Executive Director
Grant County Economic Development Council

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Send resumes to Greg Albrecht at galbrecht@maexecsarch.com.

Director of Aviation
Washington State Department of Transportation


Closing Date:  June 15, 2017
Salary:  $76,968 – $132,612, DOQ
Job Type:  Exempt
Location:  Tumwater
Recruitment:  17DOT-EMS-0E022

WSDOT has a particularly unique opportunity for an aviation executive management professional to serve as the Director of Aviation. This director is responsible for, developing and implementing statewide programs that protect and promote aeronautics and aviation, airport improvements and investments, and the state’s aviation system in partnership with federal and local agencies, airport sponsors/owners, the pilot community, airport users, aviation stakeholders, business and the public.

The director fosters the development of aeronautics and the state’s aviation system to support sustainable communities and statewide economic vitality through five key programs: 1) airport investments (grants & capital improvements), 2) aviation system and airport land-use planning, 3) aircraft registration, 4) WSDOT-managed airports, and 5) aviation emergency management services.

To view the entire announcement and to apply, please visit:  EMS4.


Director of Finance and Administration
Port of Chelan County

This position reports to the Executive Director on financial matters and operations, and to the elected Commission and Executive Director as the Port Auditor. This position functions as chief financial officer and is responsible for the full range of financial and administrative functions including human resources, grant management and contract compliance.

For more information and application details at www.portofchelancounty.com

Submit your cover letter and resume to application@portofchelancounty.com by the deadline of 5:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2017.

The Port of Chelan County believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the port’s success and that contribution should not be limited by assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. It is our expectation that each employee will offer services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the port’s endeavors.

General Position Summary:

Responsible for the Port’s overall finance functions, including the entire accounting function, office practies and procedures, accounts receivable & payable, payroll, general ledger, and all financial statements. Also responsible for adherence to various statutes, auditing functions, IT, grant management, insurance, contract compliance, fixed assets, records management. The position also has responsibility for the administration of the human resources function. Development of financial models to facilitate the Port’s investment strategies.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight and guidance regarding all port financial policies and procedures; oversees compliance with state statutes pertaining to ports.
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information, presents quarterly and annual financial reports to the Executive Director and Commission.
  • Develops and reviews budget proposals; provides financial guidance and recommendations to the Executive Director and Commission; ensures overall operations are within budget.
  • Works with the Executive Director and Commission to compile and prepare all financial information necessary for the computation of the port’s general levy.
  • Works with County Treasurer to insure reserve funds are invested, maintaining enough liquid cash to cover monthly expenditures and anticipated cash flows and to provide optimum return on investment.
  • Determines need for acquiring bonds; directs process. Keeps commission current on the port’s debt capacity and future financing needs.
  • Reviews/authorizes all cash receivables, vouchers, invoices, and payroll.
  • Serves as Internal Port auditor.
  • Assists with state audits (State Auditor’s Office, Department of Revenue, and Labor & Industries).
  • Prepares monthly excise tax and quarterly leasehold tax reports. Reviews payroll tax reports (941, L&I and unemployment).
  • Applies for various grants (compiles applications and coordinates information inquiry). Compiles and monitors reimbursements, ensures compliance with grant requirements.
  • With staff, determines and reviews proposed capital projects; and reviews progress of current capital projects. Maintains 5 year Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Audits all contracts to ensure compliance with port, state, and federal regulations.
  • Audits all new, renewal and terminated lease files.
  • Audits port’s inventory and fixed assets. Incorporates annual asset inspections into 15-20 year capital and maintenance plans.
  • Renews port insurance policies annually; consults Executive Director regarding possible changes. Assists staff with accident reports for general liability or port property claims; liaises with insurance carriers to handle claims.
  • Manages port’s record retention practices and policy. Ensures compliance with state requirements and conducts record destruction on a timely basis.
  • Performs due diligence procedures on prospective tenants.
  • Manages and assists port’s IT consultant and IT Specialist with the various facets of the port’s information technology system. Ensures controls are in place to handle the port’s backup, virus controls, PCI compliance, etc.
  • Administers the Human Resources program, in consultation with the Executive Director and Port Counsel. Responsibilities include administration of the salary and benefit programs; documentation and data management related to personnel files, I-9 and state reporting; and manage legal issues related to human resources including compliance with state and federal regulations, COBRA compliance, and managing the medical insurance program.
  • Provide assistance to the Executive Director, Commissioners and other staff for short and long term strategic and financial planning and special projects.
  • Research and coordinate communication of financing alternatives available to current and prospective tenants.

