Employment

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 SSRAA JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Seasonal Fish Culture-Outreach Technician   at the Deer Mountain Hatchery.  This position is for the period from May 1st thru September 30th.  For qualified individuals returning from or leaving to college, flexibility in start and completions dates will be reasonably considered.

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is a small salmon hatchery located in the City of Ketchikan Alaska producing 500,000 chinook smolt annually.  Approximately 400,000 are released in upper Carroll Inlet and 100,000 are released into Ketchikan Creek each May.  Deer Mountain Hatchery conducts tourism operations from approximately May 1st until September 30th.  Outreach with local schools occurs periodically with tours of the facility, visits to classrooms and hands on fish culture demonstrations.

This position will perform all duties associated with rearing of chinook fry/smolt.  This includes but is not limited to: feeding, sampling, data entry, cleaning of rearing units, general site cleanup, and assisting with maintenance.  Self-guided walk through tours occur at Deer Mountain from 10am-2pm Monday thru Friday. This position will also be expected to engage with the public as they navigate through the facility answering basic questions about the facility, the fish, SSRAA’s mission and the commercial fishing industry of Ketchikan. Other duties may include: providing fish culture assistance at the Whitman Lake Hatchery.  Applicants must be capable of lifting 50lbs and be willing to work in inclement weather.

A valid driver’s license is required for this position.  Work will be conducted Monday-Friday based on a 40 hour work week.  Additional work hours or weekend work may be required.

Starting pay is $13.72/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:

Matt Allen, Manager

Deer Mountain Hatchery

Email – deermountain@ssraa.org

1158 Salmon Row

Ketchikan, AK 99901

(907)-225-9606


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for 2 Temporary Fish Culturist at the Neets Bay Hatchery.  The position has an approximate start date of January 15th and ends late May.

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 and outmigration of Chum fry, Coho and Chinook smolt; and 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 – December 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

 


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a full time, Lead Research Technician. SSRAA is a non-profit organization that operates seven salmon hatcheries with a combined smolt production of approximately 180 million chum salmon, 12 million coho salmon, and 3 million Chinook salmon, for the primary purpose of contributing to the annual common property salmon harvest in southern Southeast Alaska.

The Lead Research Technician acts under the Lab Supervisor with the following responsibilities:

  • The ideal candidate must exhibit the ability to develop healthy working relationships with colleagues, both permanent and seasonal, while sharing knowledge and skills in the process. This is a dynamic position and responsibilities will change throughout the year. The candidate must be flexible and willing to work in cold and inclement conditions for extended periods of time. Weekend availability and regional travel are required, including extended stays at remote hatchery sites.
  • Under the Lab Supervisor, this position will work within the Otolith Lab preparing otolith slides for analysis, operating microscope station, interpreting otolith marks, entering those data in the database, and ensuring the integrity of the data collected. The candidate will serve as a member of the coded wire tagging crew and may be required to supervise up to four seasonal employees for extended periods of time.
  • As a member of the Research and Evaluation Department, this position will assist in various fish pathology and water analysis tasks at the R&E Lab located at the Deer Mountain Hatchery. Duties include routine variable fish culture and pathology sampling activities and wastewater analysis, among other things.
  • The candidate must have a successful work history in data collection and entry, experience working in a laboratory setting, working knowledge of CWT methods and procedures, working knowledge of compound and dissecting microscopes, and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access programs.

Preferred skills should include, but are not limited to:

  • Associates or Bachelor Degree in Fisheries or Biology
  • Experience reading otoliths
  • Experience with the set-up and operation of the Mark IV CWT machines
  • Knowledge of fish pathology
  • Experience in water sampling
  • Experience with Access programming
  • Familiarity with Alaska salmon fisheries

Starting pay is $21.09/hr or greater depending on experience. The benefits package includes health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, and a competitive retirement plan. SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants may direct questions and/or submit a cover letter and resume and three references physically or electronically to the addresses provided below. Please submit application, cover letter, resume, and references by November 30th.

Tessa Minicucci

14 Borch Street, Ketchikan AK, 99901

(907) 228-4388

tessam@ssraa.org


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Fish Culturist 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 3 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 furnished rental housing.  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 at least 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 or (907) 617-1018

Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org

14 Borch Street,

Ketchikan, AK 99901