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License & Permits Coordinator

Powder Springs

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Job Title:                    Coordinator, Licenses & Permitting

Department:              Community Development

Pay Grade:                 105              Pay Range: $33,487.17 - $51,905.11

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt


This position is responsible for coordinating the City license and building permit process. Work involves the processing and issuing of building and development permits, alcohol licenses, home occupation and business licenses. This position reports to the Community Development Director.



  • Accepts applications and determines zoning compliance (through Community Development Department) for business and home occupation licenses, alcohol licenses, building permits and development permits.
  • Processes applications and issues business and home occupation licenses, alcohol licenses, building and development permits.
  • Periodically notifies other departments and/or government agencies of licenses and permits issued, as required by law.
  • Communicates with builders and residents via phone calls and email.
  • Verifies state and local licensing of applicants.
  • Verifies state and local licensing of building, plumbing, HVAC and electrical contractors.
  • Notifies utility companies after all inspections are approved.
  • Issues Certificate of Occupancy when all inspections are completed.
  • Maintains database for future reference of all permits, business and alcohol licenses issued; notifies licensees of renewal each year and notifies Code Enforcement of non-renewals.
  • Collects and deposits all fees; balances receipt book; provides summary of collections to Finance Department.
  • Performs general clerical work including receiving and responding to inquiries in person, types letter, reports and other correspondence, maintains various files, make copies, faxes documents and schedules appointments for staff members as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Associate‚Äôs Degree in Planning, Public Administration, or related field; and three (3) years of related experience; or equivalent training, education, and experience. ICC certification preferred and required within 1 year of hire. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of zoning categories and permitted uses.
  • Knowledge of applicable city codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current fee schedules.
  • Skill in public relations practices and techniques.
  • Skill in operating modern office equipment.
  • Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to organize and maintain a variety of records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors, builders, developers, licensees and the general public.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.




The work is sedentary work. The employee is occasionally required to exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or light physical effort that includes some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight. Work is typically performed at a desk with intermittent periods of standing or walking. This position occasionally requires the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals.



Work is typically performed in an office environment.


The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer          


All applicants must complete and submit a City of Powder Springs employment application. Applications may be downloaded and printed from the website at or you may receive an application at

1114 Richard D. Sailors Parkway, Powder Springs, GA 30127 (9am and 4:30pm M-F)


Submit completed application to:


City of Powder Springs

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director

P.O. Box 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127

Or email

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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