Seasonal Fisheries Technician I – Pillar Creek Hatchery

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association has two (2) or more seasonal positions available at Pillar Creek Hatchery for 2019. These entry level positions are for different duration from April 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: April 15th or sooner. Open Until Filled.

Please send resume and cover letter with work references to:
Al Seale, KRAA Pillar Creek Hatchery Manager
104 Center Ave, Suite 205
Kodiak, AK 99615
(907) 486-4730
pch@gci.net