Town of Southington

Job Title: Deputy Assessor

Salary: $66,248 per year

Hours: 35 hours per week

Application Deadline: Open until filled


Revised Application Deadline

Reports To: Director of Assessment and Revenue

Submission: All interested applicants will apply online at:

Distinguishing Features of the Class
Under the direction of the Director of Assessment and Revenue, this work involves the performance of advanced technical effort to appraise real property, personal property, and motor vehicles. Work is performed in accordance with accepted appraisal techniques, state assessment statutes, and local ordinances. When necessary, must be able to assume the responsibilities of the Assessor. The Deputy Assessor is expected to provide direction and assistance to clerical staff as required.

Typical Work Activities (illustrative only):

  • Measures, physically inspects, and lists residential, commercial, and industrial properties for appraisal/assessment purposes and transfers data to computerized property record field cards for permanent record. Updates the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) database as necessary.
  • Accurately compiles and interprets relevant appraisal data prior to setting an assessment.
  • Applies sound appraisal judgment of inspection data to building cost schedules, depreciation tables, and land values.
  • Responds to inquiries via telephone, written correspondence, or in-person with respect to property assessment issues.
  • Interprets state assessment statutes, local tax ordinances, and department rules and regulations for property taxpayers and the public in general.
  • With respect to the Motor Vehicle Grand List, computes assessments for un-priced motor vehicles and performs other housekeeping functions (e.g. out-of-town vehicles, duplicate vehicles, etc.) 

    Knowledge, Skill, Ability, and Personal Characteristics

  • Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, and techniques of real property,personal property, and motor vehicle appraisal for assessment purposes.
  • Through knowledge of the state statutes and municipal ordinances governing the appraisal and assessment of real property, personal property, and motor vehicles.
  • Skill in making arithmetic calculations of a complex nature.
  • Ability to prepare periodic assessment reports including reports required by the Connecticut State Office of Policy and Management.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work activities of department clerical staff.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, associates, and subordinates.
  • Proven ability in the computerized processing of assessment data via CAMA software and Assessment Administration/Tax Accounting software.
    Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to physically inspect and tabulate data with respect to residential, commercial, and industrial property in outside weather conditions.
    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from a high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma (GED) and not less than two (2) years employment in appraising real property and personal property.
    Special Requirements:
  • Connecticut Municipal Assessor Certification (CCMA) and a valid motor vehicle driver’s license are required.

Link to the Town of Southington Human Resources Website