City of Boston

Assistant Assessor (Trainee II)

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Assessing Department
Regular Full-Time
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BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION (essential functions of the job):


Reporting to the unit manager or assigned supervisor of higher grade, collects property data relating to commercial and residential real estate and personal property valuation, enters and manages data in a CAMA (computer assisted mass appraisal) system and related systems.


  • Draws property sketches to scale and makes calculations.
  • Conducts interviews with property owners, managers, tenants and others to obtain and validate information.
  • Provides information to taxpayers and co-workers.
  • Directs, trains and reviews work of staff of lower grade as required.
  • Researches abatements, prepares reports, does special projects, maintains and reviews data, handles equipment and supplies.
  • Performs other work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least (1) one year of experience in real estate appraisal, preferred.
  • Have an understanding of appraisal methodology and its relation to data collection procedures. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with co-workers and with the public preferred. 
  • Demonstrated mathematical and analytic ability preferred. 
  • Knowledge of personal computers, operating systems, Windows environment and application software preferred. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software preferred. 
  • Ability in database and in specialized software applicable in assessing work preferred. 
  • Written communication skill, including ability to present data and to prepare communications and reports, preferred. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skill, initiative and flexibility preferred. 
  • Ability to work in all Boston neighborhoods required. 
  • Safe driving record. Must have and maintain a current Massachusetts driver's license.
  • Must have the ability to exercise good judgment and must be able to focus on detail as required by the job.

Boston Residency Required

CORI Check Required 



Union/Salary Plan/Grade:   AFSCME/RA-14

Hours per week: 35    Monday - Friday 9:00am – 5:00 pm


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