Town of Chester

Job Title: Assessor

Hours: Part-Time

Application Deadline: January 14th, 2022, noon


The Town of Chester is seeking applicants for a part time Assessor.

Under the general direction of the First Selectman, the Assessor discovers, lists and values all Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal property prior to compiling and certifying the Grand List for taxation purposes while adhering to mandated State General Statues.

Essential duties include:

  • Physical inspection of all existing, improved and properties under construction to determine values.
  • Adjusts CAMA to reflect increase or decrease.
  • Submits reports to OPM regarding useable and non-useable sales.
  • Resolves complaints relating to assessments.
  • Value un-priced commercial vehicles for regular and supplemental lists according to State NADA Guidelines.
  • Finalizing the Elderly Homeowners, Veterans and the Town Local Freeze programs in preparation of printing tax bills.
  • Facilitating the printing of the Grand List.
  • Submits monthly and annual reports to OPM.
  • Actively participates in the town wide revaluation of all residential and commercial properties.
  • Enter Personal Property Declarations and assist Taxpayer with the preparation of their declaration.

The position requires:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of property evaluation and assessment.
  • Thorough understanding of the State General Statues that govern Assessment and Taxation.
  • Thorough knowledge regarding exemptions for real estate, personal property and motor vehicles.
  • Ability to deal with town and state personnel and the public.

Special requirements:

  • Must be a Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Participate in continuing education classes.

A complete job description is available in the First Selectman’s Office and on our website

Applications will be received in the Chester First Selectman’s office, 203 Middlesex Avenue, Chester, CT 06412 or via email to  until noon on January 14, 2022.