Town of Branford

Job Title: Property Appraiser & Data Collector

Hours: 35 per week

Application Deadline: Open until Filled


We currently have two openings for a Property Appraiser & Data Collector who want to join the Town of Branford’s well regarded Tax Assessor’s Department.  Please visit our website at and send your resume and cover letter to

The Town offers a wide variety of benefits including: Medical & Dental Insurance, Term Life Insurance, CT MERS Pension Program, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Free elementary school age children child care, employee assistance plan, elected voluntary insurance options, and other family friendly benefits.

Position Summary/Purpose:

This position is responsible for the development, preparation and tabulation of technical information in the appraisal of real property, consisting of residential, commercial and industrial land and buildings, registered and unregistered vehicles and personal property consisting of furniture, machinery and all equipment of businesses.  Performs routine support and administrative work in responding to the public in the field and in the office. Providing customer assistance in understanding data collection and its processes.  Keeping excellent files with accurate data entry and processing documentation with extensive record keeping. Report creation will be a mandatory work requirement. Must have excellent reading, comprehensive and processing skills.

Essential Job Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types 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 

  • Inspects sites of building permits including but not limited to new construction , renovations, additions, fit ups and demolitions.
  • Inspects, measures and collects appraisal information on real property.  In preparing information for assessment purposes, uses various appraisal methods, ranging from sight appraisal to detailed examination of books of accounts, such as the preparation of pricing schedules and the investigation of sales information and construction costs in computing replacement value.
  • Produces a work product in conformance with established appraisal standards, policies, objectives and plans.  Perform overall property inspections in house for accurate data toward future revaluations.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices, software skills, typing, filing, accounting, economics, business, finance, real estate and/or related areas.  Three years of real estate or appraisal experience or an equivalent combination of experience and training specified above substituting on a year for year fit basis.

Special Requirements:

Must possess or be able to obtain a certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor Designation within five (5) Years of appointment.  Must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Must attend certain assessment and or appraisal seminars and workshops including but not limited to AAT Modules, ACES Workshops, Education Seminars and any Freedom of Information Seminars. Attendance at the Assessor’s School at the University of Connecticut is mandatory.

The Town of Branford is dedicated to diversity and equal opportunity employment. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. The Town of Branford reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be considered for the position.  The files of all qualified candidates will be maintained for a minimum of six months from the announcement date, and the qualified candidates may be considered for the same or similar positions. All candidates must successfully pass a post-offer substance abuse test given at the Town’s expense.  The Town of Branford conducts background investigations for all positions prior to hiring.  Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate from further consideration.

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