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Thank you for your interest in choosing the Port of Seattle for your career path.  Please view our Current Openings at the port.
Applicants interested in Internships should also view the port's Current Openings. Internships will be noted in the Job Title for high-school, college and graduate students.
Apply for Current Openings using the port's online applicant system. All data submitted is encrypted and secure. During the online application process, you will be able to upload your cover letter, resume, internship learning objectives, and other documents.
If you are an applicant in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the online application or submit your application materials, please contact the Port of Seattle’s Human Resources and Development Department at 206.787.3836. You may also contact the WA Relay Service (TTY) at 7-1-1 or 800.833.6388.
Please note: Hardcopy and fax applications are no longer accepted. Our online application system replaces all prior methods of applying for employment at the Port of Seattle.
The following considerations should be taken into account when applying for Current Openings at the Port of Seattle:
  • Applications will be evaluated for open positions only.
  • Individuals wishing to be considered for the posted positions must submit applications by the advertised closing date, normally by 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The system will not accept late applications.
  • Applicants must complete a Port of Seattle application using the online application system.
  • Applicants are required to complete a separate application for each position for which they apply.
  • For full consideration, the port strongly encourages applicants to submit a resume and cover letter, using the online application.
  • The port reserves its option to use random sampling for high-volume positions.
  • Consideration may be given to a combination of equivalent education and experience in evaluating the stated requirements.
  • Interviews are by invitation only, and are scheduled by the Human Resources and Development Department.
  • In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act, all employment offers will be contingent upon selected applicants providing acceptable proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
  • Some positions will require security clearance, and job offers will be contingent upon the ability to pass the applicable security background checks.
  • The Port of Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • Applicants for positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License will be required to participate in the Port of Seattle Drug and Alcohol Program as required by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. This program includes pre-employment drug testing and submission in to a random drug testing pool.


Seeking assistance with your application? 
Please visit the Accessibility page for instructions and contact information.