Permit Planning Clerk


Posted:  2/28/2023

Open Until Filled

Salary - $34,450


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General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate skilled administrative support, assisting citizens with permit applications, preparing, maintaining, and receiving records and files, typing, filing, word processing, data entry duties, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Planning and Community Development Director.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Essential Functions

Assists applicants with building permit application process and requirements; ensures all required documentation is submitted with applications; verifies taxes and fees are paid, property deed and GIS information, total square footage, and adequate public facilities ordinance exemption status.

Enters building permit data into computer system; maintains associated databases and produces various reports.

Acts as a receptionist; greets visitors; answers telephone; provides information; forward calls to appropriate party; assists the public with the completion of standardized records or documents; directs visitors to the appropriate party.

Schedules construction inspections.

Processes payments for building permits and advancement of capacity fees; prints and issues receipts; makes copies and disseminates permit application documents.

Serves as Clerk to the Planning Board, Board of Adjustments, and Technical Review Committee; attends meetings and takes minutes; prepares board packets.  Serves as Deputy Clerk to the Board of Commissioners on an as-needed basis.

Sets up filing systems; sorts, indexes, and files material alphabetically, numerically, geographically, or by other predetermined classification; pulls various files and records and ensures contents are accurate and complete.

Maintains various department databases; troubleshoots technology and software within the scope of authority; assists and manages updates to the department web pages.

Processes incoming and outgoing mail.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

General knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and office assistance techniques; general knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic; general knowledge of department programs and policies; ability to type accurately at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to make arithmetical calculations; ability to operate a variety of data entry and office equipment; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in administrative support and in working with the public, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting and speaking or hearing and occasionally requires standing and walking; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements



Camden County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Human Resources

Beverly Fonville Human Resources Post Office Box 190 330 US Highway 158 East Camden, NC 27921 252-338-6363 ext. 315