Permit Specialist

Overview

Date Posted:
4/10/2018
Job Code:
PrmtSpecfr
Location:
Citizens Square
Address:
200 E Berry St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Building Department
Base Pay:
$15.52hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Office/Clerical

Description

 

This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and as needed; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Office Manager, the Permit Specialist is responsible for issuing building permits and licenses and collecting appropriate fees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Issues building permits and licenses providing excellent customer service.
  • Answers incoming telephone calls, responds to inquirers and/or routes caller to appropriate person or department.
  • Assists with license renewal of contractors.
  • Posts permit numbers to packets and purges packets for microfilm and files.
  • Calculates and collects appropriate fees.
  • Maintains the cash drawer and sorts mail.
  • Monitors state releases for commercial projects.
  • Assists with other projects as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED and at least one year experience with computer skills, customer service, and bookkeeping
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to use various office equipment including scanning equipment, multi-line phone, copier and two-way radio
  • Ability to type at least 35 WPM

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Permit Specialist works in a standard office environment with the ability to move around requiring frequent sitting, some bending and kneeling.  Frequent typing including proofreading and attention to detail is required.