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The primary duties and responsibilities listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that must be performed in order for the incumbent to meet the essential functions of this position.  Any and all other duties are as negotiated.  This position is responsible to the Superintendent of Buildings.  Should this job become regular full-time, it is a Public Employees’ Local 1144 position.

Under general supervision of the ‘head electronic technician’, perform skilled technical work in the installation, modification, maintenance, and repair of electronic systems and equipment located in all City of Taunton public buildings.  The following are examples of the types of systems in current use and must be maintained by this position: addressable, conventional, and EST fire alarms, security intrusion alarms, DSC, access control, CCTV, intercom paging, and telephones. Applicant must have the aptitude to adapt to advancing and new technologies. Applicant must be able to read and interpret technical manuals, detailed construction documents, and Asbuilt plans. Applicant must be able to demonstrate excellent color vision perception. This is critical to the position. Applicant must have ability to climb ladders, stairs and lift 50 pounds.

MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Familiarity with related building trades such as mechanical, electrical and structural.  Expertise in all phases of both “state of the art modern” and older style fire alarm systems, security systems, and communication systems.  Ability to design, install and repair all aspects of these systems.  A Massachusetts Class D Systems Technician’s License is required.  Must have computer proficiency to work with Micro Soft Office products and Facility Dude or similar facility maintenance software.  

CURRENT SALARY RANGE:  Grade III, Step 1 $20.56 plus excellent benefits.
Please submit applications in confidence. Open until position is filled to the:

Human Resources Department
141 Oak Street
Taunton, MA  02780 or
Go to Human Resources Application link:

 The City of Taunton is an AA/EEO Employer.    



The City of Taunton is seeking an experienced Assessor to join two other fulltime Assessors and staff within the City.
Appointed by the Municipal Council for a three-year term.  This position will exercise the powers of Assessor and be subject to the same duties and liabilities under the laws of the Commonwealth.  All taxes shall be apportioned and collected in the manner prescribed by the laws of the Commonwealth, provided however, that the Municipal Council may establish further or additional provisions for the collection of taxes.  This is a City of Taunton Management Association position.

Classify and assess all real and personal property by determining the full and fair cash value. Submit property values to the Department of Revenue for certification, covering all aspects of municipal valuations Collect data, measure and list new construction and property modifications.  Work closely with the Mayor, City Council and other municipal officers in order to file DOR requirements involving valuation, rate setting and other pertinent DOR requirements. Responsible for excise tax abatements, real estate abatements and exemptions processing and approval. Oversee and assist in the maintenance of property record cards, maps, plans and deeds.  Assess property as to Department of Revenue guidelines.  Commit the valuation list with the warrant to the Collector of Taxes.  Defend values at the Appellate Tax Board.  Be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, physically inspect and measure buildings.  Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.  Have a valid driver’s license.  Must submit to a CORI background review.

Comprehensive experience in the field of mass appraisal and must possess good communication, organizational and administrative skills.
CMA or MAA or equivalent designation preferred.
Must have experience with Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal software, currently the city of Taunton uses Vision Appraisal software and be proficient Excel spreadsheet applications.
In depth experience in re-valuation and reporting requirements mandated by the D.O.R.
College degree or equivalent, or extensive experience in a supervisory capacity in the field of property assessment.

A complete job description is available from the Human Resources Department.

Salary Range:  Step 1 Range New Hire: $1,161.24/week- $1,303.43/week plus benefits

Submit cover letter & resume in confidence by October 21, 2014 or until filled to:      Human Resources
or to                                         City of Taunton
                                                                       141 Oak Street
                                                        Taunton, MA  02780

The City of Taunton is an AA/EEO Employer.