Job Details

Navigation Director

Port of Portland, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 10/14/2019

POSITION: Navigation Director
SALARY: $105,991.00 - $169,588.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE: 10/14/19 05:00 PM

The Port of Portland is a gateway to the globe, we operate multiple airports, marine terminals and business parks that connect people and passengers and drive economic growth to the region. The Navigation Director is responsible for the execution of the contract for safe and efficient operation of the pipeline dredge to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredge improves and maintains the navigation channels of the lower Columbia and Willamette Rivers, allowing deep draft cargo ships to import and export goods to and from the Pacific Northwest. The Navigation Director works directly with the Dredging Captain and staff of 24, Shore Superintendent and staff of 7, Chief Engineer and staff of 11, the Dredge Quality Control Manager and has oversight of safety for all. In addition, this role is heavily involved with Port leadership, Port Commission, as well as US Coast Guard, Columbia River Ports, Columbia River pilots and local regulatory agencies and community groups.

We are looking for someone that will bring their strong leadership skills, ability to influence, passion and drive for managing both represented and non-represented staff in a dynamic and ever changing environment. The successful candidate will exhibit a strong sense of team-orientation, is highly collaborative, and who embraces the value and importance of service. This individual will understand and wholly embrace our commitment to diversity, and inclusion and advancing practices, strategies and policies that achieve equitable outcomes for all.

-Work directly with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to influence, negotiate, and clarify the terms and conditions associated with the Port's contract for providing dredge services
-Provide leadership and direction to Navigation teams
-Guide and communicate priorities and expectations to ensure appropriate utilization of resources
-Develop comprehensive capital program that ensures the Port has an appropriate dredge plant to meet current and future needs for channel maintenance, public entity and third party, and -Port facilities maintenance dredging
-Work with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop suitable dredge material placement plans that are adapted to the dredge's pipeline capabilities
-Develop new upland contained placement sites, renew capacity of present sites, pursue beach nourishment initiatives, develop in-water placement methods, and explore creation of shallow-water habitats
-Represent the Port to outside governmental agencies and industry groups to further the marine-related economic interests of the Port and the region
-Ensure that dredging operations are in long-term compliance with environmental regulations, policies, and objectives
-Maintain tracking of information such as asset value and maintenance schedules for Navigation Division equipment, and the location, quantity, and value of plant-related parts and supplies

-Bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering, or related field, Master's degree is desired OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties (required)
-10 years' experience managing significant dredging, marine, or construction-related operations
-Previous responsibility in the use and maintenance of significant physical assets
-Experience managing a union workforce is preferred
-Valid driver's license (required)
-Advanced knowledge of dredge-related technology and associated operations and specifically commercial navigation is preferred
-Familiarity of state/federal laws and regulations related to Navigation and/or dredging responsibilities including federal accounting requirements, safety regulations, and environmental issues is preferred

-Leadership skills, people management, and financial management skills
-Strong business acumen, strategic thinking and sound decision making
-Skilled at communicating effectively and building key partnerships which will influence, inspire and motivate others
-Is a team player and shows the utmost respect for others
Ability to:
-Demonstrate the Port's commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive
-Negotiate, influence, and clarify terms and conditions associated with the Port's contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
-Lead and direct staff with the ability to drive results for Navigation priorities and expectations
-Make presentations to Port management, Port Commission, and others related to Navigation Division business
-Ensure efficient and cost-effective operation of Navigation Division

Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other highly sensitive positions.

ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that he or she needs an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6690


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