Town of Waterford

Job Title: Assistant Assessor

Salary: $70,587 - $88,234 (commensurate with experience)

Hours: 40 per week

Application Deadline: Open until Filled



Provides technical support and office administrative assistance to the assessor in the valuing of taxable property to establish the Grand List. Assumes the responsibility for the office in the absence of the Assessor.


Works under the supervision of the Town Assessor.


May supervise clerical help as assigned.


  • Identifies and values all taxable property to establish the Grand List.
  • Inspects existing real and personal property accounts and real properties under construction and determines value.
  • Maintains and updates information concerning real estate, motor vehicles and personal property.
  • Maintains assessment maps and updates amps by drawing new land splits, subdivisions, etc.
  • Supervises the maintenance of records and lists and prepares data for entry into automated assessment records system.
  • Prepares statistical and narrative records as requested by the Office of Policy and Management and the Assessor.
  • Checks titles, surveys and plot plans.
  • Provides technical information and assistance to lawyers, land searchers, appraisers and the general public.
  • Does related work as assigned.


Complete understanding of assessment procedures regarding taxable property, its discover, listing and valuation as well as statutory law, procedure and administration, professional knowledge or Real Property appraisal principles , legal accounting procedure. Thorough knowledge or cartographic procedure and practical drafting application.


Office work and field work-inspection of improvements. (In field may encounter dogs.)


  • Graduate of accredited College or University with satisfactory grade in courses in Economics, Accounting and Business Law.
  • Designated Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor; three years minimum experience in technical assessment field or five years experience in real estate field.
  • Familiar with Real Estate Appraisal Methodology -as the evidenced by passing either course 1-A offered by the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers or Course 101 offered by The Society of Real Estate Appraisers or similar Appraisal Course offered by an accredited College or University.

Contact Information:

Christine Walters
15 Rope Ferry Road Waterford, CT 06385
Phone (860) 442-0553
Fax (860) 444-5860

Best Method of Contact: E-mail

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