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Permits Technician

Location Dekalb County

Requisition ID 10454

Closing Date 5/8/19

Department: Planning and Sustainability

Job Term: Full-Time

Annual Range: $35,395 – $54,862

Hourly Range: FLSA:


Grade: 11

Class Code (Job Code): 51065


The purpose of this classification is to accurately process and record building permit applications and payments.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs customer service functions by telephone, email and in person; provides information and assistance related to division services, activities, procedures, fees, forms, or other issues; assists the public in completing applications and other forms as needed; responds to questions/complaint; researches problems; and initiates problem resolution.

Processes permit applications for all work requiring inspections or permits and Certificates of Occupancy; reviews applications for accuracy/completeness; verifies proper County business licensure, state licensure, home builders licensure, zoning designations, etc.; accepts construction plans and plan documents associated with permit processing; and enters information into database.

Issues over the counter permits for residential repairs, residential alterations, mechanical electrical and plumbing permits; processes applications for the approval of new construction, additions, signs, special administrative permits, Watershed reviews and inspections, Fire Marshal reviews and inspections; verifies state/local licenses when applicable; ensures paperwork is complete and filed; ensures information is entered into database; and submits completed permit to customer.

Receives moneys in payment of permit fees; calculates permit fees; records transactions, issues receipts, and forwards revenues as appropriate; prepares/updates daily administrative report of base fees; reports daily count of permits issued each day and payments collected; and submits reports to finance department.

Processes contractor registrations; issues and renews registration for a variety of contractors including electrical and low voltage, plumbing, sprinkler, suppression and HVAC; and verifies state and business licenses.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED required; one year of experience in customer service; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; must obtain ICC certification as a Permit Technician within six months of hire.

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