Permit Technician

Description :

Job Title:       

Permit Technician


Building Codes

Reports To:

Building Official

Salary Grade:





$3,121.69 - $3,620.20

FLSA Classification:


Revision Date:



Under direct supervision, the Permit Technician serves as the first point of contact for Building Codes related inquiries. The individual in this position is responsible for the administrative and technical office support duties related to the processing and issuance of building permits.

Essential Functions:
JOB DUTIES NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.

  • Reviews plans, engineering and permit documents, and other pertinent information at the public counter in order to verify accuracy and completeness of information: determines permit, plan, and process requirements for prospective applicants; reviews building plans and permit applications for completeness and compliance with established      codes, ordinances, policies, and procedures; processes permit applications and plan intake; determines processing needs for projects; uses architectural and engineering scales to determine dimensions and calculate areas and percentages.
  • Assists building inspectors by performing code and records research and compiling data.
  • Provides information to members of the public/permit      applicants regarding building permit requirements, inspection, and general      requirements of the permit process; obtains general information from      customers regarding permitting needs; assists the public in completing      building permit applications; responds to telephone inquiries regarding      permits, permit processes, building codes, and other related ordinances      and local laws.
  • Processes and issues building, electrical, plumbing,      mechanical, grading, and other related permits. Calculates fees based on      established fee schedules, and monitors approval of plans by other      regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains computer files and other manual logs on      all building permits and related documents.
  • Performs related duties as directed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability      to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability      to perform routine administrative support functions, i.e. answering      phones, typing, data-entry, etc.
  • Ability      to learn all functions relevant to the processing of building construction      permits, i.e. plans review, licensing, permitting and inspections.
  • Ability      to compose routine correspondence, summaries and reports in a clear and      concise manner.
  • Ability      to read, updated and maintain related records and files.
  • Ability      to perform routine mathematical computations and tabulations accurately      and efficiently.
  • Skill      in the principles and techniques of customer service; ability to act as a      liaison.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment, i.e.      computer, printers, copy machines, telephone, facsimile machines, etc.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working      relationships with departmental personnel, inspectors and the general      public.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by two (2) years responsible administrative/customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office. Incumbent may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee may be required to lift, carry, push and/or pull objects of light weight (5-10 pounds). 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 20 pounds regularly and 30 pounds occasionally.

Contact : Human Resources Department
511 Washington St. Ste. 206
The Dalles, OR 97058

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled