Town of Newington

Job Title: Deputy Assessor

Salary: $70,000-$85,000

Hours: 35 hour work week; 8:30 to 4:30 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; Tuesday 8:30 to 6 and Friday 8:30 to noon

Application Deadline: June 1, 2023



Under the general administrative supervision and direction of the Town Assessor, this position will be responsible for technical, clerical and supervisory duties. Most duties require independent judgment as well as thorough knowledge and compliance with the appropriate laws of the State of Connecticut. This position oversees other professional staff.


  • Assumes responsibility of the office in the absence of the Assessor.
  • Assists clerical/technical staff with assessment administration issues, acts as the office manager.
  • Plans and organizes day to day activities with the Assessor.
  • Maintains updated information concerning real estate, personal property & motor vehicle Grand List.
  • Responsible for assessing the valuation of all residential real estate property, including inspections and appraisals of new buildings, additions and improvements according to recognized appraisal standards.
  • Responsible for the initial valuation of all registered motor vehicles in the Town by pricing all unpriced vehicles as received biannually by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and application of all personal exemptions of real estate and motor vehicle assessments.
  • Assists members of the public in applying for tax exemptions and enters tax exemption information into assessment information systems.
  • Responsible for the coordination of state and local Elderly Tax Relief programs, which provides tax relief to eligible low-income elderly taxpayers.
  • Responds to questions and concerns of the general public involving assessments and matters relating to assessing.
  • Interacts closely with the Tax Collector’s Office.
  • Required to complete training and professional development to be current with trends.
  • Assists other department and town staff as needed to promote a team effort and serve the public.


The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or a related field; and a minimum of four (4) years of experience including supervisory experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the functions of the position; and three years of progressively responsible property appraisal experience; or
  • Combination of training and experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position.


Must possess:

  • A valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or ability to obtain one.
  • Connecticut Certified Municipal Assessor designation, preferred CCMA II

The Town of Newington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, marital status, sexual preference, national origin, or disability.

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