Marine Terminals Business Development Manager

Port of Everett

Posting closes: April 30, 2019

The Port of Everett is seeking to fill the position of Marine Terminals Business Development Manager. The Manager will provide a critical interface with the Port’s Marine Terminal clients and stakeholders attracting new business and finding new ways to serve existing customers, ensuring long-term economic prosperity for the Port and the region. The Manager will be responsible for developing and executing sales marketing plans and programs for container and non-container business, in conjunction with Terminals staff; maintaining a high profile with existing & potential customers, key community members, and strategic partners to promote and market the Port’s facilities and services among other responsibilities. Preferred qualifications include five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in the ocean carrier, port, terminal operator or related industries, with experience in both domestic and international markets; Solid negotiating experience; Demonstrated business experience working with Pacific Rim cultures.

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Marine Terminal Adminstrator

Port of Kalama

Posting closes: Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:00P

The Port of Kalama is accepting applications/resumes for the position of Marine Terminal Administrator.  All applications must be received by 5:00 PM Monday, April 01, 2019 at the Port of Kalama office at 110 W Marine Drive, Kalama, WA 98625. A bachelor degree is preferred, but not required.  Such degree may not be specific to the position, but must provide an applicable foundation or skill base for the required duties.  Substantial direct experience in the position specialties may be substituted for a degree.  Duties include but are not limited to marine terminal operations; safety compliance; and security functions throughout the Port.  This position provides day to day operations of the facility security and safety officer.  This position works closely with ship agents and longshoremen to preform functions related to ship traffic operations.  Many of the functions performed by this position require independent action to instigate or respond to events or obligations.  Urgent response to matters will be required outside normal work hours. 

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Director of Government Relations

Port of Long Beach

Posting closes: Open until filled

The Port of Long Beach, which is the second largest container port in North America, is seeking a new Director of Government Relations to work with federal, state, and local elected officials, policymakers, and regulatory agencies in order to achieve strategic objectives vital to the Port’s success. The Port seeks a seasoned and strong professional with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills combined with high emotional intelligence. This progressive leader will have a background in government affairs, public relations, and/or legislative advocacy, preferably with experience in a maritime organization. S/he will understand the operations of local government, navigate through its processes and be able to achieve established departmental and organizational goals. This leader will have a strong sense of business and appreciation for transparency. Ideally, this person will bring significant connections in the legislative environment from Sacramento and/or Washington, D.C. 

To view additional qualifications and submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) please visit 

Buisness Development Manager

Northwest Seaport Alliance

Posting closes: Open until filled

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) is currently seeking a qualified, driven and results-oriented professional to be part of a talented team responsible for creating and implementing business development strategies to promote the growth of international business in the Pacific Northwest Gateway. This position will be responsible for identifying, developing and managing relationships with assigned customers and prospective customers and keeping Port management informed of significant activities and market conditions. This position operates cross-functionally with business development team and NWSA operations team as needed and directed.

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Director, Information Technology

Port of Tacoma

Posting closes: Open until filled

The Director, Information Technology is responsible for providing senior strategic leadership and direction to Information Technology, IT Project Management and Business Process improvement to ensure alignment to support the short- term and longterm goals and objectives for the Port of Tacoma and the NWSA, focusing explicitly on fostering a business partner mindset. This position oversees the day-to-day operations of the enterprise applications, IT infrastructure, network services, cyber-security, business process analysis and IT Steering Committee process that are critical to very diverse operations and business functions for the Port of Tacoma and NWSA. Coordinates with the Port of Seattle for technology services purchased by the NWSA from the Port of Seattle. This position requires an ability to bring an agile and innovative approach to technology and process improvement opportunities.

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Senior Contracts Administrator

Port of Tacoma

Posting closes: Open until filled

This is a senior-level position with the primary responsibility for the organization’s moderately to highly complex contracting (public works, professional, and personal service) activities, including both pre-award and post-award administration functions. Individuals in this role are responsible for ensuring contract activities comply with Port resolutions, applicable administrative procedures and federal and state laws. This position will also be responsible for developing contract specifications, assembling bid documents and ensuring that these activities are accomplished in compliance with federal and state laws and Port of Tacoma policies and procedures. Serves as subject matter experts for compliance with public works contracting laws and knowledgeable on industry best practices.

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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

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

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.

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