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Whitman Lake Hatchery Fish Culturist

Regular Full Time

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association is recruiting for a full-time Fish Culturist at its Whitman Lake Hatchery.  This facility is a large three species salmon hatchery located on the road system in Ketchikan, Alaska.  Hatchery housing is not provided for this position.

The job requires demonstrated knowledge of general fish culture practices through either fisheries related education and/or work experience at a salmonid fish hatchery.  The successful applicant should have the ability to operate skiffs and outboards, ability to participate in both aircraft and boat transports of fry and smolt to various remote locations, provide remote camp staff relief, and possess basic maintenance skills such as the use of hand and power tools and basic plumbing.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop healthy working relationships with co-workers and have the willingness to learn and share knowledge and skills. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain an Alaska Drivers license.

Starting wage DOE.  Benefits include: health, vision and dental insurance, life, long-term disability insurance, personal leave accrual, and participation in SSRAA’s 403b retirement plan.  SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants should either send or email a cover letter, resume and employment application to the addresses provided below.

Application period will be open until December 15, 2019.  The desired start date of for this position would be approximately January 15th-31st but could be negotiated.

For more information, please contact:

Cody Pederson, Manager

Whitman Lake Hatchery

Tel. (907)225-2635

Email: Codyp@ssraa.org


14 Borch Street

Ketchikan, AK. 99901


Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association is recruiting for 2 Temporary Fish Culturist positions at the Burnett Inlet Hatchery. This facility is a remote chum salmon hatchery located on Etolin Island, approx. 24 air miles from Wrangell. One position will begin early February, and the other will begin mid-March.

The primary duties of these positions are to assist permanent staff in routine duties including fry ponding and rearing, as well as general site/facility maintenance. Incumbents will be expected to tolerate adverse weather conditions 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 13.20/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 address 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