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Come explore the world of career opportunities with the City of Venice.

 All employees serve the City with PRIDE:

  Productive, Responsible, Innovative, Dedicated, Ethical.

The City of Venice promotes diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Successful candidates must pass a drug/nicotine use screen and pre-employment physical exam. In accordance with the Immigration Reform Act, appropriate identification documents verifying eligibility for employment will be required.


Permit Technician - Building Department

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$17.01 - $17.60 / Hour
  • Posted Date:02/27/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:03/31/2019

General Statement of Job

Performs administrative and technical support to citizens, contractors and developers with permit and registration processes.


City Expectations:


All City of Venice employees are expected to demonstrate PRIDE in their jobs by being Productive, Responsible, Innovative, Dedicated and Ethical.


In addition, certain essential city services are required to be maintained in any civil emergency. Depending upon the type of emergency, any and all employees may be activated as essential employees in the event of an emergency.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  1. Reviews building permit applications, plans and supporting documentation to ensure submitted requests are complete.


  2. Processes, issues and monitors approved permits.


  3. Accurately and legibly prepares and maintains reports, records, forms and other required documentation.


  4. Coordinates plan reviews with city departments and agencies.

  5.  Reviews and approves spot surveys for finished floor elevation and crown of road compliance.

  6. Coordinates contractor registrations including the annual renewal process.

  7. Processes and maintains records in accordance with the department’s Expired Permit Policy.

  8. Responsible for staying current with all governing regulations and compliance requirement

  9. Level II (Grade 124) includes above plus following:

  10. In addition to performing all Permit Technician I functions; the Permit Technician Level II:


                            a.         Serves as back up contact for the City’s “One-Stop” Permit Center providing specific information about procedures, regulations, and fees.


                            b.         Prepares Certificates of Occupancies for issuance.


                            c.         Coordinates departmental record retention with City Clerk for offsite storage, retention, and destruction of records in accordance with state regulations.


                            d.         Verifies licensing and insurance certifications for contractor registrations in accordance with state mandates.



    Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of all assignments.  Responsible in work to the Permit and Systems Analyst.

    Minimum Education and Training

    Level I (Grade 123)


    High school graduate or equivalent and three (3) years administrative support experience required, preferably in a construction related setting.  Building Department and permitting experience also preferred.



    Level II (Grade 124)


    High school graduate or equivalent and four (4) years administrative support experience required, preferably in a construction related setting.  Building Department and permitting experience also preferred.




    Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required



    Skill Requirements:

    Prefer knowledge of the permit application process and construction licensing requirements.  Ability to interact with the public in a professional, respectful manner and deal with difficult people with courtesy and self-control.  Must be able to work independently of direct supervision within established guidelines and capable of sustaining regular and predictable attendance.  Possess excellent listening, speaking and communication skills.  Ability to complete all forms and reports legibly and accurately; and read/interpret technical documents.  Possess organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City employees, governmental officials and the general public.  Possess a valid Florida Driver’s license (or valid out-of-state driver’s license), free of any serious violations. Out–of -state applicants have 30 days from start of employment to attain a valid Florida Driver’s License.


    Requires a working knowledge of the current version of the Microsoft Office Professional software suite including proficiency with Word and Excel.  Must have a basic understanding of the current version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.  Familiarity with Superion Software applications based on an iSeries system is preferred.  Working knowledge of the current versions of Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer is also highly recommended.  Ability to learn specific computer applications used in the Building Division.


    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, climb, bend, reach, stoop, lift, and carry items such as books, papers, etc.  Ability to see; hear well, with or without aids; and speak clearly and distinctly.  Reasonable accommodation will be considered for individuals with physical disabilities.


    Working Conditions:

    Work is primarily performed in an office environment.



    It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations enumerated in the job description is not always specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the City, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions.


    Salary Range: 

    Grade123         $17.0086-$24.8320/hour


    Grade124         $17.6040-$25.7009/hour







    Grade 123      $17.0086/hour


    Grade 124      $17.6040/hour




    (Except as may be provided in Article 9 of the AFSCME Agreement for promotion, transfers, demotions, etc.)


    PLEASE NOTE:  Any interested applicant must complete an application online at www.venicegov.com or in person to the Human Resources  Department located at 401 W Venice Avenue, Venice, FL.  Position posted until filled. Only qualified applicants  selected for an interview will be contacted by email.


    Applicants (with the exception of current city employees) given a conditional offer of employment will be subjected to physical examination, drug, tobacco/nicotine screening, review of driver’s license record, criminal background, and references from previous employers.


    The City of Venice is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 A job applicant who requires reasonable accommodations to participate in the selection process, should contact the Human Resource Department. 

Veterans' Preference

 For further information regarding the recruitment and selection process, contact the Human Resources Department, at (941) 882-7371;  or visit us at City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.

Thank you for your interest in the City of Venice. 

We look forward to hearing from you.