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.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Port of Bremerton

Posting closes: March 5, 2019, or until filled

The Port of Bremerton is seeking a Marketing and Communications Coordinator.  The Coordinator will support the development of marketing plans, strategies and materials for the Port and its core businesses (Marinas, Airport and Industrial/Business Parks). Applicants should be able to demonstrate abilities and experience in business marketing and public relations communication. Must be a skilled writer comfortable with various electronic and printed media, including social media. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design is required. Web management is a plus.

 A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field is recommended but not required to apply. Related experience will be considered.
Application, job description, and submittal instructions are available at

Clerk to the Board / Administrative Specialist

Port of Port Angeles

Posting closes: February 19, or until filled

The Clerk provides high level admin support to the Port Commission, attends all open public meetings & records the proceedings. This position also provides admin support to the executive team and assists with human resources. The ideal candidate will have experience working for government with impeccable customer service, writing, computer & multi-tasking skills.  Knowledge of the Open Public Meetings and Public Records Acts preferred, or executive assistant experience with willingness to attend training.  Must type 65 accurate words per minute.  Applications & job descriptions available at the Port Admin Office, 338 West First Street, Port Angeles, or online at  

Communications & Administrative Coordinator

Port of Grays Harbor

Posting closes: February 19, or until filled

Seeking an energetic self-starter, people and detail-oriented person, with great initiative, and outstanding communication and organizational skills.  Must be successful multi-tasking in fast-paced, demanding environment, and able to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of the organization.  Seeking high performing team player with great written and oral communication skills, advanced clerical experience, and wide-ranging computer skills.  For application, call: (360)533-9528.  Apply by February 19th to: Dir of Finance/Admin, PO Box 660, Aberdeen, WA 98520.

Airport Manager

Port of Bremerton

Posting closes: Open until Filled

The Port of Bremerton is seeking an Airport Manager for the Bremerton National Airport (KPWT). 

Applicants should have a strong background in the operation and management of a federally obligated general aviation airport including operations, finance, leasing, development and grant administration. Preference may be given to applicants with a degree in public administration, airport management, aeronautics engineering, civil engineering or business administration. Preference may also be given to applicants who have their A.A.E. or C.M. from the American Association of Airport Executives. 

Application, job description, and submittal instructions available at

Senior IT Project Manager (Limited Duration)

Port of Tacoma

Posting closes: Open until filled

This position manages moderate to highly complex Information Technology projects utilizing formal methodologies, best practices, business knowledge, creativity and stakeholder engagement to ensure successful project execution and completion. This position facilitates the definition of requirements; plans, coordinates and organizes project activities; ensures the management of scope, schedule and budget; and proactively manages project plans and tasks to reduce risk. Projects may include software system selection and procurement, software system implementation and enhancement, and technology enabled business process improvement. This is a fully-benefited, limited duration position expected to last up to three (3) years.

To apply, complete a Port of Tacoma application online at

Senior Planner - Recruitment

Northwest Seaport Alliance

Posting closes: Open until filled

This is a senior-level professional position responsible for performing advanced level planning, analysis and logistics support services to NWSA and Port of Tacoma with an emphasis on port facility planning. These planning services may include, but are not limited to: transportation, land use, environmental, and infrastructure planning and analysis, port facility planning, grant coordination and acquisition, and project management oversight.

To apply, visit: Inquiries should be sent to

Project Engineer

Port of Bellingham

Posting closes: February 15, 2019

 Performs a variety of engineering assignments at the professional level to analyze, research, plan, design, permit, and construct Port facilities.  Duties involve coordinating the work of consultants, in-house staff, and the Port’s maintenance department as it relates to assigned projects; performing technical and complex work in designing, permitting, plans and specifications preparation; review and estimating for Port construction and maintenance projects; performing owner representation and inspection during construction; and providing coordination with the Port’s operating departments and tenants through-out all phases of the project. Provide support and back-up to Contracts Administrator.

To Apply, visit Applications are due 8am Friday, February 15th.

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.

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:

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