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The Town of Greenwich is seeking to fill the following
announcement is to fill a 6-year term, 10/01/2019 – 09/30/2025.
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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
- Receives complaints filed and transmits them to the Board of Assessment
- 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
- Reviews and makes determinations with respect to applications for tax
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL
- Good knowledge of making appraisals of various types of real property which are regularly
- good knowledge of the theory; principles and practices of real property valuation and
- good knowledge of residential and commercial building construction methods, materials and
- good knowledge of laws governing the valuation and assessment of real
- good knowledge of deeds and related property records;
- ability to make and review arithmetic computations with speed and
- 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;
- 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
- 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
- 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;
- Certification by the State Board as a candidate for assessor;
- In evaluating the experience described in subparagraph (1)(ii) of this subdivision, the
following conditions shall apply:
- 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;
- for the purpose of crediting full-time paid experience, a minimum of 30-hour per week
shall be deemed as full-time employment;
- 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;
- 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
- 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.
Town of Greenwich is seeking to fill the following
Board of Assessment Review
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
- 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.