Senior Permitting Services Specialist (Residential)

$63,155 - $115,099 yearly
  • Montgomery County Government
  • Wheaton, Wheaton-Glenmont, MD, USA
  • Feb 09, 2021
Full time Construction Design Engineering Government

Job Description

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Closing Date:  Open until filled

These positions may be underfilled at the Permitting Services Specialist II, Grade 24, with a salary range of $63,155 to $104,680.  There is a non-competitive promotion opportunity to a Senior Permitting Services Specialist, Grade 26, with a salary range of $69,337 to $115,099.

The Department of Permitting Services is seeking a Permitting Services Specialist with an engineering/technical background in building construction, to fill a position in its Residential Building program. 

The Residential Building and Intake program is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective administration of residential building construction codes. This is accomplished through review of building plans and field inspections related to the building, structural, electrical, mechanical, fire-safety, and energy conservation codes. In addition, this program processes all commercial, fire protection and residential permit applications, seeks correction of building code violations and supports disaster recovery efforts.

The position will be responsible for performing detailed complex architectural and life safety work that encompass reviewing construction documents, specifications and for compliance with adopted codes and standards regulating the construction of Residential buildings and structures. The position will determine complex designs to ensure they meet minimum requirements of established codes and standards; explaining technical and procedural requirements to clients, developers, engineers, architects, contractors, the public and other agencies through meetings and discussions conducted in the office or field; and enforcing the requirements of ICC International Residential Code, and other State, County, and Federal Laws, codes and regulations relating to commercial buildings and structures.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Recommending new/changes in standards, codes, regulations, and procedures;
  • Preparing analyses, reports, and corresponding on architectural/life safety/technical matters as well as explaining departmental positions on a variety of issues;
  • Meeting with architects, engineers, developers, clients, surveyors, attorneys, contractors, peers, other government agency staff, public, and property owners as a subject matter expert to discuss/resolve code/policy compliance issues and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Applying analysis of a variety of unusual conditions in review of development projects from planning through implementation that will affect the proper and safe construction of structures County-wide; and
  • Working effectively as a team member and handle multiple projects in a fast-paced atmosphere.

This is a re-announcement.  The status of applicants who previously applied will remain the same.

If filled at the Senior Permitting Services Specialist, Grade 26

Experience: Five (5) years of professional experience in an engineering/technical field appropriate to building construction.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering or technical field, such as Engineering, Building Science, Architecture, Construction Management and Fire Protection Engineering.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

License: Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (AIA) in any of the 50 states of US and District of Columbia.

If filled at the Permitting Services Specialist II, Grade 24: 

Experience: Three (3) years of professional experience in an engineering/technical field appropriate to building construction.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering or technical field, such as Engineering, Building Science, Architecture, Construction Management and Fire Protection Engineering.

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.