Town of Greenwich

Job Title: Assistant Tax Assessor

Salary: MC-7

Hours: Full Time

Application Deadline: Open until Filled

Details:

General Statement of Duties

Assists the Town’s Tax Assessor with the coordination and administration of the Town’s residential, personal, commercial and industrial property assessment program, which includes the valuation of 45+ billion-dollars’ worth of real estate, motor vehicle, and personal properties.

Oversees professional staff and participates in the conduct of appraisals and related administrative work in the valuing of taxable property to establish the Grand List; and serves as key member of the Office of the Assessor’s management team, assuming the responsibility for the Office supervision in the absence of the Assessor.

Position reports to the Assessor.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Accounting, Economics, or a closely related field.  Pertinent graduate degree desirable.  Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in real and personal property appraisal work obtained   within   the   last   10 years.  Experience must include 2 years of municipal assessment work or the equivalent and 1 year supervising staff in the conduct of appraisal, assessment or closely related work.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:

Connecticut Municipal Assessor’s Certification, CCMA II, or its equivalent within another jurisdiction; if equivalent, CCMA II must be obtained within two years from date of appointment.

ESSENTIAL FEATURES:

  • Assists the Assessor with all aspects and responsibilities of the Assessor’s Office, including valuation of all real estate, commercial and residential, personal property, and motor vehicle.
  • Responsible for implementation of greater efficiencies in the operation of the office, public access to records and accuracy of data for final valuations.
  • Serves as principal assistant to the Assessor; including supervision of staff assigned to the Office of the Assessor.
  • Acts as a technological point-person for Department, assisting Assessor with the data management and computerization of the software applications of the Assessor’s Office, including the Proval CAMA System, Quality Data and all others.
  • Manages databases; extracts and imports data into applications for analysis.Reviews appraisal work performed by private firms and professional appraisal staff for accuracy and conformance to Town standards.
  • Assists the Assessor in the preparation of specifications and quality control of contractor’s valuations for periodic revaluation of all properties.
  • Represents the Assessor at meetings when required; attends all formal and informal meetings between the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) and the Department; advises the Assessor.
  • Assists the Assessor in preparing and submitting monthly reports to the Board of Estimate and Taxation and periodic updates as required.
  • Responsible for all required reports to the Office of Policy and Management.
  • Reviews the calculation of the equalized Grand Lists and monitors the statistics from sale ratio studies.
  • Responsible for preparation of reports and providing the Comptroller with values of the Grand List and sewered properties each year.
  • Assists the Assessor with the annual office budget, capital budget, operational plan and annual report.
  • Assists the Assessor with supervision and organization of departmental work according to standard office procedures, establishing priorities in the performance of daily tasks.
  • Develops and coordinates field appraisal procedures for use by appraisal staff.
  • Establishes performance standards and reviews performance for appraisal staff members; allocates and reviews work for appraisal staff.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly with Assessor to provide quality seamless service to other Departments.Supports Town’s policies and philosophies.
  • Performs related work as required and requested by the Assessor.

Supplemental Information

All positions may be subject to an interview process.  The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be invited to participate in the recruitment, or any part thereof.

All outside candidates will be required to undertake and successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test, given at the Town’s expense prior to employment if conditionally offered a part time, full time or safety sensitive position.  Certain categories of Town employees (Police, Fire, Nurses, etc.) are at special risk of Hepatitis B and will be offered a protective vaccination beginning the first day of employment. New, regular full time employees will be required to demonstrate their vaccination status against Hepatitis B.

The Town of Greenwich has implemented a policy of background investigations all full and part time positions prior to hiring as part of the reference checking procedures for outside candidates. The investigation will only be conducted as the last step prior to an offer. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate’s further consideration.

Full Job Description and Application Details

Address
Town of Greenwich, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830
Phone: 203-861-3188
Website: http://www.greenwichct.org