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 and Carroll Inlet remote rearing project.  This position is for the period from approximately April 1st thru September 30th.  For qualified individuals returning from or leaving to college, flexibility in start and completions dates will be reasonably considered.  For qualified individuals applying outside of Ketchikan, lodging may be available.

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is a small salmon and trout hatchery located in the City of Ketchikan Alaska producing 500,000 chinook smolt and 50,000 triploid rainbow trout annually.  Approximately 400,000 smolt are released in upper Carroll Inlet and 100,000 are released into Ketchikan Creek each spring.  Triploid trout are stocked in Carlanna and Harriet Hunt lakes over several months in the spring and early summer.  Deer Mountain Hatchery conducts tourism operations from approximately July 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 as well as triploid trout.  Chinook rearing in the spring occurs at the hatchery and a remote rearing and release site.  Duties include but are not limited to: feeding, sampling, data entry, cleaning of rearing units, general site cleanup, stocking and assisting with maintenance.  Experience operating small boats is desirable for our remote rearing project.  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 hatchery, 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 $15.18/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 a  Temporary Fish Culturist at Neets Bay Hatchery.  The position has an approximate start date of March 1st and ends late 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. Open until filled.

 

For more information contact:

Craig Parry, Manager

Neets Bay Hatchery

Tel. (907) 617-1018 or (206)-462-5725

Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org

14 Borch Street

Ketchikan, AK 99901