Community Development Technician

East Bay
Until filled
$72,252.87-$87,823.45 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.



The Community Development Technician performs a wide variety of technical, paraprofessional support, and customer service duties related to building permits, development and planning applications.


· Assist the general public at the front counter, in writing, or by phone regarding building and development review/permit requirements, and provide General Plan and zoning information. Assist the public in plan review and plan check filing procedures and processing, answer inquiries regarding permit status. Calculate impact, affordable housing, permit and plan check fees.

· Accept building permit and development review applications.

· Review applications for completeness.

· Enter permit data into an automated database.

· Route plans to other City departments and/or outside agencies for review and track plan review process.

· Compile zoning and planning related data as directed by professional-level planning staff.

· Prepare various reports.

· Review minor applications for conformance with ordinances and department's standards, policies and guidelines.

· Calculate various fees, prepare fee estimates and apply fees to permits or other development review billings.

· Review applications for modifications in land use, zoning, setbacks or other planning requirements such as compliance with previously approved conditions of approval.

· Approve and issue administrative over-the-counter permits.

· Create and maintain informational flyers and brochures.

· Coordinate with GIS staff in maintaining the address database.

· Compose correspondence.

· Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.

· Schedule inspections.



Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge and abilities:

Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of plan checking; policies and procedures for fee assessments; principles and practices of customer service; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; modern office methods, procedures, computer equipment, and computer software applicable to assignment. 

Ability to:  Sit at a desk and/or stand at a front counter for long periods of time; intermittently twist and reach office equipment; write and use keyboard to communicate in writing; read and interpret documents and plans; learn and apply various state and local laws, codes, ordinances and regulations applying to both zoning and building; operate standard office equipment; use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work with various cultures and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be: graduation from high school (or equivalent), plus additional college coursework in the field of public planning, architecture, construction technology or related subjects, and two years of experience in the permit technician field, preferably with a public agency.

Licenses/Certificates/Special Requirements

· Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.

· Possession of an International Code Council Permit Technician Certificate is required within six months of date of hire. 




The annual salary is $72,252—$87,823 depending on qualifications.  A complete benefit summary can be found online at or by selecting this link:  Benefits Summary

This position is represented by the City of Fremont Employee Association (CFEA) bargaining group. The probationary period for this position is twelve (12) months.


Special Instructions


To be considered for this  position, apply online by submitting a completed City application, resume and cover letter through our online application system: City Jobs

The process includes a written exam, individual and/or panel interviews, criminal history fingerprint check, and other related components.  Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.