Building Permit Tech
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Building Permit Tech
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
DEFINITION:
Under direction, be responsible for processing various types of construction permits, and interact with the public at the counter and on the telephone.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Accept plans and related documents for plan check; assist applicant in completing permit application and compute permit check fee for plan check. Verify the accuracy and completeness of information in accordance with building division guidelines; route plans and monitor progress on plan checks; maintain plan check filing system; respond to questions about plan check progress and explain procedures to applicants (owners, contractors, developers) and the general public. Operate the computerized Information System; review, approve and issue less complicated non-structural plan check over the counter.
OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES:
Calculate permit fees; process refund requests; log and process complaints.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Architectural drawing convention and what comprises a complete set of plans; processes and procedures associated with construction permits; record management practices; general office operations; familiarity with building code and construction terminology.
Skill in:  Performing accurate arithmetic calculations; operating computer and calculator with speed and accuracy.
Ability to:  Understand general information presented on construction plans; understand and patiently and effectively explain city ordinances, regulations and procedures; maintain records neatly and accurately; interact competently and courteously with the public; communicate effectively orally and in writing; administer a field inspection scheduling system.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  High School Diploma
Experience:  At least one year of experience working in a building or planning department.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Ability to deal effectively with difficult people with firmness and tact including people of diverse cultural backgrounds; sit and stand for long periods of time; to kneel and squat to retrieve materials; to lift supply materials weighing up to 10-pounds; to maintain cooperative working relationships with all those contacted in the course of work. Ability to communicate well, to be able to read requirements and to hear and understand people at the counter and on the telephone.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Certificates:  Permit Technician certificate from ICC, or ability to obtain certificate within one year of hire.
SALARY:  $4,991 - $6,066 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200