Permit Technician

Job Description

Community Development Department
Position: Permit Technician
Salary Range: $4,196/month to $5,625/month; Starting Salary DOQ, DOE
Location Community Development
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hours/week); FSLA nonexempt
Courthouse Union, Benefits Apply
Open Until Filled

Full Time Benefits Include: • County pays $1,500 per month towards medical, dental, vision, life insurance and employee assistance program for employee and eligible family members • Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State Department of Retirement Services (DRS) • HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply • Wellness program • Access to MetLife Pet Insurance • Deferred compensation plans offered • Twelve paid holidays annually • Vacation accrual based on seniority (see Union Contract) • Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0
Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.

Brief Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs a wide variety of complex customer service tasks involving the processing and issuing of various construction permits and other types of permits administered by the Department. Reviews building and land use permit applications for completeness. Coordinates permit reviews with other local, County, City, State, and Federal agencies, handles customer inquiries and complaints, and provides permit related information to customers. Organizes and maintains related records and reports and tracks the status of permit applications submitted. Positions at this level frequently work outside the immediate proximity of a supervisor. Work is performed under county policies and administrative guidance of the Building Official and Community Development Director. Work is normally reviewed only on completion and for overall results.

Working Environment/Physical Abilities: Work is typically performed in an office environment. However, contact with other County offices will be required to obtain needed information. Required to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Require sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally. Require manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate a computer, telephone, peripherals and for posting notices in the field.

Minimum Qualifications: Education And Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of two (2) years' experience in an office setting with high customer contact required. One (1) year experience working as a permit technician or a similar position in a local government setting is required. OR: In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual’s knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Outlook, Word and Excel, and pdf programs including Adobe Professional and BlueBeam.

Licenses And Other Requirements: Valid driver 's license required. Notary Public must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Certification as a Permit Technician from the International Code Council (ICC) is required at the time of hire. Must be able to attend meetings and workshops outside of regular work hours.

For Application: Application, resume and cover letter required. Job description is available on our website at where you can apply online.

Type: Full-time
Pay: $4,196.00 to $5,625.00 per MONTH

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Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.

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