Airport Operations Specialist III
Port of Bellingham

Visit www.portofbellingham.com/jobs for more information.
Apply online by 9/11/2017 at 8:00 am.


Act as a shift lead for other Airport Operations Specialists (Intro, Specialist I and Specialist II), including assigning and performing tasks and coordinating the work of all specialists on shift to ensure safe and efficient operations. Ensure that accurate and high quality work is produced on time by the airport operations department. At all times, comply with the doctrine of completed staff work (see attachment).


  1. Perform all of the duties of an Airport Operations Specialist II, and;
  2. Conduct airfield and airport facility inspections to ensure compliance with 14 CFR Part 139 regulations; Airport Certification Manual; 14 CFR Part 77; 49 CFR 1542; Airport Security Plan; Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan; Spill Response Plan; Wildlife Hazard Management Plan; Noise Abatement Procedures; other applicable local plans, any additional local, state and other federal regulations. Record discrepancies found during inspections, take action, and follow up as necessary.
  3. Perform ARFF functions in aircraft crash, fire and rescue emergencies.  Must be able to maintain ARFF and related certifications throughout employment.
  4. Reports unsafe conditions and policy/procedure violations. Coordinates with management to take appropriate corrective action.
  5. Anticipate and take preventive action to identify operational, safety and security concerns.  In coordination with airport management, initiates and follows through on corrective actions.
  6. In coordination with airport management, manage and coordinate assigned projects with airfield tenants and the FAA control tower to ensure safety of people and aircraft.
  7. Coordinate with management during weather events and emergencies.
  8. Provide on-shift trainings for airport staff and mutual aid responders on topics such as ARFF, Airport Operations, Airport Familiarization, Aircraft Familiarization, Communications, scenario-based exercises, etc.
  9. Be an expert in TSR 1542; Part 139; and all other airport plans, procedures and regulations.
  10. Must be able to manage more difficult and sensitive customer service and tenant relations issues.
  11. Assist airport management on special projects as assigned;
  12. Assist airport management as directed by acting as a liaison with other governmental agencies such as the FAA, local law enforcement, TSA, other agencies, tenants and the general public.
  13. Write detailed and accurate incident reports and other required documentation; proof read and finalize lower level Specialists reports.
  14. Organize daily tasks and ensure shift mates are performing all tasks assigned.
  15. Perform other related duties as requested.


This position is the top classification in the Airport Operations Specialist series.  Successful candidates must have excellent communication skills, a positive team work attitude and are expected to have a minimum of three years’ experience in Airport Operations or equivalent experience in order to qualify. High School education is required. Must be able to work all shifts, including nights, holidays and weekends on a rotating schedule.  Must be eligible for or already possess ARFF certification and must maintain the physical ability to perform ARFF duties while employed as an Airport Operations Specialist; this includes the ability to lift and move 75 pounds. Must be able to pass Movement Area Driver’s Training. Must be able to work outside and in all weather conditions. Must be able to pass a TSA Criminal History Records Check, Security Threat Assessment, and an OSHA required Fit Test for the purpose of using a self-contained breathing apparatus. Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or related field; private pilot certificate; and AAAE A.C.E., CM or other designations relevant to the position highly desired.



Building Inspector / Plan Examiner
Port of Seattle

Req ID: 755BR
Close date: 08/31/2017
To apply please visit: www.portseattle.org/jobs

Review project construction documents (drawings, specs, etc.) for compliance with code requirements related to life safety and functionality of airport-related structures and facilities. Inspect facilities as they are being built or remodeled to ensure compliance with the drawings and codes.

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:
Review drawings and specifications for code compliance. Conduct jobsite inspections and consultations. Attend seminars and trainings to stay current with knowledge and changes.

Conduct project-related meetings and phone consultations.  Attend code development meetings/hearings and participate in reviewing and approving/disapproving code language.  Perform code research and miscellaneous administration.

Knowledge of building practices, laws, methods and materials.  Thorough knowledge of engineering principles for conducting plans examination and inspection of complex construction activity.  Thorough knowledge of better business practices for understanding the demands of the Port of Seattle. Knowledge of Federal, State and Local aspects as they relate to building codes enforcement and land use regulations.  Knowledge of building codes as they apply to commercial construction, their enforcement and inspection methodologies.  Solid knowledge of model codes including, but not limited to, the International Building, Mechanical and Plumbing Code and the ability to apply this knowledge while reviewing planned (blueprint or sketch) construction.

Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) or similar word processing programs, demonstrated by prior use of a personal computer and designated software.  Skills to perform engineering calculations for the purpose of conducting a thorough plans examination on small to complex projects.  Skilled in the interpretation of complex building codes for adaptation in various situations and building uses.

Ability to follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures (SOPs) while performing assigned tasks.  Ability to walk/move about on uneven surfaces, walk for up to 45 minutes at a time, stand for up to 45 minutes at a time and sit for up to 60 minutes at a time.  Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend, stoop, and kneel as required.  Ability to work in enclosed spaces as high as only 36 inches.  Ability to use tape measures, plumber’s level, screwdriver and other measuring devices/tools required to perform essential functions.  Ability to review plans, specifications and engineering calculations for compliance to relevant codes, ordinances, and regulations.  Ability to make regular, periodic field inspections of soil conditions, building construction, plumbing, sanitary and mechanical in commercial, industrial, or public buildings to ensure compliance with all state and county codes, ordinances, and regulations.  Ability to operate office equipment and machines as demonstrated by previous work experience, or demonstrated in on-the-job performance.

In order to perform the Essential Duties of this position, must have the following abilities:
Safety awareness, precision, imagination, ingenuity, auditory discrimination, reasoning, creativity, concentration, prudence, initiative, patience, analytic ability, persuasiveness and an aesthetic sense of visual discrimination with spatial perception.
Ability to deliver a high-level of customer service.  Ability to exercise independent judgment and problem-solving with minimum supervision.  Ability to make independent interpretations based on personal experience and those of co-workers.
Ability to read, comprehend and interpret building plans, civil, architectural and structural blueprints, codes and ordinances.
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and concisely with builders, contractors, owners and the general public, both verbally and in writing.  Ability to translate verbal communication into effective written material (reports and other documents).  Ability to articulate technical findings to non-technical customers in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.  Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly with ability to accept responsibility and accountability.

Must have ability to be punctual and attend work regularly to accommodate customers’ needs.  Ability to work effectively with diverse work teams, internal and external customers.  Ability to effectively handle sensitive situations requiring courtesy, persuasion and tact.

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

  • Associate’s degree/certification in related field;
  • Four (4) years of experience performing inspection and plan reviews for a Municipality or Architectural/Engineering firm;
  • Must have International Code Council certification: Building Inspector; and
  • Must have International Code Council certification: Plans Examiner (or the ability to obtain this certification in twelve (12) months.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Architecture, Project Management, or related field;
  • Eight (8) years of experience performing inspection & plan reviews for a Municipality or Architectural/Engineering firm;
  • International Code Council certifications: Building Inspector and Plans Examiner, Plumbing Inspector and Mechanical Inspector

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.



Marine Maintenance Senior Program Manager
Port of Seattle

Req ID: 958BR
Close date: 08/21/2017
To apply please visit: www.portseattle.org/jobs

Provides project management program oversight and leadership for the Marine Maintenance department 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:

Lead a team of project management professionals for Marine Maintenance project delivery to include: complex capital and expense project management, site work management and planning, estimating and scheduling for North Harbor Properties, Central Waterfront Properties, South Harbor Properties, and the Lower Duwamish Properties.

Serve as a member of the Marine Maintenance Management team in developing annual strategic business plans, workforce planning, budget development, addressing department issues and leading process improvement initiatives. Support and ensure asset management plans within Marine Maintenance match business units’ plans.

Collaborate with Marine Maintenance Senior Resource Managers in determining workload balancing across projects, strategize on crew size and timing for work, and provide feedback on staff performance, oversee work coordination meetings, and ensure completion and implementation of lessons learned opportunities. Responsible for successful interface between Marine Maintenance and our internal and external customers including the Northwest Seaport Alliance, Portfolio and Asset Management, and tenants.

Oversee and manage programs for service delivery in multiple disciplines (e.g. structural, electrical, mechanical, etc.), meet regularly with business unit managers on resolution of project issues routinely requiring discussion, negotiation, and coordination with other Port departments, tenants and customers   Communicate and reinforce Marine Maintenance processes and procedures as well as develop strategies for on-going process improvement between Marine Maintenance and business units.

