Town of Cromwell

Job Title: Deputy Assessor

Salary: $27.32/ hour; $49,722/year

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Application Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2022

Details:

Summary Statement

Provides technical and administrative assistance to the Assessor in the valuation of real and personal property; assists in field investigations and inspections, as assigned; collects and processes information to establish the Town Grand list. Acts for the Assessor in his/her absence.

Essential Functions

  • Assists and supports the Assessor and coordinates efforts with other departments by performing onsite field investigations and inspections to appraise real and personal property; field work includes measuring and photographing property and talking to owners. Receives complaints and makes recommendations concerning assessments. Coordinates with the Tax Collector and the Staff Accountant regarding tax adjustment and refunds in preparation of, and filing for, state reimbursement programs. Coordinates processing of information with the Tax Collector, Town Clerk and Chief Building Official, as necessary, to ensure uniformity of data and procedures.
  • Performs assistance and training of staff and serves the general public and others. Assists, assigns and trains department clerical staff, involving office record keeping, and use of computer systems(s). Meets, greets and assists the general public, attorneys, appraisers and title searchers regarding Town properties; types letters, answers telephones and makes copies of street cards.
  • Performs technical and administrative assessment support by pricing, entering and running reports for motor vehicles and motor vehicle supplements, changing addresses and adding motor vehicles which DMV omitted from the Town list. Reviews building permits in the CAMA system and determines their accuracy. Reviews Transfers from Town Clerk and enters them into the State OPM website. Receives applications from homeowners and veterans for tax assessment reductions (“circuit  breakers”);  assists  public  in  completing  various exemption  forms.  Assists  in  preparing  the  Grand  List  and prepares  statistical  reports.  Changes  maps  to  conform  to changes in ownership or boundaries.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Expected Outcomes

  • Accurate and timely assessments and maintenance of applicable records, including the Town Grand list.
  • Effective and responsive customer service with internal and external clients and the public.

Knowledge:

  • Principles and methods of real and personal property evaluation for assignment purposes.
  • Criterion used for distress programs, personal property values, elderly programs, veterans’ programs, SSI, blind and municipal ordinances.
  • Mapping and familiarity with digitized mapping (GIS}.

Skills:

  • Utilizing administrative and CAMA software
  • Understand and interpret laws pertaining to property assessment.
  • Read and understand deeds and review residential and commercial  appraisals.

Abilities:

  • Relationship Building with other employees and the public
  • Analysis/Reasoning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Interpersonal Skills

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Training:

  • Graduation from high school/GED plus specialized training in computer operation
  • One (1} year in real and property appraisal work and municipal assessment.
  • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Age, Citizenship, Licensure and Background Screening:

  • Possess or able to obtain within 6 months a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
Send Applications & Resumes to:
Town of Cromwell
41 West Street
Cromwell, CT 06416
Attention: Human Resources