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Location: Tacoma, WA

Garrette Custom Homes — a growing Puget Sound homebuilder– seeks an experienced, professional Permit Coordinator. Located in Tacoma, WA this position’s key functions are to: manage records, prepare agreements and track information to meet deadlines and ensure building processes run smoothly to fulfill Company goals and strategic plans.

An ideal candidate enjoys a challenge and thrives on making positive contributions to Company goals while exemplifying our core values including: Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Candor and Humility. Our Company culture is team-oriented, supportive and customer-centered. GCH employees take great pride in their work and have a genuine enthusiasm for seeing customers’ dreams realized. Please see our website for additional information:

For details about our Company Culture, we invite you to view the video at the following link:

This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and bonus opportunities; this role is also eligible for profit sharing. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare, submit and monitor permit package to jurisdictions
  • Track permits, retrieve approved permits and submit supplemental information as needed
  • Track truss calculations, engineering changes and floor joist changes
  • Request documents “wet stamp” from engineer
  • Schedule well test and submit results to Health Department
  • Prepare check requests (permit fees, utility fees, city/county fees)
  • Request title documents (owners deed, sales history)
  • Coordinate with engineering firms to create site plans and storm water reports.
  • Coordinate with the sales team on structural selections for Builder’s inventory homes.
  • Review architectural house plans to ensure conformance with customer’s structural selections.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High school or equivalent with applicable work experience; some college coursework or Associates degree preferred
  • 2-3+ years of construction or mortgage industry experience in a permitting or transaction coordinator role
  • Working knowledge of construction and permitting processes is desirable
  • Knowledge of building codes, land use, storm water and land development is useful
  • Responsible with strong work ethic, integrity, and reliability
  • A confident and assertive yet friendly telephone demeanor is essential
  • Positive contributor to team culture
  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task effectively; proven accuracy and follow through
  • Effective communication and project management skills; follows up as needed throughout the permitting process
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs such as: Excel, Word, Outlook; Builder MT and Timberline familiarity is ideal but not required
  • Cheerfully and adeptly handles interruptions and competing priorities; adapts accordingly based upon organizational needs
  • Enjoys conducting research to gather information and identify solutions
  • Demonstrates initiative and problem solving skills with a “can-do” approach
  • Enthusiasm for new projects and learning opportunities
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel to municipalities as needed
  • Reliable vehicle; mileage reimbursed

Reference check, background check and a pre-employment drug screen are steps in our hiring process.

For consideration, please forward:

1)A completed Career History Form (Application) found at the following link:

NOTE: To be considered, the Career History Form must be completed.

2)Upload your résumé and cover letter.

If you have questions about the application process, inquire via email with our recruiter at:

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.