Engineering Permit Technician II – City of Missoula, MT

SALARY: $23.9130/HR—29.4817/HR DOE

CLOSING DATE: October 24, 2019 before 5:00 p.m.

DEPARTMENT: Development Services

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Permit & Land Use Section Manager

STATUS: Regular, full-time, non-union
Primary Objective of Position: Under general supervision performs engineering reviews of construction site plans for all structures to be built in the Missoula area. Performs engineering inspections, code compliance and develops computer aided technical designs and databases.

This is the second in a specified class of successively responsible and complex Engineering Permit Tech positions. The Engineering Permit Tech II may provide lead direction to employees in lower level classifications.

Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.
Duties require access to project sites where hazardous conditions may be encountered including exposure to loud noise, moving equipment, traffic, excavations and inclement weather.

Conduct technical review of development plans to ensure the interface of private and public infrastructure complies with applicable policies and regulations; review Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) permits; review development proposals for driveway and sidewalk requirements, including type, size and location; evaluate elements of on-site traffic and pedestrian circulation patterns for conformance to local code, to minimize potential hazardous impacts to public rights-of-way and to ensure safe and efficient circulation on-site; interpret and apply complex regulations and standards to determine whether development proposals are in need of other local, state and/or federal requirements; perform technical reviews, provide input, identify deficiencies and make recommendations to appropriate staff so development and other land use actions including conditional use permits, subdivision, and site review applications can proceed.

Review all building and zoning compliance permits for compliance with City of Missoula site development, right-of-way and parking requirements, Federal Fair Housing Act standards, ADA accessibility standards, and SWPPP standards; review and calculate sewer connection fees.

Research the existence and location of public and private easements, whether private easements are required in conjunction with specific development proposals, and review private easements to ensure compliance with standards; identify potential conflicts of private development with public rights-of-way, public infrastructure including street trees and public utility easements; evaluate applications for sidewalks, driveways, fences, building moves, temporary closures, and excavation within the right-of-way; review and approve traffic control plans in conjunction with private uses of the right-of-way; conduct inspections of work performed in the public right-of-way including street cuts, paving, right-of-way work permits and fences; conduct site inspections for compliance with engineering and accessibility standards; inspect installation of SWPPP requirements; inspect contractor designed traffic control plans for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; work closely with building and zoning reviewers to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.

Obtain input from other divisions within Development Services as needed; acts as lead to resolve intra-department conflicts and coordinates overall Engineering response ;draft plan review comments addressing deficiencies and/or potential approval conditions; represent Development Services in meetings with customers, developers, design professionals, and other City departments; participate in discussions to identify issues, resolve infrastructure-related problems and to determine acceptable alternatives during the development process; explain Development Services policies and procedures; provide technical assistance and information to homeowners, contractors, engineers, developers, architects, and other customers of the permit and information center regarding City engineering codes and policies; answer questions about how code requirements apply to a specific project, permit fees and charges, and the permit application process.

Provide training and guidance to administrative staff and other Engineering Permit Technicians within assigned training and program area; assist in the development of procedures and policies used by Development Services; review work produced by
other division personnel as requested; assist entry level employees as needed with review of projects and interpretation of regulatory standards; coordinate plan review and inspection assignments.

Enter sketches and maps into computerized drafting programs; maintain computer aided design databases; retrieve and maintains records, files and documents; interpret and analyze records and data to prepare summaries and special reports; perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of the Missoula Municipal Code related to engineering, traffic control, and performance of work in the public
rights-of way;
Knowledge of civil construction techniques, methods, practices, and tools including sidewalk, curb, and gutter construction;
Knowledge of and working familiarity with fair housing laws and regulations including requirements to plan, design and build
dwellings that meet fair housing accessibility requirements;
Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including all state and/or federal laws
requiring accessible public buildings and public accommodations;
Knowledge of Development Services policies and procedures;
Knowledge of and working familiarity with Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program;
Knowledge of computer aided drafting programs, GIS mapping and data systems;
Knowledge of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, database and scheduling applications;
Knowledge of OSHA standards and guidelines;
Knowledge of City of Missoula street names and locations;
Skill in the safe operation of all city vehicles and equipment;
Skill in understanding, interpreting and applying complex laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines;
Skill in the use of conflict resolution techniques and practices;
Skill in providing customer service including the ability to remain calm when dealing with the public;
Skill in using computer aided drafting techniques;
Skill in understanding property records, construction plans and surveys;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with contractors and consultants, other jurisdictions, city
employees and the public.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma and two years of post-secondary
education in engineering, architecture or construction related field, OR high school diploma and three years of experience
relating to construction, construction inspection, repair and maintenance of municipal streets and infrastructure. Must have
and maintain a current Montana driver’s license.

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