Planning and Building Technician

  • Type:

    Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:

    16.01 per hour
  • Announcement Date:

  • Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for assisting with the administration of the county’s zoning ordinance, issuing building permits, and for assisting customers.

Major Duties:

• Answers telephone and greets customers; provides information and assistance as requested. • Reviews building permit applications, zoning permit applications, and other documents associated with building permits. (on checklist) • Issues building permits (once building official has signed off on all plans), calculates fees, collects payment, and maintains related files and records. • Verifies contractor credentials. • Coordinates electrical inspections with the electric utility provider. • Schedules building inspections. • Communicates with developers, engineers, contractors, consultants, and other employees regarding building permits. • Prepares certificates of occupancy. • Verifies flood zones for building permits. • Maintains records required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including elevation certificates, letters of map amendments, and permits of structures built in flood zones. • Researches archived files as needed to include; building permits, property records, project files, plats, deeds, and covenants and provides responses to FOIA requests. • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

• Knowledge of county and department policies and procedures. • Knowledge of county building codes. • Knowledge of the county planning and zoning ordinances related to building permit issues. • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. • Skill in operating a computer, calculator, facsimile machine, copier, and postage machine. • Skill in reading blueprints, plans, and maps. • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and various word processing, spreadsheet, and database software programs. • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations. • Skill in oral and written communication. • Skill in dealing with the public • Skill in interpersonal relations.

Physical Demands:

The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, or walking. The employee frequently lifts light objects and climbs ladders.


This work is performed in an office.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the employee’s State of residence for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Application Procedure:

Application Procedure: Only applicants submitting an application, resume and 3 letters of references (professional references only, please) to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936 will be considered. Applications are available on line at or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government Building, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office. JASPER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.