Town of Ellington
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
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
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
Compiles, maintains and analyzes statistical data to insure equity in
Evaluates current assessment practices and data processing applications
and proposes changes as warranted.
Investigates property and businesses to find taxable property not
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.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
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
Ability to initiate, organize, and implement municipal assessment
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.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT OPERATION
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.
REQUIRED PHYSICAL EFFORT
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)
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum)
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
Connecticut Municipal Assessor Certification.
Must possess a valid motor vehicle driverís license.