Summer Job Opportunities in a Fishery Field Project

News at the Sitka Sound Science Center | March, 02, 2017 | by 0 Comments

(photo credit:  Ben Adams Alaska Photography)

The Sitka Sound Science Center is advertising for field crew for a summer fishery field project. The job involves daily sampling of post-spawning chum salmon in four streams in the Northern Southeast area.  This work involves remote stream work under a variety of conditions sampling post-spawning chum salmon for otoliths, tissue samples, and scales. Successful applicants will be well suited for working and living in a group environment. The work entails extensive time in the field under challenging conditions (rain, bears, bugs), weekend work, and, may involve living onboard a chartered support vessel. The project has the potential to be funded each summer through 2019. Hiring is dependent on grant funding. Preference will be given to Juneau-based crew with experience. Looking for adults age 18 and above with stream and/or fishery experience.

 

Field Crew Leader (2):

The Sitka Sound Science Center is recruiting for 2 seasonal fishery biologists to serve as field team leader for a remote stream salmon sampling project. The successful candidates will be experienced working in remote salmon streams, have experience identifying and sampling post spawning chum salmon, be comfortable with firearms and bear safety and have supervisory experience. Each field team leader will supervise up to 4 technicians. ETT certification is preferred but not required. Period of employment is approximately July 10 – August 20, 2017. Project is anticipated to continue during the same time periods in 2018-2019.   ($185/day gross).

Fishery Technician (5)

The Sitka Sound Science Center is recruiting for 5 seasonal fishery technicians to work on a remote field project sampling post-spawning chum salmon. The successful candidates will be excited about working in remote streams, be physically fit (able to carry heavy packs and hike rugged terrain), and well suited to living aboard a support vessel or group housing with other field crew.  Fishery sampling experience is preferred but not required.  Period of employment is approximately July 15 – August 20, 2017.  Project is anticipated to continue during the same time periods in 2018-2019. Daily salaried position ($145/day gross). Job entails extensive time in the field, weekend work, and challenging work environment (rain, bears, bugs).

Finalists will be required to provide documentation of physical fitness for heavy lifting and hiking.

Send resume, cover letter, and 2 references to voconnell@sitkascience.org, attention to:

Tory O’Connell, Research Director, Sitka Sound Science Center, 834 Lincoln Street, Sitka AK 99835