Knowledge of construction and maintenance of wide variety of assets, including buildings, wharves, piers, docks, yard areas, mechanical and electrical systems, computerized maintenance management principles; project management principles and practices; asset management principles and practices; Human Resource Management and practices; project estimating principles and practices.

Effective written and oral communication, with a strong focus on collaboration and team building, budget development, cost management, and customer service.  Strong analytical and problem solving skills in a fast-paced, performance and customer service-driven environment.  Strong leadership, management, and human relations skills to facilitate significant cultural and organizational change, and maintain positive changes working with diverse workforce consisting of represented and non-represented employees, maintenance business partners/customers.  Proficient use of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as Maximo. Computer proficiency with software such as MS Word and Excel.  Skills in reading and interpreting blueprint drawings, specifications and O & M manuals.

Ability to develop strategic forecasts for sustainable system renewal and replacement plans.  Ability to identify future facility, resource trends, and requirements to meet operational, customer needs and expectations.  Ability to direct, lead and motivate teams to implement change, and align objectives within Division and Port goals and strategies Ability to serve as a liaison between organized labor union crews, project managers, contractors, internal Port managers, tenants and customers. Ability to interpret and teach complex facility, pier, and infrastructure drawings, blueprints and specifications for the preparation of material and labor cost breakdowns, and work assignments. Ability to use measures and indicators to gauge success, monitor progress, and develop improved processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineer or a related field; and
  • Ten (10) years of experience in Project Management Construction, Maritime or Maintenance industry.


  • PMP Certification

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.


Payroll/Lease Specialist

Port of Camas-Washougal


Must submit a completed job application to be considered for this position:  www.portcw.com

Reports to:                  Director of Finance/Port Auditor
Classification:             Non-Exempt
Yearly Salary:             Range $41,998 – $57,384   DOE
Benefits:                     Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, LTD Insurance and WA State PERS retirement.  Medical & Dental includes Employee/Family paid by Employer.

** 1 Year Probationary Period**

The Port of Camas-Washougal believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the port’s success and that contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities.  Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified.  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

Manages all payroll functions; Manages marina and airport leasing; Greets customers and provides general office support;.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • General office support duties; greets guests, answers questions, takes payments, calendar management and room set-up for conference rooms.
  • Processes payroll; reviews time records for accuracy, inputting data into payroll system; answers employee questions and troubleshoots related issues.
  • Produces various payroll reports for internal and external use, including reports required by government entities.
  • Process payments to DRS for PERS and DCP; as well as VEBA payment. Review payments made by SAGE to IRS, L&I, and Employment Security (Unemployment).
  • Maintains marina and airport leases/documents and provides tenant support; filling vacancies from waitlists, creating lease agreements, data entry, issuing keys, permits, etc., manages work orders, terminations, slip changes and all other marina and airport related communication. Manages leasing software and online forms for marina and airport.

Job Scope & Accountability:

Work varies and is moderately complex.  Decisions are made according to organization policy.  The incumbent operates with minimal supervision and some work is reviewed by the supervisor.  Errors in work can have an impact on the reputation and financial health of the port.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Position has no supervisory responsibilities, but may train and offer guidance to other employees.

Interpersonal Contacts & Skills:

Communication may be face-to face, electronic or over the phone and is made with individuals both within and outside the organization and may involve challenging situations, including confidential or sensitive information.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to explain regulations.
  • Good customer relation skills; ability to interact with public.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of general port practices/procedures and the ability to answer questions regarding such.
  • Ability to make independent decisions, use discretion.
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to operate 10-key by touch.
  • Basic math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and cash handling.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 20 pounds.

Education and/or Experience:

Associate’s Degree in accounting or related business field.  Two years experience in related professional experience.  General knowledge of accounting principles and payroll. Sufficient experience can be substituted for formal education.

Job Conditions:

Work generally takes place in a climate controlled office environment during normal office hours with occasional weekend work.  Special events require work out of doors on an occasional basis.  Same day travel (no overnight) may be required.



