Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Job Title: Property Tax Appraiser

Salary: $65,965 - $95,152

Application Deadline: First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


The Bureau of Local Assessment (BLA) is responsible for the regulation, oversight, training, and technical assistance to cities and towns in the areas of real and personal property valuation and classification. 

The Bureau of Local Assessment is seeking an appraiser to provide technical assistance to municipalities in property tax administration, mass appraisal, data quality, tax base growth, and local finance. The appraiser will be located in our Springfield office and the territory is expected to be in the Western Counties, including Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden County areas.  Duties include reviewing local assessors’ property values, appraisal methodology, equalized valuations, and providing regulatory oversight.

Requirements include four years full-time experience in appraisal or assessment of real property (one year of which must have been supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity), or a bachelor’s degree with three years of the required experience, and a valid driver’s license.  Applicants should have strong analytical and writing skills, knowledge of real and personal property appraisal, knowledge of mass appraisal valuation systems and Massachusetts’ certification standards and statutes.  Candidates should be proficient in the use of electronic spreadsheet applications, excellent organization skills, and effective interpersonal communication skills. Professional appraisal designation and/or appraisal license is desirable. Travel is required.

Opening in Chrome, the position is posted on the website under Mass Careers Job Opportunities.  While the position is listed as an Accountant, Bureau Of Accts, DOR IV – Springfield – (180000JU), Property Tax Appraiser describes the job.  You must apply online to be considered.

Any inquiries, please contact Joanne Graziano, Chief, at

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