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Permit Technician

King George County

King George, VA United States

How to Apply
URL: https://va-kinggeorgecounty.civicplushrms.com/careers/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzpwUGF/6R3zAHbzCQ5TyP2DNIu5uMNbi4HEa/2LCk0fXV
Email: humanresources@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us

Job Description

Performs intermediate skilled clerical work in the processing of a variety of permit applications; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Director of Community Development.

Job Responsibilities

Receiving and processing zoning, building and other constructions permit applications; preparing and maintaining associated records and files.

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Serves as receptionist, answers telephone and routes calls; takes requests for and schedules inspections; answers questions and takes complaints from homeowners and contractors.
  • Receives and processes building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and other permit applications; reviews applications for accuracy; notifies appropriate parties regarding discrepancies.
  • Receives and processes rezoning and special exception requests.
  • Tracks requests, applications, etc. through the process; records zoning permits.
  • Researches property ownership; notifies appropriate parties of hearings; places advertisements.
  • Prepares and updates various reports, logs, records and books.
  • Assists with the preparation and dissemination of commission and board agenda packets; attends meetings; takes and transcribes minutes.
  • Assists with the development of the operating and capital improvement budget.
  • Enters inspection results into computer; processes incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Computes appropriate fees; receives and processes permit payments; makes deposits; processes daily money reports.
  • Maintains filing system for permits and related documents; processes department accounts payable.
  • Conducts transactions with the public in matters requiring knowledge of rules, procedures, policies, precedents and activities.
  • Operates office equipment; performs clerical, typing and filing tasks; maintains adequate inventory of office supplies.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Some knowledge of how to process permits.
  • General knowledge of standard office methods and procedures, business English, spelling, commercial arithmetic, and office management.
  • General knowledge of departmental programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to do a large volume of detailed record work.
  • Ability to type accurately and at a reasonable speed.
  • Ability to build and keep good working relationships with coworkers and the public.

Physical Requirements

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, walking, pulling, lifting, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Additional Information


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

Some experience in general clerical work involving contact with the public.

Must have a Permit Technician certification or be able to obtain one within a year of starting employment.

An Ideal Candidate would:

  • Have strong customer service and administrative skills;
  • Pays attention to detail and has impeccable record keeping skills;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Understanding and/or experience in working local government and with the public;
  • Adaptable and eager to learn!
Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
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