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Below, currently open positions with Washington ports and from sister ports and affiliated organizations. Have an opportunity you'd like posted? Reach out to Missy Goodell for details.

Multimodal Freight Systems Planner

Washington State Department of Transportation

Posting closes: November 20, 2018

Note: This recruitment is being reopened in order to expand the candidate pool. If you have already applied, your application is still under consideration and there is no need to reapply. This position's duty station is currently located in Olympia, WA, but has the potential to be stationed at an office in Seattle.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Freight Systems Division is seeking an experienced transportation Planner to fill the Freight Transportation Planner position. This position develops, implements and applies a strong freight system planning and analytic program, with a focus on multimodal connectivity of freight systems that provide practical solutions support for the state. The successful incumbent will serve as the agency's subject matter expert in developing and implementing the Washington State Freight System plan, and develop and apply freight planning principles to and from other modes of transportation in Washington State.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Eirik Landes at 360-705-7758 or email to Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-HQ-03796.

Facilities & Property Development Manager

Port of Chelan County

Posting closes: November 23, 2018

This position is located at the Port of Chelan County administrative office.  It is a full-time, exempt position. This position is responsible for directing all facilities maintenance activities for the Port, as well as overseeing Port Capital projects. Responsibilities also include assisting with the assessment and development of newly acquired property and buildings. As a member of the Port management team, the Facilities & Property Development Manager contributes to setting and achieving the Port’s strategic plans and goals.

For further information and to apply, visit:

Maintenance III

Port of Camas Washougal

Posting closes: November 23, 2018

Performs maintenance on port properties (buildings, marina, airport, parks, roads, railroads, levee and parking lots, etc.).

For further information and to apply, visit:

Executive Director

Port of Olympia

Posting closes: Open until Filled, Submit by November 5, 2018

The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Port and leads all departments, including the Swantown Marina and Boatworks, Marine Terminal, Airport, Real Estate and Business Development, Administration and Finance, and Planning, Public Works, and Environmental. Under the direction and guidance of the Commission, the Executive Director oversees the implementation of goals, objectives, business plans, budgetsand programs for all business units and departments. In addition, the Executive Director develops and maintains positive relationships with tenants, customers, tribes, businesses, labor unions and community groups. The Executive Director oversees a $10 million operating budget and 42 full time employees. The Executive Director reports to a three-member Commission that establishes the strategy, policies and objectives of the Port. Each Commissioner represents a district within Thurston County and serves a four-year team.

Persons interested in this position must submit a cover letter and a current resume. If you have questions regarding this announcement, please call Marissa Karras at 360-956-1336. The position will remain open until filled; however, the screening process will move quickly. Please submit your application materials at as soon as possible but no later than November 5th, 2018. Find futher details here.

Deputy General Manager

Port of Cascade Locks

Posting closes: Open until filled

The Deputy General Manager reports and is directly responsible to the Port General Manager and Commissioners and oversees and assists in the general operation of the Port. The Deputy General Manager is responsible for assisting in the development of plans, actions and the delivery of Port Commission established vision and direction. One of the major goals of the Deputy General Manager is the creation of jobs, new businesses in the community and the strengthening of existing businesses, while helping to improve the service level and efficiency of the Port.  

To apply, visit:  or call 541-374-2403 for details.

Burbank Maintenance Lead

Port of Walla Walla

Posting closes:  Open until filled

Burbank Maintenance Lead/Water System Operator/Wastewater Attendant.  The Port of Walla Walla has an opening for a full-time Maintenance position.  Salary range is $58,000 - $70,000 full-time plus benefits per year; DOQ/DOE. A detailed job description and employment application can be obtained online at or available at the Port Administrative Office located at 310 A Street, Walla Walla, WA.  First cutoff for applications is Friday, July 13, 2018 and must arrive at the Port Administrative Office, 310 A Street, Walla Walla, Washington 99362 by 4:00pm PST. Applicants to submit a Port of Walla Walla application, cover letter or letter of interest and resume, including references. The Port of Walla Walla is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Port of Seattle

Posting closes: October 31, 2018

The General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer (“GC/CCO”) leads and manages the Port of Seattle’s legal division, and provides legal counsel to the Port’s leadership.  
The GC/CCO oversees the Port’s legal strategy and compliance with laws and regulations, advises on business and governmental dealings, and addresses questions regarding the legal authority of the Port.  In addition, the GC/CCO oversees compliance issues, including the Port’s records and public disclosure obligations.
The GC/CCO is a member of the Port Executive Leadership Team, and has a dual reporting relationship to the Executive Director and the Port Commission President.  The GC/CCO is a key leader who partners with the Commissioners to advance the Port’s economic and policy goals.  The Port of Seattle plays a key role in the local economy, providing maritime and airport operations and other activities that drive job growth and increase prosperity throughout the Puget Sound region.

For more information, and to apply, visit

Contracts & Procurement Specialist

Port of Tacoma

Posting closes: open until filled

The Contracts and Procurement Specialist supports the preparation and administration of contracting activities across the organization. This position is responsible for coordinating bid opening details and serves as the point-of-contact for information requests regarding bids, upcoming opportunities and project status updates.  This position works to ensure full compliance with the Port's procurement activities.  The Contracts & Procurement Specialist provides backup to the Contracts & Procurement Analyst and Sr. Contracts Administrators, to include preparation of solicitation documents and managing other procurement activities, processing invoices for payment, and preparing a quarterly commitment report.

For more information, or to apply, visit:

Maintenance Tech II / Mechanic I

Port of Port Townsend

Posting closes: Open until filled

Join the dynamic team at the Port of Port Townsend! The Port is seeking a self-motivated, team-oriented, and positive individual to join the Port team as a full-time Maintenance Technician II/Mechanic I. Job description and application are at Submissions should include application, resume and cover letter.  Salary range is $23.78 - $26.77, DOE and DOQ, and includes benefits package. This is a union position. The Port of Port Townsend is an Equal Opportunity Employer.