Employment Opportunities

Airport Operations Development Manager
Port of Seattle

Apply online: www.portseattle.org/jobs

Close date: 03-28-2018

Maintain operational continuity for the Aviation Operations Landside department on all  projects by leading the current and future facility planning, budget management, and stakeholder engagement at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

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 strategic guidance for project design and construction as well as day-to-day guidance on construction impacts and activities; represent Airport Operations (AV Ops) in support of Landside improvements. Manage and coordinate landside/terminal facility planning, business analysis and justifications, project development processes and construction.

Manage and coordinate the Landside project budgets with the Aviation Division business planning process, integrate the landside/terminal elements of the airport’s Comprehensive Development Plan and Sustainable Master Plan into the overall Aviation Capital Improvement Program. Provide project management responsibility for landside Status 1 and 2 projects and Aviation Small Jobs projects ($300,000 or less).

Manage planning and development of the Landside Intelligent Transportation System infrastructure (ITS). Provide project support for facility planning, design, and construction planning for other Aviation improvement projects such as Facilities & Infrastructure utility projects or tenant work.

Comprehensive understanding of operations, facilities, and infrastructure at a large complex 24/7 environment. Understanding basic traffic engineering and planning concepts; public finance, budgeting, project management, and capital development processes.

Excellent written communication and presentation skills; ability to present complex information to non-technical audiences. Skills in developing spreadsheet analysis of various topics including traffic operations, financial analysis, and programming criteria.  Understanding of key quantitative and qualitative factors affecting decision making in a public setting.  Must be a skilled team player and leader capable of providing positive direction and oversight over a multi-disciplinary team.

Ability to synthesize and document conceptual operational gaps into planning and development criteria. Demonstrated knowledge of project management elements and risks to successful project completion.  Demonstrate critical thinking in developing preferred scenarios and utilization of complex analytical tools to lead decision making processes.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Planning, Architecture, Business Administration, Project Management, Construction Management or other related field;
  • Five (5) years of experience in aviation and/or project management for major capital improvement programs.


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture or  related field;
  • Eight ( 8) years airport-specific experience in a ground access, landside or terminal operations context;
  • Thorough understanding of various landside facilities such as public parking, roadways, curbside parking, cruise operations, closed taxi operations, etc.

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.


Events & Marketing Coordinator
Port of Anacortes


Applications accepted through March 20, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.
Click here to apply.

Job Description:
The Events & Marketing Coordinator is entrusted to champion customer service and promote a positive image of the Port of Anacortes to the community.  This position is primarily responsible for the production and coordination of Port events, the rental of Port venues, and the advertising and advancement of Port operations. Success in this position requires working collaboratively with all departments within the Port.  This position maintains a schedule which incorporates weekends and holidays to ensure the best possible customer service is provided.

Your Day-to-Day: (Essential Functions)

  • Provide exceptional customer service to all members of the community as a representative of the Port.
  • Manage all administrative functions for all Port venue rentals including reservations, contracts, insurance, check in/check out procedures, billing, and refunds/credits. Ensure high standards for customer relations and attention to detail.
  • Plan and execute quality Port-hosted and Port-sponsored community events in compliance with established objectives. This includes working cooperatively with other agencies, governments, tenants and other Port partners.
  • Prepare event budgets and evaluate actual results to determine areas of improvement and ensure long-term viability of events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Port sponsors. Ensure sponsorship goals are met.
  • Source, negotiate, and contract with event vendors, such as caterers and live entertainment.
  • Oversee Port-wide advertising and promotion. This includes maintaining an annual advertising budget, in coordination with senior management, which addresses the needs of each of the Port’s operating areas.
  • Oversee all electronic, print, and social media products of the Port.
  • Serve as primary contact to media for all marketing and advertising.
  • Oversee website content including calendar updates pertaining to all Port venues and Port events.
  • Order and distribute promotional items in accordance with the annual budget and established Port objectives.
  • Implement style guidelines for all Port print and social media to maintain a cohesive message.
  • Assist in special projects, data gathering, research and analysis to advance the Port. This may include administering ongoing customer service surveys and analyzing return on investment of various marketing efforts.
  • Oversees design, content, and budget of the Port’s quarterly newsletter and Annual report.
  • Work with Contracts Administrator to review and maintain annual agreements/contracts that pertain to rental venue use or Port-sponsored community events.
  • Work a Monday-Friday schedule with flexible hours to incorporate evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary to cover events.
  • Perform other duties, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned.

