Permit Technician

City of Sanibel
November 10, 2023
Sanibel, FL
Job Type



Under direct supervision, assists citizens and contractors with the processes of application, review and approval for building permits and inspections enforcing compliance with established State, County and City safety codes. Employee is responsible for administrative/clerical work in relation to regulatory standards, inspection activities, and permitting and licensing functions for building construction throughout the City. Performs other essential duties in support of departmental objectives to ensure safety, health and general welfare of the general public and business community.


Receives, process and/or assists all aspects of private and commercial customer service requests.

Collaborates with Inspectors to schedule inspections, perform data entry tasks, and issue the appropriate documentation with compliance to established building codes and regulations.

Issues contractors competency cards.

Coordinates all commercial and private inspections and notifies appropriate work units, e.g., Public Works, Vegetation, Fire Control

Performs both routine and non-routine administrative duties, as dictated by the nature of the task, e.g., data entry, records keeping, filing, basic calculations, typing

Receives telephone inquiries ascertains the nature of the call, and resolves personally or directs it to the appropriate individual or department

Updates and maintains contractor Insurance requirements and generates notices of insurance expiration

Provides the public and departmental requests with resources and interpretation of the various codes for which the division is responsible for enforcing

Performs various fiscal tasks, e.g., assists with annual budget preparation, monitors inventory and expenditures, prepares purchase order, procures supplies as needed

Assists Building Official in maintaining and updating all code revisions

Receives and distributes all inward and outward inner-office mail

Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by three (3) to four (4) years progressively responsible secretarial/customer service experience. Notary Public Certification.

Supplemental or Additional Information


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

Ability to write simple correspondence.

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to
customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Benefits for full-time employeesinclude:

  • Health insurance and subsidy for family and spouse coverage
  • Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismembermentinsurance
  • Retirement plan
  • 457 Deferred compensation plan
  • Retirement Health Savings Plan
  • Roth IRA
  • Vacation, medical and personal leave
  • Blood donation leave program
  • 10paid holidays
  • Beach parking sticker at resident rate
  • Reimbursementof co-pays for annual physical and cancer screenings
  • Paid Family Membership to SanibelRecreation Center
  • Unlimited Sanibel Causeway transponder
  • Cape Coral bridges transponder, if applicable
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