City of Danbury

Job Title: Senior Field Person

Salary: $53,981 - $56,820 Annual

Hours: Full Time

Application Deadline: June 4, 2024


Application Deadline Extended

Statement of Duties:  Position is responsible for the collection of data of all building permits for new construction as well as additions or changes to parcels of land that may affect the tax assessment of real and personal property in the City of Danbury. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

Supervision Required: Employee works under the general supervision of the Assessor.  The employee is familiar with the work routine and uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently with specific instruction.  The supervisor provides instruction for new or unusual assignments.  Unusual situations are referred to the supervisor for advice and further instructions.  Supervisor reviews work to remain aware of progress, work methods, and technical accuracy.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Conducts site evaluation inspections to collect necessary data for establishing and updating appraisals of residential real estate and business properties; takes measurements and photographs, verifies data and records, and creates a record of each property using automated programs, and prepares reports as required.
  • Gathers all characteristics of the property as required by the Board of Assessors valuation model; verifies property ownership, parcel identification, land area, deed reference and valuation with banks, mortgage companies, real estate brokers/appraisers, owners and the general public.
  • Reviews new building materials as they pertain to building permits issued by the Building Department.
  • Evaluates information gathered to determine a true market value for each real estate property reviewed.
  • Reviews real estate properties as they are sold on the real estate market; reviews all components on the property card as vacant and improved to insure fair market value.
  • Maintains and updates records, database, and files of information for the department.
  • Assists the public by responding to questions about their assessments and reviews property record cards with property owners to clarify or update data.
  • Attends training courses and seminars in order to maintain knowledge of assessing rules, regulations and techniques.
  • Performs a range of office support duties including but not limited to the filing of papers, answering telephones and filling out elderly abatement forms etc.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:  Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent and one to three (1-3) years work experience in an Assessor’s Office or in Real Estate related work.

Special Requirements:  Valid Class II Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Application Information


Applications must be submitted online at  Qualified applicants must submit an application no later than 11:59 pm, Tuesday June 4th, 2024 EEO/M/F/D/V   

Important Note:  Paper applications will not be accepted. 

The application must be completed in its entirety.  Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application.

It is recommended that applicants do not wait until the last day to submit the application. Applications should be completed as soon as possible after publication of the announcement for examination.

Please contact the Human Resources/Civil Service Department at (203) 797-4598 or if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.  Click here for a full job description and application instructions.

155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810