the stated minimum requirements. All interested applicants who meet these requirements should complete and submit an Application for Examination or Employment by the stated Closing Date as outlined in the Job Announcement.

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Under the supervision of the Tax Assessor, obtains data in the field on real and personal property for assessment purposes; does related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (Illustrative Only)

Makes personal inspections and re-inspections of automobiles, buildings, stock on hand, equipment and other personal property to obtain data for assessment purposes; Examines financial statements of businesses to analyze and determine personal property assessment data; Computes and compiles data; transfers to appropriate records.

Makes recommendations of evaluations and assessments to superior and assists in formulating policies and procedures relative to inspection, valuation and assessments; Operates Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system for data entry, calculations and reports; Prepares reports, correspondence and reviews appraisal and valuation procedures with taxpayers; Answers phone inquiries relative to assessment.


Good knowledge of business practices including financial statements; Working knowledge of assessment principles; Ability to learn and apply the principles, methods and techniques of real and personal property valuation; Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing property assessments.

Ability to make involved computations; Ability to meet and deal effectively with taxpayers and co-workers.


Graduation from high school and two (2) years of full-time experience in accounting, double entry bookkeeping or financial analysis OR graduation from an accredited college of university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration.


At time of appointment, possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Please note: Only properly completed and submitted applications will be considered. Applications of candidates who do not meet the stated position requirements will not be considered.