Secondary Functions:

  • Participate in special projects.
  • Other duties as required.

Job Scope & Accountability:

Work is of a diverse nature and complex, often requiring analysis.  The Director works from established procedures and regulations and develops organization policies and procedures.  The Director is responsible for operational and strategic planning while being accountable for budget preparation, compliance and capital assets.  Errors in work can impact reputation of port, possibly resulting in lost revenue and a lowering of the port’s bond rating.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Position has full supervisory responsibilities, which includes work direction, for non-exempt accounting and administrative personnel.

Interpersonal Contacts & Skills:

Most communication is face-to face, in person with a minority done electronically and is made with individuals both within and outside the organization and may contain sensitive or confidential information, or matters of a complex nature.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to speak in front of small to medium sized groups, make presentations.
  • Advanced math skills, including analysis, statistics, data management and expertise in financial model spreadsheets..
  • Ability to complete detailed work with accuracy.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex documents including but not limited to leases, contracts and grants.
  • Ability to remain current in regards to the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements and the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).
  • Ability to perform problem, process and return on investment analysis.
  • Ability to make independent decisions, use discretion and apply critical thinking.
  • Ability to use a computer and software appropriate for the job and job responsibilities.
  • Ability to lead department and provide effective supervision.
  • Ability to occasionally lift/move objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.  Five years accounting and supervisory/management experience.

Job Conditions:

Work generally takes place in a climate controlled office environment during normal office hours with occasional evening meetings.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $76,400 to $114,600.



Senior Cost Engineer Scheduler
Port of Seattle – AV Project Management Group

Posting title: Sr Cost Engineer Scheduler
Req ID: 781BR
Dept: AV Project Management Group
Close date: 06/04/2017
To apply please visit: www.portseattle.org/jobs 

Interviews for this position may be conducted in late June/July.

Provide complex cost engineering and scheduling services in support of the delivery of capital and expense construction projects 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 cost engineering 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 the 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 capital and expense 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 project schedules for AVPMG projects. Perform project scheduling activities, identify linkages, conflicts, interfaces, and relationships within and among projects. Perform resource loading of schedules when required,  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 Cost Engineering and Schedule-related duties.

Understanding and specialized knowledge of cost control and scheduling 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 (Unifier) and scheduling software (Microsoft Project) 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.



Director of Economic Development
Port of Bellingham

Under the direction of the Port’s Executive Director, the Director of Economic Development represents, plans, organizes and directs the Economic Development function for Whatcom County. Market Public, Private and Port lands in order to retain and attract businesses for Whatcom County. Utilize Economic Development financing opportunities, infrastructure and other assets to expand and diversify the Whatcom County economy, generate job growth, foster business success and competitiveness, and bolster the county tax base. Supervise the Port of Bellingham’s Economic Development Specialists.


