Job Announcement: Seasonal Research Technician Position


Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc. (SSRAA) has an opening for a seasonal fisheries research technician in Ketchikan, Alaska.

This position will focus on the collection of biological data from chum salmon at the local fish processing plants and assisting with the coded wire tagging process at Whitman Lake Hatchery. 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, following appropriate lab protocol for processing otoliths, fin clipping Chinook and coho fry, and operating a Mark IV tag machine.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver license and reliable transportation. 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 50 pounds. Experience working in fisheries is preferred, but not necessary.

This position will run June 2nd to October 1st, with the potential for continued employment into November. Starting pay is $15.18/hr or greater DOE. This position is full time and requires 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, request an application, and/or submit a completed application, resume, and three references physically or electronically to the address provided below. Applications can also be found on our website, Please submit application, resume, and references by April 19th.


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