City of Twin Falls Permit Coordinator

DATE: July 16, 2019
DEPARTMENT: Building Safety
POSITION: Permit Coordinator
EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Selection
EXPECTED STARTING HOURLY SALARY: $18.03 - $21.64

BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: Medical & Dental Insurance, Vacation & Sick Leave (accrued bi-weekly), Paid Holidays (10), Paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, Wellness Program and Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho-P.E.R.S.I.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Under the direction of the Building Official, this position serves as a contact for the public and others having business with the building department, and provides support to Building Safety department staff and the permitting process. This position also performs a variety of administrative support for special projects and tasks for the Planning & Zoning, and Engineering departments. Responsibilities include: accepting building permit applications, plans, and specifications for construction projects and distributing to applicable departments; performing entire plan review and approval for over the counter residential projects; performing cursory review of commercial and new residential building plans and associated documents to verify document accuracy and completeness; scheduling and distributing inspections to appropriate staff; assisting walkin customers and callers about permit application requirements; entering building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical permit applications into department computer; typing all Certificates of Occupancy.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must have a high school education or equivalent; three (3) years of office and administrative support experience; three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting construction plans and related documents; an ICC Certification as Permit Technician or the ability to obtain one within one year of hire; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. 

Knowledge of the following areas is required: organizational and time management skills; techniques, materials and methods used in building construction; construction drawings and blueprint reading; knowledge of building codes and ordinances; IRC code for plan reviews; managing files and records; the rules of composition and grammar.

The successful applicant will be energetic, self-directed, and have a strong sense of teamwork and personal responsibility. Highly desired skills include active listening, critical thinking, and social perceptiveness, as well as a work history that demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate and a willingness to provide excellent customer service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested individuals should submit an online application using the following link: Permit Coordinator. Apply immediately. This position will remain open until filled. 

For additional information, please call the Human Resources Office at 208-735-7251 or email [email protected].
Human Resources Department
An Equal Opportunity Employer - Drug Free Workplace
Qualified veterans who provide required documentation will be given preference in accordance with Idaho state law.