Building Permit Technician

Type of Recruitment Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Department Public Works
Exam Number C4161K
Filing Type Open Continuous
Filing Start Date 03/11/2014
Salary Type Monthly
Salary Minimum $3,257.46
Salary Maximum $4,036.46
Essential Job Functions A Building Permit Technician I is responsible for the following essential functions under close supervision and in a training capacity: provides information at public counter; reviews forms, permit applications, bonds, easements, waivers and affidavits for accuracy, completeness and compliance with all pertinent laws; assists the public with the issuance of building permits; routes, files and logs plans, permits, workers compensation insurance certificates and records; computes charges for building permits, receives fees, records and balances daily cash transactions; makes daily fund deposits; searches and copies public records; receives and processes blueprint plans; utilizes maps for permit processing information; and operates all standard office equipment including personal computers.


Requirements Selection Requirements: OPTION I:  Three years of office clerical experience, one year of which must have been in specialized or supervisory capacity* -OR- OPTION II: Completion of 15 college semester units or equivalent in an accredited college** in any combination of building inspection technology, engineering, architecture, physical science, or mathematics*** -OR- OPTION III: Current certification by the ICC as a Permit Technician or equivalent permit technician certification.***
Physical Class Physical Class II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
License(s) Required A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Special Requirement Information *Specialized clerical experience means experience at the level of Los Angeles County's classes of Intermediate Clerk or Intermediate Typist-Clerk.  Supervisory clerical experience means experience at the level of Los Angeles County's classes of Supervising Clerk or Supervising Typist-Clerk.

Outside Los Angeles County employment experience must include performing skilled typing work, performing specialized clerical duties requiring a working knowledge of specialized subject matter and the specialized clerical functions involved and the use of initiative and judgment within procedural and policy limits.

***Applicants  must  submit a copy of their transcript/certificates, or current certification by the ICC as a Permit Technician or equivalent permit technician certification with their application during the examination process.  The transcript must indicate completion of 15 semester or 23 quarter units and the area of specialization.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application filing; however, official transcripts will be verified at the time of appointment.  Applications submitted without the required transcripts/certificates will be rejected.

Accreditation Information Accreditation: **Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
Examination Content This examination will consist of two parts:

Part I: A qualifying written test consisting of arithmetic computation, reading comprehension and ability to check and compare data.

Only those candidates who earn a qualifying score of 70% or higher on the written test will be allowed to proceed to the interview portion of this examination. 

Part II:  An interview covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.

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