June 10, 2021
Port Orchard, WA
Job Type



Make a difference in your community.
Become a part of the Kitsap County team!
Do what you love while serving the citizens where you live.


Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to work for an award winning organization? Kitsap County DCD has earned national awards for the permitting system, public disclosure request system, and risk check program. It has received two Governor's Awards for comprehensive planning efforts and is recognized for its natural resources program by federal and state agencies as the "go to organization" for Puget Sound restoration efforts. The department has very engaged employees dedicated to delivering effective and efficient services to the citizens of Kitsap County. Nearly all employees are Lean Six Sigma trained and have development plans that encourage career growth at all levels.

DCD is seeking a Permit Technician to join our team! Candidates should be dynamic professionals who are focused on excellent customer service & accurate data entry and who enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment.

Please learn more about the department at our website .



  • High School Diploma or GED and three years of full-time experience of customer service/office support, OR
  • A combination of work experience and higher education that provides the applicant with the desired qualifications (completion of college or vocational/technical coursework may be substituted for up to one year of work experience).


  • At least three years of office support work experience involving data entry and the interpretation and application of code requirements, laws, regulations or technical guidelines.
  • At least one year of experience with high level customer service to the public providing information on code requirements, laws, regulations or technical guidelines and helping them to get through a submittal process.
  • At least one year of experience in the area of building, site development, land use, or environmental permitting.
  • At least one year of experience working with computerized database applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, MS Office, and SharePoint.

Criminal Conviction Standards:

  • The successful incumbent will or may have access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
    1. Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position:

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements
The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:

  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.

Within two years of appointment, the candidate must:

  • Obtain a certification as a Permit Technician issued by International Code Council (ICC) or other equivalent certification issued by a recognized agency.

(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Positions in this class typically require:

  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment.
  • Walking, bending, stooping and twisting.
  • Reaching above and/or below shoulders.
  • Handling/grasping documents for equipment.
  • Sitting and/or standing for short or extended periods of time.
  • Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person, on the telephone, or using other electronic media.
  • Hearing audible signals, traffic, equipment, warnings.
  • Vision sufficient to drive a vehicle during daylight and nighttime hours, read source materials, plans and drawings, to read computer and similar screens and see detail or color.
  • Repetitive motions for computer/tool/equipment use.
  • Requires exertion of force of 50 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, and/or 5 pounds continuously to lift/carry/move objects, files/documents, and field equipment necessary to conduct inspections.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Intake, process, and review permit applications for completeness.
  • Review submittal information for over 200 permit types to ensure accurate and complete submittals.
  • Assist customers in understanding technical worksheets and completion of application forms and documents so they can achieve a complete submittal for a permit.
  • Data entry and validation of permit data entered into a computerized tracking system.
  • Review site and construction plans for completeness and accuracy of scale.
  • Locate and review GIS maps, surveys, and other mapping resources to determine critical drainage area, urban census area, easements, and other site features and designations.
  • Receipting and cash handling.
  • Reconcile receipts daily as needed.
  • Participate in cross-training efforts ensure consistency and coverage of various tasks.
  • Prepare permits for further review or issuance.
  • Review, approve, and issue permits not needing review and enter inspection requests.
  • Process other miscellaneous requests such as temporary addresses for power and signing off basic Title Elimination requests.
  • Perform zoning review of building permit applications.
  • Perform addressing associated tasks such as road naming, assigning addresses, and address maintenance for County site addresses.
  • Contact and interact with customers in-person, by phone, or electronically to ascertain their needs, proactively inform, and educate them about County and related processes and
  • Provide information regarding permitting requirements, perform status checks on various permit types, and inform customers of status and next steps in the permitting process.
  • Respond to permit submittal, fee estimate, and general permitting inquiries with promptness, professionalism and courtesy.
  • Perform research regarding permit applications to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations, active code compliance violations, and other permits related to the project.
  • Perform research related to the lot to be developed and the lot boundary shown on the site plan.
  • Perform parcel research with customers to determine site features such as zoning designation, location details, code compliance violations, and related permits.
  • Educate the public and permit applicants on the options for and scheduling of permit related meetings with technical staff and facilitate such meetings as needed.


  • Who May Apply : This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME 1308. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions. Employees joining the union will be required to pay union dues through payroll deduction.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
  • Work hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Date/Time: 6/15/2021 12:00 AM Pacific

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