What You Need to Bring to the Team(KSAOs)

  • 2+ years’ experience in event planning, marketing, advertising, and/or promotion with intermediate level Microsoft skills.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and computer skills.
  • An artistic eye and the ability to provide creative suggestions for improving print and electronic media.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.
  • Following an offer of employment and prior to starting work, pass a pre-employment drug screen at no cost to you.
  • Physical ability to perform all essential functions of the job. Physical demands include repetitive computer usage, including seeing and adjusting focus at close distances; sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time; standing for extended periods at Port-run events; hearing, speaking and understanding the spoken word in order to respond promptly to calls for assistance, to answer telephones, and to be able to communicate; operating office equipment; occasionally lifting, carrying and putting away parcels weighing up to 50 pounds; climbing stairs and ladders.

Why Port of Anacortes:
We truly believe that loving where you work matters! We aim to provide career positions that provide family wage compensation and benefits with professional growth opportunities.

  • Competitive salary ($55,144-$63,926)
  • Great state retirement with deferred compensation options
  • Excellent medical PPO plan options ($0-$55/month employee contribution; Port-fund HSA available)
  • We pay 100% of employee insurance (medical/dental/vision/life/AD&D/LTD) premiums.
  • Monthly gym reimbursement up to $75
  • Generous PTO policy offers vacation, sick leave, holidays, personal leave days, and comp time/exchange time
  • Professional development is encouraged through continuing education assistance & professional memberships

Applications accepted through March 20, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.



Cost Recovery Specialist I
Port of Seattle


Apply online: www.portseattle.org/jobs

Close date: 03-16-2018

Provide assistance and support to the implementation of the Port’s environmental liability and cost recovery programs.

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:

Grant and Insurance Claims Support
Monitor, track and process the monthly insurance claims for specific qualified cleanup projects. Prepare, compile, analyze and research invoice and staff charges from port departments. Review charges for eligibility, accuracy and compliance against insurance agreements. Monitor, assess, and ensure data complies with all the terms and conditions of the claim.

Perform financial analysis to determine the forecast for the quarterly grant progress reports to determine funding availability within grant elements.  Manage, oversee, monitor, track and process the quarterly Department of Ecology grant claims for specific awarded grant projects. Develop and forecast future financial grant payment requests to be included in the grant claim.

Support Finance Manager in developing and implementing strategies to ensure maximum cost recovery from Dept. of Ecology, insurance companies and responsible parties for environmental site cleanup, defense and indemnity costs.

Project, Financial, Budget and Authorization Controls
Monitor and Report on project budgets in collaboration with environmental partners. Provide reports, project support, and financial tracking support to the Maritime Environmental Contract Specialist and Project Managers as needed.  Complete payroll validation as related to Environmental Remediation Liabilities (ERL), expense projects, and overhead and provide feedback when corrections are required.

Business Process Optimization, Standard Operating Procedures, and Training 
Perform analysis and research to identify opportunities that may generate revenue, increase cost sharing or reduce costs through reimbursements from existing partners and potential responsible parties.  Make recommendations to the department on findings. Participate in cross functional continuous business process improvements. Provide training, assistance, and oversight to staff to ensure compliance when charging to projects with cost recovery, and with other financial or system training.

A strong knowledge and ability to perform business processes, accounting procedures and complex accounting and financial reporting. Knowledge of GAP principals, federal and grant administration (GASB49 and federal / state cleanup) principals and general finance principals and forecasting. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products including Word, Access, Excel, Outlook.

Demonstrated skills in communication both orally and in writing. Strong time management skills, research and analysis skills, Ability to meet deadlines while being customer / partner oriented, have good interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with organizational personnel; be able to present information and respond to financial questions from the organization, be accurate and have an “eye for detail” as well as the ability to grasp an organization-wide perspective, and have excellent analytical/problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.

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

  • Associates degree in Business, Accounting or a related field; and
  • Four (4) years of experience working in one or more of the following areas: grants, accounting or insurance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field;
  • More than four (4) years of experience in directly working with agencies such as: Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

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.



