Permit Technician I/II – Planning Division of the Community Development Department

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 months ago

The City of Sonoma is seeking a highly qualified, dynamic, and enthusiastic candidate to fill its Permit Technician I/II position in the Planning Division of the Community Development Department.  This position performs a variety of technical planning and building support duties; reviews and processes permits and entitlements for new construction, building modifications, and development applications; serves as the first contact to provide information to the public; calculates and collects fees; routes plans for review; provides administrative support for meetings including preparation of agendas and meeting minutes, scheduling, logistics, audio-visual presentations, electronic meeting hosting, etc.; prepares and issues applications for new water connections or water customers. Supports City reception activities and has the ability to backup and perform some of the primary duties of the Administrative Assistant and the Development Services Supervisor serving the City Hall front counter and performs related duties as assigned.

A typical candidate will possess:

  • Strong computer literacy and skills, the ideal candidate would have experience with electronic permitting and review systems.

Permit Technician I

  • Two years of experience performing increasingly responsible office support activies involving heavy public contact, and equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Permit Technician II

  • In addition to the above, two years of planning and/or building permit review experience equivalent to that of a Permit Technician I in the City of Sonoma.

The annual salary range for the incoming Permit Technician I position is $59,5290 – $72,358 and for the Permit Technician II is $66,1430 – $80,397 DOE. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity please submit a cover letter, City of Sonoma application* (required) and resume electronically to: City of Sonoma – Attention Cathy Lanning, Administrative Services Manager,

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*An application is available online or at City Hall, No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476 or by calling 707-938-3681.

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