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

Airport Manager

Port of Orcas

Posting closes: January 31, 2019

The Port of Orcas is seeking an Airport Manager to live and work on beautiful Orcas Island. The Port is completing a Master Plan in early 2019 that will re-designate the Airport Reference Code (ARC) from B-I-Small to B-II with significant future projects required to achieve compliance. As an island airport, the airport is an essential public facility important to the community of 5,000 and has traditionally competed well for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding. The Airport Manager is the Chief Executive for the Port of Orcas and is responsible for all aspects of planning, operation and maintenance of the Orcas Island Airport (KORS). The Manager currently supervises one employee and acquires additional services and maintenance through on-going and project-specific contracts. As such, the Manager is routinely and intimately involved in day-to-day activities to operate and maintain the airport.

Applicants are asked to submit resume, a cover letter and 3-5 professional references with contact information to: Port of Orcas, PO Box 53, Eastsound, WA 98245 or no later than January 31st, 2019. Additional information regarding the position is available at

Public Communications / Media Coordinator

Port of Whitman County

Posting closes: January 24, 2019

The Port of Whitman County is accepting applications for the position of Port Public Communications and Media Coordinator. This position will report to the Executive Director. The principal function of this position is to design and implement the Port’s communication strategies, platforms, and materials to promote the Port’s initiatives, including writing, editing, and designing publications, newsletters, applications and handouts. The position will create content and maintain the Port’s website and social media accounts as well as lead media campaigns and public engagement projects.   Qualified applicant must possess a valid driver’s license, insurance, and driving record with no misdemeanor or felony driving offenses and no more than one infraction in the last three years. Salary dependent on qualifications. This is a full time position that includes benefits.

Application and a full job description are available on the Port website:

Project Manager II, Engineering

Port of Tacoma

Posting closes: Open until filled

This position is responsible for managerial oversight of capital improvement projects, engineering design and construction management, to include supervision of the engineering involved in designing and constructing. Provides leadership, project management, and accountability for all phases of projects and ensures the completion of project scope within the approved schedule and budget. Duties include; developing, coordinating, and directing several concurrent high complexity projects, and providing high level customer service to all stakeholders. Projects involve buildings, site development, waterfront structures, railroads and utilities.

For further details, or to apply, visit the full job description.

Director, Engineering

Port of Tacoma

Posting closes: Open until filled

The Director, Engineering is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Port of Tacoma's Engineering Department, including the design and construction of new and modified facilities, review of major tenant improvements, implementation of required surveys, and inspection of ongoing and completed projects.

The Director is responsible for investigating, estimating, planning and scheduling labor and materials for all capital projects and small works maintenance contracts in conformance with established policies, procedures, regulations and Port/Alliance objectives. Additionally, the Director manages formulation, adoption, and implementation of engineering policies, procedures, programs, and measures for the Engineering Department. The Director maintains relations with consulting engineers, contractors and other organization and negotiates critical and controversial issues with the same.

For more information, or to apply, view details here.

General Manager

Port of Newport

Posting closes: February 11, 2019

The Port of Newport is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the General Manager position. Located 110 miles from Portland, Oregon on Yaquina Bay in the City of Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, the Port is home to 24 water-dependent businesses, a 220-slip commercial boast basin, a 500-slip recreational marina, the International Terminal, 144-space RV Park, Rogue Brewery, NOAA Marine Operations Center, Oregon State University’s Marine Hatfield Science Center, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  The Port is governed by a five-member commission whose members are elected by Port District Voters.

 The General Manager is responsible for the success of the Port in achieving its mission and is expected to be an effective, professional leader who gets results; supervises employees for peak performance; and demonstrates positive, effective, interpersonal and communication skills. The General Manager is appointed by the Port Commission.  The Port employs 25 full-time employees. 

For further information, view the position announcement.

Port Attendant

Port of Bremerton

Posting closes: December 17, 2018

The Port of Bremerton is accepting applications for the position of Port Attendant.  Reviewing of applications will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018.  This position is a union positions with membership required. Excellent benefits and state retirement.

Application, job description, and submittal instructions available at:

Port Maintenance

Port of Bremerton

Posting closes: December 17, 2018

The Port of Bremerton is accepting applications for the position of Port Maintenance I.  Reviewing of applications will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018.  This is a union position with membership required. Excellent benefits and state retirement.

Application, job description, and submittal instructions available at:

Marina Office Assistant / II

Port of Bremerton

Posting closes: December 17, 2018

The Port of Bremerton is accepting applications for the position of Marina Office Assistant and Marina Office Assistant II. Reviewing of applications will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018. The position performs general office duties as well as outdoor duties on marina floats and fuel dock and maintains a friendly and professional relationship with customers of the Port.

 Application, job description, and submittal instructions available at

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.

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: