Permit Technician

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/15/2022 12:31 PM)
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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


NV5, Inc. is seeking a qualified Permit Technician/Counter Technician with a minimum of 3 years of experience providing support to public agencies. The successful candidate will provide customer support to permit applicants and assist agencies with document intake and dissemination, assess appropriate fees, process approvals, etc. The candidate will provide information and direction regarding development services department processing, permit/project status, departmental requirements, improvement standards, local ordinances, etc.


  • Establish and maintain relationships with the general public, public agency staff and others
  • Perform minor technical plan check to ensure compliance with both Public Works and Building Department standards, submittal requirements, development conditions, improvement standards, construction specifications, and city ordinances
  • Interpret and understand engineering and/or building plans, improvements standards, construction standards, building codes, maps, and legal descriptions
  • Issue and prepare permits for Public Works and Building Departments
  • Determine applicable fees and invoicing for new projects
  • Research and compile data from field verifications or office engineering records for inclusion into engineering correspondence, reports, or in response to public inquiry
  • Perform various administrative, reporting, billing and accounts receivable tasks
  • Perform data entry and coordinate routing of various permits, plans, and maps
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy


  • 3+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of federal, state and municipal code, ordinances and regulations related to building construction and permitting
  • Knowledge of zoning code application
  • Ability to communicate effectively with property owners, developers, contractors and the general public
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills required
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to accommodate changing workloads


  • Valid CA driver’s license
  • Current permit technician certificate issued by the International Code Council (ICC) preferred

The pay range for this California position is $27.00- $32.00 per hour; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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