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Under direct (I) or general (II) supervision, performs a variety of routine to complex administrative and technical support duties related to the issuance of building, onsite wastewater, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits and in support of related services and activities of the Community Development Department; provides information to the public at a counter or over the telephone explains ordinances, requirements, codes, and department procedures to building contractors, architects, engineers, builders, and the general public pertaining to land development and improvement, permit requests, and concerns; supports regulation and control of design, construction, and quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures within the Town’s jurisdiction; and performs related duties as assigned.
About the Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
•Provides appropriate information regarding zoning, subdivision plans, onsite wastewater, and building ordinances, procedures, and requirements to the public including homeowners, developers, contractors, engineers, and architects, in person and over the counter and telephone; assists the public in the permit application process, coordinating and scheduling inspections, and other developmental processes; notifies applicants when plans or permits are ready for delivery or issuance; provides status updates.
•Conducts building, land use, onsite wastewater, and engineering permit processing; reviews permit applications, plans, specifications, and supporting documents for completeness and compliance with legal standards and Town requirements; calculates permit fees; prepares bills, collects fees, and issues receipts; issues building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits following established guidelines.
Receives documents and completes planning and building review approval process on plot and site plans to ensure code compliance; resolves moderately complex issues of compliance; reviews and approves plans and accompanying documents on over-the-counter permits for assigned projects; assists in processing construction plans for commercial and residential projects; files or routes information to appropriate Town departments.
•Applies departmental policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records, and reports; provides information and forms to the public; processes appropriate information.
•Processes Onsite Division Clearance to Record requests, operating permits, expiration notices, corrective action requests, and correction notices and/or infraction notices.
•Checks status of State contractors’ licenses, business licenses, and verification of worker’s compensation insurance.
•Tracks time limitations and constraints on construction projects; prepares standard periodic and special reports as required; researches files regarding prior actions, decisions, development activities, and other information related to the property under review.
•Performs a wide variety of administrative duties in support of the Building and Onsite Divisions; establishes and maintains files, logs, and databases; creates and modifies forms as necessary; prepares and proofreads a wide variety of correspondence, letters, memoranda, reports, statistical charts, and other written materials; distributes reports internally and to various governmental offices; organizes and assembles documents; files and catalogs maps, photos, and other planning exhibits and documents; verifies accuracy of information; researches discrepancies and records information.
The Ideal Candidate Education & Experience
•Basic planning, building, and zoning principles and practices.
•Basic policies and procedures related to development review, permitting, and plan checking.
•Real property description terminology and concepts.
•Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
•Business arithmetic, including the calculation of areas and fees.
•Principles and procedures of record keeping, technical report writing, and preparation of correspondence.
•Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Town staff.
•Perform detailed, technical, and specialized planning and zoning and/or permit support work.
•Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.
•Read and interpret plans, specifications, related construction documents and maps.
•Respond to and effectively prioritizing multiple phone calls, walk-up traffic, and other requests and interruptions.
•Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
•Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
Education & Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Building/Onsite Permit Technician I/II: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, supplemented by courses in planning, construction management, architecture, engineering, or a related field.
Building/Onsite Permit Technician I: Two (2) years of office support experience, including experience explaining procedures and regulations, preferably in a public agency setting.
Building/Onsite Permit Technician II: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience equivalent to Building and Planning Technician I with the Town of Paradise.
Important Application Information
To apply for this opportunity, submit a completed Town of Paradise Application for Employment to the following address:
Town of Paradise - Human Resources Department
ATTN: Building/Onsite Permit Technician I/II
Paradise, CA 95969
Application packets must include the following:
•Employment Application Form
•Resume and Cover Letter
Thursday, March 26, 2020 by 5:00 pm
visit the Town's website for more information and the Application Form: https://www.townofparadise.com/index.php/jobs
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $39,998.00 to $56,347.00 /year