Technical Assistant Job Description

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Technical Assistant Job Description 2017-08-04T10:55:56+00:00



Under the direction of the construction Official provide technical assistance in the issuance of construction permits to ensure compliance with the provisions of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code and model codes; does other related duties.

Under direction of Borough Administrator performs duties of the Accounts Payable Clerk.

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


Perform review of applications for construction permits to ensure all necessary information and documents are included and requests additional information as instructed or directed by the appropriate Sub-Code or Construction official.

Issues construction permits after approval and authorization have been granted by the appropriate Sub-Code official.

Aids the general public by providing information of a technical nature concerning the requirements and standards relating to the Uniform Construction Code.

Calculates routine fees, collects fees and penalties as directed by Sub-Code and/or Construction Official and issues receipts.

Determines and requests prior approvals and plan review in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code.

Determines the type of certificate required at job conclusion.

Consults with solicitors, architects, owners, and contractors on compliance problems.

Reviews inspection logs for overdue inspections, and may take appropriate action for non-compliance according to Uniform Construction Code regulations.

Gathers information and data to answer inquiries and to prepare reports.

Maintains inspection logs for all Sub-Codes.

Monitors plan review deadlines.

Provides a variety of code services to the general public in one or more functional areas.

Prepares reports, narratives, and correspondence.

Maintains records and files.

Provides support and technical assistance to staff; may provide guidance to clerical staff.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Assist with the daily activities of the Floodplain Manager (Construction Official).



Two (4) years of experience in work involving the processing, review, and issuance of construction permits. Has completed or will complete the Certified Technical Assistant Program and registration.

Working knowledge of Edmunds Accounting System or other program.

Knowledge in other construction software related programs, work, excel, basic computer and operation.


Knowledge of provisions of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code as they relate to the activities of the office of the local construction official.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with local and state government officials, staff members, and the public.

Ability to review applications and other documents for completeness and accuracy.

Ability to provide support, technical assistance and guidance to appropriate levels of professional and clerical staff.

Ability to establish and maintain essential logs, records and files.

Ability to gather and compile information and data.

Ability to perform routine calculations.

Ability to prepare narratives, reports and correspondence.

Ability to read and interpret laws, rules and regulations and applies them to specific situations.

Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.