Town of Vernon

Job Title: Assessment Technician

Salary: $27.12 - $31.44/hour (based on experience) ($49,358 - $57,220/year)

Hours: 35/week - 4 day work week Monday - Thursday

Application Deadline: Open until Filled


PURPOSE AND GUIDELINES: Performs technical and office administrative assistance duties; oversees and performs property card reviews of field inspections and valuations; collects, processes and enters information into an automated data processing system to assist in the establishment of the Town Grand List and to maintain related taxable property information.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives general supervision from the Assessor and functional supervision from the Deputy Assessor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides task assistance to clerical staff members.

  • Reviews and revises records relating to taxpayers’ addresses and property ownership.
  • Receives and processes real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and related property information.
  • Organizes work according to standard office procedures.
  • Establishes priorities within work assignment.
  • Reports work accomplished to supervisor.
  • Enters information into remote computer terminals.
  • Reviews computer printouts for accuracy, and makes corrections as necessary.
  • Prepares reports and accesses data from the computer assisted mass appraisal computer system.
  • Reviews deeds and other instruments of conveyance to assure conformance with Assessor’s records.
  • Observes strict confidentiality in maintaining restricted files and records.
  • Assists in valuing and prorating of motor vehicles for taxation purposes.
  • Assists the elderly and other members of the public in filing for tax exemptions.
  • Assists in the preparation and processing of real estate sales ratio information for state reports.
  • Provides technical information to lawyers, title searchers, bank officials, real estate agents, and the general public.
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports as required.
  • Assists in the instruction and training of clerical and other staff.
  • Composes technical letters and/or reports for review and signature by the Assessor.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations. A working knowledge of laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to municipal assessment.  A working knowledge of Assessor’s maps. Ability to type accurately. Ability to learn to operate data and word processing equipment.  Ability to maintain accurate files and records.  Ability to perform accurate mathematical computations.  The ability to deal cooperatively with fellow workers and the public.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Requires a high school education and two years’ experience in municipal assessment work or comparable practical experience in land records or real estate work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

PHYSICAL EXERTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: performs duties in an office environment.  Intermittent exposure to a computer screen. Some stress involved in public contact.  Some lifting of light to medium weights, e.g. ledgers.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Not applicable. Certification as a Municipal Assessor is desirable.

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