Job Listings

Listed below are the current openings for ASMFC and its member states. All ASMFC correspondence should include cover letter and resume and emailed to asmfcjobs@asmfc.org. Please be sure to include the vacancy announcement number in your correspondence. Resumes will be reviewed when received, and ASMFC will follow up with qualified candidates.

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  • ASMFC Fisheries Science Coordinator

    Post Date: Feb 23, 2023

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Science Coordinator. The incumbent is responsible for organizing the activities of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC/Commission) scientific committees, and other special projects within the Fisheries Science Program. The Coordinator works closely with state and federal fisheries scientists and managers in several focal areas, including fishery-independent surveys, fishery-dependent sampling, fisheries economics, and ecosystem modeling. The Science Program assists the Commission and its member states, in cooperation with federal fisheries management agencies, to coordinate and improve Atlantic coast data collection and analysis, and research programs that provide scientific advice for effective fisheries management. The attached position description contains more detailed information. The Commission's website (www.asmfc.org) provides applicants with comprehensive descriptions of all ASMFC activities. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in fishery-independent sampling, statistics and data analysis, and research grant writing.

    Application Process: Please email a resume and cover letter referencing the vacancy number (22-022) to Human Resources, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1050 N. Highland Street; Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201 (asmfc-jobs@asmfc.org) by the closing date of March 17, 2023. The vacancy number (22-022) must be identified in the subject line.

    Contact:
    lcarty@asmfc.org

  • Fish and Wildlife Technician 1 (Seasonal) (5 Positions)

    Post Date: Mar 13, 2023

    The New York Department of Environmental Conservation Division is seeking applicants for the positions of Fish and Wildlife Technician 1. This is a seasonal position with five vacancies to fill. The general duties of a Fish and Wildlife Technician 1 in the Division of Marine Resources is to assist biologists to promote the protection, management, and restoration of New York State's marine species and these species' habitats.

    Duties:
    • Fisheries independent sampling
            Participate in field work to collect data and/or samples for future analysis (handling dead or live organisms required)
            • QNQC data and enter data into a database
           Process and analyze samples in a laboratory setting
            Maintain equipment and supplies
    • Fisheries dependent sampling program
            Participation in fishery tagging and data collection programs
             Communication with commercial and recreational fishing stakeholders
             Process Vessel Trip Report (VTR) and angler fishing log data
             QNQC data and enter data into Access database
    • Assist with other Division projects as needed.
    • Occasional office duties such as answering phones, mailings, filing

    Application Process: Applicants must submit an application by email (PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov) or mail (625 Broadway, Personnel, 10th Floor, Albany, NY 12233) by the deadline of March 20, 2023. Be sure to include Posting #23-125666 on your letter/resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted. Provide a copy of your college transcript with your reply. Unofficial copy is acceptable.

    Contact:
    PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

  • Fisheries Management Deputy Chief

    Post Date: Jan 30, 2023

    The Virgina Marine Resouces Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of the Fisheries Management Division. The Deputy Chief is one of two positions that serve as the second highest managerial and policymaking positions for the management and regulation of commercial and recreational fishing for the Commonwealth. This position provides administrative, policy, and technical guidance to the Fisheries Division employees. The deputy chief serves as the primary staff technical representative for the Commonwealth of development of significant multi-state species management plans. The deputy chief oversees and participates in the development and implementation of fishery management plans and actions, which balance economic needs, commercial and recreational industry needs, with resource conservation. Provides guidance to staff to foster engagement with the agency and fisheries management mission.

    Application Process: Applicants must submit a state application by the deadline of March 27, 2023. Interested persons may contact the Marine Resources Commission at 380 Fenwick Road, Bldg. 96, Fort Monroe, VA 23651, with attention to the Human Resources Department at (757) 247-2200.

    Contact:
    VA MRC Human Resources: (757) 247-2200

  • MA Contract Field Technician

    Post Date: Mar 21, 2023

    The ME DMR seeks to fill a seasonal contract position withinin the Division of
    Biological Monitoring and Assessment, in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The position will assist in assessing recreational saltwater fishing sites. Work includes assessing and updating recreational fishing sites, and inperson surveying of anglers for participation, catch, and effort data, both shore-side and on head boat trips. Additional tasks include surveying shark/tuna-permitted boat captains and assisting in a phone-based survey of fishing charters and head boats.

