Job Announcement: Seasonal Port Sampler, Ketchikan

The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a seasonal port sampler in Ketchikan, Alaska.

This position will focus on the collection of biological data from Chinook, coho, and chum salmon at the local fish processing plants.  Tasks involved include but are not limited to: the extraction of otoliths, 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 and have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation while based in Ketchikan. Transportation and lodging will be provided in communities outside of Ketchikan during work travel. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated, interested in fisheries, detail oriented, have good communication skills, be proficient in salmon identification, willing to work in inclement conditions, and must be able to lift 40 pounds. Experience working in fisheries is preferred, but not necessary.

This position will run approximately June 3rd to September 27th, with the potential for continued employment.  Starting pay is $18.33/hr or greater DOE. This position is full time and requires a flexible schedule, with some evening, weekend, and on-call work required.  Housing and transportation in Ketchikan may be provided if necessary. This position has the potential to fulfill a university internship requirement.  Employment dates can be negotiated to accommodate a college schedule.  SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants may direct questions and/or submit a CV with three references, physically or electronically to the address provided below.  More information about the organization can be found on our website, Please submit CV and references by February 26th.


c/o Stephanie Warnement
14 Borch St.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 228-4392