Goverment Jobs
March 15, 2019
County Of Culpeper, Virginia
Job Type



Performs tasks associated with the permitting for construction of both commercial and residential projects.

Essential Functions

  1. Processes building permits, trade permits and schedules inspections
  2. Performs varied record maintenance duties for the department and its programs, to include both manual and electronic records.
  3. Enters updates and retrieves data from department program files and routes to the applicable end user.
  4. Collects and processes fees for department services.
  5. Assist customers with any inquiries, questions, etc.
  6. Maintains department files; files documents with appropriate case, or record; retrieves information and files as requested;
  7. Maintainsschedules, and other records for department operations.
  8. Coordinates meetings, appointments, and/or schedules for department staff.
  9. Prepares correspondence, forms, letter, and other documents as requested.
  10. Performs routine clerical duties related to emailing, faxing, scanning, copying, distributing inter-office correspondence and preparing outgoing mail.
Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Requirements

Ability to perform technical review of permit applications and construction documents

Knowledge of construction and building code terminology and code requirements

Knowledge of various software programs such as Word, Excel, etc.

Ability to learn new software and programs as needed

Ability to operate various office equipment such as a computer, fax, phone,etc.

Ability to express orally and in writing.

Ability to exercise tact and courtesy when dealing with customers

Ability to perform mathematical operations

Ability to reference data such as policy manuals and regulations

Ability to perform the highest level of customer service

Ability to work in a team environment

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

Education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma with 1-2 years of clerical work. Construction knowledge and background preferred

Special Requirements

Must obtain satisfactory results of a criminal history background check.

Will be required to complete the basic course of study for Permit Technician and become certified as a Permit Technician within 12 months of hiring.

Working Conditions

Must be able to lift 10-20 pounds. Must be able to operate office and computer equipment; may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Must be able to communicate orally, and perceive and discriminate colors or shades of color.

There are a wide variety of benefits available to full time employees. These benefits include medical, dental, retirement, life insurance, optional life and disability insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and a deferred compensation program.
RETIREMENT As a condition of full time employment, each individual is enrolled ina retirement plan withthe Virginia Retirement System that provides amonthly benefitto allretirees for life. VRS Plans 1 and 2 andthe VRS Enhanced Hazardous Duty plans aredefined benefit plans. The VRSHybrid plan consists of both a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan.

All individuals, as a conditionof employment, are required to contribute5% of their gross salary into their retirementaccount each month.

LIFE INSURANCE The County of Culpeper provides a basic life insurance plan for all eligible employees. The coverage amount is an employee's annual salary, rounded up to the next highest thousand, then multiplied by 2. The County pays 100% of the cost of this benefit.
MEDICAL INSURANCE The County provides2 medical plans that are offered through Anthem; HMO & HSA.Both provide various benefits to meet anyone's needs.
Health Keepers 25/1000(HMO)
Lumenos HSA (PPO)
DENTAL INSURANCE The County offers three comprehensive dental plansfor employees and their eligible dependents.
HOLIDAY/VACATION/SICK ACCRUALS The County offers 13 paid holidays per year. Vacation and sick accrual depend on the agency, office or department in which an individual is employed.
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE The County currently utilizes a merit pay system to determine employee salary increases. Employees are eligible to receive up to a 6 percent increase on an annual basis depending upon their individual performance.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY The County offers basic income protection throughThe Standard in the event an employee is unable to perform the essential functions of his or her position. Employees are paid 60% of their gross salary up to 76 days after a 14 calendar daywaiting period is met.There is a one-year waiting period before benefits are payablefor all employees covered under the VRSHybrid plan There is no waiting period for employees covered under VRS Plans 1 and 2, and the VRSEnhanced Hazardous Duty plan.
LONG TERM DISABILITY The County also offers additional income protection that will continue beyond the short term disability period until an employee is able to return to work or reaches retirement age. Employees are paid 50% of their monthly salary. This coverage is provided for a nominal cost to employees covered under VRS Plans 1 and 2 andthe VRS Enhanced Hazardous Duty plan. This coverage is providedat no cost to all employees covered under the VRS Hybrid plan, butbenefits aresubject to a one-year waiting period.

VOLUNTARY INSURANCEPROGRAM The County offers voluntary insurance programs through a variety of insurance carriers. These include:

Personal Accident Indemnity Plan
Allstate Cancer Plan
Texas Whole Life Insurance
Critical Illness Plans
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT The County offers a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that allows employees to set aside up to $2,500 annually, on a pre-tax basis via payroll deductions, to pay for eligible medical, dental or vision expenses not covered by the benefit plans. This program is regulated by the IRS and runsconcurrent with the benefit plan year. Open enrollment is held annually.
DEPENDENT CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The County offers a Dependent Care Assistance Program that allows employees to set aside up to $5,000 annually, on a pre-tax basis via payroll deductions, to pay eligible dependent care expenses. This program is regulated by the IRS and runs concurrent with the benefit plan year. Open enrollment is held annually.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION The County offers a 457 through Nationwide as another alternative to set aside money for retirement. An employee may elect up to a maximum of $18,000 annually in 2015 to be deducted on a pre-tax basis.
WELLNESS PROGRAMS All eligible employees and their dependents are able to receive a flu shot each year. This program is free to employees, and offered at a nominal charge for spouses and dependents 18 and older.
Employees are also able to receive discounts at participating exercise facilities in the area.
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Please indicate your level of customer service experience.

  • 3 or more years
  • 2 years
  • 1 year
  • No customer service experience
Please indicate your level of work experience in construction and/or construction permitting.

  • Over 5 years
  • 3-5 years
  • 1-2 years
  • No construction and/or permitting experience
Please indicate if you have at least 2 years working experience using the following applications.

  • AS400
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Website Maintenance
How would you handle multiple demands from customers, managers, and other employees?

    If you had a problem and no supervisor was available at the time, how would you handle the situation?

      Do you think the customer is always right? If not, how do you react/respond?

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