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The Permit Technician is responsible for providing administrative and technical support for permitting, application processing, public hearing preparations and follow-up, compliant management and tracking, and general operations in the Office of Design’s Historic Preservation Studio in the Department of City Planning. The Permit Technician will support the Studio’s business operations, provide best in class customer service to both internal and external customers, and embrace, support, and promote the City’s core values, beliefs, and culture.
The Permit Technician will support the Studio’s successful implementation of: Atlanta City Design, the City of Atlanta’s historic preservation program regulations, and policies, the responsibilities of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, the Future Places Project, and the initiatives of the Office of Design.
Duties are performed with considerable initiative and independent judgment under the direction of the Studio Assistant Director.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
General Description & Classification Standards
The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning (DCP) is committed to implementing Atlanta City Design and transforming Atlanta into the best possible version of itself. Adopted into the city charter in December 2017, Atlanta City Design articulates an aspiration for the future city that Atlantans can fall in love with, knowing that if people love their city, they will make better decisions about it.
The Office of Design of the Department of City Planning provides leadership for the physical design of the city. It accomplishes this through the design of physical plans for the logical organization of our future city, creation of vibrant public spaces that cultivate public life, and architectural guidance, including preservation, of high-quality buildings that contribute to a cohesive public realm. This work is framed by Atlanta City Design and driven by the desire to design a city for everyone in the most inclusive way possible.
The Historic Preservation Studio of the Office of Design is responsible for the implementation of all the City of Atlanta’s historic preservation programs and activities at all scales - from the entire city, to districts, neighborhoods, blocks, streets and buildings. These programs and activities include architectural review using historic preservation design regulations within a public-facing process; wide-ranging technical assistance to individual property and business owners, City residents, community groups, outside researchers, other City agencies and other government entities; supporting the enforcement of the City’s historic preservation regulations; creating and managing programs and policies that advance the goals of the City’s historic preservation program; and incorporating the City’s historic places and spaces into its future. These actions will guide the physical and economic development of our rapidly growing city. The programs and activities must thoughtfully and creatively consider how best to leverage the value of the City’s historic places and spaces to achieve desired patterns and densities of development, support new types and levels for diverse affordable housing options, and create opportunities for parks and other public spaces that reinforce the City’s physical identity while also addressing existing community needs.
Direction received is very general, focuses on end results, and is typically collaborative in nature. Candidate should be extremely self-motivated and willing to take initiative.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties shall be performed as assigned.
Serves as a technical resource and mentor to other employees. May lead or instruct less experienced workers in high level or technical tasks.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), supplemented by three to five years responsible administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience.
Preferred Education & Experience
Associate degree or vocational training in construction, or related fields. International
Code Council (ICC) Permit Technician certification preferred.
Licensures & Certifications
Position would be expected to hold, or currently in pursuit of, licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.
Required: Valid Georgia driver’s licensep >