The town of Rockport is seeking qualified applicants to join our team as a full-time (35 hours/week) Principal Assessor. The Principal Assessor serves under the direction of the Board of Assessors and oversees the town’s assessing functions. Examples of duties include administration of annual property revaluation in accordance with state laws, maintaining property database, calculating new growth, annual required submissions to Department of Revenue, reviewing property abatement applications, and defending values at the Appellate Tax Board. This position serves as the primary staff member responsible for providing comprehensive administrative and technical duties, including customer service and office administration.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws related to municipal property assessment for tax purposes. The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and working knowledge of computerized appraisal systems (CAMA) programs and GIS applications.

The willingness to be flexible, prioritize tasks, work independently, maintain detailed recordkeeping processes, provide excellent customer service skills, and maintain a professional demeanor in an environment with continually changing priorities are required.

Preferred Qualifications include an associate’s degree in business administration or a related field; three-five years of successful work experience, including fieldwork. Extensive knowledge of MA municipal real and personal property tax law, property assessment, and taxation techniques and practices. Minimum four years’ experience, preferable in a municipal setting, a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor is preferred. Salary range $57,443 – $78,413/Annual (DOQ).


To be considered for this vacancy, please reference job title and your last name in the subject line, and submit:

  1. Town of Rockport General Application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Contact information for three professional references
  5. Certifications, if applicable.

Submit the above-mentioned information to