Assistant Hatchery Manager, Port Graham Hatchery

Closing Date:
Open until filled

CIAA has an opening for an on-site Assistant Hatchery Manager at Port Graham Hatchery, located in the village of Port Graham, Alaska in lower Cook Inlet. Port Graham Hatchery has a current production target of 84 million pink salmon eggs. Annually 67.2 million pink salmon fry are temporarily reared in net pens in front of the hatchery; with an expected return of 2.02 million adult pink salmon. CIAA prioritizes the health and safety of its employees. Incoming employees coming from outside of Alaska are required to arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test and participate in a paid 48-hour quarantine.


This is a regular, full-time, exempt position. The position purpose is to provide assistance to the Hatchery Manager in the operation and maintenance of Port Graham Hatchery in a safe, professional, and cost effective manner. Under the supervision of the Hatchery Manager, this position performs a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • Shares standby responsibilities with the Hatchery Manager and Fish Culturist.
  • Responds to water, process, and emergency alarms.
  • Assists with broodstock collection and spawning.
  • Conducts routine fish culture activities such as feeding, egg incubation, cleaning, monitoring, marking, and release.
  • Directs and assists in the collection of field pathology samples.
  • Maintains records of hatchery performance.
  • Supervises Fish Culturists, Technicians, and other staff as assigned.
  • Conducts safety inspections, maintains a safe working environment, and provides safety training and orientation as directed by the Hatchery Manager.
  • Fills in for the Hatchery Manager in his/her absence

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of applied fishery biology and basic construction techniques; a valid Alaska driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one soon after employment); and possess good management and organizational skills. A minimum of one-year experience in fish culture and hatchery operations in a lead position is desirable. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word and the ability to write and communicate orally in a concise, effective manner is necessary. Must be able to work in inclement weather, operate fishery, and water quality sampling gear. Current CPR and First Aid certifications are required.

Other combinations of training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for relevancy. 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 $48,615–$63,494 per year DOE. The benefit package includes health insurance
(employee portion is a 5% co-pay of the monthly premium), Health Savings Account with employer contribution, employee 401(k) retirement plan, vacation and medical leave. Furnished, on-site housing is provided with heating fuel and TV and internet services.


Applicants must submit an application (found at, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Brett Jenkins, Hatchery Operations Manager,, (907)-283-5761. Contact Brett with any questions.

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