Position Definition: Provides technical and administrative assistance in maintaining and updating department databases and records; Assists in the establishment of the City’s Grand List and related taxable property information.
General Duties: Receives oral or written instructions from supervisor. Plans and organizes work according to standard office procedures. Establishes task priorities within work assignments. Maintains and updates information concerning real, motor vehicle, and personal properties. Assists in field appraisal work involving new or renovated real property. Performs calculations to prorate assessments for properties in construction. Performs office review of property appraisal work performed by private firms for accuracy and conformance to city standards. Assists in the maintenance records and lists. Assures the updating of assessment maps for land splits, mergers and condominium subdivisions. Prepares data for entry into the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System and the Assessment Administration System. Develops and implements quality control procedures and applications, and coordinates software fixes with IT, MUNIS/QDS and Vision Government Solutions. Assists in preparing statistical and narrative reports for submission to state and city agencies. Provides technical expertise on Geographic Information System (GIS) and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA). Assists property owners, attorneys, bankers and the general public. Assists the staff and public with Enterprise Zone and Distressed Municipality exemption programs. Reports work accomplished to Supervisor.
Additional Duties: Interacts with City Departments, Boards and Commissions on sewer use fees, building permits, assessment data, and street addresses. Assists in the preparation for periodic revaluation of real property, and liaison with revaluation contractors and temporary staff. Provides State auditors with information pertaining to audited accounts and exemption programs.
Supervised By: Receives supervision from Assessor and Assistant Assessor.
Note: The above is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and responsibility.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measures, and solve equations. Ability to work cooperatively with property owners and staff members. A working knowledge of assessment laws and practices. A working knowledge of ESRI GIS 9.3, MS- Excel, MS-Access and MS-Word. Proficiency with Patriot Properties AssessPro CAMA and MUNIS administrative software. Ability to climb and reach for field evaluations of properties. Ability to work in poor weather conditions including heat, cold, rain and snow.
Graduation from high school and three years of increasingly responsible experience in real estate or land records including one year assisting in real or personal property assessment work. Ability to apply the municipality’s assessment procedures and state statutes
Special Licenses/Certifications AND/OR Supplemental Information:
License or Certificate: Administrative Assessment Technician (AAT) and Course CCMAII A and CCMAII B or equivalent
This position is a Grade 12
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This position will remain open until filled.
Applications will be reviewed based on candidate’s qualifications on the “first come, first