Building - Citizens Square - Permit Specialist

Building, 200 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America Req #95
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Are you looking for an opportunity where you can make a real difference in your community? Allen County Government is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Permit Specialist. In this role, you'll be at the forefront of ensuring that building permits and licenses are issued efficiently and accurately, while also providing top-notch customer service. If you're someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys interacting with a variety of people, this could be the perfect fit for you!


  • Be the Face of Allen County: As a Permit Specialist, you'll be the first point of contact for many residents and businesses. You'll issue building permits and licenses with a smile, providing friendly and helpful assistance every step of the way.
  • Master of Multitasking: From handling incoming calls to processing permit renewals and managing paperwork, you'll juggle multiple tasks with ease and efficiency.
  • Attention to Detail: Accuracy is key in this role. You'll meticulously calculate and collect fees, ensuring that everything is in order before permits are issued.
  • Stay Ahead of the Game: Keep an eye on state releases for commercial projects, staying informed and prepared to assist as needed.
  • Team Player Mentality: As part of our tight-knit team, you'll pitch in wherever needed, whether it's sorting mail or assisting colleagues with various tasks.


  • Customer Service Superstar: We're looking for someone with at least one year of experience in a customer-facing role, where providing exceptional service was second nature.
  • Tech-Savvy: Comfortable with computers? Check! Proficient in Microsoft Office and other relevant software? Even better!
  • Can-Do Attitude: No task is too big or too small for you. You approach every challenge with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.
  • Good with Numbers: While you don't need to be a math whiz, basic bookkeeping skills and the ability to calculate fees accurately are a must.
  • People Person: You enjoy interacting with a diverse range of individuals, from county employees to contractors to members of the public.

Why Join Us:

  • Make an Impact: At Allen County Government, you're not just another employee – you're a vital part of our mission to serve the community.
  • Room to Grow: We value professional development and are committed to helping our team members reach their full potential.
  • Great Benefits: In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, holidays, and health and wellness benefits.

How to Apply: Ready to take the next step? We'd love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and cover letter via our website. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to join the Allen County team!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, and veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.98
Location on Google Maps
  • Building, 200 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America