Permit Technician (Part-time)

Job Title: Permit Technician (Part-time)

Salary range: $13.52-$18.46 per hour

Location: City Hall

Department: Community Development

Hours: Part-Time

Job Description:


The Permit Technician (Community Development) provides professional administrative support to the Community Development Director. The incumbent also supports in the issuing of permits and may act as Recording Secretary for the Community Services Committee.


  • Greets the public, addresses questions and answers calls;
  • Assists with purchasing construction permits (electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and building);
  • Maintains information from inspectors regarding tabulation for pay;
  • Balances cash report from permits and transfers for deposit;
  • Secures construction sign-off sheets as needed;
  • Assists with correspondence to City personnel, developers and builders;
  • Creates and maintains files for correspondence, information and data;
  • Records minutes for Community Services Committee Meetings;
  • Prepares and disburses monthly activity reports;
  • Provides technical information regarding permit procedures and relevant codes;
  • Performs data entry related to permit sales and inspection process;
  • Communicates inspection requests to appropriate inspectors;
  • Communicates inspection results to respective contractors;
  • Records inspections by contract employees and submits report to Accounts Payable for payment;
  • Issues Certificates of Occupancy to contractors and relays Certificate of Occupancy information to banks and mortgage companies;
  • Provides information to other City Departments and to the City Attorney as needed;
  • Processes incoming mail, answers phones and maintains files for the department;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of administrative support experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of building codes, building permits and related ordinances preferred;
  • Previous exposure to reading and interpreting construction drawings for code compliance preferred;
  • Proficient in MS Office;
  • Energetic personality with strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • High attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Skilled in managing multiple tasks/projects along with the ability to work in a self-directed manner;
  • Strong sense of ownership and initiative, collaborative and flexible attitude.




The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.


The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee typically works in an office environment.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and minimum qualifications of this job. The incumbent(s) may be required to perform job- related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job-related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any time. Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, attendance, getting along with others, and dealing with and working under stress. Any essential function of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


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