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Position: Assistant Assessor
Municipality:City of Waterbury
Close Date:6/30/2022
Description:
 

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT

                                                                                               

OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAM #2374

 

OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR:   ASSISTANT ASSESSOR

SALARY:   $83,176 ~ $104,524/yr. (35 hours/wk., paid bi-wkly.) (Exempt, WMAA) 

  

FRINGE BENEFITS: Choose from available health insurance plans (employee contributions vary) Prescription Drug Rider, Dental Plan, Group Life Insurance for Individual; Retirement Plan; paid Holidays; paid Vacation Days; paid Sick Days; paid Personal Days.

LAST DAY FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

 

Applications, which may be obtained by visiting our website at www.waterburyct.org or at the Civil Service Office, Chase Municipal Building, 236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT  06702 & must be on file by 4:50 p.m. on:

 

 

UNTIL SUFFICIENT APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED

 

IMPORTANT:

  1. Veterans – Veteran’s points will be awarded in accordance with the Connecticut State Statute. Five (5) for non-disabled veterans, ten (10) for disabled veterans. Proper documentation must be submitted to the Personnel Director before the date of the examination.

2.     Residents – Five (5) Residency points shall be added in accordance with the amendment to the Civil Service Ordinances dated March 18, 2011.  Proper documentation and proof of residence must be submitted no later than the closing date for applications.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK:  (Illustrative only)

 

Performs difficult and complex industrial and commercial real property appraisals by procuring all basic construction data from building construction plans on file with the office of the Building Official, reviews and inspects actual construction in the field for the purpose of the classification of buildings and the application of proper building cost units as indicated by the official building cost manual in use; Performs personal property appraisals and assessments; Assists in the preparation of an official building cost manual and the adjustment and updating of all such cost data by use of acceptable engineering cost indices; Administers tax abatement programs; supervises and checks subordinate appraisers, working both in the office and in the field and personally inspects questionable cases; Assists in formulating departmental policy, work methods and procedures and reviews work programs in progress; assigns, supervises, and checks work of department and ensures that an up-to-date mapping program is maintained; Establishes motor vehicle assessments based on formula and prescribed department/state policies; Meets with taxpayers filing complaints on taxation, both in office and in the field; Checks the evaluation of properties at the request of the Board of Assessment Appeals; Checks with the Information Services Department for accuracy of Grand Lists; Prepares material for court cases and appears in court; Supervises and participates in the preparation of statistical and special reports; Assists in planning and directing and participates in departmental in-service training programs;  Directs the operations of the Assessor’s Office staff and administers and participates in assessment activities such as discovery of taxable property, real property valuation, determination of property ownership, preparation of the grand list and statutory 5-year revaluation; Assists and advises assessment analysts on unusual or complicated assessments;  Manages (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal) CAMA system, staff and a contracted services provider;  Responds to taxpayers’ inquiries regarding assessments and programs available to them; Supervises staff training programs;  Performs other related work as required.

 

 

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT

                                                                                               

OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAM #2374

 

OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR:   ASSISTANT ASSESSOR

SALARY:   $83,176 ~ $104,524/yr. (35 hours/wk., paid bi-wkly.) (Exempt, WMAA) 

  

FRINGE BENEFITS: Choose from available health insurance plans (employee contributions vary) Prescription Drug Rider, Dental Plan, Group Life Insurance for Individual; Retirement Plan; paid Holidays; paid Vacation Days; paid Sick Days; paid Personal Days.

LAST DAY FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

 

Applications, which may be obtained by visiting our website at www.waterburyct.org or at the Civil Service Office, Chase Municipal Building, 236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT  06702 & must be on file by 4:50 p.m. on:

 

UNTIL SUFFICIENT APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of real and personal property appraisal for municipal assessment purposes; ability to perform appraisals of large industrial plants, commercial complexes and other large developments; good knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the valuation and assessment of real and personal property; ability to relate to land survey maps, both private and governmental, and the ability to correlate surveys of different scale with official assessment maps; ability to plan, supervise and train appraisers and other staff; ability to prepare building cost manuals, ability to work with a computer assisted mass appraisal system and local area network; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, officials and the general public.  Administrative ability to organize and follow through on municipal assessment programs. Ability to supervise and train employees. Ability to travel independently between work locations sometimes on a daily basis. Ability to move throughout buildings or surrounding properties in order to complete assigned tasks.  Ability to deal effectively with members of the public, attorneys, real estate developers, construction personnel and property owners. 

