Job Title: Assistant Assessor
Salary: $105,000 - $125,000
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
Performs professional, technical and administrative work under the direction of the Assessor with the day to day coordination and administration of the Town’s residential, personal, commercial and industrial property assessment program. Responsible for the valuation of 45+ billion-dollars’ worth of real estate, motor vehicle, and personal properties. Oversees professional staff and participates in the conduct of appraisals and related administrative work in the valuing of taxable property to establish the Grand List; and serves as key member of the Office of the Assessor’s management team, assuming the responsibility for the Office supervision in the absence of the Assessor. Position reports to the Assessor.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Accounting, Economics, or a closely related field. Pertinent graduate degree desirable. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in real and personal property appraisal work obtained within the last 10 years. Experience must include 2 years of municipal assessment work or the equivalent and 1 year supervising staff in the conduct of appraisal, assessment or closely related work.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:
Connecticut Municipal Assessor’s Certification, CCMA II, or its equivalent within another jurisdiction; if equivalent, CCMA II must be obtained within two years from date of appointment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of commercial, industrial and residential real property valuation and revaluation work. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of Connecticut State Statutes related to assessment practices. Knowledge of and advanced skill in computer applications for appraisal-assessment practices including spreadsheet, statistical and word processing software and/or statistical or appraisal analysis software; Advanced Excel skills.
Ability to develop and implement Town computer assisted assessment programs, and to develop and implement changes in computer applications. Ability to physically inspect personal properties and real state throughout the Town involving continuous walking, bending, climbing stairs, reaching, etc.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to direct and instruct staff when required, and make formal presentations to Boards and/or the public. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and co-workers. Ability to supervise, train, motivate and evaluate staff. Ability to deal effectively with members of the public, attorneys and real estate developers and construction personnel. Ability to communicate ideas and policies to individuals and groups. Ability to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut.
All positions may be subject to an interview process. The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be invited to participate in the recruitment, or any part thereof.
All outside candidates will be required to undertake and successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test, given at the Town’s expense prior to employment if conditionally offered a part time, full time or safety sensitive position. Certain categories of Town employees (Police, Fire, Nurses, etc.) are at special risk of Hepatitis B and will be offered a protective vaccination beginning the first day of employment. New, regular full time employees will be required to demonstrate their vaccination status against Hepatitis B.
The Town of Greenwich has implemented a policy of background investigations all full and part time positions prior to hiring as part of the reference checking procedures for outside candidates. The investigation will only be conducted as the last step prior to an offer. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate’s further consideration.
For Application and a full job description, visit the Town of Greenwich Human Resources Employment webpage