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.
The Port of Seattle has exclusively retained Harris Legal Search to complete this search. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume that includes relevant legal and leadership experience. Please submit your application materials as soon as possible, but no later than October 31, 2018 by visiting https://www.harrislegalsearch.com/active-searches/general-counsel-port-of-seattle
The position will remain open until filled; however, the screening process will move quickly.
Salary determination is based on the knowledge, skills, and experience of the successful candidate. The Port offers an attractive benefits package. Questions about this position can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.453.2700.
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will provide assistance in the recruitment, application, and selection process to applicants with disabilities who request such assistance.
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade and travel to the Pacific Northwest. The Port provides maritime and airport operations for the King County area. The Port economic activity contributes to over 200,000 jobs in the greater Seattle area, and our century agenda plans to add 100,000 more. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma are currently working together as the innovative Seaport Alliance, unifying the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions to continue our leading role in international trade.
The Port operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), serving nearly 47 million passengers and more than 425,000 metric tons of air cargo in 2017. The airport has experienced increasing growth over each of the last six years. Sea-Tac has served a record number of passengers for several years to become the 9th largest airport in the United States.
The Port of Seattle also manages two passenger terminals that make Seattle the preferred choice for Alaska and Pacific Northwest cruises. Over one million visitors are expected during this year’s cruise season. In addition, recreational boating is a major part of the Port. The Port operates four marinas – with nearly 1700 slips. The Port also manages Fishermen’s Terminal, the homeport of the North Pacific fishing fleet, which provides over 40 percent of the nation’s landed catch. The Port operates its own Stormwater Utility, committed to improving water quality in Puget Sound. It owns and manages 23 parks and operates a large maintenance department.
Our region is growing and changing, putting new pressures on the environment. The Port of Seattle targets its investments and programs to reduce the impacts of development and protect our natural resources. As environmental stewards, we embrace our responsibility to our citizens, to the livability of this region, and to the future.
Five commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County, serve four-year terms and establish Port of Seattle policy. The Executive Director, in carrying out these policies, leads over 2,000 employees. The Port’s Century Agenda supports the triple bottom line of business development, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility. The Port’s goal is to serve as the gateway of choice and create a vibrant economic engine that drives job creation throughout the region. For more information, visit www.portseattle.org.
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