Permit Runner – Santa Clarita, CA

PetersenDean, Inc.


The position is to help the manager with multi-tasking functions related to permit processing including routine review of City’s codes, completing building permit application, dropping off, and picking up city permit packets. You will also interface with client, city staff and the team lead on various technical issues relating to the project.

Depending on the work volume, the typical day may be spent driving in a company car to municipality/City offices, often be on the road most of the day driving from City to City to process city permits. On any given day, you will be filling out the building permit applications, dropping off and picking up 2-3 city permits. It is your responsibility to understand the technical drawings and ensure that the permit applications are approved.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Travel to various city and county offices to submit paperwork and pick up permits.
  • On-site representative for final inspection securing.
  • Assist Project Manager on the permitting process.
  • Assist with homeowners’ signatures for permit paperwork.
  • Effectively communicate with other employees, customers, and city/county agencies.
  • Other administrative duties as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 1+ years of customer service experience.
  • Record and understand technical corrections as it pertains to permitting.
  • Work constructively and effectively with various municipal departments.
  • A valid driver license and clean DMV record. You must be able to be insured.
  • Must have computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Word.
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change quickly.
  • Must be able to display interpersonal, oral, written skills and have the ability to communicate with others in a professional environment.
  • Must be self-motivated as well as thrive in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage work flow while multitasking.
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required.
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