Position Available: Assessor

ASSESSOR – $60,000 W/ BENEFITS

This is professional work in the valuation for assessment of real property for tax purposes and the preparation of an annual assessment roll.  Work is performed under the general direction of the municipal legislature or the appointing authority.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of appraisal and clerical staff.  Advisory service is available from the CountyDirector of Real Property Tax Services and the State Board of Equalization and Assessment.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

1.         Annually values and revalues each parcel of real property;

2.         Utilizes and maintains current tax maps and appraisal cards;

3.         May seek county advisory services in determining values of certain parcels;

4.         Attends all hearings of the Board of Assessment Review;

5.         Makes changes in assessments in accordance with law as directed by the Board of Assessment Review;

6.         Appoints and trains an acting Assessor to perform as needed;

7.         Attends the public examination of the tentative assessment roll at times prescribed by law;

8.         Receives complaints filed and transmits them to the Board of Assessment Review;

9.         Prepares reports of assessment activities as required by the appointing authority or the State Board of Equalization and Assessment;

10.       Provides school districts within the assessing unit a copy of the current pertinent portion of the assessment roll;

11.       Supervises and trains appraisal staff members in the techniques of appraisal and assessment;

12.       Reviews and makes determinations with respect to applications for tax exemptions;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Established by State Board of Equalization and Assessment)

See below for detail of minimum qualifications.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

Candidates are subject to pre-employment physical/drug testing.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:

SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:

                                                       CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE

PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

62 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY  12601

THE CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO APPLY.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Established by State Board of Equalization and Assessment)

EITHER:         (1)        (i) Graduation from high school or possession of an accredited high school equivalency diploma, and (ii) two years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property, such as Assessor, Appraiser, Real Estate Broker, Valuation Data Manager, Real Property Appraisal Aide or the like;

OR:                 (2)        Graduation from an accredited two-year college and one year of the experience described in subdivision (1)(ii) of this section;

OR:                 (3)        Graduation from an accredited four-year college and six months of the experience described in subdivision (1)(ii) of this section or graduation from an accredited four year college and a written commitment from the County Director that the county will provide training in assessment administration, approved by the state board, within a six month period;

OR:                 (4)        An equivalent combination of the education and experience described in subdivision (1)                 (ii) of this section, subject to the following:

(i) If the Assessor has been previously certified by the State Board of Equalization and Assessment as a candidate for Assessor pursuant to Subpart 188-3 of its rules, such certification is equivalent to two years of the experience described in subdivision (1)(ii) of this section if it has not expired.

(ii) For the purpose of crediting full-time paid experience, a thirty-hour week shall be deemed as full-time employment.

(iii) Three years of part-time paid experience as sole Assessor or as Chairman of the Board of Assessors shall be credited as one year of full-time paid experience, and five years of part-time paid experience as a member of a Board of Assessor shall be credited as one year of full-time paid experience.  Paid part-time experience in excess of these amounts shall be credited in accordance with these criteria.

(iv) Volunteer experience in an Assessor’s office may be credited as paid experience to the extent that it includes routine tasks such as data collection; calculation of value estimates; preparation of preliminary valuation reports; providing routine assessment information to a computer center; public relations; and review of value estimates, computer output and exemption applications.

(v) In no case shall less than six months of the experience described in subdivision (1)(ii) of this section be acceptable with the exception of county training as provided for in subdivision (3) of this section.

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