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Permit Coordinator

  2022-06-30     City of Twin Falls     203 Main Ave East, Twin Falls  

POSITION:               Permit Coordinator

EFFECTIVE:            Upon selection

BI-WEEKLY SALARY RANGE:   $1,547 - $1,855             Grade 7 (Non-exempt)

BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: Medical & Dental Insurance, Vacation & Sick Leave (accrued bi-weekly), Paid Holidays (12), Paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, Wellness Program, Family Bonding Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, and Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho-P.E.R.S.I.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This position performs a variety of administrative support for special projects and tasks for the Building Safety Department.  The position answers questions from the public and/or departments regarding permitting issues, provide customer service and office support for the Building Safety department, and other departments, as part of the Community Development Team.   The job is performed under the direct supervision of the Building Official following established policies and procedures. Work is performed in a general office environment.

Technical work 70%

  • Accept and review building permit applications, plans, and specifications of construction projects by applicable departments;
  • Performs plan review and approval for over-the-counter residential projects;
  • Track submitted permits using permitting software through the review process and communicate status to applicant when requested;
  • Participate in pre-plan submittal meetings on commercial projects to determine permit needs;
  • Enter permit fees into financial system and process online payments;
  • Process reviewed permits and issue approved permits back to applicants.

Other duties 30%

  • Performs routine tasks and duties for other departments such as Community Development as assigned;
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports on permit volume and status;
  • Answers Building Safety department, other department and public inquiries regarding permit process;
  • Help establish and maintain Building Safety Department informational handouts, details and policies on the web site. 

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

Knowledge of the following areas is required: organizational and time management skills; techniques, materials and methods used in building construction; 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: Apply immediately. Interested individuals should submit an online application using the following link: Permit Coordinator; the position will remain open until filled. For additional information, please call Human Resources Office at 208-735-7251 or email

An Equal Opportunity Employer – Drug Free Workplace

Qualified veterans who provide required documentation will be given preference in accordance with Idaho State Law

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