Town of Simsbury

Job Title: Deputy Assessor

Salary: $38.02-$45.43/hour ($69,196-$82,683)

Hours: 35 hour work week

Application Deadline: Open until Filled


Under the general supervision of the Assessor in accordance with prevailing statutes, policies and procedures, this position provides technical and administrative assistance to the Assessor and participates in the valuation and assessment of real estate, personal property and motor vehicles for taxation purposes as prescribed by the General Statutes and the Town Charter.


  • Receives oral or written instructions from the Assessor.
  • Plans and organizes work to assist Assessor in meeting annual deadlines and current priorities.
  • Assigns work to staff as needed.
  • Participates in identifying and valuing of all taxable and non-taxable real estate and taxable personal property to compile the annual Grand List.
  • Inspects existing real and personal properties, improved properties, and properties in construction to determine value.
  • Processes exemptions.
  • Takes responsibility for maintaining and auditing the discovery, listing and valuation of personal property.
  • Assists the Assessor with pricing of motor vehicles.
  • Inspects and appraises all categories of commercial, industrial, residential and personal property.
  • Supervises the maintenance of assessment maps, records and lists.
  • Assists public in checking assessment and land records and with the completion of exemption forms and applications for state and local tax credits.
  • Provides technical information and assistance to property owners, attorneys, bankers, land-searchers, Town departments, boards and commissions.
  • Issues certificates of correction.
  • Assists Assessor in the preparation of specifications for periodic revaluation of all taxable properties.
  • Assists the Assessor in the preparation and administration of the operating budget.
  • In the absence of the Assessor, assumes duties of that position.


  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques, procedures, laws and regulations of property evaluation and assessment.
  • Thorough knowledge of, and the ability to interpret, laws, rules and regulations governing the valuation, assessment and exemption of real and personal property.
  • Working knowledge of accounting and auditing practices relative to property appraisal.
  • Skill in operation of the listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to read, understand and apply appraisal techniques.
  • Ability to read and understand legal descriptions and appraisal manuals.
  • Ability to accurately appraise real and personal property.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather.
  • Ability to establish successful working relationships with coworkers, property owners, attorneys, bankers, land-searchers, Town departments, boards and commissions and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.


A bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, or a closely related area plus three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in the valuation of real and personal property for ad valorem taxation; or an associates degree plus five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in real and personal property valuation for ad valorem taxation, in either case including at least one year in field inspections; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Must be able to obtain certification as a Connecticut Municipal Assessor within two (2) years of appointment.
  • Must have a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

Note: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

All applications must be submitted online at:


933 Hopmeadow St

Simsbury, CT 06070

Phone: (860) 658-3291