New Hampshire Municipal Association
New Hampshire Municipal Association

Assessing Director - Tax Assessor

Town of Scarborough, Maine

The Town of Scarborough is seeking a full-time Assessor to lead a small team working in the assessment of property taxes. Work involves the evaluation and assessment of all taxable property within the Town and the administration of varied records necessary to administer the property-taxing program. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Town Manager and assignments are carried out with technical independence subject to general policy guidelines and are checked for results obtained and through state or local review and appeal.

Duties include planning and organizing fieldwork; making field checks on new construction and renovations and securing varied data for records purposes; maintaining and reviewing the maintenance of official maps, transfers and other records maintained at the assessment office; making and entering computation valuations and other data in valuation commitment books; determining the valuations placed on new, renovated and existing property based on changing market value; maintaining varied property information records necessary for the preparation of assessment rolls; verifying proper names, locations and size of all transfers of property using documents in the Registry of Deeds; reviewing qualifications of tax exempt properties and conferring with local businesses in the listing and inspection of all taxable personal property; providing extensive public information regarding complaints arising from assessments; meeting with taxpayers and resolving disputes; interpreting property tax laws; and making final reviews and approvals of major technical decisions in all assessment program work.

Position requirements: Certified Maine Assessor, or ability to attain CMA within six (6) months of hire, with considerable experience in commercial and residential property assessment; satisfactory completion of a course of study leading to certification in real property appraisal, or graduation from an accredited college program with specialization in property assessment, business or public administration. This position requires knowledge of general State law pertaining to tax assessment, the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with taxpayers, the general public, and employees, and the ability to speak before public groups to present the real properties assessment program. Knowledge of TRIO software preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the Town’s discretion.

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Applications must be received by Sunday, October 1, 2017.

For additional information call (207) 730-4025 or email

-Equal Opportunity Employer-

Closing Date: October 1, 2017