Permit Technician
City of Atlanta, GA - Atlanta, GA

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This position is within the Site Development Section of the Bureau of Watershed Protection, Department of Watershed Management. Site Development provides technical review of all construction plans, both public and private sector, which involve “earth disturbing activities” within the City Limits of Atlanta. This review serves to enforce Georgia state laws regarding erosion and waters quality; and City of Atlanta standards for sanitary sewer design and capacity, paving, grading, drainage, and storm water management. Site Development Plan Reviewers primarily review engineering design and construction plans. Issues reviewed include, but are not limited to, stormwater management, sanitary sewer design and capacity, paving, and grading. The scope of the review of and the complexity of the issues necessitate that the reviewer should be skilled in all aspects of Civil Engineering -- especially hydrology, hydraulics, and related subjects.

Examples Of Essential Duties:
Review all aspects of engineering drawings, studies, hydrology reports, etc.; provide written comments pertaining to reviews; route plans through the plan review process; track the status of plan in the review process by entering data KIVA and other software; review contractors compliance with City of Atlanta Minimum Design Standards; provide point of contact for applicant needing advise concern minimum design standards; provide guidance to applicants on required standards concerning all permitting matters; review for and enforce City of Atlanta Code of Ordinance concerning engineering design requirements; review for and enforce City of Atlanta and Official Code of Georgia requirements for Soil and Erosion Control Standards and Best Management Practices; review for and enforce City of Atlanta Stream Bank Buffer requirements; review for and enforce State of Georgia Stream Bank Buffer requirements; coordinate with other City Departments and Bureaus as necessary, especially Bureau of Buildings and Department of Planning and Zoning; provide guidance and advise regarding Easement, Right of Entry Agreements, access requirements, and Indemnity Agreements.

Typical Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or other closely related field determined by prescribed guidelines; and three years of progressively responsible experience in engineering or a closely related technical area. Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be determined under prescribed guidelines.

Supplemental Information:
Possession of a Level II Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Certificate or ability to obtain certificate within 6 months of employment.