Principal Assessor

The Town of Lunenburg seeks qualified applicants for a Principal Assessor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Supporting the Board of Assessors with the administration and conduct of the duties of the office including maintenance of the property database, valuation and classification of property, commitment of taxes, grant of exemptions and abatements, apportionment of betterments, and admin of excises. Works under the direction of the Board of Assessors to serve the taxpayers of the Town by valuation and classification of property in accordance with standards set by MGL through the practice of policies and procedures that promote good public relations, provide user friendly access to data, maximize resources, and maintain equity, accuracy, and fairness. Supervises one part time Administrative Assessing Assistant. May supervise one Senior Tax- Work Off individual.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree (preferred); Associate's Degree with courses in business, finance and property assessment required; three to five years’ experience in the real estate or appraisal field, including experience in the valuation of property for tax purposes in accordance with modern assessment principles. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. DOR Course 101, including completion of Classification Training Workshop. Current Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (M.A.A.) designation is preferred or must be achieved within two years of date of hire.

Must have knowledge of assessment practices and procedures and of Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to assessment. General knowledge of residential, commercial, and industrial building construction. General knowledge of mapping, surveying, zoning, and deeds. Knowledge of Excel, Municipal Accounting software, and Mass. Appraisal CAMA Systems; MUNIS and VISION preferred. Ability to lift up 15 pounds and possess a valid MA driver’s license.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), benefited position. Pay Range: $37.08/hr-$45.60/hr. Please send resume and employment application, available on the Town website, to Julie Belliveau, Assistant Town Manager/HR Director, PO Box 135, Lunenburg, MA 01462 or to jbelliveau@lunenburgonline.com. This position will remain open until filled, with preference given to applicants who file on or before by December 3, 2021. AA/EOE.

Submission Deadline 
Friday, December 3, 2021

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