Northwest Code Professionals Eugene Office in search of candidate to assist with administrative permit technician duties in an office environment.

Full time position    

Salary: DOE and Certifications. Permit Tech 1 Salary Range $12.00 – $17.75 per hour.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with many different jurisdictions throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
  • Processes building permit and verify contractor licenses.
  • Screens calls and refers questions to appropriate staff or department
  • Records permit information into permitting software database and maintains electronic information.
  • Tracks building permits for approved plans and certificates of occupancy for completed projects.
  • Informs project applicants of city requirements, processes, and deadlines from time of initial contact to completion of the project
  • Serves as the first point of contact for customers to provide assistance with building permit policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Plans Examiners to respond to permit inquiries and assesses appropriate project valuations and permit fee
  • Scans documents for storage in electronic content management (ECM) database
  • Orders and maintains office supplies
  • Receives, sorts, and distributes internal and external mail
  • Respects the needs and objectives of applicants while working with them to make changes in project applications in order to comply with building plans, policies, codes and criteria
  • Performs other duties as assigned

What Do Permit Technicians Do?

 

Permit technicians play an important role in the processes of building and construction, though they typically work in offices to perform both technical and clerical tasks for construction companies, usually in building regulation departments and especially for larger employers. They often answer calls, return calls, and meet with others in the industry to gain the proper permits for construction projects. They may also help customers deal with the permitting process, answer questions, and provide other needed information, and guide clients to the proper government offices and inspectors when they cannot resolve concerns directly. They also set up and plan appointments for inspections of construction projects and resolve zoning issues as necessary. Permit technicians also prepare and file reports, file blueprints with the appropriate offices, and perform other clerical duties on a regular basis. They often meet with designers and others to offer technical handouts and other informational material for customers. With so many clerical and technical duties, strong organizational and communication skills are essential in this position, as is the ability to work well with both clients and regulating agencies. Computer skills, filing skills, and other in-office abilities are also important.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or GED and two years of administrative experience or two years of experience in the building construction industry required; experience in a municipal building department preferred. ICC Permit Technician certification preferred; certification required within one year of employment.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of permitting policies and procedures
    •General knowledge of State of Oregon building codes, permit processes and trade lingo, preferred.
    •Ability to read, understand, and convey information to the general public concerning permitting procedures and policies
    •Advanced skill in building permit software and word processing programs
    •Basic mathematical skills to accurately calculate fees and tax rates
    •Ability to deal with difficult citizens using effective confrontational and problem solving skills.
    •Ability to organize tasks and working environment in order to maximize efficiency with attention to customer service

EQUIPMENT USED, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Driving: Not applicable
  • Office equipment: Daily use of a multi-line telephone, copier, scanner, and printer
  • Computer equipment: Daily use of a personal computer, lap-top, Microsoft Word and Excel, and Accela (E-Permitting) permitting software
  • Other equipment: calculator
  • Language skills Reads documents, instructions, and manuals; writes notes and correspondence using proper spelling, grammar, and style; presents information and responds to questions individually and in small groups.
  • Mathematical skills: Performs basic mathematical calculations including percentage and ratios
  • Reasoning ability: Identifies and solves practical problems with a variety of variables
  • Physical activities: Sits for long periods of time; may walk, stand, bend, stoop, reach, climb, carry and lift for varying periods. Requires continuous and repetitive arm-hand-eye movement
  • Lifting: May lift and carry up to 25 pounds
  • Vision and hearing: Must have visual acuity to see and read paper and electronic documents; must be able to answer telephones, participate in conversation with others and respond to verbal inquiries
  • Exposure to environmental conditions: Not applicable

Certifications Desired: International Code Council, Certified Permit Technician

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications.  Employees are accountable for all duties associated with this position.

 

Northwest Code Professionals provides our team members benefits which may include, Medical Insurance, 401K, Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off (Sick/Vacation Days), and more.

Please send resume:

Email: nwcp@nwcodepros.com

Mail: Attn. Hiring Manager

Northwest Code Professionals 

144 E. 14th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

 

Northwest Code Professionals is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage of national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, gender/sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.