Duties: Assist full-time staff with routine hatchery duties, including the incubation, ponding and rearing of fry and smolt, broodstock collection, egg-takes, and general site/facility maintenance. Willingness to work/live at hatchery satellite (offsite) rearing projects will also be required. Successful candidates will provide for transportation to and from Sitka, Alaska, at the beginning and end of the hiring period. Communal housing in a “bunkhouse” setting at either of the hatcheries or main office in Sitka will be provided, as well as transportation between Sitka and the working facility, if necessary. The potential exists for an extension of employment elsewhere within NSRAA after October 30th.
Additional Information: Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA), a private non-profit regional aquaculture association, runs 4 hatcheries in Southeast Alaska. Medvejie and Sawmill Creek Hatchery both located in Sitka. Hidden Falls Hatchery, located in a remote setting approximately 20 air miles from Sitka on the eastern side of Baranof Island. And Gunnuk Creek Hatchery which is located in Kake, Alaska. Positions are available at both Medvejie and Gunnuk Creek, as well as the remote rearing sites supported by both facilities. Raising 3 of the 5 Pacific Salmon species (Chum, Chinook, and Coho), NSRAA provides increased fishing opportunities for the common property commercial salmon fisheries of Northern Southeast Alaska.
Interested individuals must send the following information by, e-mail, postal mail or fax: (1) a detailed resume describing pertinent work experience and/or education; (2) the names and contact information (e-mail is ideal) for three references familiar with the applicant’s work experience/performance (3) applicants must also complete an official NSRAA application for employment. NSRAA’s official application may be found at NSRAA’s Web-site: http://www.nsraa.org/.
Qualifications: Education and/or experience in fisheries biology, aquaculture, wildlife management, or animal husbandry is preferred, a positive attitude and flexibility in the face of potentially adverse living/working conditions is required. Additionally, sound physical fitness is necessary due to the physical nature of hatchery work (i.e., ability to carry 50 pounds for distances up to 100 yards). Candidates must be able to live at a remote facility with modern conveniences and interact positively with co-workers. Successful candidates will not be permitted to bring pets.