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ULSTER COUNTY posted 8/17/2017


Title: Assessment Data Collector

Grade: CSEA pay grade 10

Salary: $17,323.50 - $20,650 (Annually Part-time)

Classification: Competitive

Distinguishing Features of the Class:
The work involves responsibility for the collection and recording of data which forms the basis for the determination of assessments of real property.  The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Assessor.  The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:
• Locates property based on information from deeds and tax maps;
• Operates computer, calculator, copier, FAX machine and other standard office machinery;
• Collects, verifies or corrects information on residential, farm, commercial, industrial and vacant land in accordance with the procedures and definitions contained in the data collection manual;
• Makes field inspections and lists physical characteristics of lands, buildings and improvements of real property, including observations on physical conditions, both interior and exterior, quality of kitchens and bathrooms, observations on land types, size, soil conditions and utility;
• Takes measurements and records information with respect to foundations, basement area, walls, floors, roofing, interior finishing, heating, lighting and other related matters;
• Records neighborhood characteristics and conditions and special information pertinent to the specific property;
• Photographs improvements and parcels for identification;
• Draws scale plot plans
• Calculates value of improvements using NYS manual and valuation guides;
• Updates data on all parcels currently on file;
• Maintains a variety of records and reports;
• Answers questions received from the public by telephone and in person;
• Perform various clerical and field duties relating to property assessments;

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing the evaluation of property for assessment purposes;  Working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;  Working knowledge to operate computers and basic knowledge of computer software;  Working knowledge of business and arithmetic and English; Ability to inspect and collect information on real property;  Ability to read deeds and maps for locating property;  Ability to accurately measure buildings and calculate square footage;  Ability to accurately make arithmetic computations involving fractions, decimals, algebra and geometry;  Ability to operate a camera; Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports;  Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a valid New York State Class CDL C License with P (Passenger Transport) endorsement.

Accepted Training and Experience:
Graduation from High School or possession of a High School Equivalency diploma and one (1) year in real estate, property valuation, construction cost estimating or similar field.

Special Requirement for Acceptance of Application:
Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License.
Benefit Package:
This is a part-time position and does not include health, dental or vision insurance.  However it does include vacation, personal, sick and Holiday pay.  Enrollment in the New York State Retirement system is optional for part-time employees.

Applications must be received in the the Civil Service Office by Friday, August 18, 2017.  Applications for this position may be obtained from the Civil Service Office in City Hall, Ground Floor, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 or on our website at www.kingston-ny.gov under the Employment tab.

This posting is in the competitive class.  The position will be filled on a provisional basis.  Provisional appointments mean the incumbent must take the Civil Service examination when it is offered and be among the top three willing to accept appointment.  For more information about Civil Service employment call (845) 334-3921.

The City of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

COLUMBIA COUNTY posted 8/4/2017

The City of Hudson, NY is seeking a certified experienced professional Tax Assessor who will be responsible for citywide assessment. Responsibilities include: working with outside consultant to complete citywide reval; annually valuing all parcels of real property citywide; all clerk duties; entering data in RPS systems, along with all property exemptions; updating all assessment records; and working closely with the city's building department. Candidates should have good knowledge of principles, practices and laws pertaining to Real Property valuation and assessment; be able to prepare and participate at all public hearings of the Board of Assessment Review. Establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with the public is essential. 

This is an appointed, part-time position – 3 full workdays per week at $35,000 per year.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply via email to Hudson’s Mayor at mayor@cityofhudson.org.

YATES COUNTY re-posted 6/28/2017


Position still available as of 6/28/2017

The work involves responsibility for the administration, supervision and operation of the Department of Real Property Tax Services.  This is professional and administrative work involving responsibility for providing accurate, timely information and advice on real property appraisal, equalization and assessment.  Work is performed under the general direction of the County Legislature and County Administrator and is subject to the general review of the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services.  Supervision is exercised over the work of Real Property Tax Services staff.  Does related work as required.

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Dutchess County posted 5/8/2017


ASSESSOR (full-time)

Town seeking experienced professional; responsible for town-wide assessment. Qualifications: NYS Board Equalization/Assessment.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please send cover letters, résumés to Red Hook Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 or email aconway@redhook.org.  

Rockland County posted 2/6/2017, reposted 6/28/2017

Town of Ramapo
Assessor – Full-Time (35+ hours/week)
Non-Competitive Appointment 
Salary Range:  $100,000 - $125,000
Number of Parcels: approximately 29,000

Must meet required New York State and Rockland County Civil Service minimum qualifications for the position based on education, relevant work experience or a combination thereof. 

Annually values each parcel of real property; Utilizes and maintains current tax maps and appraisal cards; Attends all hearings of the Board of Assessment Review; Attends the public examination of the tentative assessment roll at times prescribed by law; Receives complaints filed and transmits them to the Board of Assessment Review; Prepares reports of assessment activities as required; Provides school districts within the town a copy of the current pertinent portion of the assessment roll; Reviews and makes determinations with respect to applications for tax exemptions; Supervises and directs workflow of clerical staff and appraisers.

