Job Title: Permit Technician

The Community Development Department of the City of La Vista is accepting applications for a full-time Permit Technician. This position is under the direction of the Community Development Director and provides support to the Community Development Department. The wage range for this position is $18.08 to $25.32 per hour. Starting wage is dependent upon experience and qualifications.


  1. Provides general administrative support for Community Development including but not limited to scheduling inspections and related customer contact via telephone or in person.
  2. Processes building, remodeling, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits.
  3. Processes billings for and issues contractor occupation, plumbing and mechanical licenses and maintains current lists of same.
  4. Electronically records and maintains information on effective dates of insurance and bond certificates for master plumbers and mechanical contractors.
  5. Coordinates Rental Inspection Program to include registration process, inspection process, issuance of rental certificates and maintenance of program files.
  6. Accepts various planning related applications; prepares case files for the planning staff; routes applications for review by other departments and governmental entities; closes out case files upon project completion.
  7. Assists in maintaining data base for project review processes and timelines.
  8. Publishes notices for planning related items for Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and City Council and assists with agenda and packet preparation.
  9. Prepares and sends notification letters for public hearings related to planning items for Planning Commission and City Council meetings, in addition to Board of Adjustment meetings.
  10. Records and transcribes meeting minutes for the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.
  11. Assists in preparing and distributing monthly building reports.
  12. Receives and responds to citizen inquiries via telephone or in person.
  13. Maintains electronic files and coordinates digitization efforts including scanning in building plans, permits, planning files, and other community development department documents.
  14. Assists the community development department and other departments in providing printed materials using the plotter. 
  15. Performs other duties as directed or as the situation dictates.


The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Work is performed mostly in office settings.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally asked to stand or sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.  Hearing abilities must be correctable to levels adequate to perform essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or GED.
  2. Minimum two (2) years administrative support experience.
  3. International Code Council (ICC) Permit Technician Certification within 12 months of employment


  1. Knowledge of basic building construction methods and practices preferred.
  2. Knowledge of standard office policies and procedures.
  3. Knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets and databases, preferably MS Office, Word, Excel and Access.
  4. Basic alphabetization and filing skills.
  5. Basic money changing skills.
  6. Ability to type 60 words per minute.
  7. Basic mathematical skills.
  8. Ability to effectively communicate and provide information to supervisors, peers and subordinates in person, by telephone, in writing and via email.
  9. Ability to be pleasant with supervisors, peers and subordinates and display a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  10. Ability to work effectively as part of a team, making positive contributions to the group and supporting other members.
  11. Exceptional telephone and customer service skills.
  12. Ability to follow instructions.
  13. Ability to read and write proficiently.
  14. Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  15. Ability to operate office equipment such as personal computer, postage meter, telephone, photocopier and fax machine.
  16. Ability to work a varying schedule, including some evenings and weekend City events.
  17. Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with supervisors, peers and subordinates and maintain them over time.
  18. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with elected and appointed officials and the public.
  19. Ability to maintain regular and dependable attendance on the job.


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