    This is technical work requiring computer and field skills relevant to marine sciences, with the collection and recording of data for resource management. Field work is performed independently according to highly detailed procedures for gathering and recording a range of data.

    Extensive travel in coastal areas of Maine, primarily from Bath to Kittery, is required. A biweekly meeting at DMR in Boothbay Harbor will also be required. From February to the end of April, work will consist of normal business hours. From May on, weekly hours and days will vary and include working on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and two to three weekdays off. Once the field season starts, daily work hours often extend beyond normal 8 am-5 pm work hours and in all types of weather, from inclement to blue sky days, high heat to chill.

    Application Process: Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by March 29 to: Victoria.Batter@maine.gov or submit by mail to Maine DMR, PO Box 8, West Boothbay, ME 04575, Attn Victoria Batter. For questions regarding these positions, please contact 207-592-2116.

    Contact:
    Victoria.Batter@maine.gov

  • MA Contract Field Technicians (5 positions)

    Post Date: Mar 21, 2023

    The Maine Department of Marine Resources annually seeks to fill five variable contract seasonal positions within the Division of Biological Monitoring and Assessment, in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The Positions will assist in conducting recreational saltwater fishing surveys. Work includes in-person surveying of anglers for participation, catch, and effort data, shore-side and possibly on head boat trips; surveying shark/tuna-permitted boat captains; and possibly assisting in a phone-based survey of fishing charter and head boats.
    This is technical work requiring field skills relevant to marine sciences, with collection and recording of data for resource management. Field work is performed independently according to highly detailed procedures for gathering and recording a range of data.

    Extensive daily travel in coastal areas of Maine, primarily from Bath to Kittery, is required. A biweekly meeting at DMR in Boothbay Harbor will be required. Weekly hours will vary, though effort will be made to distribute assignments that support full or part-time status. The work week is highly variable and includes Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and two to three weekdays off. Daily work hours often extend beyond normal 8am-5pm work hours and is in all types of weather, from inclement to blue sky days, high heat to chill.

    Application Process: Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by March 31 to: Victoria.Batter@maine.gov or submit by mail to Maine DMR, PO Box 8, West Boothbay, ME 04575, Attn Victoria Batter. For questions regarding these positions, please contact 207-592-2116.

    Contact:
    Victoria.Batter@maine.gov

  • MA Seasonal Fisheries Technician (Cape Cod - South Coast)

    Post Date: Mar 02, 2023

    The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking applicants for the position of Seasonal Fisheries Technician who will assist DMF personnel with implementing the recreational fisheries survey from March to December in the Cape Cod to South Coast area. The Access Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS) is part of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), a federal survey designed by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The survey is implemented by all Atlantic coastal states. The goal of the survey is to generate estimates of recreational fisheries catch for marine fish species in Massachusetts waters. Field staff, once trained, work independently traveling from home to assigned sites on Cape Cod and the South Shore to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and identify, weigh, and measure fish that anglers have kept. Assigned fishing sites include beaches, banks, piers, docks, jetties, and access points for private, charter, and head boats, including marinas, boat ramps and other points of entry to marine or estuarine waters. Head boat sampling occurs at sea (some positions will operate only from shore). The estimates generated from this work are critically important for managing fish stocks and sustaining recreational fisheries. The incumbent will assist other MA DMF Program personnel with additional projects as needed.

    Application Process: Applicants must submit a state application online. The application will remain posted until all openings have been filled.

    Contact:
    Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game

  • MA Seasonal Fisheries Technician (North Shore - Metro Boston)

    Post Date: Mar 02, 2023

    The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking applicants for the position of Seasonal Fisheries Technician who will assist DMF personnel with implementing the recreational fisheries survey from March to December in the North Shore - Metro Boston area. The Access Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS) is part of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), a federal survey designed by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The survey is implemented by all Atlantic coastal states. The goal of the survey is to generate estimates of recreational fisheries catch for marine fish species in Massachusetts waters. Field staff, once trained, work independently traveling from home to assigned assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and identify, weigh, and measure fish that anglers have kept. Assigned fishing sites include beaches, banks, piers, docks, jetties, and access points for private, charter, and head boats, including marinas, boat ramps and other points of entry to marine or estuarine waters. Head boat sampling occurs at sea. The estimates generated from this work are critically important for managing fish stocks and sustaining recreational fisheries. The incumbent will assist other MA DMF Program personnel with additional projects as needed.

