Employment

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 SSRAA JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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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 salmon at the local fish processing plants.  Tasks involved include, but are not limited to, the extraction of otoliths, 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 and have a valid driver license and reliable transportation. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated, interested in fisheries, detail oriented, have good communication skills, be proficient in salmon identification, willing to work in inclement conditions, and must be able to lift 40 pounds. Experience working in fisheries is preferred, but not necessary.

This position will run June 17th to September 28th, with the potential for continued employment.  Starting pay is $14.96/hr or greater DOE. This position is full time and requires 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, request an application, and/or submit a completed application, resume, and three references physically or electronically to the address provided below.  Applications can also be found on our website, www.ssraa.org/employment/.  Please submit application, resume, and references by May 6th.

SSRAA
c/o Stephanie Sanguinetti
14 Borch St
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 228-4392
ssanguinetti@ssraa.org


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for 4 Temporary Fish Culturist at the Neets Bay Hatchery.  The position has an approximate start date of early July and ends mid to late October.

The Neets Bay Hatchery is a large, remote, three species salmon hatchery located approximately 40 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 ponding and rearing Coho and Chinook salmon smolt; Chum salmon eggtake; and all aspects of Chum 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 days/weekends.

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 2019

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

 


Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association is recruiting for two Temporary Fish Culturist positions at the Burnett Inlet Hatchery. This facility is a remote salmon hatchery located on Etolin Island, approx. 30 air miles from Wrangell. The position will begin mid-July and last until the end of October.

The primary duties of this position are to assist permanent staff in the collection, and incubation of up to 80m chum salmon eggs. Incumbents will be expected to work in a cold, wet, dark environment and must be able to repeatedly lift at least 50lbs. The ideal candidate must have the ability to develop healthy working relationships with co-workers while living at a remote facility with limited outside access. Applicants will be required to pass a background check.

Starting wage begins at 13.00/hr and includes room and board. Weekly mail/grocery flights are provided, as is satellite tv and internet access. There are also fishing/hunting opportunities as time allows.

SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants should email a completed SSRAA application, cover letter, and resume to the addresses provided below.

Application period open until filled.

For more information, please contact:

Charlie Currit, Hatchery Manager

Burnett Inlet Hatchery

Tel. (907) 254-1242 ex. 1

Email  charliec@ssraa.org


SSRAA Maintenance Technician Whitman Lake Hatchery

Regular Full Time Position

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association is recruiting for a full-time Maintenance Technician at its Whitman Lake Hatchery.  This facility is a large three species salmon hatchery located on the road system in Ketchikan, Alaska.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are performing facility maintenance at Whitman Lake and Deer Mountain Hatcheries.  Desired skills should include knowledge of construction techniques including: carpentry, welding, plumbing, basic electrical, maintaining preventative maintenance records, use of hand and power tools, and project planning. This position may also assist with projects at other SSRAA remote facilities which will involve travel by boat or small aircraft.

In addition to maintenance responsibilities, this position will, on occasion, assist with various fish culture activities and will be expected to perform other duties as assigned.  While fish culture experience is advantageous to understanding maintenance priorities and providing support to hatchery operations, the employer is willing to train for the skills needed to perform this function.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to develop healthy working relationships with co-workers, other SSRAA departments, and have the willingness to share knowledge and skills.  The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain an Alaska Driver’s License and all applicants may undergo a background check.

Starting wage is DOE.  Benefits include: health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, participation in a 403b retirement plan, and personal leave accrual.

SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants should send or email a completed SSRAA application, cover letter, and resume to the addresses provided below. A job description is available on request.

Application period open until filled.

For more information, please contact:

Jay Creasy, Hatchery Manager

Whitman Lake Hatchery

Tel. (907)225-2635

Email  jayc@ssraa.org

14 Borch St.

Ketchikan, Alaska 99901