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SSRAA Job Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for a job opening with SSRAA, please fill out the job application listed below in pdf format.  Also include a cover letter and resume.

Posted October 13, 2020

3 Temporary Fish Culturist at the Neets Bay Hatchery

The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for 3 Temporary Fish Culturist at the Neets Bay Hatchery. The position has a start date of January 4 and ends at the end of October. These 3 employees will have the month of June off.

The Neets Bay Hatchery is a large remote three species salmon hatchery located approximately 30 air miles north of Ketchikan, Alaska. There are approximately 160 million Chum, 4.3 million Coho, and 360,000 Chinook salmon cultured at the Neets Bay facility.

Temporary Fish Culturists will perform all duties associated with saltwater/freshwater rearing, outmigration of Chum fry, Coho and Chinook smolt, all aspects of salmon egg incubation, and Chum Salmon spawning. Other duties will include site cleanup and maintenance. Applicants must be capable of lifting 50lbs repeatedly and be tolerant of foul weather and long workday/weeks.

The position requires living on-site in a furnished bunkhouse. Provided benefits include but are not limited to: weekly mail and supply flights, satellite internet, satellite tv, and groceries.

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

Starting pay is $13.20/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 – December 7th, 2020

For more information contact:
Justin Rose, Manager
Neets Bay Hatchery
Tel. (206) 462-5725
Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org
14 Borch Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Posted September 8, 2020

10 Month Fish Culturist for Burnett Inlet Hatchery

The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a 10 Month Fish Culturist at the Burnett Inlet Hatchery. The Burnett Inlet Hatchery is a remote chum salmon central incubation facility located approximately 24 air miles southwest of Wrangell, Alaska. Permanent staff consists of one other 10-month Fish Culturist, the Maintenance Supervisor, and the Hatchery Manager. The hatchery also employs seasonal workers during the rearing and egg take seasons. The 10- month position requires living on site from July 15 th through May 15 th (over-winter) in furnished communal housing. Provided utilities include but are not limited to: weekly mail and supply flights, telephone service, satellite internet, and R&R hotel accommodations in Wrangell.

Annual egg goals for the Burnett Inlet Hatchery include 90 million summer chum salmon and 29 million fall chum salmon. The 10-month fish culturist will assist other permanent staff in gamete collection, incubation and on-site saltwater rearing for future brood stock needs. The 10-month culturist will also be expected to participate in site cleanup and maintenance tasks around the facility.

The ideal candidate must exhibit the ability to develop healthy working relationships with colleagues both permanent and seasonal. Preferred skills should include one-year prior experience at a similar facility, education in Fisheries Technology or related field, or a combination of both. Applicants should be motivated, physically fit, and able to work long hours in inclement weather.

Starting pay is $19.85/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 email a cover letter and resume to the addresses provided below.

Charlie Currit, Hatchery Manager
charliec@ssraa.org
For inquiries call 907-254-1242 ex. 1.