Resident Engineer III
Port of Seattle


Req ID: 583BR
Dept: Resident Engineer III
Close date: 08/20/2017
To apply please visit: www.portseattle.org/jobs

Interviews may be conducted while the position continues to accept applications. 

The Resident Engineer III serves as the owner representative as an expert level Engineer, independently managing concurrent multiple straightforward and/or moderately complex major construction projects at the Port of Seattle. This position will be responsible for overseeing work at Sea-Tac Airport terminal with a focus on mainly architectural and vertical building construction.

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:

Serve as principal point of contact (designated as “Engineer” in contracts) for all construction issues related to assigned major construction projects that range from $300K to over $400M. Supervise the work of Port contractors. Operates effectively in a high pressure, constantly changing, time sensitive environment. Manage project teams that are on varying works schedules. Perform constructability reviews and provide comments on design drawings and contract documents. Compose Contract Division 1 documents to align with project procurement strategies and constraints. Manage, coordinate and facilitate the day-to-day activities of major construction projects ensuring that projects are constructed within the scope of the project, on schedule, and within budget. Continually assess and determine priorities of tasks related to project construction issues that vary from known and planned impacts (e.g. planned utility outages, holiday travel, etc.) to unexpected (underground obstructions, broken utilities, riot, etc.).

Provide immediate responses in situations where there is little time for evaluation and consultation. Review and enforce contract requirements, issue contract changes, negotiate change orders and cost/time impacts, provide direction on change issues. Manage and minimize risks and impacts to Port operations, costs, schedule, etc. Ensure timely execution of construction documents from contract award through project closeout. Evaluate and review estimates, design change notices, contract documents, and potential claims; and mitigate potential cost/schedule impacts. Coordinate construction activities by ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and Port regulations and guidelines.

Provide project leadership with regard to all construction activities including project development, bidding, execution and closeout. Be a champion for safety in the workplace. Proactively mitigate potential safety issues/concerns. Partner with stakeholders to review, evaluate and respond to contractor Requests for Information (RFI) and provide a consolidated response that provides contractual direction to the contractor. Responsible for contract documentation, and oversight, and determining contractor payments. Demonstrates a continual learning culture for improvement of self, processes, and others. May supervise the activities of one to three internal staff.

Advanced technical knowledge of a variety of construction operations, methods, materials, costs and equipment; advanced knowledge of project construction management and inspection practices, procedures, and techniques; project management principles, practices and procedures including cost estimating and managing project budgets and schedules. Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and related regulations, guidelines and procedures as they related to Port major construction projects. Familiar with and highly knowledgeable with various construction contracting methods (i.e. Design Bid Build, GC/CM or Design Build).

Highly developed verbal and written communication skills; effective negotiation and facilitation skills. Ability to manage and supervise staff including directing and prioritizing assignments, evaluation performance, solving personnel issues, promoting teamwork and a safe and healthy work environment. Demonstrated ability to delegate assignments and tasks to supervised staff or other project team members. Ability to resolve politically sensitive or controversial issues. Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to maintain effective relationships with internal customers and stake holders as well as local, state and federal agencies.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural), Architecture, Construction Management or related field;
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in construction project management, contract management, inspection, cost estimating or scheduling.; and
  • Experience in a formal lead or supervisory role, providing leadership and coaching to others; or
  • Three (3) to five (5) years as a Port Resident Engineer II and a demonstrated ability to successfully perform at the RE III level.


  • Master’s degree in business, public administration or related field;
  • Experience managing projects with complicated budget and scheduling issues.
  • Prior Construction project management experience at an airport or seaport; and/or
  • Professional certification, which could include: Professional Engineer (PE) license, Registered Architect (RA), Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

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.



Payroll Technician II
Port of Tacoma

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Chief Commercial Officer
Port of Vancouver

The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority located in Vancouver, Wash. along the banks of the Columbia River. The port has handled a variety of bulk and break bulk cargos since 1912.

The Port of Vancouver USA is a hub for more than 7 million tons of cargo moving from as far away as the Midwest to the Middle East, making its way on barges, rail, ships, or trucks –all converging on port docks. The bulk of cargo at the port includes wheat, minerals, autos, large project cargo, and liquids.

