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Town of Shirley
7 Keady Way
Shirley, MA 01464
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Town of Shirley
Principal Assessor

The Town of Shirley has a current opening for a Principal Assessor.  Under the direction of the Board of Assessors, the Principal Assessor is responsible for the completion of the residential revaluation components for interim year adjustments and triennial revaluations including the sale analysis and update of all valuation tables and factors, field review, and generation of required schedules and reports for timely review by the Department of Revenue.  The Principal Assessor acts as a technical specialist in the appraisal of real residential property at full and fair cash value. Assists revaluation consultant with commercial, industrial, and personal property revaluation work. Maintains property database in Assesspro CAMA system and performs fieldwork including measure and list of building permits and sales inspections. Prepares new growth and all tax rate forms. Responsible for ensuring good public relations while acting as a representative of the Assessor’s Office to receive and answer taxpayer questions, provide assessment explanations, and respond to inquiries regarding public record information. Supervises processing, reconciliation, records, and files of all abatement, exemption, and classified land applications for approval by Board of Assessors. Oversees administration of all motor vehicle excises. Responsible for ensuring preparation of all necessary paperwork for Board meetings. Administers all special assessments and sewer betterments.

Applicants must hold and maintain Massachusetts Accredited Assessor Designation or be willing to achieve this certification in a timely manner.  Degree in Business Administration or related field, at least 3-5 years minimum experience in assessment/appraisal field, experience in a supervisory position, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Assesspro CAMA System, knowledge of Municipal Finance and MGL relating to Taxation, Assessment, and Real Estate Law. Knowledge of mapping procedures, real estate appraisal, mass appraisal, and valuation techniques. The position of Principal Assessor is currently union position and requires attendance at evening meetings, other department meetings, and Town Meetings. Position requires cooperation and communication with other member departments of municipal finance team and various municipal departments. Must hold a valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Must be in good physical condition to meet job requirements of an extensive amount of walking, stair climbing, and maneuvering over new construction sites and rough terrain. Must be able to lift boxes of records, maps, and work at a computer station.
For more information, please contact the Town of Shirley:    Please direct all resumes to the Board of Assessors at the following email address: The Town of Shirley is an equal Opportunity Employer

Town of Shirley
The town of Shirley is seeking a qualified individual for the union position of Sewer Commission Administrative Assistant. The Assistant needs to be able to provide support to the Sewer Commission in all its administrative functions, and be able to attend night meetings.  This position requires strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills. This is a part-time, hourly position, 15 hours/week. A full can job description can be found at For consideration, please send Atten: Sewer Commission Chairman, 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464. Position will remain open until filled. The town of Shirley is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.



Hours of work: 2 hours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and 4 hours on Saturdays; approximately 8 hours per week, flexibility desirable.
This is a part-time, non-benefited position.
Pay: $9.00 hourly.

The Hazen Memorial Library is seeking someone who loves to put things in order to shelve, organize, and straighten books and other materials in all areas of the library. Must be able to work quietly and independently, be very detail-oriented, and demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work. Must be proficient at alphabetizing and the use of the Dewey Decimal Cataloging scheme, and/or have the ability to learn the cataloging rules. Library experience is preferred.

Duties include shelving books, periodicals, and non-print materials. Answer simple inquiries, assist computer users, maintain order by physically straightening and organizing materials according to call number. Operate standard office and library equipment, including copy and fax machines, computers, printers and telephones. Retrieve items for ILL. Perform other duties as assigned. Must have good customer service skills and ability to work with the public. Computer experience needed.  

Work is performed under typical library conditions. The workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations which require advanced planning; regular library schedule requires some evening and weekend hours. The employee has frequent contact with library customers providing routine information and assistance. The employee may have access to confidential customer records, and must follow the law as set forth in M.G.L. Part I, Title XII, Ch. 78, Section 7.

The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear, use hands to operate equipment, climb, stoop, reach with hands and arms and move stacks of books and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds and push wheeled library carts full of materials to be shelved.  Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents, spine labels, and use a computer screen.    

Town of Shirley     7 Keady Way     Shirley, MA 01464     PH: 978-425-2600