Permit Clerk
Company: City of Pearland
Location: Pearland , TX
Category: Bilingual, Customer Service, Administrative / Clerical
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Amount: $14.64 to $17.57 / Hour
Posted: 12/20/2019

Job Summary:

Provide technical, paraprofessional, and customer support to the development community and assist customers with information and/or assistance in regards to plan submittal, permit issuance and inspection scheduling.


Handle payments, prepare receipts, balance cash drawer, keep accurate record of deposits, answer multiple phone lines and assist customers at the front counter.


Essential Functions:

  • Regular and timely attendance at work.
  • Greet and assist customers at the front desk; provide basic information about ordinances; handle incoming phone calls for Community Development.
  • Explain basic development and construction related process procedures, and regulations to customers at the permit counter, on the telephone and through correspondence.
  • Process applications for development permits; including building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, etc...
  • Process multiple types of licensing applications.
  • Balance cash drawer and keep accurate records of deposits.
  • Prepare incoming and out-going mail.
  • Maintain accurate digital records for commercial and residential files.
  • Contribute to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.



The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 2:1 employer match. The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays the majority portion of the medical premium for employees and dependents




Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • One (1) year related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Permit Tech Certificate preferred.
  • Previous permitting software and building permits experience preferred.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to clearly communicate in writing and orally to both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to use common sense problem solving skills to overcome day to day issues that may arise.
  • Understanding of basic computer skills and common programs such as Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment.
  • Texas Class "C" Driver's License (or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire)

Pearland, TX 77581
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