Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

The individual in this position performs a variety of duties including assisting with building, development and right of way (ROW) and infrastructure permits, as well as stormwater utility payments. This position must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers and provides excellent customer service. The Permit Technician provides information and assistance to other county staff, contractors, and the general public and provides general clerical and administrative support to the Community and Economic Development Department.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Respond to inquiries from the public or county personnel in person, by phone, or via or email regarding building regulations, policies, and procedures, including knowledge of the International Council of Codes (ICC) Building Codes, stormwater utility policy, county regulations, and permitting processes.
  • Provide general information to the public, development community, and other government agencies pertaining to county planning, land use, and development policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Review building permit, stormwater permit, stormwater appeals and credits, ROW permit, and development permit applications for completeness.
  • Process and issue building permit requests and prepare Certificate of Occupancies for Chief Building Official to sign.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding inspection scheduling and results of inspections.
  • Receive, log, and refer complaints regarding alleged building code violations, as well as alleged county code violations.
  • Collect and record building permit fees, stormwater utility fees, ROW fees, and development review fees, including balancing the cash drawer on a daily basis and making weekly deposits with the Treasurer's Department.
  • Collect and enter insurance and bond information from contractors.
  • Perform a variety of general office duties, including but not limited to: data input, answering phones, scanning documents, and ordering supplies.
  • Act as receptionist for Community and Economic Development and Public Works Departments. This includes informing employees of people coming to see them, directing the public to meetings, and accepting and signing for deliveries.
  • Create, proofread, and distribute a variety of forms, reports, letters, memoranda, presentations, meeting minutes, agendas, and statistical charts.
  • Receive, sort, and distribute incoming mail.
  • Compile, collect, and print documents/records requested by the public and authorized by the County Attorney.
  • Update and maintain a variety of electronic and paper files and records.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn general knowledge of codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning, building, and right of way.
  • Respond to questions from the public, county personnel, and outside agencies.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn a variety of permitting.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn code violations and the process associated with resolving/addressing the violation.
  • Keep abreast of pertinent federal, state, and local laws which could affect county codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn and understand engineering and architecture drawings regarding building and design elements as well as site plans.
  • Ability to operate point of sale and credit card machines.
  • Mathematical skills required to count change and accurately calculate fees.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to perform general office duties, including responding to the public via telephone, email, or in person; drafting correspondence and reports; tracking, filing and retaining documents, scanning documents, etc.  
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the operation of county-supported software, to include MS Office Suite, Accela, JD Edwards, and other software used in the Community and Economic Development Department.
  • Schedule and coordinate projects; set priorities; adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: 
    • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience working with the public in a customer service role and knowledge of ICC Building Codes and/or land use regulations. 
    • Experience working with building permitting computer systems is preferred.
  • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • License or Certificate: This position requires an ICC certification as a Permit Technician or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Application Instructions

Please apply for this position by following the link provided below. A new window will open on your screen and you will be directed to the Adams County Government employment website. From there, please follow the application directions provided. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAY YOU SAW THE AD ON JOBING.COM!

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