Town of Windham, Appraiser

Town of Windham

Position Title:      Appraiser       

Department:        Assessing                                          

Reports to:          Assessor                                           

Classification:     Non-Exempt 10 [$21.247 - $24.895/hour]

No. of Openings: 1 – 40-hour Full-Time Position                                    

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General Summary:

This is a responsible and specialized clerical and technical position that provides support to the Assessor in all aspects of the discovery, listing, analysis and valuation of all real estate located in the Town for purposes of taxation. 

Responsibilities include maintaining computerized assessment information by inspecting and listing real estate by including measurements and photographs; assisting in town-wide reviews of all properties for periodic valuation updates; assisting with taxpayer hearings and dealing effectively with the public concerning department activities all under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Assessor.  Performance is evaluated based on daily observation and results.

Essential Functions:

  • Determines assessed valuations of residential properties, as directed.
  • Navigates Code Enforcement software; processes permit information and enters data into the assessing database; and schedules inspections of properties relative to those permits.
  • Performs field inspections, including measuring, listing, and photographing properties for purposes of updating assessing records; contacts property owners and realtors to request interior inspections.
  • Reports to the Assessor on residential values and value changes and makes suggestions as to improvement of the CAMA (computer assisted mass appraisal) system.  Answers questions regarding property values and property record cards and assists with taxpayer hearings. 
  • Interprets architectural and engineered drawings.
  • Provides property owners with information and applications related to all exemption programs.
  • Researches new building materials, H.V.A.C. products and building styles for the purpose of determining how these updates may affect property values.
  • Administers sales survey program through mailing and analysis.
  • Maintains Certified Maine Assessor (CMA) designation through continuing education credits.
  • Answers telephone; assists with walk-in customers of the Assessing Department.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform other work as may be required in support of the Assessing, Code Enforcement, and Planning Departments.


  • Working knowledge of general office practices and procedures, laws, rules and regulations governing assessment of property taxes;
  • ability to recognize and analyze factors influencing property values;
  • familiarity with MS Office, Excel, Outlook and Word programs and specialized tax assessing software including Vision Appraisal and  MyGov;
  • excellent oral and written communications skills; and
  • the ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain working relationships with employees, department heads, public officials, contractors, and the general public.

Required Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma; some college-level or appraisal courses preferred;
  • five (5) years’ experience in the assessing, real estate, or the appraisal field; and
  • working knowledge of State statutes governing assessment of property taxes; or
  • any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities needed to accomplish the essential functions of the position.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Current Certified Maine Assessor (CMA) designation;
  • GIS experience desired;
  • Maine driver’s license, Class C; and
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office products, and specialized assessing, appraisal, and GIS software program preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Moderate to strenuous physical effort required; normally seated or standing with freedom of movement on a regular basis; operating office equipment, and handling books and supplies.  Extensive periods may be spent operating a computer and standing. Use of hands and wrists in frequent repetitive motions.  Interaction with others via face-to-face communication, telephone, email, and written correspondence.  Flexibility of motion – up and down a lot assisting staff and citizens; ability to lift up to 25 pounds is required. Requires regular field work with walking on uneven surfaces in all weather conditions in the inspection and measuring of buildings and structures, including attics and basements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

EEO Statement:

The Town of Windham provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Town complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Town has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.


Deadline for résumés or applications is July 21, 2019.

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Please submit via email:

                                Fax:  207.892.1910

                           or mail:  Town of Windham

                                       Human Resources

                                         8 School Road

                                         Windham, ME  04062


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