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Permit Technician

Location: Hicksville, NY, United States
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Join an established and innovative company in the fast-growing solar industry and enjoy strong pay rate + benefits + advancement opportunities!
Do you have proven skills and experience completing solar installations and motivating other people to do their best work? If this sounds like you, and you want an opportunity where your commitment to quality and productivity will be rewarded, please keep reading!Were Freedom Forever, a fast-growing solar company known for innovation and quality, and were looking for people who want an opportunity to build a career with us as a Permit Technician.
As the Permit Technician you are responsible for submitting for and obtaining building permits from local jurisdictions. You will interface with in-house designers and city officials, working with them to prep and review all paperwork and drawings necessary to receive all required permits, and resolve objections related to Building, Zoning and Planning Departments as needed. This position may involve traveling across the region to submit permit paperwork and plans in person at the various jurisdictions.
  • Assist the Permit Coordinator and administrators on the permitting process
  • Record and understand technical corrections as they pertain to our design and issuing a permit
  • Work constructively and effectively with various jurisdictions
  • Process a high volume of permit applications and issuances daily
  • Fill out and submit applications as needed, in person, online, and in some cases, via mail/FedEx
  • Spend up to 100% in the office assisting the Permit Coordinator and Regional Permit and Inspection Manager to meet permitting SLAs.
  • Support the Installation teams by submitting and obtaining permits accurately and efficiently
  • Follow up with AHJs and other departments regularly to issue the permit as quickly as possible
  • Accurately calculate project valuations on permit applications
  • Acquire customer signatures on documents required for AHJ Approval
  • If a substantial volume of in person submissions/issuances are needed, spend large portions of the day driving to AHJs to perform project tasks.
  • When performing permitting functions, you are responsible to organize your time (and route, if applicable) efficiently, minimizing the overall cost to the business. Failure to do so repeatedly can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination
  • Maintain a clean and acceptable driving record
  • Consistently practice safe driving habits
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Education & Certifications:
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Strong attention to detail while producing accurate and high-quality work
  • Experience interfacing with municipality electrical and building departments
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent office and computer skills with Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Handwriting must be clean and legible to others, particularly for the purpose of printed applications to local authorities
  • Able to learn and manage new software related to permitting and project management
  • Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly
  • Regularly spend long hours in intense concentration reviewing and entering information into a computer
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects
  • Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away
  • Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand
  • Regularly understand the speech of another person
  • Frequently work in on projects that require deadlines
  • Frequently bend to file and maintain files
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (Employee is required to travel for business purposes, not including commute to and from work.)
If required to travel, must have a valid Driver's License/Insurance and the ability to drive a personal vehicle to different sites.
Freedom Forever is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.
Employees of Freedom Forever must submit to a criminal history check, MVR check and a 9-panel drug screen that includes the following: Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolites, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone, Propoxyphene.

Job based in New York not seeking remote employees.