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The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Cook at the Neets Bay Hatchery. The position will begin July 1st and end Oct 15th 2017.

The Neets Bay Hatchery is a large, remote, three species salmon hatchery located approximately 30 air miles North of Ketchikan, AK. The position requires living remote on site in a shared house with 1-2 other people.

The ideal candidate must be able to cook and manage a small dining hall for upto10 seasonal employees, 6 days a week. Knowledge of meal planning, prep, cooking cleaning and ordering to a budget is necessary. The position requires providing a minimum of lunch, dinner 6 days a week and break time snacks during the eggtake season. Breakfast is to be made available for self service. Those days that are not worked it will be expected that food will be made available for self service during designated meal and break times

A monthly salary of $3,750 dollars is provided with an end of season bonus upon completion of the contract. Food, accommodation is included. Travel to and from town is available on any planes that may be flying during tourist season on days off.

This posting will close May 8th 2017
For more information contact:
Steve Hilton, Manager
Neets Bay Hatchery
Tel. (907) 247-8790 x10
Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Hatchery Manager
Neets Bay Hatchery

SSRAA has an opening for a Hatchery Manager at the Neets Bay Hatchery. Neets Bay is located on Revillagigedo Island approximately 30 air miles from Ketchikan accessible only by boat or float plane. Current production at the facility targets collection of 190,000,000 chum eggs (155M summer stock and 35M fall stock) as well as releases of 4.3 million coho and 750,000 chinook. Hatchery staff consists of 7 twelve month employees, 3 ten month positions and up to 7 seasonal workers. The Manager position requires living on site in furnished rental housing. Utilities, phone, internet, weekly mail flights and bi-weekly grocery/supply flights are provided at no cost to the employees. Satellite TV is also available.
Duties: The Hatchery Manager is responsible for the supervision and administration of all aspects of the salmonid rearing activities associated with the hatchery’s freshwater and saltwater operations, preparation of operational and capital budgets, long term planning and program development, supervision of staff and daily schedules and activities, data collection, fish health, production and preparation of written reports documenting hatchery operations. Reports directly to the Production Manager.

Qualifications: Ideal applicant will have Bachelor of Science degree in aquaculture or a closely related field with two years experience in a management position at a Pacific Salmon Hatchery, extensive supervisory skills, demonstrated work history with increasing responsibilities, computer skills to include a working knowledge of Windows, Excel and Word.
Wage/Benefits: Starting salary range $67,821 – $73,404 per year DOE. Compensation beyond starting range is DOE. The benefit package includes health, dental, life, long term disability insurance and retirement. SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer. Open until filled, start date is negotiable.

Send resume to: Bill Gass
SSRAA, Inc.
14 Borch St.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
gass@ssraa.org


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Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Associate (SSRAA) has an opening for a seasonal port sampler in Ketchikan, Alaska.
This position will focus on the collection of biological data from chum and pink salmon while they are being offloaded at the processing plants. Tasks involved include: the extraction of otoliths at a variety of sites, the collection of sex and weight samples, accurately recording data for individual sample sets, and following appropriate lab protocol for processing otoliths.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver license and reliable transportation. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated, interested in fisheries, detail oriented, have good communication skills, proficient in identifying the five species of salmon, willing to work in cold, wet conditions and able to lift 40 pounds. Experience working in fisheries is preferred, but not necessary.
This position will run June 26th to September 29th. Starting pay is $14.12 per hour. This position is full time and requires the applicant to have a flexible schedule. Some evening and weekend work may be required depending on the fishery openers. SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants may direct questions and/or submit a resume and three references physically or electronically to the addresses provided below. Please submit resume and references by May 12, 2017.
SSRAA
c/o Stephanie Sanguinetti
14 Borch St
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Tel. (907) 228-4392
Email – ssanguinetti@ssraa.org


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Fish Culturist (10mths) at the Neets Bay Hatchery.

The Neets Bay Hatchery is a large, remote, three species salmon hatchery located approximately 30 air miles north of Ketchikan, Alaska. Permanent staff consists of three Fish Culturists, the Assistant Manager, Hatchery Manager, and Maintenance Engineers.

There are approximately 190 million Chum, 4.3 million Coho, and 750,000 Chinook salmon cultured at the Neets Bay facility. The position requires living on site year round in the Neets Bay bunkhouse. Provided utilities/benefits include but are not limited to: weekly mail and supply flights, telephone service, satellite internet, and monthly hotel accommodations in Ketchikan.

The ideal candidate must exhibit the ability to develop healthy working relationships with colleagues both permanent and seasonal, sharing knowledge and skills in the process. Experience must include a solid foundation in hatchery operations including gamete collection, incubation operations, fish husbandry, saltwater rearing and egg/fry transport operations. The employee must be able to function as a team member in a remote setting, and will be expected to at times function as an integral member on maintenance projects.

Preferred skills should include, but are not limited to two years prior experience at a similar facility. Applicants should be motivated, physically fit, and able to work long hours in inclement weather. Previous remote fieldwork is desirable but not required.

Starting pay is $19.55/hr or greater depending on experience. The benefit package includes health, dental, life and long term disability insurance and a competitive retirement plan. SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants may either send or email a cover letter and resume to the addresses provided below.

This posting will remain open until April 28th 2017
For more information contact:
Steve Hilton, Manager
Neets Bay Hatchery
Tel. (907) 225-8790 or (907) 247-8790
Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org
14 Borch Street,
Ketchikan, AK 99901


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for 3 Temporary Fish Culturists at the Neets Bay Hatchery. The position has a start date of July 3rd and an approx. end date of Oct 13th.

The 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, 4.3 million Coho, and 750,000 Chinook salmon cultured at the Neets Bay facility. The position requires living on site in a furnished bunkhouse. Provided benefits include but are not limited to: weekly mail and supply flights, telephone, satellite internet, satellite tv and food.

Temporary Technicians at this time will be performing all duties associated with acquiring brood stock, spawning of adult Summer and Fall Chum and Coho, egg incubation, shock, pick and transport of eyed eggs. Other duties will include on site cleanup or maintenance. Applicants must be capable of lifting 50lbs repeatedly and be tolerant of foul weather and long work day/weeks.

Recreational opportunities include hiking, boating, fishing and hunting as time allows.

Starting pay is $13.00/hr or greater depending on experience. SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants may either send or email a cover letter and resume to the addresses provided below.

For more information contact:
Steve Hilton, Manager
Neets Bay Hatchery
Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org
14 Borch Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901