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Permit Technician


Listing Summary

Posting Expires:  8/14/2023

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

General Description and Classification Standards

Responsible for providing administrative and technical support in one of the following areas: Permitting,

Plan Review, Inspections, and general operations. The Permit Technician will work within assigned

areas, support the office business, and provide customer service to both internal and external customers.

Duties are performed with considerable initiative and independent judgment under the direction of the

division manager. The incumbent must ensure that best in class customer service is provided to both

internal and external customers and also embrace, support, and promote the City’s core values, beliefs,

and culture.

Supervision Received

Work under general supervision. However, must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

individually or in a team as directed. Reports to Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Director, or Director.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Interviews and provides information to applicants regarding building permit and general requirements of

the permit process.

Reviews plans, permit applications, and other pertinent information at the public counter in order to verify

accuracy and completeness and compliance with established codes, ordinances, policies and


Routes plans to appropriate agencies for approval.

Receives and assembles approved plans.

Coordinate issuance of building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and other related permits.

Collaborate with customers to schedule inspections.

Maintains computer files and other manual logs on all building permits and related documents; Operate

office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet and database


Updates and maintains contractor registration files for current state and local licensing requirements.

Performs records research in order to document project history compliance; coordinates permit processes

with outside agencies to ensure that all permit requirements are being met.

Use architectural and engineering scale to determine dimensions and calculate areas and percentages as


Decision Making

Follow standardized procedures, building codes, and written/verbal instructions to accomplish assigned


Must be able to process information on hand and decide on next steps to complete tasks and/or resolve


Determines when to escalate issues to supervisor when required.

Leadership Provided

May provide guidance and training as required to lower level, interns, temporary employees, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of overall permitting process to assist customers, including but not limited to Zoning, Plan

Review, Arborists, and Inspections; Knowledge of building codes, ordinances, regulations, laws and rules;

Must be able to navigate internet without assistance and have general knowledge of PC use/navigation.

Be familiar with construction documents (CD’s) and able to recognize elements within CD’s for further

research and interpretation for permitting related activities.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of customer service.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Use independent judgment and make sound decisions in accordance with established procedures and


Works effectively and efficiently under stress and meets deadlines as required.

Works collaboratively with team members to resolve customer challenges.

Ability to understand the organization and operation of the City to assume the assigned responsibilities.

Ability to read and interpret construction blueprints, plans and specifications.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other officials,

representatives of other government agencies, developers, and the general public.

Ability to provide information and to answer questions pertaining to city planning procedures in a tactful

and courteous manner to the general public.

Ability to gather relevant information to solve practical problems.

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), supplemented by three to five years
responsible administrative experience at a building permit counter, or an equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience.

Preferred Education & Experience
Associate degree or vocational training in construction, building inspections or related fields. International
Code Council (ICC) Permit Technician certification is preferred.

Licensures and Certifications

Position would be expected to have licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.


Valid Georgia driver’s license

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with the job.

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