Assistant Assessor

Assistant Assessor

Website watertowngov City of Watertown


The City of Watertown MA (a diverse pop. of 35,000) seeks a profession to assist with oversight of the daily operation of the Assessors’ office and acts as the Department Head in the absence of the Board of Assessors Chair. Assists with the appraisal of residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property for taxation purposes; assists with the valuation of motor vehicles and boats for excise tax purposes; responsible for the inspection of residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property and assists with the administration of cyclical re-inspections. Verifies real estate sales, including field review, physical inspection, and statistical analysis. Assists with preparation for the triennial revaluation, including documentation, field review, and statistical analysis required by the Department of Revenue.  Assists with the administration and processing of exemptions and abatements; assists with appeals to the Appellate Tax Board, including preparation for trial. Performs other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.   Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in assessing or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license with a good driving record is required.  Must have mathematical skills; communication skills and computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Massachusetts Accredited Assessor or equivalent and continuing education preferred.  Must be able to pass a CORI background check in order to work in the community to conduct inspections.  SALARY RANGE BEGINS:    $75,492 per year plus excellent benefits including health insurance , pension, flex spending accounts, deferred compensation plans, paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time.  TO APPLY: Applications, to be submitted with a cover letter and resume, are available at  Applications are accepted by email;; fax 1-617-923-8195 or in the Personnel Office, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472. DEADLINE: May 6, 2022.  AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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