City of Waterbury

Job Title: Assistant Assessor

Salary: $83,176 - $104,524

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Application Deadline: Open until Sufficient application received


EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)

Performs difficult and complex industrial and commercial real property appraisals by procuring all basic construction data from building construction plans on file with the office of the Building Official, reviews and inspects actual construction in the field for the purpose of the classification of buildings and the application of proper building cost units as indicated by the official building cost manual in use; Performs personal property appraisals and assessments; Assists in the preparation of an official building cost manual and the adjustment and updating of all such cost data by use of acceptable engineering cost indices; Administers tax abatement programs; supervises and checks subordinate appraisers, working both in the office and in the field and personally inspects questionable cases; Assists in formulating departmental policy, work methods and procedures and reviews work programs in progress; assigns, supervises, and checks work of department and ensures that an up-to-date mapping program is maintained; Establishes motor vehicle assessments based on formula and prescribed department/state policies; Meets with taxpayers filing complaints on taxation, both in office and in the field; Checks the evaluation of properties at the request of the Board of Assessment Appeals; Checks with the Information Services Department for accuracy of Grand Lists; Prepares material for court cases and appears in court; Supervises and participates in the preparation of statistical and special reports; Assists in planning and directing and participates in departmental in-service training programs; Directs the operations of the Assessor’s Office staff and administers and participates in assessment activities such as discovery of taxable property, real property valuation, determination of property ownership, preparation of the grand list and statutory 5-year revaluation; Assists and advises assessment analysts on unusual or complicated assessments; Manages (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal) CAMA system, staff and a contracted services provider; Responds to taxpayers’ inquiries regarding assessments and programs available to them; Supervises staff training programs;  Performs other related work as required.


Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of real and personal property appraisal for municipal assessment purposes; ability to perform appraisals of large industrial plants, commercial complexes and other large developments; good knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the valuation and assessment of real and personal property; ability to relate to land survey maps, both private and governmental, and the ability to correlate surveys of different scale with official assessment maps; ability to plan, supervise and train appraisers and other staff; ability to prepare building cost manuals, ability to work with a computer assisted mass appraisal system and local area network; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, officials and the general public.  Administrative ability to organize and follow through on municipal assessment programs. Ability to supervise and train employees. Ability to travel independently between work locations sometimes on a daily basis. Ability to move throughout buildings or surrounding properties in order to complete assigned tasks.  Ability to deal effectively with members of the public, attorneys, real estate developers, construction personnel and property owners.


Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Accounting, finance, economics, or closely related field; Five (5) years’ experience in real and personal property appraisal, preferably for municipal assessment purposes; two years of supervisory experience.  Five (5) additional years’ experience in real and personal property appraisal required, if no degree.  Certified Municipal Assessor designation or ability to become a Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor upon hiring.


Possession of a valid driver’s license with a good driving history.

Applications  and printable job description may be obtained by visiting our website at or at the Civil Service Office, Chase Municipal Building, 236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702