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The Permit Technician is a full-time position under the direction of the Planning and Building Supervisor.  The primary duties of this position will be processing building permit applications, scheduling inspections, answering questions regarding the permit and inspection process and procedure.


·         Serves as the initial point of contact for the Planning and Building Department to include walk-in and phone customers.

·         Answers general questions regarding services, permitting, processes, and procedures provided by the Planning and Building Department.

·         Processes and schedules inspection requests and coordinates with Building Official.

·         Processes permit applications for commercial and residential building, signs, temporary use, and other projects in the City of Hollister.

·         Reviews and processes permit applications, documents and associated fees.

·         Input data into City computer software.

·         Performs a variety of daily clerical and administrative duties, including but not limited to, answering and directing incoming calls, operating computer software, data entry, creating and managing records, facilitating letters and other documents and correspondence as required.

·         Maintains department archives and records including filing, storage, and destruction.

·         Processes all permits after the completion of plan review by Building Official.

·         Represents the City and department by performing a wide variety of functions at meetings, occasions, and events.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of

·         Typical practices and processes associated with local government.

·         General computer operations including Microsoft Office and current City electronic operating system software.

·         Basic office machines, such as scanner, computer, copy and fax machine.

·         Standard office practices, procedures, and etiquette.

·         Communicate effectively in person, by telephone, and in writing with all levels of management, City officials, other employees, and the general public.

Skill in

·         Reading and interpreting plans and blueprints.

·         Written and oral communication methods and accuracy.

·         Record keeping and office practices and procedures.

·         Using all hand tools associated with a permit technicians’ position.

·         Using a computer and a variety of office machines and software.

Ability to

·         Organize, prioritize, and carry out Planning and Building Department duties with minimal supervision.

·         Use specialized electronic operating systems and associated equipment.

·         Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.

·         Develop and maintain effective work relationships with individuals from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in other agencies, City employees and the general public.

·         Follow all procedures to maintain a safe work environment.

·         Maintain a professional appearance and attire.

·         Maintain regular attendance.

·         Submit and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


·         High school diploma or equivalent.

·         Valid driver’s license.

·         Ability to obtain ICC (International Code Council) Permit Technician certification within two (2) years of hire.

·         General Administration

·         Legal Aspects

·         Plans and Documents

·         Zoning and Site Development


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen.

·         The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to touch/manipulate, handle or feel.

·         The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

·         The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

·         Specific vision ability required by the job includes close vision and color vision.


·         The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Works around others, works alone, works with others.

·         The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

·         Occasional exposure to exasperated customers.

Company Description:

Hollister is noted for bringing to Taney County the first major influx of tourism. It had the first iron bridge in Taney County which still spans Turkey Creek, the first paved street, electric lights, movie house, the first registered pharmacist and modern steam heated hotel. The colorful history of this unusual Ozark town is fascinating and covers and era when stock wars were waged between merchants and stockmen. Grape carnivals promoted by the railroad were gala affairs where men and women of an age gone by helped to build an unique English Village in the Ozarks. . .Hollister, Missouri

Recruiter / HR Contact: Sharon Lea
HR Contact Number: +1 417-334-3262