Fairgrounds Director
Port of South Whidbey

The Port of South Whidbey is seeking candidates for a Fairgrounds Director position. In general, we are looking for someone with strong project management, organizational, leadership, and marketing skills, with a working knowledge of the unique rural character of South Whidbey Island.  This position will manage the Fairgrounds property 24/7 in terms of managing the design, construction and renovation projects occurring at the Fairgrounds, managing and establishing agreements to rent the spaces available, and providing general customer service to tenants. This position will provide direction and supervise Fairgrounds staff.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or related field and at least four years’ experience in project management required. Experience working for local government, including managing public works projects, is desired.
  • At least three years’ supervisory experience required.
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License required.

Obtain detailed job description at  www.portofsouthwhidbey.com. Submit application materials to Port office, 1804 Scott Rd, Suite 101, PO Box 872 Freeland 98249 or email execdir@portofsouthwhidbey.com.  Due by 4:00 p.m. March 12, 2018. Call 360.331.5494 with questions.




Senior Environmental Program Manager
Port of Seattle

Apply online: www.portseattle.org/jobs

Close date: 03-08-2018

Develop and implement new and innovative carbon reduction strategies and air quality programs designed to meet Port of Seattle’s goals to reduce carbon footprint and improve air quality for the Maritime division of the Port as well as those of our maritime partners.

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:

  • Develop goals, objectives and policies for the department necessary to achieve the Port’s Century Agenda goals and other organizational goals needed to improve air quality and reduce emissions.
  • Develop and enhance our carbon program by creating innovative, long-term reduction strategies such as encouraging use of renewable fuels, encouraging shore power deployment and identifying advance technologies ready for implementation.
  • Evaluate climate impacts and work with departments to identify operational impacts and options to mitigate or adapt to emerging climate risks.
  • Represent Port of Seattle and contribute to Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy partnership with the NWSA and Port of Metro Vancouver.
  • Develop and implement projects and initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality and enhance sustainability.
  • Communicate efforts to community, agencies, Port departments senior management and elected officials in clear and understandable fashion.
  • Work with multiple Port departments, business partners, agencies, elected officials, and lobbyists to understand existing and future operational needs.

Will have the knowledge and expertise in both climate science and policy theories for carbon emissions, climate protection as well as advanced knowledge or air pollutants related to transportation. Will be knowledgeable and understand technical policy assumptions embedded in carbon accounting as well as future carbon emissions reduction programs. Must have the knowledge to develop and implement strategies and policies that align interests of climate protection and air pollution with sustainable development for maritime sector. The knowledge to use models to estimate future climate conditions and the limitations of those models is a benefit.

The skills to speak to wide variety of audiences, including elected officials, federal, state and local air agencies, lobbyists, business partners, port staff, and community.   Will have the skills necessary to write clear and compelling documents that convey information easily and with clarity. Will have the ability to present complex findings and ideas to a wide variety of audiences; including community, agencies, Port departments, elected officials, senior management and key business partners.  Will have the skills needed to apply creative thinking to a wide variety of topics and factors that may influence carbon emissions and air quality emissions from the maritime transportation sector and demonstrated skills in organizing, implementing and managing new programs designed to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This skilled individual will be able to create innovative approaches when developing a successful carbon program and air quality program. Will have the ability to analyze and articulate emerging and complex regulations and laws and use their influence to educate and persuade upper management and decision-makers. The ability to manage diverse elements involved in environmental activities and understand environmental requirements with multi-component projects.   Will have the ability to effectively make complex decisions; demonstrate strategic agility; and think globally, looking at the broadest possible view of issues. Must be able to build rapport and relate well to all kinds of people, both inside and outside the organization with diplomacy and tact. The ability to understand statistical analyses to energy-related data and interpret findings as they relate to factors such as conservation projects versus climate is a benefit.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in atmospheric science, environmental engineering, environmental or natural sciences or related field; and
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in developing and managing environmental projects related to air quality regulatory compliance, GHG emission reduction initiatives, and climate science or sustainability programs.
  • Understanding of Federal, Washington State and local air quality regulations and carbon policies.
  • Experience in working with and supervising staff in work unit


  • Five (5) years’ experience working in regional transportation issues, especially maritime-related transportation as related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • Masters of Science in atmospheric science or climate science

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.



