The town of Otis is seeking qualified applicants to join our team as a full-time (32hours/week) Principal Assessor. The Principal Assessor serves under the direction of the Board of Assessors and Selectboard while overseeing the town’s assessing functions. This position serves as the primary staff member responsible for providing comprehensive administrative and technical duties, including customer service and office administration.
The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws related to municipal property assessment for tax purposes. The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and working knowledge of computerized appraisal systems programs and GIS applications. Willingness to be flexible, prioritize tasks, work independently, maintain detailed recordkeeping processes, provide excellent customer service skills, and maintain a professional demeanor in an environment with continually changing priorities are required.
Preferred qualifications include an associate’s degree in business administration or a related field; three to five years of successful work experience, including field work. Extensive knowledge of MA municipal real and personal property tax law, property assessment, and taxation techniques and practices. Minimum four years’ experience preferred in a municipal setting, a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor is preferred. Salary range $41,749-$58,456/Annual (DOQ).
Interested applicants should submit a resume and town of Otis Employment Application to:
Brandi Page, Town Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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