Contact name: Tracey Williams
Area code and phone number: 845-340-3490
Full street address: 244 Fair Street Kingston, NY 12401
Job title: Real Property Tax Service Specialist
Salary range or hourly rate: 30.16/hour
IAO preferred? No
Municipality/county: Ulster County
Qualifications needed: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's degree and three (3) years of full-time paid experience in real property tax services and real property assessment administration; OR B. High school graduation or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five (5) years of full-time paid experience in real property tax services and real property assessment administration.
Certification needed: None
Brief job description: Works under direct supervision to the Real Property Director. Assists in maintaining real property parcel history database, calculates 520s for county/town tax extension, PILOT billing, coordinates Board of Assessment Review Training, performs a variety of clerical duties, assists the public, as well as other Real Property duties.
Deadline to apply: Until Filled
Contact name: Jackie DeCicco
Area code and phone number: 845-334-3921
Full street address: City of Kingston City Hall 420 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401
Job title: Deputy Assessor
Salary range or hourly rate: 60,306
IAO preferred? No
Municipality/county: City of Kingston
Qualifications needed: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of a High School Equivalency diploma AND A. Successful completion of two (2) years of study at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and one (1) year of experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property; OR B. Three (3) years’ experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property; or C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
Certification needed: None
Brief job description:
The City of Kingston is looking for a full-time Deputy Assessor to work in the Department of Assessment and report to the City Assessor. The Deputy Assessor performs specialized assessment work, assisting the Assessor in various phases of real property tax assessment and evaluation of real property throughout the City of Kingston. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assessor with wide leeway provided for the use of independent judgment on issues covered by law or policy. Supervision is exercised over the work of assessment aides, data collector and clerical employees. Typical work activities include assisting in the evaluation of all types of real estate; record ownership information and changes into the assessment record electronically in the NYS Real Property Systems database and on the property record card; searches property records and tax maps to correctly identify parcels or portions intended for transfer of title; enters changes in assessment rolls and advises other departments off changes which have occurred; maintains records and prepares correspondence and reports relating to tax exemptions; accept, review, qualify or disqualify exemption applications that fall under Real Property Tax Law; record all in the electronic Real property Systems Database; answers inquiries on individual problems and on various programs, goals and objectives of the Office; alters tax maps in rough draft for use within the Assessor's Office and notifies technical employees and outside engineering firms of need to correct maps and records; may perform field checks to assist in the assessment of real property; may assist in the public examination of the tentative and final assessment roll at time prescribed by law; prepares miscellaneous reports and records as required. The qualified candidate will possess strong organizational skills with attention to detail; be able to effectively communicate assessment matters to the public, public officials, assessment staff and the City Assessor; working knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of real property appraisal and assessment; working knowledge of laws governing the valuation and assessment of real property; working knowledge of deeds and related property records; ability to make arithmetic, algebraic and geometric computations with speed and accuracy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, municipal officials, coworkers and others; ability to correctly identify and transfer property lines to maps, in rough draft form, as described in deeds and legal documents; ability to maintain records and to prepare periodic reports on such records; ability to be able to resource material online with regards to all aspects of assessment; ability to work efficiently and independently; integrity; initiative; good judgement; tact and courtesy; good observation skills; mental alertness; physical condition commensurate with the demand of the position; ability to use and efficiently work with assessment software. Qualified candidates with a background in real property tax assessment, real property tax law, real estate appraisal, real estate sales, public administration, construction project management, architecture, or relevant life experiences preferred.
Deadline to apply: 11/30/2023
Contact name: Jason Vinette
Area code and phone number: 585-336-6007
Full street address: 1280 Titus Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617
Job title: Assessor
Salary range or hourly rate: $77,290 - $80,381 (depending on experience)
IAO preferred? No
Municipality/county: Town of Irondequoit (Monroe County)
Qualifications needed: The State Board of Real Property Services must approve the application of a candidate for appointed Assessor prior to appointment. No person may be appointed to this title until the State Board has determined that they are qualified. A copy of the Office of Real Property Services qualification determination letter will be submitted to the Monroe County Department of Human Resources by the municipality prior to the appointment taking effect. Please see the Monroe County Civil Service job specification at https://cs.monroecounty.gov/mccs/spec/view/25 for additional details on qualifications. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you are appointed, you will be required to possess a valid license to operate a vehicle in New York State.