Good knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and laws governing real property valuation and assessment; Ability to make and review arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, municipal officials and other concerned parties; Exhibits integrity and good judgment. 

Please submit your resume to Town of Ramapo Personnel Administrator, Linda Condon via email condonl@ramapo-ny.gov

Fairfield, CT Posted 1/10/2017

An exciting career opportunity for Tax Assessor is available at the Town of Fairfield, Connecticut.  We are very interested in recruiting highly motivated candidates who possess experience in planning, organizing and directing the appraisal, valuation and revaluation of real property; file and record maintenance.

The Town of Fairfield offers an exciting and challenging position with competitive salary and benefits in a pleasant working environment.  Fairfield Town Hall is set in a charming, quintessential New England town where you can walk, hike or bike to one of the many parks or town beaches. There is a number of restaurants where you’ll find everything from casual to fine dining and outdoor cafes.

Details of the job can be found at these websites:



If you are interested in discussing employment with us, or if you know of anyone who would like an exciting and rewarding career with the Town of Fairfield Tax Assessor’s Office, please contact me.

Connie Nolfi
Town of Fairfield
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Email:: cnolfi@fairfieldct.org

City of Yonkers posted 12/19/2016

Assistant Assessor

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Jefferson County posted 10/24/2016

General: The Town of Lorraine and Town of Rodman are in a Shared Assessor Program.  As such, the position requires the duties of Town Assessor for both Towns.  Both Towns are made up of approximately 720 parcels set in a rural part of Southern Jefferson County on the western edge of the Tug Hill. 
Duties:  The assessor is obligated by New York State law to maintain assessments at a uniform percentage of market value each year. The assessor signs an oath to this effect when certifying the tentative assessment roll -- the document containing each property assessment. The physical description (or inventory) and value estimate of every parcel is required to be kept current. In order to maintain a uniform roll, each year your assessor will need to analyze all of the properties in the municipality to determine which assessments need to be changed.
Where assessments need to be changed, in some cases, the assessor will be able to increase or decrease the assessments of a neighborhood or group of properties by applying real estate market trends to those properties. This is possible only when the assessments to be changed are at a uniform level other than the municipality's stated level of assessment. In other cases, the assessor will need to conduct physical re-inspections for reappraisals of properties. Every assessing unit should be keeping all assessments at a fair and uniform level every year.
The assessor performs many other administrative functions, such as inspecting new construction and major improvements to existing structures. This ensures that the record of each property's physical inventory is current and that the appropriate improvements are assessed.
The assessor also approves and keeps track of property tax exemptions. Among the most common are the senior citizen, School Tax Relief (STAR), veterans, agricultural, and business exemptions.
The Real Property System is a computer software package (created and maintained by ORPTS) to assist assessment administration functions. It is available to assessors who have the necessary computer equipment, and allows them to electronically maintain the assessment roll and related records. Corrections to State form RP-5217 can also be sent to the State Board electronically. The Real Property System also includes computer-assisted mass appraisal programs for value estimation and assessment updates.
Legally, the assessor must be present at all public hearings of the Board of Assessment Review (BAR). The BAR may request the assessor to present evidence in support of tentative assessments being grieved by taxpayers. After meeting in private without the assessor, the BAR makes its decisions and orders any appropriate changes to the assessment roll before it becomes final. If assessment reductions are denied by the BAR, and property owners appeal to Small Claims Assessment Review, the assessor prepares evidence for those hearings.
The assessor reviews every transfer of real property for accuracy, including the basic information on the buyer, seller, and sale price. Assessment records are updated, and any unusual conditions affecting the transfer are also verified. Results are recorded on form RP-5217 at the real estate closing. The assessor makes corrections to this form.
ORPTS requires assessors to file an annual report on assessment changes. ORPTS also "equalizes" property assessments to a common full (market) value in each municipality.
Additionally, the Assessor is expected to make themselves readily available to the residents.

• Minimum qualification standards as specified by 20 NYCRR 8188. 
• The basic certification training requirements are prescribed in 20 NYCRR §8188 Rules for Real Property Tax Administration.
• Computer skills (Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office), Excel, email,
  Relevant software to conduct assessor duties. 
• Good communication skills to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.  
• Present a professional attitude when working with the Town Board and residents.  

Salary: ~ 6,500 per Town     

Benefits: NYS and Local Retirement

Tentative start date:  ASAP

Anyone interested please contact Supervisor, Gary Stinson at (315) 232-2522.

Norwalk, Connecticut posted 10/18/2016 re-posted 12/19/2016

Assessment Analyst - Assist in appraisal and administrative work in the valuing of taxable property to establish the Grand List; performs responsible assessment work in the functional areas of real, personal or motor vehicle properties; and provides technical and administrative assistance to the Assessor.

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