The City Assessor seeks candidates for the position of Principal Assistant Assessor (Commercial Appraiser). Under the general direction of the City Assessor, this position manages property inspection schedules, researches relevant market data, develops valuation schedules, and prepares documentation for abatement review and Appellate Tax Board proceedings. In addition to appraisal and data collection field work, this position requires expertise in the more complex categories of property valuation, and supervision of Senior and Assistant Assessor staff. The Principal Assistant Assessor conducts research, appraisal development, and reappraisal of commercial, industrial, apartment, and mixed use properties independently; requiring the exercise of prudent appraisal judgment. May provide assistance with the assessment and proper account management of tangible Personal Property.

The successful candidate will have the knowledge, understanding, and ability to interpret laws & regulations promulgated by the City and State Department of Revenue; knowledge & understanding of appraisal theory; knowledge & understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics; knowledge & understanding of the income approach to value, capitalization rates (creation/utilization); knowledge of management information systems; ability to handle complex property types with respect to data management & valuation research/development; ability to supervise staff and understand roles & responsibilities; strong supervisory and training skills, and advanced appraisal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated computer proficiency; and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Bachelor's degree in real estate studies, economics, business management or finance.
  • Five years (5) of experience in a role valuing commercial, industrial, mixed use, and real property, such as appraiser, valuation data manager, real property appraisal aide, or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of prior experience supervising/managing staff.
  • Possess an MAA accreditation or similar professional certification (if in process, must have accreditation within 1 year of start date).
    • An equivalent combination of education & experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the required duties of the position will be considered in lieu of the above mentioned requirements.


  • Master's degree in real estate studies, economics, or finance.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible roles in assessment administration or a real estate profession such as appraisal, brokerage, banking or property management.

SALARY RANGE: $61,946.40 - $81,168.98 annually, full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Open until filled. Preference is given to Worcester Residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources, 508-799-1030,

Salary Range
$41,000.00 - $70,000.00
per Year
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Worcester, MA, 01608, US