City of Danbury

Job Title: Deputy Assessor

Salary: $84,994 - $95,004

Hours: Full Time

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023 11:59 pm


General Statement of Duties

Under the direction of the Assessor, performs appraisal and administrative work in the valuation of taxable property to establish the Grand List; performs functions of the Assessor as delegated by the Assessor; works in conjunction with the Assessor to provide technical and administrative assistance, including research, planning and negotiations support for tax appeals; and assumes responsibility for the professional and efficient operation of the Office in the absence of the Assessor.

Essential Duties

  • Assists in day to day supervision of the office as necessary.
  • Acts as the Assessor during his/her temporary periods of absence.
  • Assists the Assessor in the establishment of the annual Grand List.
  • Assists the Assessor in the preparation of specifications and quality control for periodic revaluations.  Also assists with the review of computer assisted mass appraisals in order to insure accuracy and conformance with state regulations and town standards.
  • Manages the City’s Motor Vehicle Registration Compliance Program.  Works directly with vendor and Tax Department to ensure all vehicles are properly added.  Prepares monthly report for Assessor.
  • Prepares information for outside counsel for Tax Appeals.  Represents the City in pre-trial hearings for appeals.
  • Prepares and analyzes documents and reports for Finance Director and State.
  • Works with Board of Assessment Appeals to ensure all meetings meet mandatory State Statutes and deadlines.
  • Manages the City’s Personal Property Audits.  Works directly with vendor as head of project.  Inputs all results into CAMA system and processes corrections.   Performs site inspections as needed.

Education and Experience
Must have Associate’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or a related field and at least 5 years of prior experience in property valuation or related field.  Recent supervisory experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of State statutes relative to real and personal   property assessments and valuation, real estate, and common policies, practices, and procedures of the department, recordkeeping and administration, and automated procedures.
  • Strong knowledge of computerized mass appraisal systems; thorough knowledge of data processing techniques and applications in valuation and assessment administration.
  • Ability to obtain and analyze data affecting property value, and to make impartial consistent estimates based on such data.
  • Outstanding time-management skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Skill in independently adapting, interpreting and applying written guidelines, precedents and standardized work practices
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision including analysis and problem solving as needed.
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Ability to work with highly sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Must display a high level of professionalism and calm demeanor
  • Ability to interact positively and with, tact, diplomacy, and a positive can-do attitude with all individuals

Special Requirements

Must have a valid Class 1 Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  State certification as a Municipal Assessor (CCMA) required.

Application Submission:

Applications must be submitted online at  Qualified applicants must submit an application no later than 11:59 pm, Tuesday January 31, 2022. 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.