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Permit Specialist

The Permit Specialist receives direct supervision to execute a variety of basic technical and paraprofessional general clerical duties in support of the services and activities of the Operations. This position compensation is minimum wage. 

General Position Summary & Responsibilities: 
The permit specialist is responsible for including but not limited too:

  • Obtain basic project documentation (Certificate of Insurance, Additional insured, Building Permit, Tax exempt Certificate
  • Permit intake and processing
  • Cashier duties and coordination of department work including permit processes
  • Learn basic specialized rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and activities related to the Operations and utilize them to assist customers and higher level technical and professional staff
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to assure departmental effectiveness and compliance. 
  • Obtains purchasing specifications for programs based on functional requirements
  • Prepares required reports; provides detailed analysis of purchased goods. 
  • Identifies, documents, and implements opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management


  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Experience with Microsoft office and ability to learn new software
  • Clear 7 year driving record
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors, and City Staff, in person and over the telephone. 
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public,  vendors, contractors, and City staff, in person and over the telephone. 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Frequently required to stand
  • Frequently required to walk
  • Continually required to sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items less than 25 pounds/up to 25 pounds 


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