Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association (KRAA) has an immediate opening for an experienced fish technician. This full time, seasonal position is located in Kodiak, Alaska and operates out of the company’s headquarters. KRAA is a large and diverse non-profit salmon enhancement corporation. KRAA operates two Pacific salmon hatcheries and conducts numerous salmon research and monitoring projects on Kodiak and Afognak Islands.
Duties: Under the supervision of the Research and Monitoring Manager, this position is responsible for assisting and participating in all aspects of field investigations by applying sound science to perform salmon research, enhancement, and rehabilitation projects. This position requires the ability to work in both lab and remote field camp settings. The successful candidate will support field and lab projects, collect biological data from smolt and adult populations, and collect water quality and nutrient data in order to assess salmon rearing habitat of natural and hatchery-produced systems. Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to follow strict sampling protocols are keys to success in this position. The Fish Tech will also learn how to process and read salmon scales to enumerate age class data from common property harvests. Will require extended living in remote locations with frequent travel via small plane and work in heavily populated brown bear areas.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources field OR experience working in remote field and/or lab settings with increasing levels of responsibility are minimum requirements. Experience in the use and maintenance of scientific sampling equipment, strong computer skills with MS Office software, effective oral/written communication skills, ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, and ability to work objectively in challenging and diverse situations are necessary for this position. Demonstrated experience operating small skiffs on lakes and rivers and ATVs in backcountry, construction/operation of inclined plane traps and weirs, and field camp construction will benefit the successful applicant. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of this position including carrying heavy equipment (<50 lb) while backcountry hiking and wading in cold water streams.
Wages/Benefits: This position is based in Kodiak, Alaska and is full time, seasonal, hourly, and overtime eligible. The starting wage is $16.50 or greater based on experience. The anticipated length of employment will be from April 16 – September 28. KRAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
START DATE: ASAP; Open until filled.
Interested persons should provide a cover letter and resume, with three professional references to:
Research and Monitoring Manager