Port of Grays Harbor

Employment Opportunities

Security Officer - Part-Time (Less than 40 hours per week)

Guild Membership, Part-Time Employment, and Rotating Shift Assignments

Security Officers are members of the Port of Grays Harbor Security Guild bargaining unit.
Work is assigned using rotating 8-hour shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
Number of shift assignments varies depending upon activity in marine cargo yard.
Position is part-time, working less than 40 hours per week.


• Health plan for employee provided and premium paid by Port (employer).
• Optional dependent health plan coverage is available, premium paid by employee.
• Life and disability insurance provided.
• Mandatory enrollment in Washington State Public Employees Retirement System.

Minimum Requirements:

HS diploma or GED. Must possess or able to obtain Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC – see www.tsa.gov/twic for more info), and Washington State Driver’s License.

Application Timing:

A Port application form is required. Applications received by Port on or before October 28, 2014 will be reviewed immediately and may be given priority over applications received after this date. Position will remain open until filled. Mail application to: Director of Finance and Administration, PO Box 660, Aberdeen, WA 98520. For application form call: (360) 533-9528 or download Employment application here.

Primary Responsibilities:

Port Security Officers provide unarmed security services, controlling access and monitoring activity in the Port’s marine terminal shipping complex. Duties include controlling access at secured point of entry while strictly following Homeland Security policies and procedures. Responsibilities include monitoring video screens and cargo yard activity, detecting security breaches and possible breaches, communicating with appropriate personnel and local law enforcement agencies, and making written reports. Position requires sitting for long periods of time.

Ideal Candidate Attributes:

Security Officers must be able to communicate equally well with customers, supervisors, co-workers, marine transportation workers, regulatory officials and public safety agencies. The successful candidate will be able to understand and enforce Homeland Security rules and procedures in busy industrial waterfront environment, and have superior ability to monitor and detect in order to maintain a safe and secure environment. Prefer candidates who have previous similar security experience.