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Permit Specialist/Technician

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $20.97 - $27.55 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0002-02
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Community Development Dept

Job Summary
The City of Salem is in recruiting for a Permit Specialist! We are looking for an outstanding individual who has a proven record in customer service to help our Building and Safety Division better serve our community.

This position provides clerical support to one-stop Permit Application Center (PAC). The candidate will counsel customers on appropriate licenses and permits, process permit and license applications, enter accurate data into computer records, calculate and account of fees to be collected. The candidate will also respond to inquiries from the public and other city departments, schedule inspections and answers PAC telephones and communications. In addition, the candidate will be handling financial transactions involving cash, checks and credit/debit cards and closing out multiple cashiering stations, including account reconciliation and balancing. The ideal candidate is a seasoned customer service and people-oriented person who can work independently accomplishing daily administration and operational tasks while working with walk-in-customers.

The successful candidate may be hired as a Permit Technician based on experience and qualifications. Please see below for the Permit Specialist and Permit Technician qualifications.

Permit Specialist Salary: $20.97-$25.42 per hour.
Permit Technician Salary: $22.58-$27.55 per hour.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check
  • Permit Specialist qualification: High school diploma or GED, including or supplemented by cash accounting or customer service or related field and two (2) years of experience in customer service work or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the examples of work.
  • Permit Technician qualification: High school graduate or GED and three (3) years of responsible clerical support experience in a construction, code enforcement, urban development program or related technical field, including practical experience with automated record keeping systems, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Certification required for the Permit Technician: International Code Council (ICC) Permit Technician Certification.
  • Building Department and permitting database software experience preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Permit Specialist or Permit Tech .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



Posted: 2021-08-30 Expires: 2021-10-01

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