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The City of Berkley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The City of Berkley is seeking a full time Building Clerk to work in the Planning and Building Department. The position reports directly to the Planning Director and is responsible for the following duties:

  • Works in conjunction with trade inspectors and the City Planner to issues permits related to property use, building and construction according to City ordinance.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, contractors, and other parties regarding zoning and building matters.
  • Answers phones, types, files and completes related tasks, responds to walk-in requests, and otherwise facilitates the permit process.
  • Maintains a complex record keeping system for zoning and building related documents, according to established standards
  • Schedules and records building inspections.
  • Prepares and compiles various reports as requested by City Council or Boards and Commissions.
  • Processes zoning appeals and Planning Commission cases. Publishes requisite notifications. Prepares ZBA and Planning Commission packets, drafts correspondence, and completes related tasks as required.
  • Performs the duties of other office staff members, as operational needs demand.

  • Skills and Qualifications:
    Prospective candidates must:
  • High school diploma or the equivalent, supplemented with technical training in secretarial science, office management, or related field.
  • Two or more years in a clerical or administrative position, preferably in a building/construction or municipal setting working with the public.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including computers and related software,
  • Ability to learn and master new software applications.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively under stress and within deadlines.
  • Hands on, working knowledge of BS&A software is a plus.

  • Compensation:
    Depending on Qualifications – Competitive Benefit Package

    Closing Date:
    Open until filled

    To Apply:
    To be considered for this position, submit a completed City of Berkley employment application, along with a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to The City of Berkley 3338 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley Michigan 48072; Attention: City Manager’s Office. If responding by email, send cover letter, resume, references and completed employment application to:

    Building Clerk Job Description

The City of Berkley is an Equal Opportunity Employer