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Planner I

Town of Pulaski

The Town of Pulaski is currently seeking a Planner I. The Planner I is responsible for performing planning, zoning, code enforcement and other development activities for the Town.  The Planner I assists with enforcing Town Codes, including nuisance and zoning ordinances; reviews building permits and site plans for compliance with zoning, and investigates, evaluates and documents zoning complaints and violations.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Planning or other related field is preferred or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, and possess a valid Virginia’s driver license with a good driving record. Must obtain and maintain Certified Zoning Official status through the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials within 12 months of hire.  A complete job description for this position is available at the Town of Pulaski Municipal Building.

The salary range for this position is $34,009-$54,205 annually (DOQ/E). Excellent benefits including paid health, dental and vision, life, disability, retirement, and more.  Position open until filled, with first review of applicant materials on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Interested candidates should include a cover letter and resume for consideration. Applications may be picked up Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Town of Pulaski Municipal Building, 42 1st Street, N.W., Pulaski, VA 24301 or call (540) 994-8600 for additional information.

The Town of Pulaski is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Permit Technician

Job Summary:

The Permit Technician is responsible for performing support and technical assistance in a customer service environment that creates a “one-stop service” to citizens, contractors, developers and departments in the review of basic building, zoning and development applications and processes. Provides general information regarding applicable governmental regulations and requirements for routine building, zoning and development permits to walk-in and phone customers.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Building Official

Essential Functions:

  • Answering phones, greeting visitors.
  • Assists customers with permit application and explain permit requirements/general code compliance, and status updates on permits.
  • Processes applications and requests for building, zoning and development permits, inspections and certifications/verifications.
  • Calculates fees for permits and inspections.
  • Prepares field files for daily inspection for the Building Official and Zoning Administrator.
  • Accepts and forwards complaints/requests regarding building, zoning and development code enforcement for investigation.
  • Provides clerical support.
  • Maintains relevant files and data bases for reference and inspection purposes. o.
  • Prepares reports as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Thorough knowledge of building construction materials and methods, and of stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected; thorough knowledge of state building code and related codes, laws and ordinances; ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and hazards of fire and collapse; ability to read, interpret, and review plans, specifications, and blueprints for code compliance, and compare them with construction in process; ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with building owners, contractors, public officials, associates and the general public; ability to enforce building code and related ordinances with firmness, tact and impartiality.

Training, Education and Experience:

Qualifications include a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three years related experience and/or training in building and/or development; or equivalent combination of education and experience, and possess a valid Virginia’s driver license with a good driving record. Must obtain USBC Permit Technician (or similar ICC/VBOCA) certification within one year of hire date.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The Permit Technician works from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. This is a full-time position that lasts for twelve months each year.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Note: This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job. It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such as individual may be given.