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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  An incumbent of this position is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the office of the elected Board of Assessors of a Town. Extensive contact with the public is required, as is specialized office record keeping. Under general supervision of the Board of Assessors. Performs related duties as required.


  • Assists the public, both at the counter and by telephone, with information regarding assessments;
  • Reads and processes all deeds and property transfers;
  • Enters all assessment data and changes onto field sheets or books, property record cards, assessment roll and on various other records, either manually or by automated systems;
  • Maintains property record folders;
  • Processes all exemptions (Aged, STAR, Veteran’s, Non-Profit) including the initial mailing, keeping track of submissions, and processing in the computer;
  • Prepares and summarizes assessment data;
  • Tracks building permit applications for assessment purposes, including making up cards and copies for assessors to take into the field for data collection;
  • Tracks Small Claims and certiorari cases;
  • Receives grievances and maintains case file for Board of Assessment Review;
  • Maintains tax maps;
  • Forwards tax map changes to County Director of Real Property;
  • Prepares correspondence regarding routine assessment matters;
  • 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.

SUGGESTED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS   Familiarity with the field of real estate and assessment; good knowledge of modern office practices, terminology, procedures, and equipment; mathematical ability; ability to plan and organize; ability to deal effectively with the public; ability to get along with others; resourcefulness; initiative; accuracy; neatness.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years clerical, real estate, or assessment-related experience.


11/02; 4/09

Exempt 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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