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Seasonal Fish Technician I – Pillar Creek Hatchery

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association has two (2) or more seasonal Fish Technician I positions available at Pillar Creek Hatchery for 2018. These entry level positions are for different durations from May to October, season dependent. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications accepted through email address: Pillar Creek Hatchery pch@gci.net.

Pillar Creek Hatchery is a diverse Pacific salmon production facility (2.0-5.0 million sockeye salmon, 350,000 Chinook salmon, 100-200,000 coho salmon and 92,000 Rainbow trout) located on Kodiak Island. This hatchery site is approximately 6 miles north of the city of Kodiak, accessible by road.

DUTIES: Duties include a variety of salmon hatchery tasks relating to freshwater rearing of fry and smolt, juvenile transfers, incubation and egg care, adult handling and egg collection, and general facility upkeep. These positions could also include field work for up to six weeks. Field camps are for spring smolt fish feeding camps, adult brood collection and egg collection activities. These field camps provide great outdoors and fishing opportunities during non-work hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and/or experience in fisheries, biology or related field would be preferred but is not mandatory.  Employees must be physically fit, hands-on labor, capable of lifting and carrying 50 pounds for distances of up to 50 yards. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, work cooperatively in groups, or individually with little supervision.

WAGE/BENEFITS: This position is a full time 5 to 6 month position, depending on season. Housing is provided at the hatchery, but not board, for in town hatchery work. Room and Board provided for off- site remote camp work.

SALARY: $12.50 to $15.15 per hour, DOE

START DATE: May 1,2018 or sooner; Open until filled

Please email resume and cover letter with three work references to:

Al Seale, Hatchery Manager pch@gci.net