License and Permit Specialist

  • 000113

SUMMARY: Under close supervision, performs a variety of complex administrative duties associated with City issued licenses and permits; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  • Receives and reviews license and permit applications and revisions.
  • Inputs license application, revision, certificate of insurance, and fee payment to computer system.
  • Issues licenses and permits, collects fees, and reimburses denied applicants.
  • Maintains records associated with license and permit applications, fee payments and violations.
  • Assists in monitoring license applications, contractor registrations, zoning and vehicle-for-hire inspections.
  • Assists in preparing correspondence contract documents and federal and state performance and fiscal reports.
  • Knowledge of policies, practices, procedures and terminology of City licenses and permits.
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
  • Skill in using standard office machinery and equipment.
  • Skill in using computers and standard application software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and three (3) years of administrative or clerical experience with customer service experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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