    Application Process: Applicants must submit a state application online. The application will remain posted until all openings have been filled.

    Contact:
    Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game

  • MA Seasonal Recreational Fisheries Technician - South Coast

    Post Date: Mar 02, 2023

    The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking applicants for the position of Seasonal Recreational Fisheries Technician to support the Division of Marine Fisheries needs to gather catch and harvest data from the recreational fishery. The Seasonal Fisheries Technician allows the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) to monitor and manage recreational fish species throughout the waters of the Commonwealth. DMF conducts annual fisheries surveys and monitoring, tagging, research, and outreach activities related to recreational fisheries from May through October.

    Duties:
    • Collects biological, demographic, economic, and fisheries data in coastal waters and on shore, including work on small craft in bays and estuaries, research vessels and "for hire" recreational vessels.
    • Records data on appropriate forms and self audits data before submission.
    • Records and organizes data including computer coding and data entry for computer analysis.
    • Operates and maintains field equipment including motor vehicles, small craft and trailers; and sampling gear.
    • Assists with other Division of Marine Fisheries' projects and conducts research when time permits.

     Application Process: Applicants must submit a state application online. The application will remain posted until all openings have been filled.

    Contact:
    Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game

  • NH Recreational Angler Interviewer

    Post Date: Mar 01, 2023

    As Recreational Angler Interviewer, the incumbent will conduct the field portion of the Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS). This important research study, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) conducts face-to-face interviews with marine recreational anglers. Recreational Angler Interviewers will travel to assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, and collect a variety of information, and (when possible) weigh, measure, and identify fish by species name that the anglers have caught. Assigned sites can include beaches, banks, piers, docks, jetties, and access points for private, charter, and head boats, including marinas, boat ramps and other points of entry to marine waters. Recreational Angler Interviewers are responsible for completing field intercept forms with anglers at the various sites in addition to completing several other required study forms.

    Duties:
    • Successfully complete training, including survey procedures and fish identification tests;
    • Follow documented APAIS survey procedures;
    • Travel to assigned fishing access sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences;
    • Occasionally work on head boats (for-hire vessels) for at-sea data collection;
    • Identify key species of fish with extreme accuracy and with little aide of field materials (up to 25 or more different species; guides and training will be provided);
    • Complete survey on tablet and submit to supervisor as instructed;
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for Marine Fisheries Division New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG) and recreational anglers;
    • Answer questions and explain

    Application Process: Please email a resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1050 N. Highland Street; Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201 (asmfc-jobs@asmfc.org) by the closing date of March 15, 2023. The vacancy number (23-004) must be identified in the subject line.

    Contact:
    LCarty@asmfc.org

  • Offshore Wind Environmental Specialist

    Post Date: Mar 13, 2023

    Azura is recruiting for an Environmental Specialist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Greater Atlantic Regional Field Office (GARFO), Habitat and Ecosystem Services Division (HESD), which is responsible for regional coordination of the environmental review of offshore wind project plans. The Division also conducts essential fish habitat (EFH) consultations as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) for offshore wind and other federal projects.

    Duties:
    • Provide assistance to HESD’s offshore wind coordinator to track tasks and milestones for the various actions required in the environmental review of offshore wind projects
    • Develop letters of concurrence, assist with sections of EFH consultations, technical comment letters, and literature reviews
    • Respond to requests for information from action agencies such as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and assist in providing technical assistance
    • Review and prepare comments on Environmental Impact Statements, monitoring plans, survey activities, environmental assessments, and other documents prepared in association with environmental reviews of offshore wind energy projects
    • Assist the regional wind team fisheries lead in the review and comment of socio-economic and fishery impact analyses of offshore wind projects

     Application Process: Please email a single PDF with (1) a 1-page cover letter that specifies the position to which you are applying; your earliest available start date; and your level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the key responsibilities and desired strengths of this position; (2) A resume (no more than 3 pages) targeted specifically towards the duties and qualifications of this position; and (3) Phone and email contact information for 2 to 4 professional references who can provide a knowledgeable assessment of your job-specific qualifications. Name the PDF in the format of Lastnameā€Firstname_Application_OSW Env Specialist-HESD and send to anna@azuraco.com with “OSW Env Specialist-HESD” in the subject line.

    Contact:
    anna@azuraco.com