Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Community Programs
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Temporary

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Job Title:

Tribal Fishery Assistant

Revision Date:



Tribal Fishery

Employment Status:

On Call, Temporary


Community Programs

FLSA Status:


Reports To:

Director of Community Programs


Eight hours per day, forty hours per week



Posting Period:

 2/27/2014- Open until filled


Job Summary

Provide assistance to the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Commission in carrying out the Fishery Plan and Curriculum. 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for Fishery permit, policy and procedure, and curriculum.
  • Responsible for weekly fish distribution and species reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for documentation of all cultural activities on a daily basis for use in final report to State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
  • Preparing designated location for the Tribe's fishery including driving stakes, setting the running lines, etc.
  • Maintaining and keeping in good operation all equipment needed in the operation of the fishery, including nets, buoys, lines, blocks, vehicles, traps, weirs, etc.
  • Keeping all sites neat and clean, safe as well as drug and alcohol free.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with co-workers and Tribal members.
  • Provide education about the Tribe and Fishery to visitors, follow Tribe's curriculum.
  • Be a good representation of the Tribe, position is highly visible in community.
  • Follow the Tribe's policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Exposure to Dust


Mechanical Hazards

Burn Hazards

OSHA Categories

 Category I – Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: ATV, set net gear, 4x4 truck

List Tools: Chain saw, splitting maul, sledge hammer 30lbs, axe, fillet knives, hammer, skill saw

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: yes




Comments: Local travel required for shopping, 1 – 3 times per week.  In-state travel required for training, 1-2 times per year.



  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).   


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Experience in fishing gear upkeep and repair, and in fish cleaning and preparation.


  • Current Alaska Drivers License with two years of experience and good driving record.

Special Skills       

  • Previous experience working at a fishery site preferred.
  • Able and willing to work unusual hours, determined by weather and tide.   
  • Ability to read and understand a tide- book, splicing, and knot tying.


This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.  This is not intended to be a contract.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe


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