Town of Hamden

Job Title: Real Property Appraiser

Salary: Scale -A; Range 10

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

Application Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 4:00 PM


The Civil Service Commission announces the open competitive recruitment for the position of Real Property Appraiser in the Assessor’s Office.

Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Personnel/Civil Service Office from 8:30 – 4:30 PM daily and on

Position Definition: Under the supervision of the Chief Assessor, plans, organizes, and completes the valuation/assessment of real property for the purpose of taxation within the Town of Hamden.

Examples  of  Essential  Job  Duties: Inspects, measures and creates building sketches, classifies, determines style of structures, lists exterior and interior descriptive information for all new construction, inputs data into CAMA system, and establishes real-property value/assessment. Creates and maintains the annual Income/Expense data mailing, tracking, and analysis. Under the supervision  of the Chief Assessor, assists as necessary in the preparation for court proceedings and the periodic property revaluations. Assists as needed with the day-to-day activities of the Assessors Office including but not limited to motor vehicle assessments.

Minimum Qualifications Required: A high school diploma or equivalency and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the valuation of real property. Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor (I or II), and/or a Certified State of Connecticut General Real Estate Appraiser preferred or equivalent experience (i.e. CT Certified Residential Appraiser; experience in an assessors office and/or completion  of CCMA courses).

Knowledge,  Skills  and  Abilities:  Must have excellent oral, written, and telephone communication skills. Must possess a thorough knowledge of appraising and assessment law; knowledge and ability to produce accurate appraisals; checking and interpreting property recordings and transfers; preparing and revising assessment maps. Must have a general knowledge of integrated  software such as Microsoft Word and Excel and must acquire a proficiency in department-specific  computer applications including MUNIS and Vision Appraisal. Must have the ability to enforce regulations with firmness and tact; considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, subordinates, and other agencies. Ability to deal fairly, intelligently and politely with the public.

License or Certificates: Must have and maintain a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license.