Research and Monitoring Assistant Manager

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association (KRAA) has an opening for an experienced fishery biologist. This full-time, salaried position is located in Kodiak, Alaska and operates out of the R&M Office on Near Island. 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 direction of the Research and Monitoring Manager, this position is responsible for assisting and participating in all aspects of field investigations of salmon on Kodiak & Afognak Islands. The Assistant Research & Monitoring Manager applies sound science and technology to direct and perform salmon research, enhancement and rehabilitation projects on the Kodiak Archipelago. This position requires the ability to work in office, lab, and remote field camp settings. The successful candidate will direct and support field projects, conduct data analysis and generate scientific reports. Demonstrated team building and leadership skills and the ability to work with government agencies and NGOs are keys to success in this position. Additional duties include assisting with budget and project development, permitting, training and supervision, and investigating funding sources for project support. May present oral reports at public meetings. This position requires living in remote locations in inclement weather for extended periods (2-week intervals @ 3 times per season or 6 consecutive weeks) and the applicant must be comfortable traveling and working from boats and floatplanes.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum education requirement of Bachelors of Arts or Science in biology, fisheries, or related natural resources field AND at least 1 year of experience in fisheries research, salmonid culture and/or laboratory management with increasing levels of responsibility. Candidate must have working command of fishery biology and techniques with experience in operating salmon research and management field projects. The position requires an emphasis on supervision and leadership of full-time and seasonal staff of varied experience levels. Demonstrated knowledge of freshwater ecology, salmon life history, smolt enumeration, limnology, multi-species salmon culture background and statistical analysis will benefit the successful applicant. Strong verbal/written communications skills, organizational skills and the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, troubleshoot problems and implement corrective actions are a must for this position. Work history should show related prior experience with favorable employer evaluations regarding experience, skills, aptitude and attitude. Must be able to meet the physical requirements lift/carry heavy equipment (≤50 lbs.) while in backcountry and wading in cold water streams. Valid Alaska driver’s license and current CPR and First Aid certifications are required.

SALARY/BENEFITS: This position is a full time, 12-month position. Starting salary range is $51,840 to $56,280 DOE.  Excellent benefit package includes 401K retirement plan with a generous employer contribution, medical-dental-vision-prescription insurance, paid time off (PTO), and paid holidays.

START DATE:  Open until filled

Qualified applicants should provide a cover letter and resume, with three professional references to:

Trent Dodson
Production and Operations Manager


Tina Fairbanks
Executive Director