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 SSRAA JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Fish Culturist (10months) 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 170 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 apartment complex.  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 filled

For more information contact:

Craig Parry, Manager

Neets Bay Hatchery

Tel.  (907) 247-8790

Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org

14 Borch Street,

Ketchikan, AK 99901


SSRAA has an opening for a Hatchery Manager at the Burnett Inlet Hatchery located on Etolin Island approximately 20 air miles from Wrangell.  Current production at the facility targets collection of 85,000,000 chum eggs (50M summer stock and 35M fall stock).  Hatchery staff consists of 3 twelve month employees, 1 ten- month position and up to 3 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 five years’ experience at a Pacific Salmon Hatchery.   Supervisory skills, a demonstrated work history with increasing responsibilities and a solid set of maintenance skills are also required to succeed at this position.

Wage/Benefits:  Starting salary range $58,896 – $64,759 per year. Compensation beyond starting range is negotiable 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

 

 

 


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has openings for a few Temporary Fish Culturists at the Neets Bay Hatchery.  The position has an approximate start date of July 1st and ends early to mid October.

The Neets Bay Hatchery is a large, remote, three species salmon hatchery located approximately 30 air miles North of Ketchikan, Alaska.  There are approximately 170 million Chum, 4.3 million Coho, and 750,000 Chinook salmon cultured at the Neets Bay facility.

Temporary Fish Culturists will perform all duties associated with saltwater/freshwater rearing of Coho and Chinook smolt; chum eggtake; and all aspects of salmon egg incubation. Other duties will include on site cleanup and maintenance.  Applicants must be capable of lifting 50lbs repeatedly and be tolerant of foul weather and long work day/weeks.

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 allowance.

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. Closing Date – May 15th 2018

For more information contact:

Craig Parry, Manager

Neets Bay Hatchery

Tel. (907) 617-1018 or (907)-247-8790

Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org

14 Borch Street

Ketchikan, AK 99901