The Town of Marlborough is
accepting applications for an appointed, non-union position, 24 hours per week.
A Town of Marlborough Employment Application, cover letter and resume must be
submitted. Applications can be found on the Townís website at www.marlboroughct.net
under the Town Clerk Department.
Completed applications are to be submitted to:
Town of Marlborough
PO Box 29
Marlborough, CT 06447
JOB TITLE: Assessor
Plans, organizes and directs the activities and administers the
statutory responsibilities of the Assessorís Office.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives general direction from the First
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assigns work to temporary assessment and
clerical staff in the functional areas of appraisal, assessment, and
administrative clerical duties.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the
listed examples include all duties, which may be found in positions of this
work according to fiscal year schedule.
a regular and continuing basis supervises and performs the valuing of all
taxable property to establish the Grand List. Conducts inspections of existing
properties, improved properties, and properties under construction to
determine value of properties. Takes measurements and takes photographs of
properties as necessary.
and updates information concerning land, motor vehicle and personal
properties. Makes spot auditing reviews of personal properties to assure
compliance with tax laws.
assessment maps, records and lists, and updates maps by drawing land
splits, new subdivisions, etc.
Oversees and coordinates the periodic revaluation of all
property. Enters assessment and
related information into automated assessment system by remote computer
terminal. Reviews and analyses
appraisal work performed by private appraisal firms.
as Town appraisal expert in court-contested appraisals. Reviews and
records authorized tax exemptions. Inspects and prorates assessments to
new properties under construction.
and administers annual office budget. Provides information to other Town
departments, attorneys and members of the public. Receives information from
other departments relative to changes in properties.
regular and annual reports to the State Commissioner of Revenue. Prepares
statistical and narrative reports for the First Selectman, the Board of
Selectmen, and the Board of Finance upon request.
EXAMPLES OF INCIDENTAL DUTIES:
automated processing of assessment notices. Coordinates activities with
Tax Collector, Town Clerk, and Building Official to assure uniformity in
collection and recording of information.
and recommends need for, and selection of, private appraisal services.
in professional organizations to remain current in the assessment
other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Thorough knowledge of tax and assessment laws of State of
Connecticut and Town ordinances and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of property
evaluation and assessment. A working knowledge of computer applications and
technical equipment applicable to assessment is desirable. Ability to
communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to supervise others. Administrative and executive ability to initiate,
organize and follow through on municipal assessment programs. Ability to deal effectively with members of
the public, attorneys, and real estate developers and construction personnel.
Ability to present ideas and policies to individuals and groups.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
The skills and knowledge required would generally be
acquired with a Bachelorís degree in degree in Business, Accounting or a
related field and six years progressively responsible experience as an
appraiser or real property assessor, or other related field, including four
years of municipal assessment work. Administrative experience desirable.
Relevant work experience in real and personal property appraisal work may be
substituted for the college training on a year for year basis.
Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license and the ability to obtain a
Connecticut Municipal Assessorís Certification are desirable.
Performs majority of duties in an office environment.
Irregular and short-term exposure to computer screen. Some highway driving
required carrying out inspection duties. Ability to work in poor weather
conditions, including heat, cold, rain or snow. Ability to walk on rough
terrain. Must be able to hear clearly (correctable to within normal limits) to
record telephone information, and to see (vision correctable to 20/20) to
complete applications and forms.