Town of Bristol, Rhode Island

Job Title: Tax Assessor/Collector

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m.


The Town of Bristol is seeking a qualified professional for the position of Tax Assessor/Collector. This position is responsible for municipal tax assessment and/or appraisal of residential, commercial, industrial and tangible personal properties. This position is also responsible for the supervision of the collection of municipal taxes in accordance with State and local laws.

Applicant must have a thorough knowledge of real estate appraisal principles, techniques and procedures and have considerable knowledge of building and zoning code regulations. The Tax Assessor performs a variety of routine and technical on-site field and office work in appraising all types of property. This position requires considerable independent knowledge and judgment in property assessment and/or appraisal utilizing complex and traditional techniques in determining accurate and defensible property values.

The Tax Assessor:

a. appraises by income method, using annuity land, building and property residual techniques;
b. appraises by fair market value, using annual gross rent multipliers and units of comparison;
c. appraises by cost method, using quantity survey, unit in place, square and cubic foot, and trended investment techniques;
d. appraises lease holds using annuity methods;
e. applies functional obsolescence and depreciation on structures and integral equipment; and
f. determines values of motor vehicles as established by RI Vehicle Commission.


All applicants MUST:
Be at least 21 years of age at the time of application.
Have an Associate Degree
*Have a minimum of five (5) years experience in assessment and appraisal of all types of property.
*Have a minimum of three (3) years experience in a supervisory level position;
or any combination of the two asterisked qualifications.
Have central financial and personal computer skills.
Have administrative experience in accounting or budgeting.
Have administrative experience in public relations.
An assessment certification is preferred, but not required.
A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting is preferred

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Application or apply online is available at

Submit resume to Steven Contente, Town Administrator, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809.

The Town of Bristol is an Equal Opportunity Employer