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Permit Technician - G115 - Inspections and Codes

Columbus Consolidated Government

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.