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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS

$46,987.20 - $70,491.20 Annually


206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Job Summary
Under general direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, administers the permit systems and regulatory documentation programs for the engineering division. Serves as a liaison with permit applicants, inter-departmental City staff, and City engineering staff for engineering related regulatory programs. Assigns and tracks permitting responsibilities for engineering staff. Integrates various permitting and documentation platforms from the initial permit review phase through post-construction as it relates to engineering regulatory obligations. Maintains database for regulatory permitting components necessary for periodic reporting to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) that include, but are not limited to, Community Rating System (CRS) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) requirements. Conducts comprehensive technical review of land development and site permit applications within the City. Works closely with the Building Codes and Planning and Development Divisions to ensure new construction and redevelopment projects are in compliance with City ordinances and standards. Consults with and provides technical assistance to architects, engineers, builders, and owners regarding ordinance and permitting processes. Prepares detailed plan review comments into the data management system for each project reviewed.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Administer Permit Systems and Regulatory Documentation Programs: Serve as the main point of contact to the public regarding engineering permits and related processes. Assign, delegate, and track permit review responsibilities for the engineering office. Provide DHEC Notice of Intent and Notice of Termination correspondence. Migrate permitting information between various software platforms for permitting, construction, post-construction, and regulatory reporting needs. Maintain database for MS4 post-construction inspection compliance. As necessary, collect and track bond information. 40%

Conduct Land Development & Site Permit Reviews: Conduct comprehensive reviews of site, stormwater, building, subdivision and other land development permit applications for new construction and redevelopment. Review construction plans and technical reports for stormwater management, storm sewer design, sanitary sewer design and general site development improvements for completeness and compliance with all applicable codes and ordinances. Review zoning applications and land development permits for subdivisions and multi-family developments, right-of-way abandonment applications and plats for boundary, easement and closing surveys for conformance with City standards and regulations. Maintain a working knowledge of the Citys land management ordinance, right-of-way abandonment ordinance, stormwater ordinance and related standards to accurately apply during reviews. Using various reports and data systems, ensure reviews are consistently completed within the established review time set by the City. Occasionally, conduct onsite inspections during the plan review or inspection process to verify onsite conditions, assist construction engineering technicians in inspections, and/or to find alternate design solutions. 30%

Provide Customer Service: Coordinate and attend pre-submittal and development meetings. Provide an overview of engineering development requirements to prospective applicants. Serve as a technical resource to navigate the City permitting process and work closely with the Building & Permit Center staff. Assist customers in person or through various electronic formats with any ordinance, code or review related inquiries. Assist the Engineering Division with specific plan searches, design guidelines and other complex issues. Assist other City departments with permit application or plan review inquiries and maintain open lines of communication across departments. 30%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Associate degree in civil engineering technology, construction engineering technology, engineering design technology, or a related field.
Over four years of experience in the design, construction, or regulatory review of municipal infrastructure projects such as stormwater, wastewater, safety, parks, pavement/utilities, transportation operations, or related field.
Over eight years of experience in the above areas may by substituted for the associate degree.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional experience in Microsoft Office Programs, ArcMaps, GIS, analytic and reporting software, and permit software.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
General requirements for engineering drafting and site design.
Electronic file documentation and reporting.
Erosion and sediment control best management practices.
Applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and codes relating to urban planning and building sufficient to answer questions and provide information to the public.
Pertinent local, state, and federal building, zoning, engineering, planning codes and regulations as it relates to the permit process.
City permit and plan check procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Principles and practices of land use and construction permitting.
Methods and practices of all phases of commercial and residential construction.
Organization and operation of the City and outside agencies involved with development approval and coordination.

Ability to:
Learn, interpret, apply, and explain advanced local, state, and federal regulations and standards related to the job.
Understand, interpret, and explain department program policies and procedures.
Read, interpret, and explain building plans and specifications
Respond to and effectively prioritize multiple phone calls, walk-up traffic, and other requests/interruptions from a wide variety of internal and external sources.
Provide assistance to outside regulatory agencies.
Perform detailed, technical and specialized permit support work.
Organize own work, setting priorities and meeting critical time deadlines.
Effectively communicate permitting activities, requirements, status and schedule with contractors, engineers, utility providers, city officials, and public in a knowledgeable and respectful manner.
Anticipate conflicts with permitting activities and effectively plan for them.
Compile statistics and prepare reports and spreadsheets.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Read, analyze, and understand complex construction plans, maps, and specifications as well as bid documents, technical documents, and governmental regulations.
Deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions, and measurement; make accurate arithmetic, financial and statistical computations.
Write permit review status reports, prepare business letters, meeting minutes, emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Proficiently use a variety of machines, tools, equipment, and work aids such as computer, telephone, Microsoft Office Suite plus internet access for remote GIS, Register of Deeds, Tax Assessors files, and the current Permit Data Management System.

Working Conditions

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Office environment and occasional onsite inspections.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Monthly exposure to noise and vibration and physical hazards. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, and respiratory hazards.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires fine dexterity, vision, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires standing, walking, and sitting. Occasionally requires carrying, handling, reaching, pushing/pulling, bending, twisting, crouching/stopping, and lifting. Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly AND/OR walking or standing to a significant degree.

Mental Demands: Frequently requires frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, and tedious or exacting work. Occasionally requires time pressures, irregular schedule/overtime, and noisy/distracting environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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