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Permit Technician (Limited Duration) - City of Redmond ( Job # 13-0038)

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Minimum Salary: $3,994.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $4,919.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Planning & Community Development
Closes: July 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Development Services, this position processes planning, building and fire permits, and responds to customer inquiries at the Development Services Center counter. Duties include, but are not limited to: accepting applications, tracking and assisting in all aspects of the permit process; providing detailed information to customers and verifying necessary approvals; calculating building size and advising applicants of permit fees; reviewing plans for complete paperwork; creating and maintaining files; creating reports; receipting and balancing monies collected; cashiering, and other duties as assigned.

Hours and Duration:

This position is a full-time, Limited Duration status position with benefits.  The estimated duration of employment will be approximately two (2) years, working 40 hours per week scheduled Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  The City of Redmond will also be creating an eligibility list from this pool of applicants for future openings.


Knowledge of:  Basic math and cash handling principles; record keeping, research and analytical techniques.  Terminology and codes related to the building trade; basic principles and practices of land use, zoning, building and engineering helpful.

Skill in:  Interpersonal relations and providing excellent customer service; conflict resolution; recognizing significance of technical details and when to notify appropriate personnel; using computer software including the EnerGov permitting system, MS Office Suite and a computerized cash receipting system (Quadrant/Tyler system).                          

Ability to:  Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; write legibly; read and interpret maps and blueprints, and review for completeness and compliance; work closely with the public, and other City departments and agencies; deal with constant interruptions; work with little supervision; work independently and as part of a team; work under stress and meet deadlines as required.

Education & Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma and two (2) years technical experience in permit processing or administrative operations. Previous experience with International Building Code Permits and Permit Technician experience from another jurisdiction is highly desirable. Permit Technician Certification is preferred.


Valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire, and a driving record that meets City standards. Fulfillment of bargaining unit agreement membership is required within 30 days of hire.  Obtain certification as permit technician within six (6) months of date of hire.

Working Conditions:

Work is primarily performed in an office environment. May be required to stand at a counter for long periods of time when assisting customers. Lift and carry plans, boxes, and large books usually not exceeding 30 lbs.

City Values:

Integrity:  We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions.

Accountability:  We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.

Commitment to Service:  We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.

Selection Process:

Please submit a resume with your application.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form.



City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052