City of Indianapolis and Marion County

City of Indianapolis and Marion County

  • Indianapolis, IN

    Marion County, IN

  • $43,056-51,236 per year

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Position Summary

Position is responsible to provide expertise in plan review and permit issuance, ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, petitions, rezonings, variances, and codes.

Position Responsibilities

Reviews and issues permits for commercial, industrial, and residential projects (ILP, Structural, Sign, Wrecking,) to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and procedures. Resolves code, ordinance, and procedure interpretations relative to applicable requirements. Updates and maintains records on permits. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service. Researches and revokes when necessary, permits that have been issued in error or issued based on inaccurate information provided. Act as witness in court proceedings and/or provide legal testimony related to issued or revoked permits. Assists customers with interpretation and application of permit procedures, building codes, and zoning ordinances. Develops and implements reports. Initiates and processes enforcement actions.

Receives, reviews, and issues Master permits. Receives, reviews and issues on-line Structural and Master permits. Receives, reviews, files, and maintains correspondence received from the Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services regarding projects they have released for construction. Assists in the training of new Project Development Analysts. Receives and answers inquiries received via the internet, phone, and written correspondence regarding our department, codes, ordinances and permit procedures. Receives, reviews, and directs forms necessary in submitting and receiving submittals and approvals for development within designated Wellfield districts. Communicates with Inspections, Current Planning, Information Services, Infrastructure, Township Administrators, Supervisors, and Managers regarding issues, problems and procedures with cases under review, issued permits, and revoked permits. Works with Civicnet maintaining current web related applications and the development of new web related applications. Attends meetings as part of the Tidemark Review Team and review and approve proposed changes and improvements to be implements. Presents public presentations. Investigates questions and complaints regarding problems with permits and coordinate resolution. Creates and maintains SOPs related to permit reviews, issuance, and procedures. Receives and processes requests for Zoning Verification and Zoning History letters. Attends regular training to develop and strengthen skills needed to perform job. This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


Bachelor’s degree in related field of study required. One (1) year of related experience may be substituted for each year of formal education. The ability to obtain a working knowledge of all applicable building codes, ordinances, and procedures. Ability to prioritize and handle varied assignments and heavy workload. Ability to review plans, specifications and determine necessary permits required. Ability to read and interpret blueprints plans, and specifications. Ability to understand and interpret applicable ordinances, codes, and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing on technical, complex, or controversial matters with inspectors, contractors, and public. Ability to operate a computer and learn various related applications. Must have a valid driver’s license. Permit Technician, Residential Building Inspector, and Building Plans Examiner Certifications must be attained within 2 years of hire. Must utilize computer software such as Arc View, ArcInfo, and Pictometry, to update and maintain the Geographic Information System in the Permits Division.

Incumbent must certify in the appropriate, approved discipline as prescribed by the Director of Code Enforcement, to maintain employment.

Independent Judgment

Actions are guided by established City policies and procedures, and federal, state and municipal codes. Independent judgment will be exercised in determining workload assignments and priorities, evaluating complex situations, interpretation and application of codes and planning methods to ensure proper review and issuance of all permits, evaluating complaints and recommending proper courses of action for resolutions and /or litigation, and handling of all inquiries. Errors in judgment could cause significant code/life safety issues, as well as embarrassment and/or liability for the City of Indianapolis.

Incumbent would interact with section, divisions, departments and City employees, as well as with developers, engineers, contractors, other governmental agencies and members of the general public.

City of Indianapolis and Marion County

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