Job Opening: Assistant Assessor

The Town of Voluntown is seeking qualified candidates to fill the part time position of Assistant Assessor. Preference given to applicants with Assessment Administrative Certifications. Please submit a resume with cover letter and a Town of Voluntown job application to apply. Applications can be emailed to jzelinsky@voluntown.gov. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2019. If you have any questions, please call 860-376-5880 during regular Town Hall hours.

Assistant to the Assessor

General Statement of Duties Assessor’s Office

Assists in the assessment of real and personal property for the Town of Voluntown through providing complex technical and clerical assessment support services. Resolves complex situations utilizing independent judgment based upon established policies, state laws and local ordinances.

Works under the direction and supervision of the Assessor or designee.

Examples of Work Performed:

Assists the general public, residential and commercial property owners, lawyers, title searchers and appraisers by responding to requests regarding the Grand List, assessments, state statutes, etc. Maintains confidentiality of information presented and interprets and explains documents pertinent to state and local laws and ordinances as needed.

Assists with the implementation of elderly, disabled, blind, veteran’s and other exemption programs.

Explains maps, property record cards, elderly/disabled/veteran questions related to exemptions and credits.

Applies various exemptions to motor vehicle, personal property and real-estate. Assesses the value of un-priced motor vehicles; calculates credits for replacement vehicles. Processes certificate of
corrections for motor vehicle and personal property accounts and maintains appropriate records for state retention purposes. Makes property visits in the field as required.

Maintains and updates data related to motor vehicle, real estate and personal property into industry specific data base, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality of material; enters building permits into specialized software program.

Provides administrative support to the Board of Assessment Appeals including, drafting correspondence, setting appointments and agendas, attending meetings and typing up minutes.

Processes and files correspondence related to personal property, including confidential Income and Expense Reports. Assists in the maintenance of sales assessment ratio records, maps, reports and comparable sales books.
Responds to telephone inquiries related to motor vehicle, personal property or real estate issues using independent judgment and in conformance with established policies, state laws and local ordinances.

Types reports and general correspondence; files and assists with large mailings as needed; collects and processes mail.

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Abilities:

  • Knowledge of office procedures and principles of office management and or record keeping
  • Proficiency in basic office admin software such as Microsoft Office, Word & Excel
    required.
  • Ability to respond courteously to the public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to learn appropriate State and Town laws
  • Clear and concise written and oral expression
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Ability to work independently, manage interruptions, meet deadlines and maintain strict
    confidentiality.
  • Physical ability for routine site inspections required
  • Pleasant working environment with opportunity for career growth
  • Assessment training, experience & industry certifications preferred

Special Qualifications:

Must possess or be capable of possessing the Assessment Administrative Technician (A.A.T) Certificate.

The Town of Voluntown is an Affirmative-Action, Equal- Opportunity Employer for minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities

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