City of Binghamton, New York

Real Property Tax Aide

April 7, 2021 - 3:29pm -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
Department of Assessment
$30,333.00 per year
Last Date To File: 
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

This is clerical work involving the receipt and processing of documents and records on the assessment of properties.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assessor and his assistants and the incumbent may on occasion provide new employees on-the-job training for the position of Real Property Tax Aide.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 

A.        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and one year of full-time clerical experience, involving the maintaining, processing and recording of documents on real property assessments, requiring the operation of a personal computer or other data entry device;  or

B.         Two years of clerical experience involving entering and retrieving data using a personal computer or other data entry device.

Typical Work Activities: 

Maintains records of real property transfer deeds and maintains the changes on tax maps; Identifies errors on tax rolls and makes corrections as directed; Records deeds, wills and changes that involve property title transfers on owners cards, deed sheets and in-field book, and prepares copies for water, sewer, code enforcement and real property tax office; Receives, checks and processes old age exemption applications and brings office records and field books up to date on exemptions;  receives, checks and processes requests for veterans as well as tax exemptions of property owned by religious and not-for-profit organizations; Types correspondence, maintains and files documents, letters and memoranda;  Answers telephone inquiries on real property taxes and exemptions;  Performs a variety of work and research in support of the Assessor and technical employees within the office;  Process information and documents in the County Clerk’s Office as well as with banks on the status of property deeds, mortgages and related material.


Working knowledge of real property valuation and assessment;  Working knowledge of the New York State Real Property Tax law and local policy; Working knowledge of modern office terminology, procedures, equipment and business English; Ability to read and understand property deeds, maps and other documents of a legal nature relating to property valuation and assessment.; Ability to deal effectively with the public; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to operate a personal computer or other data entry device and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases as an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Good knowledge of the practices and procedures in processing and maintaining assessment records including the receipt and recording of applications for property exemptions;  working knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing the exemption of properties from taxes;  skill in the operation of office equipment; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Ability to understand and interpret written information; ability to make arithmetic computations accurately; clerical aptitude; thoroughness;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.