Town of Guilford

Job Title: Assistant Assessor

Salary: $44,006

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

Application Deadline: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018



Responsible for assisting in coordinating the valuation of all residential, commercial, industrial, and exempt real and personal property for ad-valorem purposes. Work is performed under the general direction of the Assessor. Uses considerable discretion and judgment in the establishment of fair assessments based on field and office appraisals. Represented by the Guilford Employee Association (GEA).


  • Assists Assessor in conducting field inspections (including building permits) to measure, list, and price new and old construction
  • Assists Assessor annually in the preparation of the Grand List
  • Assists in pricing un-priced motor vehicles and the prorating of same.
  • Oversees the deed process, including sales and state reports
  • Prepares Certificates of Correction to an assessment
  • Takes applications for tax exemptions
  • Organizes the formats for notifying, accepting and processing Elderly, Blind, and Veteran Benefits
  • Maintains Veterans Database
  • Updates Assessor’s maps due to subdivision approvals and surveys
  • Manages classified property (farm, forest, open space) including mandatory State filings for declassification of land and compiles sales ratio reports
  • Reviews and maintains vital statistics for exemption purposes
  • Processes all Certificates of Occupancy prorates including calculations and data entry.
  • Submits press releases to the media
  • Initiates correspondence when appropriate
  • Oversees the maintenance of Sales Comp books for use by appraisers and realtors.
  • Oversees and trains other employees in department procedures
  • Helps process applications and explain assessment procedures to the public.
  • Acts as the Assessor in the absence of the Assessor
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor I or II (CCMA I or CCMA II) preferred. If not certified, must be certified within three (3) years of starting.
  • Minimum two (2) years of college supplemented by minimum two (2) years of related experience in appraising or assessing residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property, one (1) year of which preferably involves supervisory and/or administrative experience in a municipality, lending institution, appraisal company, or similar ; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must maintain a valid Connecticut Driver’s

This is a Full-Time position with benefits.

Any person interested in applying for this position should submit an Employment Application to:

Human Resources, Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford no later than: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018

Job description and Employment application.