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Title:  Property Valuation District Advisor

Application Deadline Date:  05/17/2021
Req ID:  14528
Department:  Taxes

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.67


Are you looking for an opportunity to use your background in real estate appraisal or assessment to improve both local and state government? The Vermont Department of Taxes, Division of Property Valuation and Review is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a District Advisor to provide training and technical assistance to municipal officials relative to real and personal property assessment. Other responsibilities include Grand List maintenance, use of the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) program and compliance with State requirements and programs. This person will also conduct detailed analyses of municipal assessment practices, all in support of implementing the statewide education property tax system. The District Advisor operates primarily from a home office or Montpelier-based, works and travels extensively within a geographic district and occasionally travels to other locations within Vermont. Applicants should have a strong background in the real estate assessment/appraisal field. Excellent communication and computer skills plus knowledge of local government is crucial. This position will be assigned a region of the state depending on their home location. District Advisors live in the districts in which they are assigned.

Who May Apply

This position, Property Valuation District Advisor (Job Requisition #14528), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Christie.Wright@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF TAXES (VDT) BACKGROUND CHECKS:  This position will primarily support the Department of Taxes. Candidates must agree to be fingerprinted and pass a background check to be eligible for this position, which will involve access to sensitive federal tax information. Background checks are required by the Internal Revenue Service and are authorized under Vermont law. 3 V.S.A. § 241. In accordance with VDT Standard Operating Procedure 2018-01, Background Investigations, Vermont and national criminal record checks will be conducted on all candidates. This requirement shall not apply to the following: current classified State employees seeking transfer, promotion, or demotion into a VDT classified position, or those who are exercising re-employment (RIF) rights. Candidates will have the right to withdraw their application before fingerprinting or a background check is conducted.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in the individual municipalities in the district to which assigned. An incumbent will be required to speak at public meetings which may be scheduled in the evenings with municipal and city managers, selectmen, listers and school board members present. Extensive travel is involved for which private means of transportation must be available. An incumbent is expected to deal constructively with irate taxpayers and public officials. The Advisor will be required to dedicate a portion of his or her residence to field office work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher AND three (3) years or more of experience at or above a technical level in property assessment, property tax administration or real estate appraisal.


High School diploma or equivalent AND five (5) years or more of experience at or above a technical level in property assessment, property tax administration or real estate appraisal.

Special Requirement: Employees who have not completed an advanced appraisal course approved by the Property Valuation and Review Division are required to complete it within two years of appointment.

An incumbent must be prepared to live within his/her assigned district.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.