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Position: Assessor
Municipality:Town of Ellington
Close Date:9/12/2022

Town of Ellington

Position Description







Assessorís Office




General Direction from the Finance Officer







Under the general direction of the Finance Officer, supervises and administers the town-wide assessment of real and personal property prior to compiling the Grand List for taxation purposes and related activities; adheres to mandated General Statutes; administers revaluations, office and budget procedures, compiling and certifying the Grand List.  Monitors and confirms data related to the Grand List.





Administers, directs and participates in the activities of the Assessorís Office in the functional areas of appraisal, classification, and recording of taxable and nontaxable property as required by law.


Supervises and participates in the valuing of all taxable and nontaxable real estate and taxable personal property to establish and certify the Grand List.


Supervises and instructs a Deputy Assessor and Assessment Clerks in the listing and appraisal of taxable and nontaxable real and personal property.


Conducts physical inspections and appraisals of existing properties, improved properties, and properties under construction to determine their value.


Compiles, maintains and analyzes statistical data to insure equity in assessments.


Evaluates current assessment practices and data processing applications and proposes changes as warranted.


Investigates property and businesses to find taxable property not previously recorded.


Projects estimated value of proposed buildings for commercial developments for planning purposes and for Town officials.


Reviews deeds, splits and subdivisions for GIS network system and GEO TMS software.  Reviews and processes applications for land classifications.

Establishes values of unpriced motor vehicles for regular and supplemental lists according to state code letters; prepares, submits and verifies data for all property assessments and motor vehicle lists.


Keeps abreast of current construction costs; testifies on behalf of the Town against lawsuits related to value assessments; investigates records, transfers, and related data to ensure compliance with regulations.


Resolves complaints relating to assessments and makes adjustments as warranted; represents the Town in Court regarding related legal action against the Town as required.


Maintains accurate property title records and records relating to ownership, sales and value of land and improvements.


Supervises the preparation, installation and maintenance of property tax maps, GIS system and GEO TMS software.


Reviews claims for exemptions and tax credits for conformance to state statutes and records authorized tax exemptions and tax credits.


Meets and provides information to the public, other Town departments, and attorneys to explain assessment procedures and conclusions.


Prepares and administers the operating budget for the department.


Oversees and coordinates contracted revaluation services and is responsible for acceptance of completed work and recommends the need for, and selects, private appraisal services.


Submits oral and written reports to State Office of Policy and Management and Town officials.


Obtains additional training and education in appraisal and assessment laws and techniques.


Performs other related work as required.




Thorough knowledge of modern theories, principles, and practices of property evaluation and assessment.


Thorough knowledge of, and the ability to interpret, laws, rules, and regulations governing the valuation, assessment, and exemption of real and personal property.


Thorough knowledge of data processing techniques and applications in valuation and assessment administration.


Knowledge of the statutory requirements of the Assessorís Office.


Knowledge of local property values and construction costs.


Knowledge of GIS Network System, GEO TMS software, map updating, land splits and subdivisions.


Ability to obtain and analyze data affecting property values and to make impartial and consistent estimates based on such data.


Ability to plan and prioritize department operations to meet established statutory deadlines.


Ability to initiate, organize, and implement municipal assessment programs.


Ability to deal effectively with Town and state officials, attorneys, real estate developers, construction personnel and the public.


Ability to assign, train and supervise clerical staff.


Ability to prepare an operating budget for a department.





Operates a personal computer, GIS network system, GEO TMS software, real estate CAMA software, software for assessment administration, personal property software, PC software, printer, copier, calculator and other standard office equipment; drives a motor vehicle.





Must be able to physically inspect personal properties and real estate throughout the Town involving continuous walking, standing, bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, etc., in inclement weather; drives a motor vehicle; may be occasionally required to move and/or lift up to fifteen (15) pounds.





Associateís degree from a recognized college or university in Business or Public Administration plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in property assessment and appraisal work, including two (2) years of supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.





Connecticut Municipal Assessor Certification.


Must possess a valid motor vehicle driverís license.




BOS APPROVED:  10/18/93

BOS REVISED:       01/13/03

BOS REVISED:       06/13/16



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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