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Permit Coordinator

Union City

Listing Summary


  • To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of the City
  • While performing any procedure, all associates and contract personnel must observe applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines. The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is required
  • Attend and participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position
  • Adhere to appropriate City operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices



  • Greets the general public and answers multiple telephone lines; receives inquiries, requests and complaints from the general public and resolves or forwards to appropriate departments
  • Supervises and coordinates the review of building permits and business licenses
  • Supervises the Permit Tech I
  • Supervises staff which includes orienting, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, annual work performance appraisal, and discipline
  • Reviews building permit applications; verifies application information; receives residential and commercial building plans; calculates permit fees
  • Identifies discrepancies, potential conflicts and recommended changes or new provisions to applicable laws, codes, ordinances and technical standards for review
  • Advises inspection and code enforcement staff of any approvals or needed actions to ensure compliance with all permitting and licensing regulations
  • Ensures that all requirements have been completed and approved prior to issuance of Certificate of Occupancy
  • Assists in developing and ensuring the uniform implementation of permitting and licensing policies and procedures. Initiates efforts to streamline and improve policies and procedures
  • Coordinate approval process with various intergovernmental departments as well as outside agencies for issuance of permits
  • Issues building permits and Certificates of Occupancy for private residential properties, commercial developments and approved subdivisions
  • Receives, records and totals incoming cash and checks for permits, balances daily ledger, generates ledger printout and submits it with cash to Finance
  • Contacts utility companies for approval on temporary or permanent power requests; maintains related logs and records
  • Compiles and prints monthly statistical reports for the U.S. Census Bureau, Fulton County Tax Assessor and other agencies and organizations; posts all permits and business activity for Census Bureau reference
  • Answers questions and provides routine information to commercial builders, developers and homeowners on procedures for obtaining permits, City regulations regarding setbacks, easements and land development requirements
  • Types and files correspondence, memos, statistical reports and other documents for the department
  • Keeps necessary records up to date, including monthly and yearly revenue totals, development files and permit files
  • Keeps separate detail records for Building Inspector
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Job has recurring work situations involving moderate degrees of discretion.  The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and procedures is high.  Errors in judgment and execution will waste time and resources adversely impacting unit performance.  Incumbent operates independently but work is verified by supervision.



Contacts are across the entire City community and in a leadership capacity.  Community contact is a critical component of success in developing good will and support of City programs and initiatives.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Six (6) years of closely related experience, of which one (1) year must have been supervisory or administrative; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience. Education may not be substituted for the required supervisory or administrative experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the department’s policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of city policies and procedures that relate to assigned job duties
  • Supervise, train, evaluate, and direct the work of assigned staff
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and handle multiple work assignments and projects
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exercise discretion in performing assigned job duties
  • Skill in public relations and customer service
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws, standards and regulations relating to various land use, nuisance and public safety codes
  • Knowledge of inspection, investigative and violation correction techniques
  • Knowledge of the planning process, zoning and other land use regulatory and planning mechanisms
  • Skill in reading and interpreting site plans, zoning maps, engineering/architectural drawings, topographic maps and aerial photographs
  • Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field data, reports and systems
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, problems and data, and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making decisions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to comprehend and articulate complex facts and relationships in detail, to summarize and write clearly, concisely and legibly and to testify in court in an objective, concise and professional manner.
  • Ability to produce or obtain reports, graphs, charts, photographs or other evidence or exhibits
  • Ability to handle high stress situations and effectively deal with difficult, angry or threatening people


Equipment and Applications

  • Computers and peripheral equipment
  • Designated software applications
  • Telephones, copiers and other office equipment
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job the associate is:

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low


The City of Union City is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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