TITLE: Director of Real Property Tax Services
RATE OF PAY: Starting Salary--$93,497/year with comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays, paid leave, 2% match to deferred compensation, option for full health and dental insurance, wellness program, EAP, professional development training, and NYS Retirement pension.
TO APPLY: Visit https://ontario-portal.mycivilservice.com/ to apply.
DEADLINE: June 9, 2023
Contact name: Palmyra Town Board, c/o Irene Unterborn, Town Clerk
Area code and phone number: 315-597-4890
Full street address: 1180 Canandaigua Rd Palmyra NY 14522
Job title: Appointed Assessor
Salary range or hourly rate: Salary will commensurate with qualifications, and hours are negotiable. Immediate opening.
IAO preferred? Not necessarily
Municipality/county: Palmyra NY - Wayne County
The Assessor is responsible for annually valuing and re-valuing real property within the Town/Village of Palmyra. The Assessor works with the community to understand concerns and up hold the law as directed by the Board of Assessment Review. They are responsible for communicating effectively with various stakeholders regarding valuation and re-valuation services. The Assessor is charged with maintain, preparing and submitting all reports of assessment activities as required. They direct the work of support staff and consultants as related to the department. They are responsible for creating and maintaining a departmental budget and work plan.
Graduation from high school or possession of an accredited 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. New York State Certified Assessor preferred.
Brief job description:
The Assessor is responsible for the valuation of approximately 2,900 properties (located both in the town and the village). They are charged with overseeing assessment and valuation in a fair and equitable manner. The Assessor must possess the knowledge to assist in appraising all types of real property and the theories, principles and practices of real property valuation and assessment. They are responsible for continued learning and growth related to residential and commercial building construction methods, materials and their costs, as well as the law governing the valuation and assessment of real property. The work of the Assessor is performed under the supervision of the Town Board. Supervision is exercised by the Assessor over clerical staff or consultants. Advisory support is available from the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services and the Wayne County Real Property Tax Department.
Deadline to apply: Applications will be received until June 5th, 2023. Please send letter of interest, including resume, education courses, experience, and references to: Palmyra Town Board, c/o Town Clerk Office, 1180 Canandaigua Rd, Palmyra NY 14522
Real Property Appraiser, Town of Greenburgh, Posted 4/19/23
Contact name: Amie M Hendrix
Area code and phone number: 3157196394
Full street address: 47 Castle Street, Geneva NY
Job title: Assessor
Salary range or hourly rate: $80,500
IAO preferred? Yes
Municipality/county: City of Canandaigua City of Geneva
Qualifications needed: The City Assessor is responsible for annually valuing and re-valuing each parcel of real property within both municipal jurisdictions. They work in coordination with County partners and are supported by the Board of Assessment Review. The City Assessor works with the community to understand concerns and uphold the law as directed by the Board of Assessment review. They are responsible for communicating effectively with various stakeholders regarding valuation and re-valuation services. The City Assessor is charged with maintaining, preparing and submitting all reports of assessment activities as required by each City and the State Board of Equalization and Assessment. They direct the work of support staff and consultants as related to their department. They are responsible for creating and maintaining a departmental budget and workplan.
Certification needed: Graduation from high school or possession of an accredited 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.
Brief job description: The cities of Geneva and Canandaigua collaborate to host a shared Assessor which serves both communities in this joint role. Supported by 1 FTE of shared staff in each community, the Assessor is responsible for the valuation of just over 7,000 properties between both cities and is charged with overseeing assessments and valuations in a fair and equitable manner. The valuations enable the efficient and effective collection of revenue for the City of Geneva and City of Canandaigua. The Assessor must posses the knowledge to assist in appraising all types of real property and the theories, principles and practices of real property valuation and assessment. They are responsible for continued learning and growth related to residential and commercial building construction methods, materials and their costs, as well as the laws governing the valuation and assessment of real property. The work of the Assessor is performed under the supervision of both Cities, reporting to the Canandaigua City Manager and the Geneva City Comptroller. Supervision is exercised by the Assessor over clerical and appraisal staff or consultants. Advisory support is available from the Ontario County Director of Real Property Tax Services and the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services.
