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  • Salary Offer Commensurate with Experience
  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 0-12 months
  • Education 2-year degree

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position involves responsibility for determining valuations and assessments of real property within a town, for the purposes of taxation. Employees are appointed to a six (6) year term of office by the Town Board or Town Supervisor, and must meet minimum qualifications as established by the New York State Board of Equalization and Assessment. An appointed Assessor must comply with the applicable continuing education requirements set forth by the State Board of Equalization and Assessment. The work is performed under general supervision of the Town Board. General supervision is exercised over a support staff, which may include Assistants to the Assessor, Real Property Appraisers, and clerical personnel. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES (All need not be performed in a given position. Other related activities may be performed although not listed):

Supervises and leads in the appraisal and assessment of all parcels of land and buildings in a town, for purposes of taxation;

Supervises and participates in the preparation of a record file of all real properties including names of owners, detailed designation, description and valuation;

Supervises the preparation of assessment rolls; Supervises special franchise valuations;

Investigates and prepares detailed reports of findings regarding appeals of assessed valuation of real property;

Supervises the preparation of lists with omitted taxes and their addition to the assessment rolls; Responds to inquiries regarding assessed valuation; Schedules, assigns, supervises and evaluates a support staff;

Attends grievance hearings and makes determinations to the assessment review board regarding appeals of assessed valuations;

Testifies in court regarding assessment determinations, as required;

Maintains professional competency through independent study of tax laws, zoning maps and other material related to real property assessment.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONALCHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of modern real property assessment principles and practices; good knowledge of building construction practices and costs, including values of construction materials, machinery and plant equipment; ability to determine valuations and assessments of real property; ability to plan, supervise and evaluate the work of support personnel; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare record file of real properties; ability to deal effectively with the general public; good judgment; integrity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Section 188-2.4 Minimum qualification standards for appointed assessors. The minimum qualification standards for appointed Assessors are as follows:

(1) (i) Graduation from high school, or possession of an accredited high school equivalency diploma; and

(ii) Two (2) 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 samples 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 experience; OR

Graduation from an accredited two (2) year college and one (1) year of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(ii) of this subdivision; OR

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college and six (6) months of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(ii) of this subdivision or graduation from an accredited four (4) year college and a written commitment from the county director that the county will provide training in assessment administration, approved by the State Board, within a six (6) month period; OR

certification by the State Board as a candidate for assessor.

The following conditions shall apply:

In evaluating the experience described in subparagraph (1)(ii) of this subdivision,

(i) if the assessor has been previously certified by the State Board as a State certified assessor pursuant to section 188-2.1 of the Subpart of the State Board of Real Property Services while serving as an elected assessor, such, certification is equivalent to one (1) year of the experience described in subparagraph (1 )(ii) of this subdivision if it has not expired;

(ii) for the purpose of crediting full-time paid experience, a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week shall be deemed as full-time employment;

(iii) three (3) years of part-time paid experience as sole assessor or as chairman of the board of assessors shall be credited as one (1) year of full-time paid experience, and five (5) years of part-time paid experience as a member of a board of assessors shall be credited as one (1) year of full-time paid experience. Paid part-time experience in excess of these amounts shall be credited;

(iv) 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

(v) in no case shall less than six (6) 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.

NOTE: The State Board of Real Property Services must approve the application of a candidate for appointed Assessor prior to appointment, rather than after appointment as was previously the case. 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 must be submitted to the Monroe County Department of Human Resources by the municipality prior to the appointment taking effect.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Depending on position duties, candidates for employment with Monroe County Government will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

If appointed, you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

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  • Location Irondequoit
  • Full Address 1280 Titus Avenue Rochester, New York 14617
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