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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves non-professional duties in gathering information and details about real properties for presentation to the Assessor. The incumbent of this position does not perform appraisals of real property. Work is performed under direct supervision of the Town Assessor Supervision of others is not a requirement. Performs related work as required.


  • Performs field inspections of properties and takes measurements of buildings and other structures to update assessor's records regarding new construction and additions and to verify existing information;
  • Reviews building plans;
  • Sketches building and structure details for property record cards;
  • Assists the public via phone and office visits regarding inventory and assessment information;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good powers of observation; good judgment; familiarity with the field of real estate and assessment; ability to read, comprehend and make simple sketches, maps and plans; mathematical ability; ability to take measurements of real property; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to prepare simple written reports; ability to deal effectively and cooperatively with the general public; accuracy; neatness; tact; diplomacy.


  1. Associate's degree; or
  2. Graduation from high school or possession of comparable diploma and two (2) years of business experience, one (1) year of which shall have been in the area of real estate, title searching or assessment records; or
  3. Graduation from high school and three (3) years of business experience; or
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a), b) and c) above.

NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTAccess to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.


12/00; 1/01; 1/09

Competitive Class

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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