 

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST INDICATE ON YOUR APPLICATION THAT AS OF THE CLOSING DATE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE:  Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Accounting, finance, economics, or closely related field; Five (5) years’ experience in real and personal property appraisal, preferably for municipal assessment purposes; two years of supervisory experience.  Five (5) additional years’ experience in real and personal property appraisal required, if no degree.  Certified Municipal Assessor designation or ability to become a Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor upon hiring.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid driver’s license with a good driving history.

 

COPIES OF DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPTS & CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION

 

In order to verify possession of the appropriate Driver’s License and good driving history, applicants will now be required to provide the H.R. Office with a Driving History Report that is less than 30 days old. Only reports generated by the Department of Motor Vehicle will be accepted. This information will be specifically requested of the applicants at the time that a conditional offer is made. In the event that a report is not supplied within (7) seven days or the H.R. Director deems your driving history to be poor, the conditional offer may be rescinded.

 

 

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT

                                                                                               

OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAM #2374

 

OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR:   ASSISTANT ASSESSOR

 

PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements

NEVER (N)

OCCASIONALLY (O)

FREQUENTLY (F)

CONSTANTLY (C)

0 % of Shift

1-33% of Shift

34-66% of Shift

67-100% of Shift

Working Conditions

N

O

F

C

Working Conditions

N

O

F

C

Physical Demands

 

 

 

 

Depth Perception

 

 

X

 

Standing

 

 

X

 

Color Distinction

 

 

X

 

Walking

 

 

X

 

Peripheral Vision

 

 

X

 

Sitting

 

 

X

 

Driving

 

 

X

 

Lifting

 

X

 

 

Physical Strength:

 

 

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.)

 

 

X

 

Pushing

 

X

 

 

Light Work (-20 lbs.)

 

X

 

 

Pulling

 

X

 

 

Medium Work (20-50 lbs.)

 

X

 

 

Climbing

 

X

 

 

Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.)

X

 

 

 

Balancing

 

X

 

 

Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.)

X

 

 

 

Stooping

 

X

 

 

Environmental Conditions

 

 

 

 

Kneeling

 

X

 

 

Cold (50 degrees F or less)

 

X

 

 

Crouching

 

X

 

 

Heat (90 degrees F or more)

 

X

 

 

Crawling

X

 

 

 

Temperature Changes

 

X

 

 

Reaching

 

 

X

 

Wetness

 

X

 

 

Handling

 

 

X

 

Humidity

 

X

 

 

Grasping

 

 

X

 

Extreme Noise or Vibration

 

X

 

 

Twisting

 

 

X

 

Exposure to Chemicals

 

X

 

 

Feeling

 

X

 

 

Exposure to Gases and Fumes

 

X

 

 

Talking

 

 

X

 

Exposure to Unpleasant Odors

 

X

 

 

Hearing

 

 

X

 

Exposure to bodily fluids

X

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion

 

X

 

 

Exposure to dampness

 

X

 

 

Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination

 

 

X

 

Confinement to Small or Restricting Area

 

X

 

 

Visual Acuity/Near

 

 

X

 

Mechanical Hazards

X

 

 

 

Visual Acuity/Far

 

 

X

 

Physical danger or abuse

X

 

 

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.  The City of Waterbury is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the City when necessary.

 

Prepared on:   5/16/2022                         Position:  Assistant Assessor

 

Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.

This position is covered under the written agreement between the City of Waterbury and the Waterbury Municipal Administrator Association Union.  The Parts and Weights for this examination will be determined prior to conducting the exam.  Individuals appointed shall be required to serve a working test period which will be, in effect, the final phase of the examination.  Appeal Process- An applicant may appeal notice of not meeting the minimum qualifications (Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Section 3741, Subsection B, Article 9) to the Civil Service Commission within seven (7) days of the date on such notice.  Please notify the Civil Service Office of a change in address. Notification will be mailed to the address written on your application.

 

THE CITY OF WATERBURY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

E.O.E. M/F/H/V

EEOP Utilization Report available upon request

 

5/24/22 USAR mj

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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