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Assistant Permit Technician

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: FS - University Building Official
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Architecture / Construction / Planning, Administrative / Clerical, Other

Job Description

Reporting to the University Building Official, the Assistant Permit Technician provides the department with a first point of contact for clients, working to establish positive relationships with clients and assisting the University Building Official with client outreach programs. Supports the University Building Official office and staff with document management, filing, typing, and scheduling. Manages plan review submittals/tracking and coordinates the required inspections by the department to ensure compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and related fire codes for capital, maintenance, and renovation projects at the University.

Required Qualifications

- Experience providing operational support in a professional office environment.
- Experience in the use of standard office equipment such as phones, computers, and software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Customer service experience.
- Capable of acquiring VA DHCD certification by the Virginia Code Academy in Core and Permit Technician within 12 months of employment.
- Ability to read and interpret simple engineering drawings and technical specifications.
- Ability to operate independently and multitask.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience in the building industry with a working knowledge of terminology and building codes, professional regulations, and contractor regulations.
- Experience in reading, processing, managing and storing drawings and other documents in an office environment.
- Possess Virginia Code Academy Core and Permit Technician certifications from VA DHCD.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Starting at $18/hourly - commensurate with experience

Review Date

January 2, 2024

Additional Information

- Work is primarily performed in an office setting with considerable sitting and standing, with occasional bending, stooping, reaching, pushing and pulling.
- Repetitive hand movement for computer keyboarding.
- Normal work hours are 9:00 AM 3:00 PM but work hours may vary to meet management and customer needs.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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