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Career Opportunity

6322-Permit Technician II

Recruitment: RTF0111045-01078615

Published: January 24, 2023

Contact:

Michele Nieve - michele.nieve@sfgov.org
Katsuina Leblanc - katsuina.leblanc@sfgov.org

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Department: Building Inspection
Job class: 6322-Permit Technician II
Salary range: $80,340.00 - $97,682.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 3 What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
 

About:

Department: Department of Building Inspection
Job class: 6322 Permit Technician II
Salary range: $80,340 - $97,682
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 3 What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance

Role description

INTRODUCTION

Under general supervision the Permit Technician II performs a wide variety of paraprofessional, technical, administrative and specialized work involved in receiving, reviewing, processing and issuing building, electrical, plumbing and related permits and applications; determining required inspections; creating inspection records and appointments; maintaining field inspection lists; creating and issuing records requests; and providing permit-related information concerning permit requirements, codes, ordinances and inspection procedures.

MAJOR, IMPORTANT, AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Receives, reviews and evaluates permit applications, construction plans and supporting documentation for completeness, accuracy and conformance with local, state and federal building codes and other applicable established criteria. Determines need for pre-permit inspections and needed level of review of plans prior to permit issuance.

2. Processes and issues various building, electrical and plumbing permits. Determines required inspections, creates inspection records and appointments, and maintains field inspection lists from permit records.

3. Uses fee schedules and designated calculation methodologies to determine value and calculate and access preliminary and final fees; calculates size-based fees; collects, records and balances permit related monetary transactions. Processes applicable charges through the Department’s cashiering system; handles cash, checks and other forms of payment; performs initial reconciliation of receipts and reconciles entries with the City’s Permit Tracking System.

4. Performs extensive and complex entries into the City’s computerized Permit Tracking System and other computer based systems, ensuring accuracy in all data including street names, names of owner(s) project sponsor(s) and design professionals, project characteristics, fees and payments, and permit contractor’s information.

5. Records, logs, compiles and maintains various permit related files, data, documents, plans and reports.

6. Interacts directly with project sponsors, permit expediters, contractors, the general public and other department representatives relative to plan review, permit routing, construction inspection, notice of violation, records requests, inspection scheduling, special inspections, complaints and code violations. Researches public records with regard to construction drawings, permits, calculations, soil reports and legal descriptions. Disseminates, explains, and interprets information, regulations, and policies and procedures of the department.

7. Resolves a variety of complex and difficult problems and complaints encountered by staff and department representatives regarding permit and plan submittals and processing, illegal construction, code violations and inspections.

8. Processes complex records requests associate with building permits, research permit and plans information to respond to records requests, assist customers with plans; process requests from other City Agencies; works with the vendor that scans plans and performs scanning in-house.

9. May collect data and prepare statistical reports regarding permit intake, issuance and inspections, may lead and/or participate in preparing and processing administrative documents requiring extensive knowledge of department operations, policies, procedures, codes, regulations and ordinances.

10. May lead the work of others performing building electrical, plumbing and related permit and plan processing work; may plan organize, prioritize and distribute work assignments; may train or provide input into performance evaluations of subordinate staff; may maintain work unit production statistics and prepare related reports; assists in the review and implementation of new unit/office procedures.

11. Develop and maintain procedure manuals.

How to qualify

Experience: Two (2) years of administrative and technical building, electrical, plumbing and related permit and plan processing experience equivalent to the level of class 6321 Permit Technician I with the City and County of San Francisco which includes reviewing applications for accuracy and completeness, receiving and logging records requests, maintaining inspection records and providing routine permit-related information concerning permit requirements, codes, ordinances and procedures.

What else should I know?

Selection Procedures: After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

1. Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) - Candidates will be required to complete an MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

2. Multiple Choice Examination (Weight 100%) - Candidates deemed eligible will be invited to participate in a multiple choice examination to assess their knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates will be notified of the exact date, time and place to report for the written examination. A passing score must be achieved on this examination in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List.

Eligible List - A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be Twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Certification - The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three (3) Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1 and Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.