Pay Class/Grade: MM9

Salary Range: $87,507.76/year – $109,285.20/year


The Chief Assessor serves as Chairman of the Board of Assessors and is responsible for establishing and maintaining assessments of real estate and personal property within the city of Chelsea. Assists the Board of Assessors in calculating the fiscal year tax rate and completion of the state’s recap forms to generate city revenues in accordance with guidelines from the State Department of Revenue. The Assessor is required to perform all similar or related duties.


Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Licensure by the MA State Board of Real Estate Appraisers, IAAO or MAA designation is required. Appraisal experience preferred. Previous experience managing staff.


Required experience and knowledge of property valuation techniques according to Massachusetts Assessing Association. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey and enforce procedures in a professional, impartial and diplomatic manner. Confidentiality is crucial due to access to sensitive information. Must have good math and computer skills and the ability to analyze data. Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential. Valid Driver’s License and dependable vehicle.  Assessing designation from certified assessing or appraising organization. Must pass background CORI check and all other confidentiality requirements set forth by the MA Department of Revenue. Must pass the MA Department of Revenue Course 101 within one year of hire.

Qualified candidates submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, City of Chelsea, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150.  Email to, or fax to: 617-466-4175. Application forms are available in the Human Resources Department, Room 301.  

The city of Chelsea is an Equal Opportunity Employer