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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.

This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision and 401(k) retirement savings benefits; this role is also eligible for profit sharing. A mutually beneficial flexible/hybrid schedule is possible after training is complete.

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:

Permit Coordinator 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.
  • Prepare check requests (permit fees, utility fees, city/county fees).
  • 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.
  • Assist construction with scheduling and paying for inspections upon request. 

Permit Coordinator Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include:

  • 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 and MS SharePoint.
  • 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, please complete a Career History Form.
  2. Upload your résumé and cover letter.

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

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.