County of Sonoma – Permit Technician I & II

Permit Technician I & II

$4,363 – $5,823/Monthly*

Bring your commitment to providing customer service excellence, passion for public service, and understanding of building permit practices to the County of Sonoma. Join Permit Sonoma as a Permit Technician!



Starting salary up to $33.48/hour ($69,867/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*


If you are interested in applying at the I and II levels of this opportunity, you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted for each level.

Please Note: The II level position requires completion of the ICBO/ICC Permit Technician Certificate and two approved industry courses related to the building industry. If you do not possess these qualifications, we encourage you to apply to our Permit Technician I recruitment.

Permit Sonoma is seeking candidates with permitting experience and:

  • Proven customer service skills, with the aptitude and patience for collaborating with a wide variety of clients, virtually and in-person
  • A commitment to serving the public
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • A high degree of attention to detail
  • The ability to effectively manage competing priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast paced-work environment
  • A talent for working in a technology-driven environment

Permit Sonoma’s Permit Technicians provide excellent customer service. Whether working at the lobby counter, virtually, by phone, or via the website and email portals, they respond to various questions regarding the department’s wide variety of functions and services. As a Permit Technician, you will use a broad base of code requirements and department policies in order to effectively intake and process an assortment of construction development applications. Additionally, you will:

  • Assist the public, virtually and in-person, with completing and filing application materials for various types of development permits
  • Read and review construction plans for accuracy, as well as other documents related to building, planning, and well and septic applications
  • Input application information into Permit Sonoma’s automated tracking system and calculate permit fees
  • Research files and permit history for department staff and the public
  • Use multiple computer programs and mapping resources to assist in permit issuance

What We Offer

The County of Sonoma offers career growth and development, the opportunity to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re working to better the community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance

*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 10/01/20