Planning and Community Improvement
$51,598.00 - $68,986.00 Annually
Until Filled or 100 applicants
No Application Deadline
The City of St. Helena has an exciting opportunity to fill a position in the Building Department. This is a great opportunity to become part of a Customer Service focused team of dedicated individuals that take pride in serving the local community.
The Building Permit Technician I reports to the Chief Building Official or Planning Director. This is the entry level class in the permit technician series that allows the incumbent to develop journey level knowledge and abilities. Initially, under immediate supervision, incumbents perform the more routine building and development permit support duties while learning City policies and procedures. As experience is gained, there is greater independence of action within established guidelines. This classification is alternatively staffed with Building Technician II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating a level of proficiency that meets the qualifications of the higher level class.
The Building Permit Technician II reports to the Chief Building Official or Planning Director. This is the journey level class in which incumbents are expected to perform the full scope of permit processing and related support duties with minimum supervision. Assignments are characterized by the presence of fairly clear guidelines from which to make decisions and the availability of supervision when required.
The classification is alternatively staffed with Building Permit Technician III and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating a level of proficiency that meets the qualifications of the higher level classes.
Building Permit Technician I Receives immediate supervision from the Chief Building Official or Planning Director. Incumbents in this class do not routinely exercise supervision.
Building Permit Technician II Receives general supervision from the Chief Building Official or Planning Director. Incumbents m this class do not routinely exercise supervision.
Essential Functions: (include but are not limited to the following)
There is a no smoking policy in effect within the City offices and vehicles. St. Helena is an equal opportunity employer. The City of St. Helena will require documentation of the legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act upon hire.
Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): With prior notice to the Personnel Department regarding testing or job performance modifications, the City will make every attempt to offer reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
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Knowledge and Skills:
Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Building Permit Technician 1/11. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of:
Building Permit Technician I
Two years of experience performing increasingly responsible office support duties involving heavy public contact, and a high school diploma or equivalent.
Building Permit Technician II
In addition to the above, two years of experience in reviewing and processing building, grading and improvement plans and/or permits equivalent to that of a Building Permit Technician I in the City of St. Helena.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.
*St. Helena Miscellaneous Employees have agreed to a one-year 5% salary reduction through a 13-day unpaid furlough for Fiscal Year 2020-21, deferred compensation match has been suspended for FY 2020-21, and step increases have been suspended for FY 2020-21.
Closes January 31
First Review: Monday, February 1, 2021
Tentative Board Interview: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Application and Selection Procedure:
To apply please go to https://www.calopps.org/st-helena/job-20067051 to submit the following:
Please note: you will complete the application and supplemental questionnaire with the application process on Calopps.org and will upload your resume and cover letter. Failure to submit all four required documents will be considered an incomplete application and will not be considered for this position.
All resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose training and experience most closely match the requirements of this position. A limited number of qualified applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase of the evaluation process which may include interviews, written exercises, or simulated work problems. Note: Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.
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1572 Railroad Avenue
St. Helena, CA 94574