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Permit Tech

Mountain View, CA | Administration

Job Description

Shums Coda Associates, Inc. is a privately held company providing professional Building and Safety Consulting Services to Cities to verify conformance with California Building Codes.  We are currently seeking a full-time experienced Permit Technician to cover the Lower Silicon Valley Region.  The position will report to the President, with day-to-day supervision and direction of assignments provided by the associated position’s Municipal Building Official.


  • Serves as a resource to customers, including directing them, as necessary, to various sources of information including other City departments or outside agencies;  notifies customers when plans or permits are ready for pick-up or issue; provides status updates as required.
  • Performs overview of plans for compliance with established submittal standards, and assists others with related community development activities.
  • Provides a variety of clerical and technical support, including but not limited to:  maintain department records, files and other reference materials;  gather, research and assemble a variety of information and monthly data for preparation of reports to outside agencies;  creating and modifying department forms;  including letters, repors and memos.
  • Ability to interpret and explain building policies and procedures;  read and interpret building plans, specifications, and building codes;  classify, compute, tabulate, and categorize data;  apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations;  understans and carry out verbal and written directions;  work effectively and independently in the absence of supervision;  quickly and accurately calculate fees and valuations;  operate a computer and use a variety of software programs to enter, revise and retrieve records and performs specific program activities.
  • Communicate clearly and precisely, both verbally and in writing;  deal tactfully and courteously with internal and external customers;  work in a safe manner and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Skills to operate an office computer and a variety of work processing and software applications.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  At least one (1) year work experience in a municipal environment.
  • ICBO Permit Technician Certification desirable.

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