Executive Director
West Plains/Airport Area Public Development Authority

The West Plains/Airport Area Public Development Authority/Airport is a partnership between the City of Spokane, Spokane County and Spokane International Airport.

Salary:  $90,000 – $110,000 DOE

Open until filled.

For a complete job description:  click here.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and exempt application, to Greg Kinyon, City of Spokane Human Resources, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., 4th Floor City Hall, Spokane, WA  99201 or gkinyon@spokanecity.org.  Fax:  (509) 625-6379.



Executive Director
Port of Othello

The Port of Othello is seeking an Executive Director with accounting skills and 10 years management experience.

Position will be responsible in overseeing the airport, business park, water system, construction projects and governmental reporting.

Salary range $55,000 – $65,000
Position closes 5:00 pm on 1/8/2018

Please send resume to Port of Othello Attn:  Executive Director Position, 705 E. Hemlock St., Othello, WA 99344.

Any questions please contact Doyle Palmer at 509-488-2544 or doyle@portofothello.com


Senior Project Controller (Senior Cost Engineer Scheduler)

Port of Seattle

Apply online: www.portseattle.org/jobs
Close date: 01-12-2018

Provide complex project control services in support of the delivery of the airport’s $2+ Billion capital program within Aviation Project Management Group (AVPMG).

This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide project control services to include developing, tracking, and monitoring project cost information to determine the financial health of a project. Provide support in the development of project schedules to include the planning and scheduling of activities pertinent to the design, engineering, and construction of projects. Identify accurate project cost and schedule information to assist project managers, project sponsors, senior management, and Commission to make sound financial and timeline decisions for Airport-related projects.

Manage multi-million dollar project cost data. Analyze project cost data, determine variances, identify and quantify project risks. Perform project analyses on cost and trend data to develop a forecast and Estimate at Completion (EAC) for each project. Identify potential or known cost issues/overruns. Investigate, analyze, and resolve anomalies in budget/actuals. Review new project cost estimates during the project notebook phase and during the design and construction phase. Set up and baseline projects and perform change management tasks on those projects. Reconcile budgets between the financial system (PeopleSoft) and project delivery system (Unifier) and   develop supplemental cost management tools and spreadsheets to perform those functions. Review construction trend logs, enter data, monitor and update project information.

Develop and maintain logic-driven, critical-path method project schedules for AVPMG projects. Perform project scheduling activities, identify linkages, conflicts, interfaces, and relationships within and among projects. Perform cost loading of schedules, review and evaluate project performance and status on a routine and promptly report potential or actual schedule slippage or other unsatisfactory performance. Support development of recovery schedules and action plans.

Conduct monthly project status meetings with project managers (PMs) to provide and review project cost information, including authorizations, budgets, actuals, and EACs. Provide first “warning” to PM’s and Construction Managers (CMs) of potential cost overruns and cost savings identified during project analysis. Work with the PM to determine course of action for correction, identify risks to projects and quantify impacts of risks to project budget.

Develop reports and presentation materials; provide regular reports to project teams and senior management. Manage the monthly reporting of budgets/forecasts/expenditures, and schedule progress. Support Program Controls Managers in development of Quarterly Capital Project Cashflows and Quarterly Reports to the Commission and the Public. Participate in development of Commission memos, Investment Committee presentation materials, and other documents, as necessary.

Perform other numerous and various ad hoc project controls related duties.

Understanding and specialized knowledge of project control policies, procedures, and concepts for major design and construction projects. Understanding of principles and practices of design, bid, and construction. Understanding critical paths, logic, duration, impacts, and linkages in scheduling. Prior use of a cost data base system and scheduling platforms. Knowledge of accounting and financing principles.
Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting processes, procedures and principles, and also, the understanding of scheduling methodologies, techniques, procedures and principles.

Problem solving and decision-making skills. Effective oral and written communication skills. Skills in focusing on detail, accuracy, and thoroughness, while possessing ability to consider the larger picture of events and impacts. Proficiency in the use of project delivery systems and scheduling software (Microsoft Project/Primavera) and Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to communicate and work well with others. Capability to accept responsibilities and accomplish objectives .Ability to interpret and analyze cost variances. Ability to analyze complex data for performance metrics. Ability to understand ‘how’ project planning and scheduling have an effect on project budgets and forecasts. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Flexibility in adapting to changing priorities, while working on multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines.

Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Construction Management, or a related field; and
  • Eight (8) years of experience in providing cost engineering and scheduling services in a collaborative project team environment.


  • Ten or more (10+) years of experience in providing cost engineering and scheduling services in a collaborative project team environment with some airport construction experience;
  • Experience with working independently on complex design and construction projects (greater than $50 million and multi-year durations).

The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Safety Program Manager
Port of Longview

The Port of Longview is recruiting to fill the position of Safety Program Manager.  The Safety Program Manager is responsible for leading a coordinated effort to create and maintain a culture of safety resulting in safe work practices and the reduction of injuries and hazards to employees, customer and visitors.  Prior work experience in a maritime cargo operations and/or rail environment highly preferred.

