Permit Specialist I, Deputy Director of Finance

Rockingham County   Harrisonburg, VA   Full-time     Other
Posted on September 10, 2022
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Community Development

- Permit Specialist I

JOB SUMMARY Provide essential information and assistance with the permitting process for building, zoning, planning, erosion and sediment control. Implement proper procedures as well as other administrative duties within the Department of Community Development.


An employee in this position may be called upon to do all of the following essential duties:

•Assist by providing information to members of the public and permit applicants regarding building permit requirements, inspections, and general requirements of the permit process, obtain general information from customers regarding permitting needs
•Assist the public in completing building permit applications
•Respond to telephone inquiries regarding permits, building codes, other related ordinances, local laws, and general inquiries
•Process and issue building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and other related permits, prepare essential documents such as affidavits and certificates of occupancy
•Calculate fees based on established fee schedules, monitor approval of plans by other regulatory agencies
•Prepare and disburse daily inspection information
•Maintain computer files and manual logs on all building permits and related documents
•Balance daily receipts and prepare appropriate daily, monthly, and other reports for submittal to all required departments for accounting
•Oversee daily operations and tasks of the front counter area
•Perform related tasks as required


•Functional and geographical knowledge of the County
•Competency in Microsoft Office products
•Basic knowledge of internet
•Knowledge of the Spanish language is preferred, but not required


•Good customer service skills
•Organize and work on projects simultaneously and with interruptions
•Apply general rules to specific problems to produce suitable results
•Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, representatives of business organizations, other employees, and the general public


•Use of computers for data entry, retrieval, and report preparation
•Proficient use of County’s automated permit tracking system
•Ability to maintain regular attendance at work


- Deputy Director of Finance

Rockingham County

Harrisonburg , VA