City of Binghamton, New York

Assessor

July 30, 2019 - 3:44pm -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
7/30/2019
Location: 
Department of Assessment
Salary: 
$55,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

This is a professional and technical work in the valuation of parcels of real property in the City for tax purposes.  The work is performed under the general direction of the appointing authority.  Supervision is exercised over the work of Appraisers, Property Manager and clerical staff.  Advisory service is available from the County Director of Real Property Services and the Division of Equalization and Assessment.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 

THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR APPOINTED ASSESSORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. (a) Graduation from high school, or possession of an accredited high school equivalency diploma; and
  1.  2 (two) 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:
  1.  Graduation from an accredited 2 (two) year college and one year of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision; OR
  1.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college and six months of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision or graduation  from an accredited four-year college and written commitment from the county director that the county will provide training in assessment administration, approved by the State Board, within a six-month period; OR
  1.  Certification by the State Board as a candidate for assessor

SPECIAL NOTEIn evaluating the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision, the following conditions shall apply:

  1. If the assessor has been previously certified by the State Board as a State certified assessor pursuant to Section 188-2.1 of this Subpart while serving as an elected assessor, such certification is equivalent to one year of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision of it has not expired:
  2. For the purpose of crediting full-time paid experience, a minimum of 30-hour per week shall be deemed as full-time employment:
  3. Three years of part-time paid experience as sole assessor or as chairman of the board of assessors shall be credited as one year of full-time paid experience, and five years of part-time paid experience as a member of a board of assessors shall be credited as one year of full-time paid experience, and five years of part-time paid experience as a member of a board of assessors shall be credited as one year of full-time paid experience.  Paid part-time experience in excess of these amounts shall be credited:
  4. 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
  5. In no case shall be less than six months of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision be acceptable with the exception of country training as provided for in paragraph (1)(b) of this subdivision be acceptable with the exception of county training as provided for in paragraph (3) of this subdivision.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTMust possess New York State certified General Appraiser License and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

 

Typical Work Activities: 

Annually values and revalues each parcel of real property;  Utilizes and maintains current tax maps and appraisal cards;  May seek county advisory services in determining values of certain parcels;  Attends all hearings of the Board of Assessment Review;  Makes changes in assessments in accordance with Law as directed by the Board of Assessment Review;  Appoints and trains an Acting Assessor to perform as needed;  Attends the public examination of the tentative assessment roll at times prescribed by Law:  Receives complaints field and transmits them to the Board of Assessment Review;  Prepares reports of assessment activities as required by the appointing authority or the Division of Equalization and Assessment:  Provides the school district a copy of the current pertinent portion of the assessment roll:  Supervises and trains appraisal staff members in the technique of appraisal and assessment;  Reviews and makes determinations with respect to applications for tax exemptions;  Supervises activities of IN-REM, foreclosure and City owned properties;  Supervises marketing and auditing of City properties and the daily maintenance of properties.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Comprehensive knowledge of making and appraisal of all types of real property including industrial, commercial and other complex properties;  comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of real property valuation and assessment, comprehensive knowledge of residential and commercial building construction methods, materials and their costs;  comprehensive knowledge of law governing the valuation and assessment of real property;  comprehensive knowledge of deeds and related property records;  ability to make and review arithmetic computations and speed and accuracy;  ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, municipal officials and the Assessment Review Board;  ability to plan, work and supervise the work of others;  integrity;  tact and courtesy;  good judgment; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including work processing, spreadsheet and databases at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.