Job Announcement: Neets Bay Assistant Manager

Job Announcement: Neets Bay Assistant Manager

The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for an Assistant Hatchery Manager 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. The permanent staff consists of 3 Fish Culturists, the Assistant Manager, Hatchery Manager, and Maintenance Engineers. The Assistant Manager supports the Hatchery Manager to deliver production goals in a timely effective manner, helps plan and co-ordinate site activities, helps supervise, inform and train employees, with the primary focus to raise healthy fish for the associations’ goals as well as be the acting manager in the managers absence.

There are approximately 140 million Chum, 3.2 million Coho, and 300,000 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, satellite internet, and monthly hotel accommodations in Ketchikan.

The ideal candidate must exhibit the ability to lead by developing 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.

Skills include, but are not limited to: Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a workforce. Excellent communication skills. At least 3 years working in production scale hatcheries. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Min. 2-year degree in fish culture or related field. Work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Salary range starts $51,575 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 should either send or email an application, cover letter and resume to the addresses provided below. Applications are available on our website and on request. Full Job Description is also available on request.

This posting will remain open until filled.
For more information contact:
Justin Rose, Manager
Neets Bay Hatchery
Tel. 907-302-5633 or 907-617-1018
Email –
14 Borch Street,
Ketchikan, AK 99901