Deadline to apply: April 21, 2023
Contact name: Town Clerk Nanci T. Russell
Area code and phone number: 315-369-6799
Full street address: PO Box 157 Old Forge, NY 13420
Job title: Real Property Assessor
Salary range or hourly rate: $59,000-$63,000
IAO preferred? No
Municipality/County: Town of Webb/Herkimer County
Qualifications needed: Interested Applicants must currently be a New York State Certified Assessor. An Applicants year of experience, serving as an appointed assessor, shall be considered as an important factor. In addition the candidate shall possess and exhibit excellent computer, communication and organizational skills. . An Applicants year of experience, serving as an appointed assessor, shall be considered as an important factor. In addition the candidate shall possess and exhibit excellent computer, communication and organizational skills.
Certification needed: New York State Certified Assessor.
Brief job description: The Assessor will be responsible for determining the estimated value of all real properties in the Township. This determination shall be in accordance with all applicable Statutes including, but not limited to New York State Real Property Tax Law and current New York State Office of Real Property Services (NYSORPS) Guidelines and Procedures. The Assessor directs, administers and supervises all the work and the undertakings of the Assessor’s Office. He/She will be responsible for the management and performance of staff members (currently 2 fulltime) and all contractual service providers to ensure that: • The Town maintains assessments at a uniform percentage of market value each year. • The public is kept fully informed through open communication and Public Relations practices that exemplify extraordinary service. • The concerns and questions of individual taxpayers regarding their assessed values are reviewed in a timely and professional manner in accordance with NYSORPS standards. • The Town complies with New York State and Herkimer County Office of Real Property Services requirements.
Deadline to apply: Letters of interest with resume attached, including salary history and expectations should be submitted prior to May 1, 2023
Contact name: Russell W Pokorny
Area code and phone number: 518-669-6459
Full street address: 2192 Berne-Altamont Rd., Altamont NY
Job title: sole assessor
Salary range or hourly rate: $13,112 annual
IAO preferred? probably not necessary
Municipality/county: Town of Knox
Qualifications needed: experienced assessor
Certification needed: yes, I think that is necessary to be certified.
Brief job description: Knox has about 1500 parcels, about 140 veterans, about 150 ag exemptions. Average attendance on grievance day is from zero to 4 people.
Deadline to apply: asap, the opening is July 1st.
Contact name: Michelle Nicodemus
Area code and phone number: 585-359-7034
Full street address: 475 Calkins Rd
Job title: Real Property Appraiser
Salary range or hourly rate: 48,000 - 50,000
IAO preferred? n/a
Municipality/county: Town of Henrietta Vehicle provided for field work Low safety risk community Excellent schedule and benefits
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: • Evaluates all types of real estate, analyzes appraisal reports. • Conducts field inspections for data collection purposes and takes pictures. • Reviews deeds, maps and other property-related records to extract and update pertinent information. • Accurately updates real property software and related programs with new information and/or discrepancies. • Attends taxpayer grievance/complaint hearings and provides supporting documentation to board members. • Confers with taxpayers, colleagues and the Assessor to explain factors used in determining valuation. Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Good knowledge of the practices and procedures of real property sales and valuation. • Good knowledge of legal terminology used in deeds, liens, property descriptions, and tax records. • Working knowledge of government organization and functions, especially as they relate to property tax. • Service-oriented individual with ability to be consistently tactful and accommodating. • Ability to remain calm and, at times, practice de-escalation techniques. • Ability to organize materials and follow processes and procedures in accordance with Real Property Tax Law. • Ability to work efficiently while maintaining a high level of accuracy. • Ability to use care in handling sensitive and confidential materials. • Valid license to operate a vehicle in NYS.
Certification needed: Appraisal certification is preferred. but considering a provisional appointment.
Brief job description: This professional appraisal position involves the responsibility of appraising real property for the purpose of property valuation and obtaining a variety of data for property tax purposes. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Town Assessor. Additionally, consideration will be given to a competent and motivated individual with viable experience involving real property. Supervision may be exercised over the work of clerical staff. Does related work as required.
