Town of Vernon

Job Title: Deputy Assessor

Salary: $68,796 - $79,752 per year ($37.80 - $43.82/hour)

Hours: 35 per week

Application Deadline: Open until Filled


Position Definition:  Provides technical and office administrative assistance to the Assessor; organizes and performs work related to the collection and processing of information and data for entry into an automated record-keeping system to establish the Grand List and record related property information. Performs field inspections required to properly evaluate property. Performs final work in completion of real property, motor vehicle and/or personal property grand lists.

Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Assessor, who makes work assignments, and evaluates work in terms of effectiveness of results. Independently performs duties, exercising judgment and tact in answering inquiries and determining matters warranting Assessor’s personal attention. Reports work accomplished to Assessor.

Supervision Exercised: Assumes responsibility for administration of office in temporary absence of the Assessor. Provides general supervision to Assessment Technicians and to clerical staff.

Essential Job Functions: Performs residential field inspections and valuations as assigned by the Assessor. Oversees the receiving and processing of real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and related property information. Provides lead supervision in maintaining and updating the Grand List by computerized information system. Determines property ownership from deeds and transfers ownership on assessment records. Reviews computer printouts for accuracy. Coordinates information with other town departments to insure uniformity of information and procedures. Serves as liaison to external contractors in periodic revaluation of all taxable properties. Provides assessment and exemption information to the general public. Oversees and processes various exemptions, motor vehicle adjustments, credits and abatements. Prepares legally-required assessment notices and announcements. Oversees and performs the preparation and processing of real estate sales ratio, personal property and motor vehicle information for state reports. Assists the Assessor in preparation of annual operating budget. Assists the Assessor in periodic evaluation of employees’ performance. Observes strict confidentiality in maintaining restricted records and files.

Examples of Incidental Duties: Assists the public in understanding maps and assessment records. Makes copies of maps and records and collects fees as needed. Assists elderly citizens and other members of the public in filing for tax exemptions. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications Required:  An Associate’s degree in Business, Accounting, or some closely related field; and three years of increasingly responsible experience in real and personal property appraisal work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Physical Demands:  Performs most duties in an office environment. Highway driving required. Field work requires walking on rough ground; reaching to measure, and some climbing. Must be able to lift and carry land record volumes and other office files. Irregular and short-term exposure to computer screen. Some degree of stress in public contact.

License or Certificate: Connecticut Municipal Assessor I certification.

This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position. EOE/AA/M/F

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