Date: November 12,
Re: Recruitment for
the position of Chief Assessor
Service Commission announces the promotional recruitment from within UPSEU, Unit #23, Supervisorís Bargaining Unit, and open competitive
recruitment for the position of Chief Assessor for the Town
Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Personnel/Civil Service Office from 8:30 Ė 4:30 PM daily.
Closing date: Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 4:00 PM.
Town of Hamden
UPSEU, Local 424, Unit #23
Department: Finance (Office of the Assessor) Salary: CBA, Range 1
Created by Town Charter, this
position plans and coordinates a continuing town-wide program of real, motor
vehicle and personal property assessment prior to compiling the Grand List for
taxation purposes and related activities: adheres to mandated General Statues
and schedules; administers reevaluations, office and budget procedures. Compiles the Grand List data; monitors and
confirms data related to the Grand List.
The Chief Assessor in the
performance of his/her duties is responsible to and directly supervised by the
Director of Finance.
Directs the operations of the
Department directly or through subordinates, supervises employees, consultants,
and any others providing contractual services for the department.
Essential of Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares, submits, and verifies
data for all real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles; inspects real
estate and interviews property owners; prepares and prices personal property
and mails related materials to persons and firms subject to assessment.; assesses
and prices motor vehicles within the Town including unprocessed motor vehicles
for regular and supplemental lists; performs work in accordance with State
Statues, with wide latitude for establishing techniques of appraisal; prepares
and continually updates the Grand List; supervises computer assisted mass
appraisal; appraises to obtain true market value allowing for depreciation and
obsolescence; prepares and maintains State Elderly Tax Relief and local
programs; reviews and maintains vital statistics for continuation and
computation of elderly benefits including homeowner and freeze.
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. Computes and classifies areas to establish values,
reviews and processes applications for land classifications. Administers all
programs of exemption; oversees and verifies all work pertaining to
revaluations by independent agencies; adheres to schedules, forms, reports and
applications required by State Statutes and Town Officials. Authorizes
certificates of correction as required. Prepares, coordinates, advises and
appears before the Board of Assessment Appeals on behalf of the Town.
Prepares local and state reports
as necessary. Prepares, estimates and supervises Town wide evaluation. Prepares
and administers department budget in accordance with Finance and schedules and
administers same. Performs other duties and related work as directed and/or
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Minimum Qualification Required:
Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Business, Finance,
Accounting, Public Administration or a closely related field, supplemented by
special courses in appraising and real estate along with five (5) years of
progressively responsible experience in municipal property assessment work
including supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education/training
and municipal assessment experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of property assessment
principles and practices; thorough knowledge of property assessment laws,
regulations and ordinances; strong knowledge of the principles and practices of
public administration as applied to a municipal assessment department;
considerable ability in property appraisal and assessment; considerable ability
to present ideas and instructions clearly and effectively, orally and in writing;
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff,
associates, superiors and the general public; proficiency in
department-specific computer applications; a good working knowledge of
Microsoft Office and/or Open Office applications including Word, Access, Excel
and Outlook; must be adept at utilizing the internet; ability to identify
problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
or Certificate: Must have completed and posses the Certified Connecticut
Municipal Assessor I (CCMA I) designation. Attainment of Certified Connecticut
Municipal Assessor II (CCMA II) designation within two years of
appointment. A valid Connecticut Motor
Vehicle Operator's License is required.
Physical, Mental Exertion/Environmental
Conditions: Must have the
ability to work in the field in poor weather conditions. Must be able to walk
on rough terrain to inspect or survey undeveloped properties and sites that are
under construction. Some road travel is
expected. Must be able to lift objects
more than twenty (20) pounds. Must be
able to sit or stand for a prolonged period of time. Exposure to computer screen on a regular
basis is necessary. Must be able to work
under stress from demanding deadlines and changing priorities.
Note: The above
description is illustrative of the tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every
task and responsibility. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential
Approved by the Civil Service Commission on June 20,