Town of Guilford

Job Title: Assessor

Salary: $85,000 - $95,000 per year, depending on experience

Hours: Full-Time, 35-hour per week

Application Deadline: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2022


Position Summary

Plans and coordinates a continuing town-wide program of real and personal property assessment prior to compiling and certifying the Grand List for taxation purposes. Adheres to mandated
General Statutes, complying with accepted practices of the Connecticut Association of Assessing Officials and Town Ordinances. Monitors and confirms data related to the Grand List in an accurate
and timely manner. Oversees and coordinates contracted revaluation services and administers office and budget procedures. Represented by the Guilford Supervisors Association (GSA).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervises and reviews the work of the Assistant Assessor, Assessment Aide, and Assessor’s
  • Clerk, by establishing daily work routines, and judging reliability of information obtained.
  • Conducts physical inspections of real property to accurately measure, list and value.
  • Discovers, lists, measures and prices all properties
  • Analyzes location and structural parameters to compute value.
  • Monitors building permits.
  • Classifies all new buildings and additions.
  • Reviews new homes following issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Plans, prepares and oversees the contracted State mandated, town-wide Revaluation.
  • Reviews appraisals; and keeps abreast of current construction costs.
  • Reviews local and state sales rates and organizes and conducts special studies to assure equity of assessments.
  • Resolves complaints relating to assessments and makes any adjustments as warranted.
  • Represents the Town in court regarding related legal action as required.
  • Investigates property and businesses to find taxable property not previously recorded.
  • Prepares and prices Personal Property and mails related materials subject to taxation.
  • Maintains assessment maps, including subdivisions.
  • Values motor vehicles within the Town, according to State Statutes.
  • Plans, prepares and administers office department budget.
  • Prepares and files State and Local reports as necessary, adhering to required schedules.
  • Prepares and maintains State and Local Elderly Tax Relief programs
  • Administers, oversees and verifies claims for exemptions in conformance with State Statutes & Local ordinances.
    Reviews and processes applications for land classifications.
  • Prepares legal notices and press releases for publication.
  • Obtains additional training and education in appraisal/assessment laws and techniques as required by State Statute to maintain Certification.
  • Prepares, coordinates, advises and appears before the Board of Assessment Appeals, if necessary.
  • Performs work in accordance with State Statutes, with wide latitude for establishing techniques of appraisal.
  • Prepares and continually updates the Grand List.
  • Supervises complete computer assisted mass appraisal.
  • Appraises to obtain true market value allowing for depreciation and obsolescence.
  • Applies current management principles and methods with particular emphasis on the maintenance of detailed records and interfacing with data processing.
  • Computes and classifies areas to established values, reviews and processes applications for land classifications.
  • Organizes and conducts special studies to assure equity of assessments.
  • Authorizes Certificates of Errors, as required
  • Complies with all proper safety procedures and regulations and ensures that everyone in the department follows proper safety procedures and regulations.
  • Treats other employees, and any others with whom there is contact, with courtesy, respect and professionalism.
  • Performs other related responsibilities as necessary and/or assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field supplemented by special courses in appraising and real estate and four (4) years of progressively responsible
    experience in property assessment work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor I (CCMA I). Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor II (CCMA II) preferred or must be obtained within two (2) years of employment.
  • Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Any person interested in applying for this position should submit an Employment Application and Resume to the Human Resources Office no later than: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2022.

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Application and Town Information

Town of Guilford
31 Park Street
Guilford, CT 06437