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Construction Permit Technician I (#CONPT1GNTF) GNTF
$11.21-$17.79 Hourly / $1,943.07-$3,083.60 Monthly / $23,316.80-$37,003.20 Yearly


Performs technical and clerical trainee duties in receiving, reviewing and processing applications for the issuance of residential construction permits.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Six months of clerical experience involving public.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


Note: To be acquired during the training period.

  • Working knowledge of the minimum requirements of federal, state and local building codes and ordinances.
  • Working knowledge of department's policies, practices and procedures in the processing of permit applications and issuance of construction permits.
  • Working knowledge of high school level mathematics.
  • Ability to review blueprints, site plans and technical drawings for minimum standards.
  • Ability to interpret and explain codes, ordinances, statutes and laws governing the permitting process.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, procedures and directions.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others within and outside own organization.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain work related files and reports.


Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Construction Permit Technician I.

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Receives, reviews and verifies the content of residential construction permit application packets and assists in the review of commercial construction permit applications for completeness, to include reviewing blueprints, site plans and technical drawings, to ensure minimum standards have been met in accordance with established procedures, codes and ordinances.
  • Verifies contractor certification numbers listed in construction permit packages to ensure proper certification in the appropriate areas and insurance requirements have been met.
  • Advises contractors, homeowners and the general public on the construction permit application process.
  • Inputs permitting application data utilizing a computer and related software to ensure all required information is entered into an electronic database.
  • Researches files and related databases to extract data needed to resolve problems concerning permit issuance.
  • Prepares construction permits and calculates permit fees to ensure the appropriate permits have been issued.
  • Notifies customers of any minor or routine problems pertaining to denied permit files.
  • Reviews flood elevation certificates for compliance with federal requirements and enters information into database.
  • Answers mail requests and incoming calls for construction permits and furnishes requested information.
  • Compiles, prepares and maintains construction permit files and records.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


  • Employees in this class are required to complete a one-year training program as defined by the agency to which the position is assigned.
  • Upon certification by the Agency Head or designated representative of successful completion of training, incumbents will be promoted to Construction Permit Technician I.
  • The training period may be extended by the Agency to which the position is assigned.

CLASS: CONPT1GNTF; EST: 9/19/2004; REV: 12/11/2017;