POSITION: Fishery Technician

DURATION: ~9 weeks (May 20-July 24)


  • Conduct weekly subsistence harvest surveys in Bethel area
  • Enter data in electronic database
    • Compile written reports utilizing data collected
    • Publicly present at least one data summary at fishery management meeting
  • Train interested fishers to collect Chinook salmon age, sex and length biological samples
  • Chinook salmon otolith removal
  • Assist with fish distribution program
  • Develop other skillsets by participating in at least one other project which may include:
    • Bethel sonar project
    • Indigenizing salmon science and management project
    • Kwethluk river weir
    • Salmon river weir
    • Aniak test fishery
  • Assist with annual ONC science & culture camp
  • Assist with connex inventory and end-of-season cleaning and organization
  • Share internship experience with KYUK radio station or Delta Discovery
  • Create and give presentation to ONC community with summer internship highlights

Please note all training will be provided to the candidate hired for this position needed to complete duties listed above.

QUALIFICATIONS: A valid driver’s license is required. The candidate must be at least 16 years of age, in good physical condition, have good verbal and written communication skills, and be willing to work odd, long hours and weekends as necessary to achieve timely work objectives. Candidates who speak the Yup’ik language, born in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region and able to operate an outboard motor and skiff safely are highly preferred.

HOURLY WAGE: $16-$20/hour DOE

Please submit resume/CV to Janessa Esquible (ONC Biologist) by April 10, 2020 to ONC main office, by fax or via email to jesquible@nativecouncil.org Call Janessa Esquible at 907-545-2005 for any questions related to this job announcement.

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