Community Development Technician

  1. Job Description
  2. Qualifications
  3. Application

JOB SUMMARY:   

Under general direction of the Community Development Manager, the Community Development Technician performs technical and clerical duties to expedite processing and issuance of various permit activities. The Technician is the department’s frontline customer service contact. The position will accept and process development review applications supporting Community and Economic Development (CED) and the Department of Public Works and Utilities Engineering Services. The Technician will respond to inquiries, and assist CED departmental staff with procurement, research and preparation of written correspondence related to land use, building, and enforcement activity. The position will make suggestions on improvements to the digital permitting process. This is an entry level community development position and will assist both the Planning and Building Divisions and will serve as the frontline customer service staff member of CED.

SALARY:

$23.772 - $28.384 / hour ($49,445.76 – 59,038.72 annually) plus benefits. AFSCME Local 1619 Represented Position.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides initial contact and information to the public, including contractors, property owners, builders, engineers, architects, and other City departments on procedures related to land use, building, stormwater, right-of-way, and construction issues, including permit applications and appropriate City ordinances. 
  2. Intake, ensure completeness, prepare internal routings, and compute and coordinate applicant fee payment for land use, building, right-of-way, fire, and clearing and grading permits. Issue digital permits. Monitor building permit applications review process. Assist public and staff with inspection and appointment scheduling, and archive permit records in accordance with state retention regulations.
  3. Assists with supplies procurement as well as tracking and paying department invoices.
  4. Conducts required public noticing, and scheduling of development meetings and public hearings.
  5. Handles acceptance of public records requests for Community & Economic Development Department in a timely manner to fulfill requests. Works with City Clerk or other City archiving staff to improve records organization.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting at a desk, standing at a counter, and using a PC work station for extended periods of time, lifting up to 25 pounds on occasion.

To Apply:  Apply online at www.cityofpa.us/jobcenter. Please complete the online application and attach a letter of interest and resume. Position is open until filled.  

Selection Process:   Applicants will be evaluated on the qualifications and related experience.   Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.