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SSRAA JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Maintenance Supervisor
Klawock River Hatchery
Klawock River Hatchery is located on Prince of Wales Island (POW). Five million coho and 150,000 chinook are cultured. POW is the third largest island in the United States with an extensive road system offering some of the finest fishing, hunting, and other outdoor recreational opportunities in Alaska. The cities of Klawock and Craig have schools, shopping, libraries and pools. A ferry operates daily between Ketchikan and POW and daily flights to Ketchikan and Sitka are available. This is not a remote position.
Duties: This position works under the direct supervision of the Hatchery Manager and is responsible for performing the maintenance needs for the Klawock River and Port Saint Nicholas Hatcheries. Some maintenance may be required at the Neck Lake facility located in Whale Pass. This is a hands-on position requiring significant work outdoors and in inclement weather.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a variety of skills including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, oxygen generation, metal fabrication/welding, carpentry, vehicle, machine, outboard maintenance and building repair. Organizational skills are a must to keep accurate records, plan and perform scheduled and unscheduled preventive maintenance, repairs to equipment and facilities, and order parts and supplies to maintain inventory. A valid driver’s license is required. Applicants must be capable of lifting 50 lbs. repeatedly.
Wage/Benefits: This is a full time, year-round position. On-site rental housing is available. Utilities are provided.
• SSRAA offers health, dental, life, and long term disability insurance. Seven paid holidays plus two personal days. Annual leave/paid time off. A 403b retirement program is available.
• Salary range is $50,816-$57,266 per year depending on experience.

This posting will remain open until April 7, 2017. Interested persons should send resume, cover letter and references to:
Jeff Lundberg
PO Box 554
Craig, AK. 99921
(907) 755-2231
(907) 755-2440 fax
jlundberg@hughes.net


Assistant Hatchery Manager – Neets Bay
Regular Full-time: Salary

Department: Production
FLSA Status: Exempt Salary
FLSA Exempt {29 CFR 784.100 Sec 13(a)(5)}:
Reports to: Neets Bay Hatchery Manager
Location: Neets Bay

Summary of Position: Neets Bay Hatchery is a large, remote, three species salmon hatchery located approximately 30 air miles North of Ketchikan, Alaska. There are approximately 190+ million Chum, 4.2 million Coho, and 750,000 Chinook salmon cultured annually at the Neets Bay facility.
The Assistant Manager supports the Hatchery Manager to deliver production goals in a timely effective manner, helps plan and co-ordinate site activities, helps supervise, inform and train employees, with the primary focus to raise healthy fish for the associations’ goals.

Responsibilities & Duties:
• Supports the hatchery manager in all aspects of operating Neets Bay Hatchery
• Helps plan and schedule hatchery activities to reflect the seasons’ objectives.
• Helps oversee and direct employees to deliver agreed production goals
• Helps monitor stocks of eggs, fry and smolts for health, performance and development
• Ensures that best husbandry practices are followed at all times
• Helps guide and oversee projects throughout the year, including but not limited to, egg take and incubation, saltwater rearing setup and breakdown and barrier net installation.
• Ensures that all records are kept up to date and accurate at all times.
• Assist the manager in preparation and submittal of annual and monthly reports
• Responds to all on-site calls and participates in rounds and weekends as needed
• Serves as Hatchery Manager in his absence.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities Required:
• Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a workforce
• Excellent communication skills.
• At least 5 years working in production scale Pacific Salmon hatcheries.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Min. 2 year degree in fish culture or related field. Work experience may be considered in lieu of degree

Preferable, but not required skills and experience:
• Maintenance skills related to hatchery operations.
• Experience with heavy equipment, cranes and skiff operation
• Previous supervisory experience
Core Competencies:
• Belief in SSRAA’s mission statement.
• Must be able to multi-task.
• Must be able to recognize critical components of a process and adapt as needed.
• Ability to work as a team and be a problem solver.
• Maintain confidentiality when appropriate.

Work environment: Often work in cold, wet conditions. Ability to lift 50 pounds and do repetitive physical labor.

Living Conditions: Neets Bay Hatchery is a remote facility located approximately 30 air miles North of Ketchikan, Alaska and is accessible only by air or boat. The facility is staffed with 7 permanent year-round and up to 12 temporary employees. This position requires living in on-site furnished rental housing. Utilities, phone, satellite Internet, scheduled grocery/supply flights are provided. Satellite TV is also available at employee expense.
Salary and Benefits: Salary range starts $53,297 and is negotiable DOE, SSRAA provides medical/dental/life insurance, HSA, personal leave accrual, 403b retirement plan, and a monthly hotel allowance.
SSRAA is a growing organization changing as needed to best address its goals. Any description of work is a picture of the major responsibilities of a position at a given point in time. Jobs are dynamic and assignments/priorities may change. This position description is not intended or implied to be an employment contract but is a communication tool to explain the responsibilities, advertise the job, and identify performance measures and potential training needs. SSRAA is an at-will employer.

Interested persons should respond, job will stay open until filled, with a cover letter and resume to:

Steve Hilton
neetsbay@ssraa.org
(907) 247-8790 ext10