Deadline to apply: 3/17/2023
Contact name: Paul Wiley
Area code and phone number: 845-291-2494
Full street address: 255 Main Street Goshen, NY 10924
Job title: Assistant Director of Real Property Tax Services
Salary range or hourly rate: $62,457.65 - $102,373.73 depending on experience
IAO preferred? Yes
Municipality/county: Orange County, NY
(A) Bachelor's degree or higher and three (3) years of experience as a municipal Assessor or appraising real property, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR (B) Associate’s degree or completion of sixty (60) credits and five (5) years of experience as outlined in (A) above, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; OR (C) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and seven (7) years of experience as outlined in (A) above, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; or (D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C)
Certification needed: A NYS Assessor Certification or valid NYS Real Estate Appraisal certification/license may be substituted for two (2) years of the required work experience.
Brief job description:
Resumes are being accepted for the vacancy of Assistant Director of Real Property Tax Services. The nature of this appointment is provisional pending outcome of a Civil Service Exam. Examination to be announced at a later date. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director of Real Property Tax Services in establishing and maintaining comprehensive real property tax service programs. The position also involves responsibility for the management of County-owned properties including coordination of activities related to their acquisition, use, development and sale. This professional and administrative position is responsible for assisting in providing accurate, timely information and advice on real property appraisal, equalization and assessment. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Real Property in accordance with policies and procedures established in accordance with NYS Real Property Tax Law. Supervision is exercised over department staff in the Director's absence.
Deadline to apply: Applications accepted until position is filled
Contact name: Michael S. Zazzara, Assessor
Area code and phone number: 585-428-6087
Full street address: City of Rochester Bureau of Assessment 30 Church Street, Room 101A Rochester, New York 14614-1299
Job title: Real Property Appraiser
Salary range or hourly rate: $54,331 to $72,019
IAO preferred? N/A
Municipality/county: City of Rochester The City of Rochester offers a generous employee benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision, in addition to personal, vacation and paid holidays.
Qualifications needed: See below
Certification needed: See below
Brief job description:
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position involves the inspection and valuation of property in the City of Rochester. Incumbents and other Bureau staff are responsible for the annual assessment roll required by New York State law. The work is performed under the general supervision of higher-level assessment personnel. Related work is performed as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Determines values and assessments by using applicable approaches to valuation; Inspects residential and commercial properties in order to gather information about the use and condition of the structure and site, such as the type of dwelling, classification, occupancy, number of rooms, grades of materials, square footage, etc., following established procedures; Contacts property owners by telephone and in writing to set up appointments for inspections or other appropriate purposes; Interviews property owners and others to collect financial information, such as sales data, type of mortgage, income and expenses; Analyzes sales-related data, by gathering information about recent sales and reviewing information such as deeds, closing documents, multiple listing service information, etc.; Answers questions generated by the public, such as those concerning billing, taxes, refuse charges, embellishments, assessments, and reasons for inspections, both orally and in writing; Analyzes income and expense data to determine value of commercial properties; Analyzes market sales and net income to determine appropriate capitalization rates, vacancy rates, and income and expense ratios; Advises property owners of available statutory property tax exemptions; Inspects properties to determine eligibility for statutory property tax exemptions, and updates residential exemptions; Builds subdivisions on the assessment roll; Defends value determinations at Board of Assessment Review and Small Claims hearings; Prepares presentations for the Board of Assessment Review and Small Claims hearings, by documenting value comparisons; As needed, answers inquiry phone lines and assists the public at the walk-in counter; Assists in on-the-job training of other appraisers in correct ways of collecting information and assessing property. ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of safety considerations in the field; Knowledge of how to determine a neighborhood and of neighborhood types; Knowledge of how to construct and use a comparable sales grid; Knowledge of house styles, such as ranch, Cape Cod, duplex, bi-level, etc; Knowledge of the types of building construction, such as wood frame, masonry, etc; Knowledge of commercial and industrial building construction types; Knowledge of data collection methods; Knowledge of the cost, market, and income approaches to real property valuation; Ability to select similar sales properties for comparison and to collect data needed to inventory properly; Ability to make distinctions between different types of buildings and living space, observing details and surroundings; Ability to distinguish between finished and unfinished areas and determine interior and exterior condition of properties; Ability to determine the quality of kitchens and bathrooms, and the quality of construction in general; Ability to read and understand tax maps; Ability to distinguish between finished and unfinished areas and determine interior and exterior condition of properties;
Deadline to apply: Open until filled