Permit Technician

Permit Technician

Location: Southern California, California


The Permit Technician performs critical tasks as front-line personnel related to customer service and construction development.  This includes reviewing, accepting, distributing, processing, documenting and maintaining departmental information, reports, plans, specifications, applications, permits and related inspections according to established guidelines.  Permit Technicians also provide both organizational and technical support to the Building Inspection Division staff and other departments associated with permit issuance.


  • Works with minimal supervision while providing department support.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, jurisdiction staff and the public.
  • Serves clients by greeting them with excellent customer service and referring them to the appropriate staff member and or educate customers on permit process when needed.
  • Provides accurate and up to date information regarding permit process and permit activity.
  • Distributes and reviews building permit applications for permit issuance according to dept procedures and legal requirements.
  • Reviews blueprints, submissions and plans for completeness and compliance with basic code requirements.
  • Verify structure plot plan, location on the lot, zoning and engineering requirements.
  • Verify required setbacks and percentage of lot coverage.
  • Responds to public inquiries regarding status of submitted projects and provides information.
  • Computes mathematical, statistical and financial computations quickly and correctly, and or receives fees from Building Official, while ensuring appropriate fees are being charged based on jurisdictions adopted fees.
  • Issues appropriate permits.
  • Types reports, letters, utility releases, and a variety of other documents from rough draft or copy.
  • Maintains and updates building permit applications log and plan checks being received by the Building Inspection Division.
  • Generates and maintains accurate record keeping system for active building permits and tracking of all inspections performed on a particular permit.
  • Prepares monthly invoices.
  • Prepares monthly reports for Assessor’s Office, Building Standards.
  • Operates standard office equipment including computers, and other related software.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Possess, or have the ability to obtain within six (6) month of hire, an International Code Council (ICC) Certification as a Permit Technician. All licenses and certificates must be maintained as a condition of employment.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in clerical involving public contact, preferably in building construction related; OR a minimum of one (1) year of experience in Permit Technician with a private or public agency.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Class “C” California driver’s license is required.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to deal effectively with difficult people with firmness and tact including people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Regularly requires sitting and standing for long periods of time; kneeling and squatting to retrieve materials, and lifting supply materials weighing up to 15 lbs.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with all those contacted during course of work.
  • Ability to communicate well, to be able to read requirements and to hear and understand people at the counter and on the telephone.











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CSG Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. CSG Consultants does not discriminate in hiring or employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, military and veteran status, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

I understand that my submittal of this application does not guarantee me employment with CSG Consultants. I understand and agree that if I am hired by CSG Consultants, my employment will be at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without cause or notice, either by me or the company. I understand that no representative of CSG Consultants has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary, whether verbally or in writing.

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