Certification needed: No
Brief job description: The Town of Irondequoit is looking to fill the position of Sole Appointed Assessor. Assessors are appointed to a six (6) year term of office by the Town Board and must meet minimum qualifications as established by the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance Office of Real Property Tax Services. An appointed Assessor must also comply with the applicable continuing education requirements set forth by New York State. This appointment will serve the remainder of the vacated term expiring September 30, 2025. JOB SUMMARY: Plans, administers, and provides overall supervision of property appraisal programs for assessment purposes; ensures adherence to Real Property Tax Law; maintains appropriate level of qualified staff to ensure work is completed to achieve overall department goals. Organizes, plans, and directs the activities of field assessment personnel. Supervises the preparation of the assessment roll and the maintenance of assessment records. Supervises and participates in the preparation of a record file of all real properties. Schedules, assigns, supervises and evaluates support staff. Responds to inquiries regarding assessed valuation. Reviews deeds for accuracy in property and deed descriptions. Administers the effects of changing property boundaries of existing parcels. Attends grievance hearings and makes comments to the “Board of Assessment Review” regarding appeals of assessed valuation and administrates the Board’s determinations. Represents the Town in defending assessments appealed to the appropriate court and State Tax Commission. Administers and enforces the real property tax exemption programs. Communicates with the Town Board, Monroe County Director of Real Property Tax Service, school districts, planning boards, zoning boards and the Town Attorney.
Deadline to apply: December 11, 2023
Contact name: Allison Koczur
Area code and phone number: 716-941-6518
Full street address: 8500 Boston State Rd. Boston, New York 14025
Job title: Assessment Clerk, PT
Salary range or hourly rate
IAO preferred? No
Municipality/county: Town of Boston, Erie County
Qualifications needed: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years of business experience, one (1) year of which involved the assessment or sale of real property, title searching or clerical work involving assessment records, and the ability to work accurately, communicate effectively, and utilize office practices and computer systems. Preferable Skills: Familiarity with the field of real estate and assessment; good knowledge of modern office practices, computers, terminology, procedures and equipment, mathematical ability; ability to make simple sketches, maps and plans; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to plan and organize clerical work; ability to deal effectively with the public; ability to get along well with others; resourcefulness; initiative; accuracy; neatness; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Certification needed: N/A
Brief job description: Enters new assessments and changes in assessments on computer and on various other records; Checks changes on assessment maps; Assists with apportionment of property; Assists in computing land and improvement valuations; Prepares and summarizes assessment data; Checks accuracy of total and special district assignments; Answers requests for information concerning assessments, inventory and land locations; Assists with the compilation of information for board of review and reports for the County and the State; Records board of review decisions; Accepts and evaluates various applications for exemptions.
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2023
Contact name: Ide Marshall
Area code and phone number: 585-396-4249
Full street address: 3019 County Complex Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424
Job title: Real Property Tax Aide
Salary range or hourly rate: $36,056 ($18.49/hr)
IAO preferred? No
Municipality/county: Ontario County - Real Property Tax Services To apply - go to https://ontario-portal.mycivilservice.com/ and apply under Current Vacancies
Qualifications needed: Possession of an Associate's Degree or higher OR Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND two (2) years of full-time paid experience, or its part-time equivalent, in a law or insurance office, real estate or abstract office or a closely related agency dealing with real property related records such as: deeds, property transfer reports, title searches, tax maps, surveys, appraisal reports, closing statements or other legal instruments and records.
Certification needed: No
Brief job description: The work involves responsibility for maintaining real property records including deeds, tax maps and other assessment records in the Real Property Tax Office. Other duties include answering questions regarding real property issues such as rates, exemptions and access to deeds and maps as well as assisting in the preparation of assessment and tax rolls. Work is performed under the general supervision of Assessment Control Clerks. Does related work as required. Appointment will be on a provisional basis pending a civil service exam to be held at a later date.
Deadline to apply: November 30, 2023 or until filled.
