Permit Technician


This is a highly technical position. Assists the management team, building inspectors, and animal control officer, performing a variety of clerical and advisory functions. Processes and tracks all building permits, occupancy permits, request for re-occupancy inspections. Filing is a must.   Provides customer assistance by answering telephones, electronic messages, and providing help and support to customer counter and performs data entry for various reports.  Position reports to the Building Commissioner or designee.

Permit Technician

  • Type: Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate: $17.74  
  • Posted Date: 08/12/2020


The City of Berkeley is accepting applications for the position of Permit Technician in the Building Inspections and Code Enforcement Division. Processes building permits by logging permits in the database, routing them to proper departments for review, and issuing permits to customer. Receives and reviews applications, plans, and other construction documents; determines sufficiency of submittals; advises applicants on requirements for complete submittals; participates in post submittal project review. Assists with various administrative tasks by scheduling and resulting inspections, scheduling meetings, filing permits and applications, performing data entry and assisting customers at the counter and over the telephones. Researches records and provides customers with specialized site-specific property information such as approved building permits, finalized building plans, certificate of occupancies, contractor’s affidavits, special inspections, certificates, zoning, site and plot plans.

Applicant should have a familiarity with the principles, practices and techniques of building permit processing or any other work which requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature.   Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the private development or municipal permitting process, including utilization of permitting software, financial software, and WORD/EXCEL skills. Strong technical computer skills required. Applicant is required to have Certification as an ICC Permit Technician within one (1) year of hire date. No exceptions. A clerical test will be given at time of interview.


An Associate Degree is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for evaluation at the discretion of city management. Work with codes an ordinances relating to current building safety and permitting.

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Applications should be presented to:

Dr. Terrance Gibson

Assistant City Manager

8425 Airport Rd.

Berkeley MO 63134


The City of Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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