Job Posting

Permit Technician ( Full-time;Temporary; Starts in mid June; Will not exceed 6 months)

Company / Agency

Garfield County
Glenwood Springs,

Position Closes

Wed, May 30th 2018

Experience Level

Mid 1 (1-4 Years)


Not Required

Salary Range

$17.14 - $21.43 hourly

Job Description

General Purpose

Perform a variety of routine and complex clerical, secretarial and administrative work in support of the Community Development Department. Assist the public in obtaining building permits and land use approvals. Provide information and assist customers with issues.


Essential Functions:


(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary.)


  1. Assist the public, applicants and contractors with applying for and obtaining building permits and/or requesting inspections, along with land development approvals. (65%)
  • Provide information and answer questions about building permits, inspections, codes, regulations, zoning and land development applications.  
  • Issues building permits and related materials.
  • Prepares and implement scanning of permit/planning documents.

2. Enter data; retrieve data; search databases; conduct research; create documents; send emails and answer telephone and assesses situation in order to route call(s) to Department employees.(35%)

  • Process various documents, ensuring that all necessary forms are complete and accurate.
  • Print, copy, assemble, distribute and file documents
  • Ensures official records and files are maintained and are up to date.

3. Act as cashier; receives and processes cash, checks and/or credit card payments; prepares daily deposit reports; balances cash drawer daily.

4. Perform other duties of a similar or related level as necessary or assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  1. Basic construction processes and terminology.
  2. Modern office processes and procedures.
  3. Keyboarding, data entry and word processing skills.
  4. Grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  5. Basic math skills.
  6. Basic Accounting principles and practices.
  7. Relevant computer hardware and software applications.

Ability to:

  1. Speak, read and write the English language.
  2. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; communicate with clients tactfully and patiently.
  3. Understand and follow written and verbal directions.
  4. Type 40 WPM.
  5. Organize workload and prioritize tasks.
  6. Work independently.
  7. Provide customer service and handle stressful situations.
  8. Perform cashier duties following financial procedures and policies for payment processing.
  9. Understand and practice safety procedures and precautions.
  10. Operate office equipment.

Internal & External Contacts:

Internal Contacts:

Frequently interacts with other Department/Elected Office employees. 

External Contacts:

Frequently interacts with the public and representatives from other agencies.

Physical Activities and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Physical Activities:

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to reach, grasp, finger, stand and/or sit for long periods of time, walk, talk and hear; occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the internal work environment is usually moderately loud, with frequent interruptions and multiple demands.

Required Travel:

Occasionally required to drive within the County. 

Computers and Office Equipment:

Computer and relevant software applications; telephone system; facsimile; postage machine, 10-key calculator, copier and scanner.


THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT.  Nothing in this job description restricts Garfield County’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.  It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  This job description describes the County’s current assignment of essential functions.  Those functions may change at any time as the needs of the County change or for other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.


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