Name: Michael Zazzara
Contact name: Michael Zazzara, Assessor
Area code and phone number: 585-428-6087
Full street address: City Hall 30 Church Street, Room 101A Rochester, New York 14614-1299
Job title: Commercial Appraiser
Salary range or hourly rate: $79,818-$105,243 Plus set monthly mileage
IAO preferred? No.
Municipality/county: City of Rochester, Monroe County
Qualifications needed: Minimum of three (3) years experience performing property appraisals which included appraisal of income producing properties such as apartments, office space, small retail, dining establishments, mixed use properties, etc.
Certification needed: New York State Certified General Appraiser preferred, but not necessary.
Brief job description: DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a professional position responsible for appraising complex non-homestead (non-residential) properties. The employee is involved with the appraisal of all types of property but primarily values apartments, commercial, industrial, utility and special-use properties for assessment purposes. The duties of the position are performed under general supervision of the City Assessor. Related work is performed as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Estimates property values by using the market approach and/or the income approach to value; Reviews non-residential property values and recommends assessments by comparing sales and physical information of similar properties; Performs quadrennial re-assessments on all commercial properties within the City; Inspects non-residential properties to gather information on condition of structure(s) or improvements for assessments, exemptions, permit issuance, or in response to taxpayer complaints; Estimates future assessments and potential taxes on unimproved properties by reviewing developed plans with property owners, appraisers, bank personnel and attorneys; Collects data and calculates assessments for various utility, railroad, and telecommunications property; Reviews potential development proposals supplied by the City to determine commercial property assessments and potential taxes on those properties; Reviews annual New York State Office of Real Property Service Special Franchise Assessment of utility property located in the public right of way and lodges objections accompanied by supporting information in situations were the assessments appear inaccurate; Analyzes property sales information to verify arm's length transactions suitable for use as comparable properties and adjusts for location, financing, etc., and maintains a non-residential sales file; Reviews assessments at the request of the City’s Law Department to determine if they are defensible in response to litigation against the City and may testify in court proceedings where necessary; Provides technical assistance to subordinates in the more complex appraisals of industrial, commercial, franchise and special purpose properties; Confers with property owners regarding projected assessments based on property rehabilitation plans and advises owners of any abatement programs available to them; Prepares budget projections for the Bureau, with direction from the City’s Assessor; Coordinates and provides technical and administrative services to the Board of Assessment Review. ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of all classes of property assessment procedures; Knowledge of types of property data collection procedures; Knowledge of computation for embellishments; Knowledge of property use codes; Knowledge of types of construction such as wood frame, masonry, curtain wall, etc.; Knowledge of building styles; Knowledge of economic principles as they apply to real estate, e.g., supply and demand; Knowledge of basic statistics and sampling techniques; Ability to apply appropriate valuation method(s) for each appraisal assignment; Ability to read and understand tax maps; Skill in oral communication; Ability to deal tactfully with various types of people. Ability to read and understand legal documents pertaining to real estate such as leases, purchase agreements, contracts and easements; FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: All of the entry level knowledge, skills and abilities PLUS: Knowledge of exemption laws and applicable forms; Knowledge of City, Department and Bureau policies and goals; Knowledge of state special franchise utility property laws; Knowledge of federal railroad property laws; Knowledge of City’s budget process. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school or GED PLUS A, B, or C: A. Possession of one of the following certifications: 1. Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) certification issued by the International Association of Assessing Officers ( IAAO). 2. Member Appraisal Institute (MAI) certification issued by the Appraisal Institute (AI). 3. Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) certification issued by the Appraisal Institute (AI). 4. Independent Fee Appraiser (IFA) certification issued by the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA). 5. General Accredited Appraiser (GAA) certification issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). 6. Residential Accredited Appraiser (RAA) certification issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). OR B. Possession of one of the following New York State Real Estate License or Certifications: 1. State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser 2. State Certified Residential Appraiser 3. State Certified General Appraiser OR C. Three (3) years of experience performing property appraisals which included appraisal of income producing properties such as multiple residents office space, small retail, dining establishments, mixed use properties, etc. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid New York State Class D license at time of appointment AND availability of a vehicle for use during working hours. This requirement must be maintained throughout employment in this title.
Deadline to apply: November 22, 2023