Town of Middlefield

Job Title: Assessor

Salary: $42.70 - $46.09/hour

Hours: 25 hours per week

Application Deadline: Open until Filled

Details:

The Assessor creates and maintains a database of value for Real and Personal Property, and Motor Vehicles in order to compile the Grand List for the purpose of levying local property taxes.

General Description:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to accurately list, record, and maintain value for Real and Personal Property, including Motor Vehicles, using accepted valuation practices.
  • Applies exemptions, prepares sales study reports, records property transfers, makes changes to the abstract database, prepares sketches of main structures and computes value/assessment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the general public including attorneys, real estate agents, town and state employees, and others, by phone, in person or through correspondence
  • Ability to read, locate and update properties on Assessor GIS maps
  • Update real property for transfers of ownership, corrections, assessment changes, etc.
  • Assign addresses to new homes or subdivisions; notifies owners of assessment increases
  • Creates certificates of corrections as necessary
  • Supervise a revaluation of all real property as prescribed in the Connecticut General Statutes
  • Accept and process applications for State and local tax exemptions for the elderly, disabled, blind, and Veterans
  • Prepares and submits the Assessor’s Abstract and all other required reports and data to the State of Connecticut as required by Connecticut General Statutes.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum five years of experience working in a municipal assessor’s office.
  • Certification from the state Office of Policy & Management as a Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor (CCMA) I or II.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: CT Driver’s License;  familiarity with Microsoft Office, Quality Data Admin and Vision CAMA helpful.  Knowledge of Excel, a plus.

BENEFITS:  This position is 25 hours/week; schedule of hours is negotiable. Union position with benefits: vacation, paid holidays and sick time.

For more information, please contact Judi Rand, Executive Assistant to the First Selectman, at 860 349-7114; or submit a cover letter and resume to Judi Rand, Executive Asst. to the First Selectman, Town of Middlefield, 399 Jackson Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT  06455-1240.

Deadline for applications is May 24, 2021.