Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) has an opening for an on-site Hatchery Manager at Trail Lakes Hatchery, located just north of Moose Pass, Alaska. This hatchery is permitted to incubate 30 million sockeye, 6 million coho, and 4 million Chinook salmon eggs. This facility currently focuses on sockeye and coho production. This is a central incubation facility. Gametes are collected in the field and returned to Trail Lakes for incubation and rearing to fry or smolt stage. CIAA prioritizes the health and safety of its employees. Incoming employees coming from outside of Alaska are required to arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test and participate in a paid 7-day quarantine.
This is a regular, full-time, exempt position. Under the supervision of the Hatchery Operations Manager, this position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Trail Lakes Hatchery in a safe, professional, and cost effective manner. This position performs a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to:
• Maintains bio-security as required for sockeye culture in Alaska.
• Directs and assists with fish rearing to include: brood collection and management gamete collection, incubation, and pathology.
• Directs and maintains records of hatchery performance.
• Maintains hatchery facilities, grounds, and equipment.
• Conducts safety inspections, maintains a safe working environment, and provides safety training and orientation.
• Supervises assistant hatchery manager.
• Works cooperatively with the management team to develop annual work plans, budgets and safety policies.
• Escorts visitors on hatchery tours.
This position is expected to live on-site in CIAA-provided housing and will work variable hours and be responsible for rounds and on-call status bi-weekly.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries science or related field with a working knowledge of applied fishery biology and basic construction techniques; a valid Alaska driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one soon after employment); and possess good management and organizational skills. Experience with MS Office (Excel and Word) is required. The ability to write and communicate orally and in writing in a concise, effective manner is necessary. Must be able to work in inclement weather, operate fishery and water quality sampling gear. Current CPR and First Aid certifications are required.
Other combinations of training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for relevancy. If you believe you meet the qualifications above, and you are looking for a fun, challenging, and rewarding job, then CIAA encourages you to apply. CIAA is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary range $59,394–$77,572 per year DOE. The benefit package includes health insurance (employee portion is a 5% co-pay of the monthly premium), Health Savings Account with employer contribution, employee 401(k) retirement plan, vacation and medical leave. On-site housing is provided along with heating fuel, phone and internet service.
Applicants must submit an application (found at https://www.ciaanet.org/jobs/), cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Brett Jenkins, Hatchery Operations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-283-5761. Contact Brett for questions.