The port is in a period of transition to triple our cargo tonnage in the coming years. We are a versatile, hard-working port on a mission to create jobs and trade for the region. Our $275 million rail project supports growing wheat, corn, and soy exports, while attracting new customers and other commodities. This is an exciting, highly visible time, requiring outreach and dialog with our community and stakeholders.

The port is also home to over 50 industrial tenants that vary from panel manufacturing to electronics recycling and small-batch beer malt distributing. We have recently added more than 50 acres of ready-to-build industrial property, and are set to grow.

Sound interesting? Read on.

We seek a professional, knowledgeable, Chief Commercial Officer for a full-time regular position. The essential responsibilities for the Chief Commercial Officer may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Actively support the Port’s mission and vision and demonstrate values consistently.
  • Work effectively as a team player with all Port employees.
  • Participates as a member of the port executive leadership team; contributes to development of port vision, strategic plan and operational strategies. Partners with executive team to develop short-term goals and long range objectives directing the activities of divisions to achieve goals.
  • Oversees and directs sales and marketing team; ensure functions and departmental team goals and strategies are fully aligned with port’s overall mission, goals and key initiatives.
  • Develops policies consistent with the Commission and CEO’s organizational policies and objectives and insures their adequate execution. Evaluates the results of business opportunities and retention, and reports these results to the executive leadership team. Keeps top management advised of cargo trends, customer requirements and provides recommendations for improvement to policies or procedures.
  • Plan short and long range marketing strategies, techniques, objectives, programs, and sales contacts to promote domestic and international trade through the Port of Vancouver.
  • Provide overall direction and management to the sales and industrial team to achieve the port’s corporate sales goals.
  • Develop skills of sales team to provide for long term stability in the ports marketing department.
  • Keeps upper management advised of trends affecting the Port’s competitive status and impacts to revenue.
  • Perform other duties in support of the marketing function, including negotiating rates and contracts with the Port’s marine and industrial customers.
  • Plan and direct the marine cargo development program through marketing and solicitation efforts to generate new cargo and freight traffic through Port facilities.
  • Actively promote utilization of the Port through developing and maintaining sales contacts with exporters, importers, steamship lines and agents, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and other transportation carriers.
  • Participate in the development of the Port annual budget; establish sales revenue forecast and marketing expense budget including solicitation and advertising expenditures to achieve marketing objectives.
  • Instills an environment of accountability and achievement by measuring progress and addressing performance trends.
  • Ensure teams deliver the highest standard of customer service.
  • Represents the port with public, community groups and professional organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, marketing or related field. Emphasis should be in marketing, foreign trade, business administration, economics, finance, logistics, or related subjects.

Experience:  Ten years of progressively responsible management experience, including five years in a highly responsible management capacity with responsibility for directing a major segment of a large and complex operation such as sales, marketing, logistics or international trade related industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in public sector and port industry highly desirable. Ability to operate effectively in a public sector organization and culture, including collaboration with a variety of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge of local industrial and marine trends, international transportation, freight forwarding/customs house brokering, and international business transactions.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to develop long-term strategic goals and objectives for a large organization.
  • Proactive team player who is able to work effectively as part of an executive management team, with the ability to manage multiple high-level managers and coordinate operations to achieve departmental goals.
  • Skilled at facilitating open and constructive dialogue; offers a creative and entrepreneurial approach with energy and enthusiasm for new ideas.

If you are interested in this position, please click the link below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please submit them to jobs@portvanusa.com

The posting will remain open until August 14, 2017.

The Port of Vancouver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Port of Vancouver complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.




Facilities Management Specialist
Port of Tacoma

Open until filled.

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HR Manager, Labor & Employee Relations
Port of Tacoma

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Accounting Manager
Port of Bremerton

The Port of Bremerton, Washington, is inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position of Accounting Manager.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for day-to-day accounting activities including, but not limited to produce monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements, manage AR and AP functions, grant administration, and other governmental accounting and reporting requirements.  This position also serves as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer in the absence of Chief Financial Officer.

Eligible candidates must possess B.S. in Accounting, 10 years’ working experiences in Accounting and Finance and 5 years’ working experiences in Governmental Accounting.  CPA designation highly preferred.

