Opening Date: March 13, 2023
*Open Until Filled
Review Date: March 31, 2023
Monthly Salary: $3,991-$4,516; Senior: $4,516-$5,109

Job Summary (Full position description is available, please contact Human Resources for more information) Responsible for accepting completed development applications from the public. Development applications include permits for: commercial and residential building, plan review, shoreline and critical areas, clearing and burning, environmental health, inspections, variances, plumbing, mechanical, remodel, addition, new construction, and/or other development code process.

Examples of Duties
Providing various information and guidance to clients regarding planning and building regulations, and the application review process. Conveying rules and regulations of the development review process to clients. Reviewing applications for completeness and compliance. Accepting permit applications, determining the type of application, accepting revisions, routing review material, and completing necessary documentation. Coordinating permit intake process with other Community Services staff. Reviewing pre-submission permit applications for completeness and scheduling pre-application meetings. Monitoring the progress of permit applications. Ensuring all necessary approvals are obtained and that required documentation is complete with all regulations addressed prior to issuing permits. Being able to identify issues, research, correct problems, and perform follow-up as needed. Utilize computerized data base for permit tracking. Work with coworkers for improving and updating operational procedures as needed. Performing special projects, participating in cross training, and on occasion assisting other functional areas throughout the department. Insuring adequate recordkeeping, retention, and retrieval of documents.

Minimum Requirements
High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of two years experience in providing customer service in an administrative/office support position within a public environment. Highly desired training or experience in: Community development, code enforcement, environmental health, public service, communications, writing and computer applications, or technical certification in construction trade.

A valid Washington State Driver’s License and must obtain an International Code Council Permit Technician certification within six months of employment.

Senior: High school diploma or GED. Two years of experience as a Permit Technician and two years of experience in providing customer service in an administrative/office support position within a public environment. Highly desire: college level courses in planning, building code enforcement, communications, writing or computer applications; or technical certifications in construction trades.

A valid Washington State Driver’s License. ICBO certification as a Permit Technician.

Application & Selection Process
Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Please read the reverse side for additional information. This selection process may be subject to change. This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Application Instructions
Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date.

Completed applications should be submitted or mailed to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584 or Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Additional materials will not be accepted after the closing date (with exception to mailed applications/material with postmark by the closing date). Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages because they will not be returned nor copied after receipt.

Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.

Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).

Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.

“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.

Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.

Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.

Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.