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
14 Borch St.
Ketchikan, AK 99901


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