Construction Permit Specialist

Recruitment #17-CI2566-01

Nature of Work

This position is responsible for issuing or denying the issuance of building permits. In order to determine whether or not permits should be issued, the incumbents perform a variety of tasks to include researching, analyzing, interpreting, and applying residential and commercial construction laws, ordinances, regulations, and mandates. Specialists work with owners, owners’ agents, contractors, designers, etc. to explain and coordinate the appropriate documentation and inspections necessary for permitting. The Specialists will also review all of the documentation to determine completeness, determine what additional steps are needed, and make decisions based on laws and policies. Once the process has reached its conclusion, the incumbents calculate and request the payment of fees and enter data and develop reports to document the activities and decisions made. Employees report directly to the Building Official.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in building construction, engineering, architecture, or similar and four years of technician level experience in an architectural, construction, engineering, or related technical field. Qualifying experience can substitute for the associate’s degree year-for-year. A related bachelor’s degree can substitute for two years of the experience.

Special Requirements

Certification from the International Code Council (ICC) in Code Enforcement—Permit Technician within the first two years of employment into the classification.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Inspections Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants on the register.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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