DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is responsible professional level work involving valuation of each parcel of real property in a municipality for tax purposes and preparation of annual assessment rolls. Responsibilities also include performing professional valuation for assessment of real property in a city or town. Work is performed under general direction of the Town Supervisor and/or Town Board, and is subject to advisory input of the County Director of Real Property Tax Services and the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services. Supervision is exercised over the work of appraisal and clerical staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
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: Thorough knowledge of making an appraisal of all types of real property including industrial, commercial and other complex properties; thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of real property valuation and assessment; thorough knowledge of residential and commercial building construction methods, materials and their costs; thorough knowledge of laws governing the valuation and assessment of real property; thorough knowledge of deeds and related property records; ability to make and review arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, municipal officials and the Assessment Review Board; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; integrity; tact; courtesy; good judgment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
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.
QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE NOTE: Per CRR-NY 20 Section 8188-2.2, required experience as described above “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, preparations of signed valuation or appraisal estimates or reports using cost, income or market data approaches to value. Mere listing of real property estimates or reports or other published asking prices is not qualifying experience.”
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Completion of basic course(s) of training prescribed by the State Board of Equalization and Assessment within six (6) months of appointment.
Minimum qualifications are established by State Board of Real Property Tax Services (formerly State Board of Equalization and Assessment), in accordance with 20 CRR-NY 8188-2.2.
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Non-Competitive Class - Towns