Permit Technician - G115 - Inspections and Codes
Columbus Consolidated Government
Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023
- Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Reviews, accepts, and issues all building, electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing, sign, and demolition permits; maintains daily and monthly reports.
- Calculates receipts from all permits, balances register at end of day and forwards funds to Finance Department.
- Issues certification of completion and occupancy to contractors and business owners.
- Confers with out-of-town businesses and assists in issuing one-time job applications and certificates of qualification while maintaining state cards and businesses licenses on a yearly basis.
- Maintains files for all daily faxed permits and daily balance records; processes files and records to storage.
- Receives telephone calls; responds to inquiries and forwards to appropriate personnel; records complaints; assists customers with maps, sales of codebooks, contractor testing information, permit processes, and housing code issues.
- Provides information and assistance to architects, engineers, and contractors concerning building codes and permit processes.
- Receives and distributes inspectors’ monthly reports; bills for monthly reports received by customers.
- Schedules inspections and enters to computer database. Confers with and assists inspectors in the field with information needed to complete inspections.
- Records inspections as part of permitting process.
- Carries out a continuous effort to improve operations, work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of building and construction codes.
- Knowledge of permit processes and business licensing procedures.
- Knowledge of code books, maps, zoning ordinances, sign ordinances, and housing code ordinances.
- Knowledge of modern office administration and record management practices.
- Skill in problem solving and decision making.
- Skill in operating standard office equipment.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
- Minimum Educational and Training Requirements
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
- Physical Requirements
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee must occasionally lift light objects.
- Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
- Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
- Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
- Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
- Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
- Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
- Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
- Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
- Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
- Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
- Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
- Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
- Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
- Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
- Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
- Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
- Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
- Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
- Standing – for sustained periods of time.
- Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
- Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
- Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
- Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
- Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
- Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
- Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
- Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
- Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.
The work is typically performed in an office, library, or computer room.