City of Bridgeport

Job Title: Property Appraiser I

Salary: $53,338 - $61,239

Hours: 35 per week

Application Deadline: May 20, 2022 or until filled


This position includes a comprehensive benefits package. This summary provides a brief overview of the benefits available to regular full-time municipal employees; depending on the employee group some of these benefits may include retirement pension administered by CMERS (Connecticut Municipal Employees Retirement System), health insurance (medical, dental, vision, prescription), life, disability, paid leave, paid holidays, 457(a) deferred compensation plan (employee paid), and other voluntary employee paid benefits. This position is union affiliated.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, three (3) professional references (name & contact only) to

Accepting submissions until May 20, 2022 or until filled. (Any/all changes to this opening shall be at the discretion of the City of Bridgeport)

Municipal Profile

The City of Bridgeport is in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. It is boarded by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east; with an approximate population of 147,000, 50,367 households, and a population density of 9,226 residents per square mile. The City has a Mayor-City Council form of government. The City’s Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City and serves four-year term(s). The City Council, which acts as the City’s legislative body, consists of twenty (20) members elected for two-year terms

Beginning professional level office or field work of ordinary difficulty and responsibility principally in connection with the inspection and appraisal of personal property for taxation purposes; related work as required; performed under supervision.


  • Conducts field inspections on real and/or personal property. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH APPRAISING REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY.
  • Works as an appraisal professional with responsibilities of maintaining accurate map and land records.
  • Lends assistance as required in all aspects of the work of assessing and record keeping.
  • Performs appraisal and completes written and electronic appraisal reports of real and personal property as required.
  • Measures and lists real property components including buildings and site improvements.
  • Completes sketches, electronic or otherwise, of real property components.
  • Verifies legal descriptions; metes and bounds; mortgages; etc.
  • Collects and analyzes real property income and expense data.
  • Discovers, values, and lists real and personal property.
  • Assists taxpayers in the explanation of assessment information, processes, and procedures.
  • Assists taxpayers, municipal, and non-municipal personnel as required in the accessibility of public information.
  • Prepares production and work status reports.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • College graduation, including courses in public or business administration or engineering, supplemented by basic and advanced courses in property appraisal and assessment; OR High school graduation with equivalent of two years of college and special course study named above, supplemented by three years of varied and professional experience in the field of property valuation, appraisal, and assessment.
  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Good knowledge of the principles and practices of real and personal property valuation.
  • Familiarity with state statues and laws governing assessment and appraisal; ability to make detailed mathematical computations.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations which do not cause undue hardship may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles.

This job description is not, nor is to be intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, responsibilities, and qualifications which comprise this position.

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