The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska is recruiting a seasonal Fisheries Assistant to support fisheries and outreach projects for the summer 2021 field season. Expected duties include:
1. Live and work at a remote salmon weir for up to 8 weeks continuously, as part of a two-to-three-person crew in partnership with Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G). This work involves irregular hours determined by the tides, standing in cold water for extended periods, and handling salmon for measurement and scale sampling.
2. Assist in field camp preparation, possibly including light construction and weed clearing, and transporting gear across rocky beaches and through thick vegetation. Perform work with a good attitude under adverse weather conditions with the potential for significant biting insects.
3. Assist with stream surveys under the supervision of experienced personnel.
4. Assist with research and development of outreach materials relating to subsistence fishing, paralytic shellfish poisoning awareness, and other topics as identified by environmental program staff.
5. Other duties as assigned.
This position is a seasonal, full-time position with an expected duration of 12 to 16 weeks (to be determined based on applicant preference and availability). There is potential for someone who successfully completes this seasonal position to apply for a year-round position.
This position will be based in Unalaska, Alaska. Seasonal housing and transportation are a challenge in this remote community. We will assist the incumbent with finding housing and may be able to offset partial housing costs at an amount yet to be determined. This position will be hourly, with wages to commensurate with experience.
• Must be at least 18 years old as of start date
• High school diploma or equivalent required; university/college experience is preferred
• Demonstrated experience with field work or extended living in a field camp situation with no electricity, heat, flush toilets, or running water
• Ability to work well with others, maintain a positive attitude and good communication
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Willingness to openly receive training and learn new skills
• Commitment to safety of yourself and team members in day-to-day activities both at the office and at field camp
HOW TO APPLY
Complete application packet must include the following and be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date and time of May 14, 8:00pm AK time.
• Cover letter. Highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the key responsibilities and desired strengths listed in the job description. If you do not have experience with any of these traits, you must identify it in the letter. This cover letter will be considered a writing sample and evaluated for clarity, content, and attention to detail.
• Resume. Please ensure that your resume identifies education and related experience meeting the minimum qualifications for the position.
• Application for Employment. Available at www.qawalangin.com/employment.
• Three professional or educational references (including names, email address, and telephone numbers).
Hiring preference will be given to tribal members, Alaska Natives and Native Americans, local and rural residents, and Alaskan residents. Native preference will be given to qualified Alaskan Natives/ American Indian applicants under the provisions of P.L. 93-638/100-472.
The successfully candidate will be required to complete a background check prior to beginning work.