Town of Hamden

Job Title: Chief Assessor

Salary: $89,417 - $103,266

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

Application Deadline: Open until Filled


The Civil Service Commission announces the open competitive recruitment for the position of Chief Assessor for the Town of Hamden.

Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Personnel/Civil Service Office, 2750 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT  06518 from 8:30 – 4:30 PM daily and on the Town of Hamden website

Position Definition:

Created by Town Charter, this position plans and coordinates a continuing town-wide program of real, motor vehicle and personal property assessment prior to compiling the Grand List for taxation purposes and related activities: adheres to mandated General Statues and schedules; administers reevaluations, office and budget procedures. Compiles the Grand List data; monitors and confirms data related to the Grand List.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepares, submits, and verifies data for all real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles; inspects real estate and interviews property owners; prepares and prices personal property and mails related materials to persons and firms subject to assessment.; assesses and prices motor vehicles within the Town including unprocessed motor vehicles for regular and supplemental lists; performs work in accordance with State Statues, with wide latitude for establishing techniques of appraisal; prepares and continually updates the Grand List; supervises computer assisted mass appraisal; appraises to obtain true market value allowing for depreciation and obsolescence; prepares and maintains State Elderly Tax Relief and local programs; reviews and maintains vital statistics for continuation and computation of elderly benefits including homeowner and freeze.  Additional Duties and Responsibilities are listed on the full job description.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Business, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or a closely related field, supplemented by special courses in appraising and real estate along  with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal property assessment work including supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education/training and municipal assessment experience.

License or Certificate:

Must have completed and  possess the Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor I (CCMA I) designation. Attainment of Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor II (CCMA II) designation within two years of appointment.  A valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License is required.