Town of Seymour

Job Title: Tax Assessor

Salary: $82,507 - $91,675

Hours: Full-Time

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023



The Assessor performs routine and complex supervisory and administrative work in directing and implementing assessments of real and personal property for taxation purposes, maintains assessment records, and incorporates the same into Grand List form.  The Assessor position requires considerable knowledge of state statutes and all operations of the office.


  • Inspect and assess all categories of real estate (including tax exempt), personal property and motor vehicle values.
  • Select and apply any combination of complex appraisal techniques applicable and necessary to the accurate and defensible determination of property values.
  • Maintain heavy contact with appraisers, real estate agents, attorneys, and the general public.
  • Inspects, prorates, and lists assessments of all new properties under construction; processes and data enters into CAMA system.
  • Inspect all properties taking out permits for additions, pools, air conditioning, etc.
  • Review and value all personal property accounts including those not filing declarations as prescribed by State Statute.
  • Record all changes of ownership of real and personal property.
  • Supervises and coordinates periodic revaluation of all taxable property; recommends revaluation companies and prepares RFP’s and approval of contracts.
  • Organizes and conducts special studies to assure continuing equity of assessments.
  • Prepare and coordinate appraisal appeals for the Board of Assessment Appeals.
  • May act as an advisor for the Board of Assessment Appeals.
  • Prepare state reports.
  • Compile and certify a yearly Grand List of all personal and real property. Monitors and verifies Grand List data.
  • Classify all PA490 properties.
  • Determine exemption status of all properties.
  • Price motor vehicles.  Proration of motor vehicles.
  • Apply local and state zoning laws to create or combine sub-divisions.
  • Administer homeowner, renters, and veterans’ programs.
  • Assist other Town departments with tax related questions and provides any necessary information to those departments. Coordinate assessment information with taxation and budgetary processes.
  • Prepare and submit departmental budgets for the Assessor’s Office. Control and oversee approved department budget expenditures.
  • Represent the municipality in proceedings relating to protested assessments as necessary.
  • In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities, the employee will be required to perform any other duties assigned by his or her supervisor.


  • Works in conjunction with the Finance Department when necessary.
  • Works under general supervision of the Director of Operations and the First Selectman.
  • The Assessor must abide by CT General Statutes.


  • Oversees all Assessors’ Office employees including the Assistant Assessor and Assessor’s Aide.



  • Must have knowledge of Connecticut General Statutes governing the evaluation and assessment of real and personal property.
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Knowledge of CAMA (computer aided mass appraisal) & administrative systems.
  • Ability to understand and interpret provisions of law pertaining to assessment of real and personal property and exemptions.
  • Ability to analyze factors which may influence the value of property and to exercise judgment in determining property values and changes in City structures and physical properties.
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work under pressure and/or frequent interruptions
  • Position requires extensive communication of a detailed and complex nature with taxpayers and citizens, the business community, and municipal officials and employees.  Must have ability to explain assessments to the public
  • Must have computer and data processing skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or some closely related field and six years of increasingly responsible experience in real and personal property appraisal work including four years of municipal assessment work with two years in an administrative position. Relevant work experience in real and personal property appraisal work may be substituted for the above mentioned college training on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must possess and maintain Connecticut Certified Municipal Assessor (CCMA I) designation.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

REVIEW PROCESS:                                                                                     

  • Essential duties & responsibilities per state statue will be reviewed directly with Director of Operations and employee, in an annual meeting scheduled each January.
  • The First Selectman, in conjunction with the Director of Operations, will conduct an annual employee performance review each January and mid-year review each July.
  • A formal, written report on the employee’s performance will be completed by the First Selectman in conjunction with the Director of Operations.  The employee must sign off on the report (to show receipt of a copy, not agreement with the evaluation) and a copy will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.

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