Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Port Seeks Development Director

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Port Townsend said Aug. 23 that it’s accepting applications for the newly-created position of Director of Operations & Business Development, a job in which the person hired would be responsible for the port’s business operations, property management and business development.

As part of the port’s executive team, the development director would provide input and analysis for strategic planning and implementation. Among the listed duties: attending Port Commission meetings and workshops; carrying out policies set forth by the Executive Director and the Commission; and acting on behalf of the port’s executive director, when required.

Minimum qualifications include a BA or BS degree in business administration, public administration, marketing, engineering, economics, or related area. Applicants must also have a minimum of five years of senior management of industrial operations, marine facilities, property management and development, and business development required.

Excellent negotiating skills and the ability to work in a team environment, are also desired, as well as experience and familiarity with public sector management comparable to the port’s business, operations, and maintenance functions.

The complete job description, job requirements and application are available online at https://portofpt.com/dobd or at the Port of Port Townsend Administration Office, 2701 Jefferson St., Port Townsend between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. First review of applications is set for Sept. 2.

The Port of Port Townsend, located in Jefferson County, Wash., on the northeast corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, owns and operate a diverse group of facilities, including three marinas; a marine trades industrial area; boat launches at several sites around eastern Jefferson County; and Union Wharf and City Dock in downtown Port Townsend.