Salary $76,000 – $103,000

This job is open until filled; first review of applicants will be January 19, 2018

For the full job description/qualification requirements, the online application, and hiring schedule please visit our website:    http://www.portoflongview.com/Jobs

Or contact our Human Resources Department:
Attn:  Human Resources Manager
10 Port Way, Longview WA 98632
(360) 425-3305 ext. 255

The Port of Longview is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director, Maritime Environmental and Planning
Port of Seattle

Close date: 12-17-2017
To apply please visit: www.portseattle.org/jobs

Leads, directs, oversees, and manages Sustainability, Environmental and Planning programs for the Maritime and Economic Development Divisions non-aviation projects and properties at the Port of Seattle.

This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed.  Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

This position is part of the Environment and Sustainability Center of Expertise (COE) and reports directly to the Sr. Director for Environment and Sustainability.

As the leader for Maritime Environmental and Planning, this position is responsible to provide direction, develop and coaches a multidisciplinary team of professional in the areas of facility and land use planning, community involvement, environmental reviews (NEPA and SEPA), hazardous materials, water and air programs, contaminated soils and groundwater, habitat restoration and marine stormwater utility. Lead the development, implementation and oversight of strategies to improve the Ports’ environmental sustainability and stewardship while also looking for revenue and cost recovery opportunities to support programs. Serve on the Maritime Leadership team and works closely with senior management in the development, implementation and oversight of environmental strategies, policies and programs to support and facilitate Maritime plans, programs and operations.

Provide oversight and policy guidance for remediation, permitting and compliance, and energy programs to include renewable energy and energy conservation. Develop strategies to move projects forward, in the face of controversy and conflicting interest and communicating, engaging and negotiating with stakeholders, both internal and external.

Develop and maintain relationships with senior management and executive at regulatory agencies to facilitate problem resolution and establish and implement strategic objectives and business priorities.  Collaborate with Public Affairs on environmental education and awareness efforts, and on political messages related to environmental and sustainability aspects of Maritime and Industrial issues. Provide support to Public Affairs in response to media inquiries and speaks with the press on sustainability and environmental matters.

Demonstrated high degree of knowledge in the following key areas: environmental compliance, sustainability, regulatory and aviation environmental activities including noise management related to the Maritime industry.  Strong understanding of planning, strategies, methodologies, and techniques. Ability to effectively direct, facilitate, and manage immediate operational requirements, employee development, and long-range strategic initiatives. Able to prepare and manage significant capital and operational budgets. Strong working knowledge of external regulatory planning requirements, specifically state, city, and county planning protocol.

Ability to direct and manage business and policy analysis. Ability to effectively plan, communicate, and coordinate with Senior Aviation team members. Believes and displays strong customer service skills and leadership presence. Strong dynamic persuasive presentation skills.  Ability to manage projects effectively; direct and implement business goals and objectives. Ability to effectively communicate with elected officials regarding current work objectives and future strategies. Ability to think critically and make independent judgments and decisions based on knowledge and professional experience. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects within time constraints. Creative problem solving abilities and ability to work collaboratively, motivate team members and be an effective leader.
Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or a related field; and
  • Fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible environmental and/or planning.


  • Master’s degree in planning or environmental focused.
  • Twenty (20) years of experience with environmental program management and international environmental policy development and implementation.

The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Deputy Executive Director
Port of Port Angeles – updated 12-12-17


The Deputy Executive Director advises and supports the Executive Director and the Port Commissioners on policy and oversight, development and implementation of the Port’s strategic plan, overall Port management, business development, and internal and external communications.  This position is responsible for the operation and profitability of maritime commerce and log yard operations.

Depending on experience, the position may also have responsibility for real estate leasing, industrial development, and airport operations. This position will collaborate with Port stakeholders across the various operational sectors to deliver cost effective solutions and lead a team that is focused on providing exceptional service. Success in this position requires strategic planning, business analysis, discretionary judgement, and interpersonal and negotiating skills.

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years senior management experience preferably in the public sector.  4 year degree required and a master’s degree preferred.  Salary is $100,000+ DOE.

Applications and job descriptions can be obtained at the Port Admin Office (338 W. 1st St.) 8am-5pm M-F or by clicking on the link below.  First review of applications is Nov. 10th.

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Executive Director

Humboldt Bay Harbor, California

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District is seeking an Executive Director with demonstrated leadership, proven accomplishments and superior performance in management of large complex programs, dealing with government agencies on environmental permitting/dredging, grant acquisition, financial planning and budgeting and coordinating stakeholder involvement.  Minimum four-year degree in Public Administration, Business, Engineering, Environmental planning Science or a similar field and seven years management experience; or five years of direct port management.  Experience in port and shipping operations and/or economic development is a plus.  Great team of employees and a desirable community.  Salary $100K – $130K DOE.

See www.humboldtbay.org for full job description, qualifications and how to apply.

Deadline for first review is October 20, 2017.




Payroll Technician II
Port of Tacoma

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Facilities Management Specialist
Port of Tacoma

Open until filled.

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HR Manager, Labor & Employee Relations
Port of Tacoma

Open until filled.

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Project Manager II, Engineering
Port of Tacoma

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Director, Port Operations
Northwest Seaport Alliance

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