About the Community:
The Town of Burlington (population 25,552) seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Appraiser/Assessor. Conveniently located 14 miles northwest of Boston and easily accessible from Route 95/128 and Route 3, Burlington is currently home to a robust and diverse collection of commercial enterprises within the retail, life science, technology, and medical sectors. Approximately 150,000 people per day flock to the Town to work, eat, shop, play or take advantage of the numerous outdoor recreation areas. Burlington is home to over 1,500 corporations, 9,100 residential housing units with 73% of housing being single family and 27% multi-family condominiums and rental apartments. There are 700 additional units currently under construction. Our vibrant business community has long been the cornerstone of the identity and financial stability of the Town.
Working under the administrative direction of the Board of Assessors, the Appraiser/Assessor leads a department responsible for appraising and assessing residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property within Burlington, and participates in municipal tax assessment activities. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and motivated professional who enjoys public service and who has the capacity to build trust, including outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, honesty, flexibility, and a proven ability to develop and maintain lasting relationships.
Qualified candidates will have a solid background in real estate appraisal with particular skill in commercial and industrial property, as well as knowledge of the methodology of property assessment. The ideal candidate should possess seasoned leadership experience in a collaborative fashion, sound judgment, strong budgeting skills, and a passion for public service. The candidate must have the capacity to build trust among internal and external constituents including outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, honesty, flexibility, and the ability to develop and maintain lasting relationships. Must have five years of progressively responsible related experience, including experience in a supervisory capacity. BA required in a related field, supplemented by training and experience in real estate appraisal, or a high school diploma with eight years of related experience. Must possess or be able to attain with two years of employment a certificate in municipal assessing, with a designation of either Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA), Residential Massachusetts Assessor (RMA), of Certified Massachusetts Assessor (CMA) issued by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.
Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience and qualifications and includes a comprehensive and generous benefits package. This position is included within the Administrative and Professional Classification Plan at Grade 16. Full-time, non-union position