Careers at Port of Chehalis

Port of Chehalis Position Summary

Operations Manager



This recruitment may close at any time upon receiving enough number of qualified applicants.


Salary: $70-$80k

Hours: 40hr/week

Benefits: Full Benefits, monthly contributions to an HRA/VEBA account, employer contribution to PERS account.


The Port of Chehalis is seeking an Operations Manager. The qualified candidate will manage various aspects of the Port’s day-to-day operations including but not limited to property maintenance, property development, planning, marketing, and general operations.

The ideal candidate will exhibit excellence at the following core competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Strategic Planning
  • Professional & Technical Skills
  • Budget Savvy
  • Relationship Building
  • Communications


Required Documents:

Resume, providing recent and relevant experience.

Proof of the highest education claimed on the job application (proof of equivalency, from an accredited agency, must be provided for all foreign degrees).


Position Information:

There is one current vacancy (FLSA: Exempt) within the Port of Chehalis. The position is scheduled to work during the Port’s normal business hours, and as needed.


Job Summary:

Under direction of CEO, performs project management duties for the Port of Chehalis. Key skills and tasks include understanding the principles, practices, rules and regulations of engineering, construction and maintenance activities; maintaining records and ensuring compliance with applicable safety standards and procedures; supervising and evaluating the performance of assigned staff.  Under the direction of the CEO; plans, directs, organizes and administers the Port’s Capital Projects and the related professional services and construction management; participates in the development of the Department’s annual budget; applies and administers grant funding and reporting when needed; and performs related duties as assigned.


To obtain a full job description email jpense@portofchehalis, or call (360) 748-9365.


Qualified persons please send cover letter, resume and references to the Port of Chehalis, c/o Justine Pense:, 321 Maurin Rd, Chehalis, WA  98532.

Full Job Description


Port of Chehalis Comprehensive Plan