Assessor Technician
Town of Brattleboro

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Assist in the appraisals of all real property in the Town of Brattleboro.

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Assessor Technician

Town of Brattleboro
Location:
Brattleboro, Vermont
Wages/Pay:
$20.00 / hour
Experience:
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts soon! (Dec 09, 2019)

Title: Assessor Technician
Department: Office of Assessment

Nature of work:  Performs a variety of para-professional to professional Assessor duties and is responsible for general office and project organization while providing administrative assistance to further the efforts of the Office of Assessment. The Assessor Technician provides a large amount of information to the public and is a main point of contact for questions and customer service. Performs a variety of duties of a complex and responsible nature, involving all tasks relating to the preparation and maintenance of the Grand List and corresponding Tax Bills for the Town of Brattleboro. Duties are done while working in conjunction with the Town Assessor, Assistant Assessor and the Board of Listers.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 37.5 hours per week (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Supervision Received:  Receives supervision from the Town Assessor

Supervision Exercised:  None; works in cooperation with the Assistant Assessor as directed by the Town Assessor.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Use, maintain, manage and configure the software applications specific to the Office of the Assessment.
  • Read and interpret deeds; assists with the processing of subdivisions and boundary line adjustments.
  • Data entry, updating valuation and assessment records on established database.
  • Coordinating information with tax mapping service for annual revisions.
  • Collecting and assimilating information for Grand List; data entry to update the Grand List, including the roll-over of the Grand List each year; Coordinating versions of the Grand List online; Create a Working and an As Billed Grand List annually. Reconciling real estate valuations monthly; creating reports for large mailings and spreadsheets as necessary throughout the year, using the current Grand List software.
  • Manage the Business License program; including updating and maintaining the online business directory; Tracking of new and closed businesses.
  • Assist the Assessor’s with the Business Personal Property Assets reports, including mailings, tracking and calculation of personal property.
  • Assists in management of Warning meetings, posting minutes and agendas of the Board of Listers; Maintaining of Listers’ book.
  • Preparing and mailing change of appraisal notices and notice of hearing results to taxpayers.
  • Participate and maintain the grievance process including maintaining grievance calendar, scheduling, and collecting of grievance requests and preparation of packets.
  • Preparing bills from vendors for the accounts payable department.
  • Assists with updating information for Farm Stabilization & Tax Stabilization agreements.
  • Assist with data entry for Use Value Appraisal; mailing Change of Use notices.
  • Assists with the production and administration of Sales Verification forms; Maintaining Sales reports book.
  • Furnishing the public with homestead allocations, and property valuations and other information upon request; processing homestead declaration forms and altering allocations in both systems.
  • Reviewing Death Certificates and updating ownership records.
  • Maintain the Town Office of Assessment web page; working in collaboration as needed with other Town Depts. in the maintenance of the page.
  • Handling office correspondence; filing, typing, answering phone, collecting data, first point of contact for customer service.
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  • Non-Essential Duties and Tasks: The responsibilities and duties listed above are examples of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Competencies Needed:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education and transferable skills as qualifying, unless specifically stated as required.

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by college level course work, or relevant experience. Administrative/Secretarial and/or Real Estate experience preferred.
  • Must hold valid Vermont Property Assessor Certification for Listers and Assessors or must agree upon hire to commit towards attaining the State certification with an agreed timeline.  – see link below for more information. https://tax.vermont.gov/sites/tax/files/documents/VPACPHandbook.pdf
  • Apply laws, regulations and codes governing the transfer and/or appraisal of real property, Assessment Appeals; Apply legal terminology related to the transfer of real property, and Assessment Appeals.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including the ability to use common computer applications.
  • Ability to work independently on difficult or complex tasks while exercising independent judgement.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in receiving office calls and in making proper disposition of problems and appointments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees from the Town as well as from other agencies and the public.
  • Techniques and practices for dealing with individuals from various socioeconomic and ethnic groups in person, on the telephone and/or any form of communication.
  • Must be able to learn and retain instructions, policies and procedures.

Work Environment: Bending, reaching, lifting, and occasionally moving up to 25 pounds. Frequent sitting. extensive use of computer and keyboard. Must tolerate moderate noise levels and interruptions in an office environment. Work is performed mostly in office setting. Some outdoor work is required to conduct or participate in site visits that may take place in all types of weather & terrain throughout the year.

Union Status: This is a Union position affiliated with Local 98.

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

How to Apply

We would like to get to know you a bit through the following questions. You will be able to upload your resume at the end of the questionnaire. 

 

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