Building Department Clerk

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 weeks ago


The City of Bedford has a great Full-Time opportunity for a Building Department Clerk in our Building Department. This job is responsible for providing excellent customer service to the general public, property owners and construction contractors.

This is an interesting job with a lot of variety. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits
including medical, dental and vision coverage options, paid time off, a great retirement plan.


Performs routine clerical, secretarial and administrative support in answering telephones,
providing customer assistance, data processing, and record keeping.

Works closely with housing inspector(s) to schedule inspections and enter data into computer

Issues, receives, types and processes various online applications, permits and other forms; reviews completed forms for proper entries.

Maintains records pertaining to issuing building or other related permits.

Processes permit applications and issues.

Assesses and collects fees required for the issuance of Building permits and summarizes those
fees for deposit by the Finance Department.

Maintains permanent and current records of applications, reclassifications, variance, conditional use permits, minutes of BZA & Planning Commission meetings, and of the hearings and actions thereon.

Communicates openly with the citizens of the community and provides general direction and
guidance to all applicants, within the confines of the local Planning and Zoning Ordinances.

Performs related duties as required, both within the Building Department and throughout City

Receive, document, and respond to inquiries and complaints from local citizens and members of the local business community.

Cooperate to maintain in good order Building Department records and files.

Function as temporary secretary for the Bedford Historical Preservation Committee, other city committees and boards when required due to sickness or absence.


High school diploma or equivalent. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, calculator, and general office equipment.

Knowledge of accounting principles, payments, deposits and creating and maintaining

Effective communications and excellent telephone, email, written and in-person customer
service skills.

Strong organizational skills, ability to professionally manage stressful situations.

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Assist in answering telephone calls to the Building Department, Water Department, Economic Development Office, and the Office of the City Manager.

Experience in a similar position within a city government office is strongly preferred.

The ability to learn Bedford Codified Ordinances is essential.

Pay: $48,600.00

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