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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:11 AM


City of Covington | Covington, LA (70434)
Full Time

Building Permit Technician
Position #: 173
Work Location: Permits Department
Reports To: Building Official
Rate of Pay: $11.25 - $13.25
Full Time, Non-Exempt position. Eligible for Overtime

City Conformance Statement:
In the performance of the below respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:

 Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
 Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers
 Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments
 Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and customers.
General Job Description:
Under general supervision, receives, logs, and distributes building plans for plan checking; checks and reviews permit applications and supporting documents for proper form, sufficiency of information, and conformance with legal standards; issues permits as authorized.
Essential Functions:
 Receive and review building applications from customers; assess scope of project and relevant permit requirements; educate customers regarding necessary permits and general code compliance of proposed projects.
 Verify that projects have obtained all necessary approvals; verify professional and contractor licensing.
 Maintain records and prepare reports as required.
 Assist in completing permit applications by explaining building permit requirements; assist and advise the general public in matters relating to building requirements and status of submitted projects.
 Track applications from submission to approval.
 Log inspection requests and prepare field files for daily inspection for building inspections.
 Prepare Certificate of Occupancy as required.
 Assist building inspectors in coordinating inspection requests.
 Perform clerical duties for building inspectors.
 Must have a high school diploma or GED .
 Exceptional customer service skills.
 2+ years of clerical experience involving extensive public contact, preferably in the building or construction
 Permit Technician certification is a plus
 Reliable transportation to and from work
 Accuracy in performing detailed work
Knowledge of:
 Operations, services, and activities of a building services program.
 Organization, procedures, and operating details of the City.
 Basic knowledge of building codes.
 City government organization, functions, policies, rules, and regulations.
 Office procedures, methods, and equipment including (but not limited to) computers and applicable software
applications such as Microsoft products.
 Basic accounting skills.
 Principles and procedures for record keeping and filing.
Ability to:
 Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume the
assigned responsibilities.
 Read and identify geographical specifications.
 Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
 Work independently in the absence of supervision.
 Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
 Ability to sit for long periods of time while staring at computer monitor.
 Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist.
 Ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight.

This job description does not necessarily cover every task or duty that might be assigned. Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities as necessary.

To apply for this position, please complete an application of employment referencing Position #173 and email to: or fax (985)635-0006.
Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

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