Town of Mansfield
Job Title: Assessor's Assistant
Salary: $49,895 - $62,867
Hours: Full Time
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
Job Summary: This class is accountable for performing routine and intermediate technical appraisal and administrative work in the valuing of taxable property to establish the annual Grand list.
Supervision Received: Receives administrative direction from the Town Assessor.
Supervision Exercised: None
Examples of Essential Duties:
- Applies standards for purposes of appraisal, taking into account market value, depreciation, review of sales, and land and building computations to bring the appraisal into current market value;
- Assesses, real, motor vehicle and personal property;
- Assists in discovering, listing and valuing of real property, personal property and motor vehicles;
- Assists in preparing and maintaining the assessment lists;
- Assists in the administration of the elderly homeowner’s tax relief program, blind, veteran and disabled, state and local option exemption programs;
- Assists in the compilation and computation of mandated reports;
- Assists in the department program of appraisal and assessment of real and personal property;
- Assists in the maintenance of assessment records, compiling and updating statistics, and makes standard assessment records decisions;
- Collects, reviews and updates data relating to property values;
- Disseminates assessment information to lawyers, title searchers, bank officials and the public upon request;
- Engages in extensive public contact via telecommunications, receiving and responding to mail and email correspondence, and in person;
- Enters assessment data into a computer database;
- Establishes priorities within work assignments;
- Explains to the general public matters relating to assessments;
- Organizes work according to standard office procedures;
- Performs additional clerical duties such as photocopying and filing.
- Performs field investigations, inspections, and valuations as assigned.
- Performs varied and diversified duties involving the implementation of acceptable and measurable real property appraisal standards, the review of recent real estate sales and gathering of real estate value information, and the development of and computation of appraisal findings to a current market value;
- Prepares and enters data in the maintenance of assessment cards, maps and other documents;
- Prepares assessment corrections and motor vehicle prorates.
- Receives oral and written instructions from the Assessor;
- Represents the department in a professional courteous manner.
- Reviews and investigates complaints involving assessments when necessary;
- Revises records relating to taxpayer addresses and property ownership as appropriate;
- Works collaboratively with all town departments;
- Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes pertaining to property assessment and appraisal;
- Considerable knowledge of methods and procedures used in interviewing and/or investigating;
- Considerable knowledge of real estate and personal property assessment principles, techniques, procedures, laws and regulations; working knowledge of office management and methods of assessor’s office;
- Considerable knowledge of the terminology and practices of financial, commercial and industrial institutions;
- Considerable knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques of real and personal property assessing;
- Knowledge of ability to use computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) and administrative systems software;
- Knowledge of accounting principles;
- Knowledge of field measurement and listing of real and personal property;
- Knowledge of spreadsheet, statistical and word processing programs;
- Considerable interpersonal skills;
- Oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals;
- Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs;
- Ability to read and understand legal descriptions, deeds, mortgages, liens, releases and attachments;
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations;
- Ability to understand the procedures and requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA);
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals and organize and maintain accurate records;
- Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED plus three (3) years of experience working in municipal assessor’s office or performing real estate appraisal work.
Special Requirements: Incumbents in this class must be Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor (CCMA I) or already be taking coursework to acquire the designation within one (1) year of employment. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
The Town of Mansfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Town when necessary.