Principal Clerk: Assessors

Date of Posting: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Department: Board of Assessors
Job Title: Principal Clerk
Vacancies: One (1) Permanent Full-time
Union Eligible: AFSCME Local 193
Work hours: City Hall Hours

1st Year: $43,852.88
2nd Year: $45,653.98
3rd Year: $49,546,46

The position shall have duties as assigned by the Director of Assessing. The general areas of duties to be performed are providing customer service to taxpayers and the general public and assisting them in filing for abatements and exemptions; assisting in the review of property ownership records forwarded from the Registry of Deeds, and the managing of those records; handling of non-ownership records and filings, including the printing of new forms, mailing of new forms, filings of filed forms, etc.; assisting in the processing of adjustments, abatements and exemptions to assessed; and undertaking research and compiling data as directed by the Director of Assessing.

The ability to develop a working knowledge of the Massachusetts General Laws as they pertain to the assessment of motor vehicle excise taxes, as well as the assessment, abatement and exemption of property taxes; basic knowledge and understanding of real property records; the ability to respectfully interact with the general public in addressing their business with the department. Bilingual/bicultural candidates strongly encouraged to apply. When applicants are substantially similar in terms of qualifications, preference will be given to candidates who have resided in the City of Lynn for a continuous twelve-month period prior to the date of posting.
Employee will perform all duties required of the Board of Assessors within the Principal Clerk classification.

How To Apply
A completed application can be submitted via:

- Email ([email protected])
- Regular Post
- In-Person at the Personnel Department, Room 307 in Lynn City Hall

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, January 17th or you will not be considered.

Job Title: “Principal Clerk"


All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, familial status, genetic information, or any other status prohibited by law.

The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance, please call (781) 586-4000 or email us at [email protected].