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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge


POSTING DATE: January 23, 2018
Open Until Filled

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Assessing Department
Job Title: Assessment Analyst/CA
Job Code: M186-003
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours/week


Responsible professional position requiring expertise and experience in assessment of real property.  Work requires evaluation of complex and unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and ability to work with available data in the field and in the office.  The assessment analyst reports directly to the Assessor.

Duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct property inspections for permits, sales verification, and data quality review
  • Diagram property sketches and data enter information into the CAMA database;
  • Review overvaluation abatement applications and make recommendations with appropriate documentation;
  • Perform review of values to ensure compliance with Department of Revenue requirement of full and fair cash values;
  • Review deeds and oversee sales verification forms, noting subdivisions and property information discrepancies.


Experience in real estate appraisal or assessing data collection and value review.  Computer proficiency in spreadsheet applications and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal software.  Experience in Mass Appraisal process or single property appraisal required, working knowledge of the Vision Appraisal Technology preferred. Must have good mathematical, communication and customer service skills. Valid Massachusetts Driver's License and personal motor vehicle are required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:        Physical ability to perform property inspections throughout the City of Cambridge.  Work involves frequent site visits, requiring travelling to and through congested city streets, driving, walking, bending, squatting, climbing, reaching and stretching.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     Work involved is both indoors is in a professional office setting and outdoors inspecting property sites under all weather conditions.

RATE: $55,807 - 67,657 annually


Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Position is Considered Open Until Filled.


The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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