Research and Monitoring Manager

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association (KRAA) has an immediate opening for an experienced fishery biologist.  This full time, salaried 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: This position works under the supervision of the Production & Operations Manager and is responsible for overseeing, assisting and participating in all aspects of field investigations of salmon on Kodiak & Afognak Islands.  The Research & Monitoring Supervisor 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 both in the office and in remote field camps for extended periods.  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 budget development for in-house and cooperative projects, project development and permitting, staff/field crew training, supervision and coordination, investigation of funding sources and project support for the Production & Operations Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A BS/BA in fisheries or related field and at least 5 years’ experience in fisheries biology, salmonid culture and/or hatchery management with increasing levels of responsibility.   Experience may be substituted for education on a case-by-case basis. Candidate must have working command of fishery biology and techniques.  A strong multi-species salmon culture background is also desired.  This position requires experience/skill in operating salmon research and management field projects. Knowledge of freshwater ecology, salmon life history, and smolt enumeration; limnology, water quality and effluent monitoring and sample collection; otolith extraction, preparation and reading; salmon hatchery operations and practices; grant writing, and/or statistical analysis will benefit the successful applicant.  Also requires the ability to motivate and work cooperatively with seasonal and permanent staff as well as cooperating agency personnel.  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.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  This position is a full time, 12-month position. Starting salary range is $62,400 to $76,560 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