Fisheries Technician I – Kitoi Bay Hatchery

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association has multiple seasonal positions available at Kitoi Bay Hatchery (KBH) for the 2019 season. These entry-level positions are from February through November, but may extend into December depending on circumstances. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2019 or until all positions are filled. Applications accepted through email address below.

Kitoi Bay Hatchery is a large and diverse Pacific salmon production facility (215 million pink, 36 million chum, 2.3 million coho and 850,000 sockeye salmon eggs) located on Afognak Island. This is a remote site approximately 25 miles north of the city of Kodiak, accessible only by floatplane or boat.

DUTIES: Duties include a variety of remote salmon hatchery tasks relating to freshwater and saltwater rearing of fry and smolt, juvenile transfers, incubation and egg care, adult handling and egg collection, cost recovery and general facility upkeep.

QUALIFICATIONSAn interest or experience in fisheries, biology or related field. Maintenance or boat operation experience is desirable but not required. Employees must be physically fit and capable of lifting and carrying 50 pounds for distances of up to 100 yards. This is a blue-collar type position and can be labor intensive. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, work cooperatively in groups, or individually with little supervision. Must be capable of living in a remote setting with limited amenities. Must enjoy the outdoors!

WAGE/BENEFITS:  These available positions are full time, 2 to 10 month positions. Room and board provided; seasonal employees reside in a dorm-type bunkhouse with communal kitchen and living areas. Amenities include regular mail/freight service, phone, satellite internet, satellite TV, and exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities (fishing, hiking, and hunting) in the Kitoi Bay area..

  • Salary: $12.50 to $16.00 per hour, DOE. Annual performance merit increases. Positive performance will give preference for future hiring.
  • Paid flight to KBH from Kodiak at the beginning and end of term. Transportation costs to Kodiak will not be provided.


Applications accepted through February 1th, 2019 or until filled (applications accepted through March 1, 2019)

You must include your earliest and latest availability date preference in the email or application to be considered.

Submit resume, cover letter,and three references to:

Mike Wachter, Kitoi Bay Hatchery Manager. (877) 628-4449 x1

Or deliver to: KRAA, 104 Center Ave Suite 205, Kodiak, AK 99615