Permit Technician

Prineville, OR

Job Title:             Permit Technician                                                                           

Department:        Community Development

Reports To: Community Development Director  

Salary Grade:      113 / $17.02 - $19.15

All applications must be submitted through link provided below

I.      Job Purpose:

The Permit Technician position  provides assistance to the public regarding building, planning and environmental health information to the public at the counter and on the telephone in a professional and courteous manner. The Permit Technician performs a variety of general  and technical duties requiring basic knowledge of laws relating to one or all of the following: Building Permits, On-Site permits, Planning/Zoning permits or land use processes. This position works under the immediate supervision of the Community Development Director.

Number of Employees Reporting to this Position:      0

II.        Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • Answers simple planning, building and/or environmental questions over the phone, by email or at the counter
  • Advises permit applicants of requirements and procedural steps to develop property in Crook County
  • Checks applications and plans for completeness; determine the correct permit type needed and issue all types of permits
  • Assists professionals and general public with property information
  • Answers phones and directs calls to appropriate person.
  • Maintains electronic  files, permits, and inspection documents
  • Enters data into Accela, the County’s e-permitting system.  Uses Accela to retrieve information. Advises customers on how to retrieve information electronically
  • Assists in other areas as needed
  • Calculates application fees and verifies receipt of payments
  • Performs other duties as required.

III.      Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:


  • Working knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of property development and construction practices.
  • Ability to operate a computer, accurately enter data and use related software applications including Microsoft Office.  Ability to accurately word process, maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to learn County’s e-permitting system (Accela).
  • Ability to make routine mathematical calculations accurately
  • Ability to learn departmental processes and procedures
  • Ability to provide excellent internal and external customer service at all times
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
  • This position requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping. The employee may occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 25 pounds.


IV.      Qualifications: 


  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; AND
  • Two (2)  year of progressively responsible clerical, administrative support and customer service experience; AND
  • Prior to or on date of hire:
    • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
    • Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test (not required for all positions).
    • Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).


V.        Position Details:


  • The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required. 
  • Work location is (name of location or office).  
  • Fair Labor Standards Classification: Non-Exempt
  • Crook County is an equal opportunity employer
  • This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.


  •       Signatures:


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