Request for Qualifications / Request for Proposals for Port Attorney
Port of Port Townsend

The Port of Port Townsend requests proposals from qualified attorneys.

to provide general legal advice to the Port, its Executive Director, Senior Staff and the Port Commission as to the legal risks related to certain courses of action, to recommend legal strategies, to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and statutes, to review and write contracts and leases, to recommend and engage special legal counsel on matters as directed and approved by the Port Commission or Executive Director and to represent the Port as its general legal counsel. The Port desires an attorney who is familiar with and has experience in all phases of the law as it applies to municipal corporations in the State of Washington and who is knowledgeable about maritime and aviation law.

For a complete RFQ/RFP description, go to www.portofpt.com, or for additional information contact Sam Gibboney, Executive Director, at (360) 385-0656, or email at samg@portofpt.com. Mailing address is PO Box 1180, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Submitted qualifications/proposals must be expressed in writing and received by the Port, no later than 4:30 PM, PST, on March 30, 2018.




Director of Finance and Administration
Port of Grays Harbor

Located on Washington’s Pacific Coast, and the closest deep-water U.S. mainland port to the Pacific Rim, the Port of Grays Harbor is recruiting a dynamic individual to join its senior management team and lead our finance, accounting and administrative activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

The position is responsible for the Port’s accounting and financial functions, including: budgets and forecasts; financial planning and policies; general accounting, grant and project accounting; financial statements, cash and debt management; and audits.  Responsibilities also include human resources, records and risk management.  As a member of the Port’s Senior Management Team, the position actively participates in planning, advising and supporting the Port’s mission, business objectives and development initiatives.  As Port Auditor, the position has a dual function reporting to the Port Commissioners.

Ideal Candidate Attributes:

The Port is interested in candidates who not only demonstrate outstanding leadership, interpersonal and applicable technical skills, but are also a strong working manager.  Candidates who can show a history of success in accounting, financial reporting and audits, budgeting, financial planning and strategy, public financing processes, data processing principles, public records management, and human resource administration are preferred.  The Port values an individual who displays a strong financial and business acumen, impeccable work ethic, is honest and models a high level of integrity.

How to Apply:

For complete information about this employment opportunity and how to apply online, please visit http://portofgraysharbor.com/about/Employment.php.  Applications submitted online on or before March 2, 2018 will be reviewed immediately and may be given priority over applications received after this date.  Position will be open until filled.  Target employment start date is May 1, 2018.


Technician I, Accounting
Port of Tacoma


Under the direction of the Manager, Accounting Operations, this position is responsible for providing accounting duties within the Accounting Operations division that may include billing, AP, AR and other functional areas within the department in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Minimum education required is an AA Degree in Accounting, Business, or equivalent.  Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

Minimum experience required is three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in comparable accounting positions.  Experience should include processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing transactions and performing soft collections.

All applicants must complete a Port of Tacoma application online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portoftacoma.

Position open until filled.


Business Development Manager I or II
Northwest Seaport Alliance


The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) is currently seeking a qualified, driven and results-oriented professional to be part of a talented team responsible for creating and implementing business development strategies to promote the growth of international business in the Pacific Northwest Gateway. This position will be responsible for identifying, developing and managing relationships with assigned customers and prospective customers and keeping Port management informed of significant activities and market conditions.  This position operates cross-functionally with business development team and NWSA operations team as needed and directed.

Minimum education required is as follows:  Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field with a concentration in transportation or a related discipline.

Previous job experience required for this position includes a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible business development experience in sales, operations or marketing positions.  Shipping industry experience working directly with Ocean Carriers, Marine Terminal Operators, BCOs, NVOs, project forwarders, charter vessels or shippers preferred.

All applicants must complete an application online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nwseaport.

Position open until filled.


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.


Senior Design Engineer (Mechanical)
Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle is seeking a Senior Design Engineer to provide expert level engineering by leading large, medium, or small projects in planning, design, permitting and construction phases for electrical design of the Seaport and Airport facilities.

The Senior Design Engineer serves as the technical specialist in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods. Provides engineering support and technical knowledge to other Port Departments and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA). Solicits and obtain work from project management groups, and provides coaching, mentoring and training to engineers on how to successfully design and deliver projects.

Salary range: $88,934 – $111,168

Position closes: 8:00pm on February 16, 2018

For a complete job description, visit: https://www.portseattle.org/Jobs.

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