Town of Greenwich, New York
Town of Greenwich, New York

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The Town of Greenwich is seeking to fill the following position:

 

Assessor

  • This announcement is to fill a 6-year term, 10/01/2019 – 09/30/2025.
  • Salaried Position
  • Letters of interest shall be received by the Greenwich Town Clerk, 2 Academy Street, Greenwich, NY 12834 no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • If multiple Letters of Intent are received, applicants must be available to interview with the Town Board at the September 10, 2019 Town Board Meeting.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: 

 

This is professional work in the valuation for assessment of real property for tax purposes and the preparation of an annual assessment roll.  The work is performed under the general direction of the municipal legislator or other appointing authority.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of appraisal and clerical staff.  Advisory consultation is available from the County Director of Real Property Tax Services and the State Board of Equalization and Assessment.  The incumbent does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

 

  • Annually values and revalues each parcel of real property;
  • Utilizes and maintains current tax maps and appraisal cards;
  • May seek county advisory services in determining values of certain parcels;
  • Attends hearings of the Board of Assessment Review;
  • Makes changes in assessments in accordance with law;
  • Appoints and trains an acting Assessor to perform as needed;
  • 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 by the appointing authority or the State Board of Equalization and Assessment;
  • Provides school districts within the assessing unit a copy of the current pertinent portion of the assessment roll;
  • Supervises and trains appraisal staff members in the technique of appraisal and assessment;
  • Reviews and makes determinations with respect to applications for tax exemptions.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

 

  • Good knowledge of making appraisals of various types of real property which are regularly sold;
  • good knowledge of the theory; principles and practices of real property valuation and assessment;
  • good knowledge of residential and commercial building construction methods, materials and their costs;
  • good knowledge of laws governing the valuation and assessment of real property;
  • good knowledge of deeds and related property records;
  • 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 the Assessment Review Board;
  • ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of others;

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; and two years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property, such as assessor, appraiser, valuation data manager, real property appraisal aide or the like.  Such experience shall be deemed satisfactory if it is demonstrated that the experience primarily was gained in the performance of one or more of the following tasks:  collection and recording of property inventory data, preparation of comparable sales analysis reports, preparation of signed valuation or appraisal estimates or reports using cost; income or market data approaches to value.  It shall be the responsibility of the appointee to provide detailed and verified documentation of such experience, including work schedules and examples of finished products.  Mere listing of real property for potential sale, or preparation of asking prices for real estate for potential sale, using multiple listing reports or other published asking prices is not qualifying experience; or
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college and one year of the experience described in subparagraph(1)(ii) of this subdivision; or
  3. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college and six months of the experience described in subparagraph (1) (ii) of this subdivision or graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college and a written commitment from the county director or real property tax services that the county will provide training in assessment administration, approved by the State Board, within a six-month period; or
  4. Certification by the State Board as a candidate for assessor;
  5. In evaluating the experience described in subparagraph (1)(ii) of this subdivision, the following conditions shall apply:
    1. if the assessor has been previously certified by the State Board as a State certified assessor pursuant to section 188-2.1 of this Subpart while serving as an elected assessor, such certification is equivalent to one year of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(ii) of this subdivision if it has not expired;
    2. for the purpose of crediting full-time paid experience, a minimum of 30-hour per week shall be deemed as full-time employment;
    3. 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 assessors shall be accredited as one year of full-time paid experience; Paid part-time experience in excess of these amounts shall be credited;
    4. volunteer experience in an assessor's office may be credited as paid experience to the extent that it includes 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; and
    5. in no case shall less than six months of the experience described in subparagraph (1) (ii) of this subdivision be acceptable with the exception of county training as provided for in paragraph (3) of this subdivision.

 

The Town of Greenwich is seeking to fill the following position:

 

Board of Assessment Review Member

 

The Board of Assessment Review is a five-member administrative review panel appointed by the Town Board to staggered five year terms. The Board meets on Grievance Day, usually on the last Wednesday in May to hear complaints against the current assessment roll. Members meet for a second time to exercise judgement and discretion to render an impartial, objective determination and notify property owners.

 

  • Attending BAR training is mandatory for all Board members.
  • Board Members receive a stipend for their time.
  • The term is 5-years: 10/01/19 – 09/30/2024.
  • Letters of interest shall be received by the Greenwich Town Clerk, 2 Academy Street, Greenwich, NY 12834 no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • If more than one Letter of Intent is received, applicants must be available to interview with the Board at the September 10th Town Board Meeting.

 

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