Compensation: Generally at $75K/yr. DOQ plus benefits

Employment type:  Full-time/Permanent; EEO/AA employer; Open until filled.

For more details on this position and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/portbremjobs


Economic Development Coordinator
Port of Seattle


Req ID: 890BR
Dept: Economic Development
Location: P69
Salary range and grade: Min $67,917 to Mid $84,893 (Grade 24)
Open date: 6/28/17
Close date: 7/12/17


To help manage the Economic Development division’s (ED or EDD) King County Cities’ grant program, business development initiatives and other Port projects.  This will lead the Port’s business recruitment initiatives that generate interest from prospective companies interested in Port properties (or WA State locations).  Will also work closely with the Division’s small business development, real estate development and workforce development managers to support the Port’s broader economic development initiatives.


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:

Administer the Port’s King County Cities’ Economic Development grant program. Assist with the development, implementation and staffing of the Port’s business recruitment efforts including prospect company support, marketing and sales efforts, and partnership coordination. Support the Managing Director’s needs on specific Port economic development projects.  This may include managing business expansion projects, providing support to cities neighboring the airport, and implementing facets of the Port’s small business strategy.  Provide administrative and program support to the ED Operation team and other EDD Directors.  This position reports directly to the Managing Director of the division.


Good knowledge of and or experience with economic development grants, grant administration, and community economic development.  Knowledge of business recruitment activities including site selection, marketing, sales, and prospect management.  Familiarity and experience implementing marketing campaigns targeted towards expanding or relocating companies.  Knowledge of/experience in responding to corporate recruitment or local company expansion projects.  Familiarity with business and economic development resources (ex. Financing, tax credits, etc.)

Self-starting organizational abilities that anticipate needs, opportunities and activities related to business and real estate development projects. Can quickly digest information and provide cohesive information to clients and managers.  Attention to detail.  Efficiently manage multiple projects and deadlines.  Effectively work independently as well as in a team environment. Skilled in developing written materials for diverse public audiences. Possess strong interpersonal skills.

Focus on serving external and internal customers and community. Work events outside of regular work hours (evenings and weekends). Excellent research abilities The ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field; and
  • Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience in business, economic, or real estate development


  • Three (3) to seven (7) years’ experience in real estate or economic development;
  • Demonstrated experience in business recruitment and development; and/or
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and leading tours related to assets for expanding business.


Driver’s License Requirement: 

A valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required.

Weekly Standard Hours:  Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week).

Work Environment:  Will generally work in an office environment.


Project Manager II, Engineering
Port of Tacoma

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Director, Port Operations
Northwest Seaport Alliance

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Director of Marine Terminals
Port of Longview

The Port of Longview is recruiting for the position of Director of Marine Terminals.  The primary responsibility of the Director is to manage day-to-day operations of the marine terminals, including a team of Terminal Superintendents.  The Director will oversee daily cargo operations and maintain strong relations with labor and logistics partners.  The position works with other departments to attract new business and to ensure compliance with security, safety and environmental regulations.

CLOSES: Open Until Filled; First review of applicant materials begins July 21, 2017

SALARY:  $106,000 – $132,000 Annually

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  The position generally requires a minimum of 15 years of direct experience working on and managing marine terminal operations, preferably on the US West Coast.  A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred, but is not required if have 15 or more experience.  Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to obtain TWIC credentials.

For the full job description/qualification requirements, the online application, and hiring schedule please visit our website:


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

All applicants must complete a Port of Longview Employment Application at:  www.portoflongview.com/Jobs

The Port of Longview is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Project Engineer
Port of Longview

The Port of Longview is seeking a Project Engineer.  This position is responsible for developing and leading a project from initial concept, through the planning process to implementation, with specific emphasis on the engineering design, analysis and management of the Port’s maintenance, capital improvement and public works projects.

CLOSES:  Open Until Filled; First review of applicant materials begins July 14, 2017

SALARY:     $76,887 – $96,109

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  This position generally requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of seven years of experience with a background in engineering, construction or project management or other related fields. This position requires a Professional Engineering license.

For the full job description/qualification requirements, the online application, and hiring schedule please visit our website:    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

All applicants must complete a Port of Longview Employment Application at:  www.portoflongview.com/Jobs

The Port of Longview is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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.




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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