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Fisheries Technician III

Closing Date:
October 27, 2020

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) has an opening for a Fisheries Technician III at Headquarters, located in Kenai, Alaska.


This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Under the supervision of the Special Projects Manager, this position is responsible for maintaining the headquarters, warehouse and field equipment and assisting in facilitation of salmon enhancement projects within the Cook Inlet drainage in a safe, professional and cost effective manner. This position performs a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Maintenance of tools, vehicles, boats, outboard motors, sampling gear, and other equipment as needed to support field operations.
  • Maintenance of the CIAA headquarters building, grounds, and equipment.
  • Assists with the fabrication of equipment.
  • Assists in the transportation, set up, operation, and retrieval of field equipment.
  • Assists in all operations that support seasonal personnel in the field including orientation and safety training.
  • Assists in conducting habitat projects including but not limited to limnology sampling and lake fertilization.

Candidates will be able to operate fishery and water quality sampling gear, have a working knowledge of basic construction techniques, a valid Alaska driver’s license, and current CPR and Wilderness First Aide certifications. A strong mechanical aptitude is required as well as the ability to work in cold weather and wet humid conditions. Candidates must be familiar with standard fishery biology concepts and remote field camps and must be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs. If you believe you meet the qualifications above, and you are looking for a fun, challenging, and rewarding job, then CIAA encourages you to apply. CIAA is an equal opportunity employer.


Salary range $38,917–$54,337 per year ($18.71 to $26.12 per hour) DOE. The benefit package includes health insurance (employee portion is a 5% co-pay), Health Savings Account with employer contribution, employee 401(k) retirement plan, vacation and medical leave.


Applicants must submit an application (found at https://www.ciaanet.org/jobs/), cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Lisa Ka’aihue, Special Projects Manager, lisak@ciaanet.org, (907)-283-5761. Contact Lisa for questions as well.


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