Employment Opportunities2018-03-22T19:07:07+00:00

Positions Available

Position Title:                       Seasonal Facilities Assistant

Reports To:                           Facilities Manager

Position Type:                       Part-Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Commission Approval:     March 20, 2018

Updated:                                   March 2018


To apply for this position, read the description below and then download, complete, and submit this Employment Application (PDF). Applications can be submitted electronically to port@portofskamania.org or in person at 212 Cascade Avenue in Stevenson.


Perform maintenance of Port landscape, facilities and equipment; act as customer liaison, including to the seasonal tour boats, Port tenants, and the public.


Tour Boat Support

  • Keep Stevenson Landing clean and inviting for visitors
  • Provide trash service for the tour boats
  • Drive to the Transfer Station and dump trash
  • Submit waste tickets to the Finance Manager
  • Take water meter readings following each docking

Landscape Maintenance

  • Weeding, Mowing, Leaf Blowing, Edging and other landscape related tasks
  • Maintain Buildings and grounds as directed by Facilities Manager
  • Maintain Stevenson Landing and associated pathways


Facility Maintenance:

  • Maintain facilities such as restrooms by sweeping and mopping floors and scrubbing walls, ceilings and sanitary fixtures, filling paper and soap dispensers; changing light bulbs, and clearing the facilities of litter and garbage
  • Other tasks as requested by Facilities Manager


  • Ability to drive dump truck
  • Ability to operate various small equipment including mowers, trailers, edgers, weed eaters, and leaf blowers
  • Reports any repair issues to Facilities Manager
  • Knowledge of safety rules as related to the Port’s Safety and Wellness Policy, including Washington State and Federal labor laws

Customer Liaison:

  • Must be able to respond to Tour Boat staff and passengers, Port tenants, and public in a mature and calm manner
  • Receive comments and suggestions from Tour Boat staff and passengers, Port tenants and the public
  • Facilitate tenant and public outreach when necessary


  • Analytical skills—collects and researches data; uses experience to complement data; designs works flows and procedures.
  • Problem solving skills—identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical skills—assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Customer service skills—manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal skills—focuses on solving conflict not blaming; maintains confidentiality; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral communication skills—speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listens carefully and sincerely considers the ideas of others; respects diverse opinions; responds well to questions; shares information and encourages openness in communications.
  • Teamwork skills—balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectively and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Diversity—Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics—Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational support—follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.
  • Judgment—Displays willingness to make decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation—Sets and achieves challenging goals.
  • Professionalism—approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality—Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Innovation—Meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Dependability—Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


  • High School education or equivalent
  • Experience involving parks or grounds maintenance; landscape construction and/or maintenance or any other labor intensive work experience that directly involves the skills required to operate small tools, vehicles and other equipment
  • Valid Washington State driver license
  • Experience involving facilities maintenance; janitorial services and landscaping maintenance preferred but not necessary


Physical Demands:

  • Continuous talking, hearing, standing, walking, reaching, handling, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions of the feet, repetitive motions of the hands and wrists
  • Frequent stooping, crawling, bending, kneeling, climbing
  • Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 70 pounds

The Port of Skamania County complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation, including gender identity; disability or military action veteran status. This holds true for all employment


$15  Hourly