  1. Lead Economic Development Strategic Planning and implement appropriate initiatives and projects for Whatcom County.
  2. Provide regional leadership to Port and County economic development efforts, including multiple cities within the Port district.
  3. Provide leadership to and coordination of various economic development agencies (currently Team Whatcom) and promote and strengthen the countywide brand (currently Choose Whatcom).
  4. Serve as an ambassador for the Community when working with various organizations, businesses, customers, and the public. Prepare and deliver high quality, professional presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  5. Facilitate regional marketing projects including cross border efforts into British Columbia and identify other strategic opportunities, such as those in Seattle.
  6. Identify federal and state legislative economic development priorities. Work with organizations such as the International Economic Development Council and the Washington Economic Development Association to promote legislative priorities.
  7. Identify, develop and manage programs to recruit new businesses to Whatcom County including industrial, technology, and commercial recruitment. Establish a business recruitment strategy that includes goals for company outreach, i.e. number of companies contacted on a daily basis.
  8. Analyze and Conduct global, national, regional and local market economic and industrial research and monitor local economic indications relevant to marketing efforts. Adjust strategy accordingly.
  9. Develop and maintain appropriate marketing materials incorporating both hard copy materials and electronic material suitable for social media marketing.
  10. Be responsible for presenting and engaging with the elected councils and administrations from the 7 cities and the County on a periodic basis to report on ongoing activities, and to obtain feedback and recommendations related to present and future activities.
  11. Develop and manage an advisory team of community members, business develop leaders and elected officials to help advise on the business strategy of economic develop in the county.
  12. Present recommendations and updates to Directors and the Commission in open public meetings and in executive session.
  13. Expect that travel may be required.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, public administration, marketing, or related field is required. Master’s degree or postgraduate studies preferred.
  2. Five years of experience in an increasingly responsible professional level position related to business development, economic development, or marketing is required.
  3. Previous CEO of a private business relying heavily on marketing efforts is preferred.
  4. Must be proficient in the MS Office suite.
  5. Two years leadership and supervisory experience is required.
  6. Valid Washington State driver’s license is required.
  7. Demonstrated skills at public speaking and giving professional presentations is required.


  1. Ability to establish and direct a business recruitment effort including telephone and email solicitation, marketing materials, site visits and other programs that will result in business expansion in Whatcom County.
  2. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with persons and organizations holding diverse political, cultural, social and economic views.
  3. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment with both internal Port staff and other partner organizations.
  4. Act consistently with the principles and practices of local and regional economic development, including business and public finance, real estate, business attraction and retention, community revitalization, planning and research.
  5. Work independently and make good decisions with sound judgment at all times on potentially controversial issues.
  6. Possess excellent writing and presentation skills suitable for a wide variety of audiences, including government officials, elected officials, business executives or owners, entrepreneurs, and community members.
  7. Ability to travel and work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  8. Must have excellent communication and leadership skills.
  9. Ability to work within tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.


Visit www.portofbellingham.com/jobs for more information.  Position open until filled, with first application review on 6/19 @8am.



Airport Land Use and Strategic Programs Coordinator

The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division in Tumwater, Washington is currently accepting applications for an Airport Land Use & Strategic Programs Coordinator (Transportation Planning Specialist 4).

This unique and challenging position will manage complex, statewide aviation projects and studies. The opportunity is ideal for those interested in working with airports, conducting in-depth land-use analysis, airport infrastructure and aviation planning, and assisting with the Airport Land Use Compatibility Program.

To view the entire announcement and to apply, please visit: TPS 4



Full-Time, Temporary (Seasonal) Port Maintenance
Port of Bremerton

Compensation:  $11/hr.-40hrs/wk
Employment Type:  Full-Time/Temporary

The Port of Bremerton is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Temporary Port Maintenance (no longer than 4 months).

Successful applicants will meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Operate tools and equipment including, but not limited to, hand/power tools, lawn mowing/general grounds maintenance equipment, and operating light duty vehicles
  • Perform work necessary to maintain appearance of facilities and grounds at Bremerton National Airport, Olympic View Industrial Park, Port of Bremerton Marinas, and other sites as assigned
  • Operate marina sewage pump out and fueling equipment.
  • Assist in docking and reposition boats as required
  • Reliable transportation
  • 18 years of age & have a valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening
  • Other duties as assigned

The position requires a flexible work schedule, including weekend work, as well as some extended hours.

A fully completed job application is required.  A resume may be submitted in addition to, but not in lieu of the completed application.  Any incomplete applications or resumes submitted without a fully completed application will not be reviewed. 

Applications and a full job description is available at: http://www.portofbremerton.org/about/about-us/employment 

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