Seasonal Fishery Technician – Research and Monitoring

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association (KRAA) has an immediate opening for an entry level fishery biologist. This full time, hourly 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 and technology to perform salmon research, enhancement, and rehabilitation projects on the Kodiak Archipelago. This position requires the ability to work in both office and remote field camp settings. The successful candidate will direct and support field projects including Cost Recovery monitoring, analyze data, and generate project data reports to assess salmon rearing habitat of natural and hatchery-produced systems. Demonstrated team building and leadership skills and the ability to work with government agencies and NGOs are keys to success in this position. The Biologist will assist in evaluation of salmon otoliths and scales to assess hatchery contribution to common property harvests. Additional duties include in training and supervision of field technicians and will require extended living in remote locations with frequent travel via small plane..

QUALIFICATIONSA bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries, or related natural resources field, and experience working in remote field and/or lab settings with increasing levels of responsibility are minimum requirements. Candidate must have working knowledge of data collection techniques on remote field projects including smolt enumeration, limnology, and adult escapement monitoring. 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. Background in evaluating salmon scales and hatchery otolith marks using microscopes are ideal. Demonstrated experience operating small skiffs/outboard motors and ATVs in backcountry, construction/operation of incline planed 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 while backcountry hiking and wading in cold water streams.

WAGE/BENEFITSThis position is full time, seasonal, with starting wage at $18.50 per hour, overtime eligible. The anticipated employment period will be through December 31, 2018. However, this position may be extended to year-round status with additional benefits based on performance and need. Eligible for paid holidays and one day paid time off (PTO) per month of employment. KRAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

START DATE: ASAP; Open until filled

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

Nate Weber Research and Monitoring Manager. 907.486.6555

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