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 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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  • Fisheries Technician – APAIS Field Technician

    Post Date: Mar 18, 2019

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Technician – APAIS Field Technician. 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. Field staff will travel to assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, 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. Field staff are responsible for filling out field intercept forms with anglers at these sites in addition to completing several other required study forms.  The responsibilities of the incumbent will include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • 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 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the recreational fishermen;
    • Answer questions and explain the importance of this federally-funded study;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Application Process: Please email a resume and cover letter referencing the vacancy number (19-003) to Laura Leach, Director of Finance and Administration, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1050 N. Highland Street; Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201 (  The vacancy number (19-003) must be identified in the subject line.



  • NC DMF - Marine Fisheries Commission Liaison

    Post Date: Jun 10, 2019

    The Executive Assistant for Councils serves as the Marine Fisheries Commission Liaison for the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) providing fishery policy support, managing and coordinating the activities and functions of the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) and serves as the principal coordinator between the division and DEQ Office of Legislative Affairs. The position interfaces with the commission chairman, division director and staff, commission counsel, division counsel, and commissioners as a source of information on fishery management issues. The position provides education and guidance on division fisheries policies, positions and processes.  This includes managing the MFC Office staff responsible for planning, preparing, and attending MFC meetings and supporting the MFC Advisory Committees (five standing regional and subject-matter committees and, at least, two fishery management plan committees for a total of at least 75 committee members).
    The position manages highly sensitive issues and interacts with individuals (citizens, legislators, local officials, and consultants) concerning fishery regulatory decisions and actions. This position requires a high degree of flexibility in moving from one issue to another and handling a wide variety of issues and responsibilities. This position must have thorough attention to detail and an ability to track and manage several processes simultaneously with tight deadlines.  The position must be able to process and quickly understand complex scientific material, including fisheries biology and fundamental fisheries management principles, and provide guidance on how to translate this information to a non-scientific level. The position is required to have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
    This position assists the DMF in implementation of various state fisheries management mandates and serves in a consulting capacity in daily fisheries management decisions.  The employee in this position will represent the DMF director at intrastate and interagency meetings and serve on boards, committees and/or task forces and other such assignments, as needed
    The work schedule involves numerous night meetings and includes frequent travel. The work schedule is generally 40 hours per week, but frequent overtime is expected. The employee in this position must have the ability to work overtime and travel overnight.

    For additional information about the Division of Marine Fisheries, visit:


    To apply for this position, please click APPLY. All relevant experience must be included in the work experience section of the application to receive proper credit. Any information on an attachment or omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the state application.

    Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

    DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Traci Scarborough at 252-808-8003 or

  • SAFMC Executive Director

    Post Date: May 28, 2019

    The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and is responsible for managing all administrative and technical aspects of Council operations.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Plans, organizes, and implements fishery management activities in support of Council programs and policies.
    • Interacts with other Councils, State and Federal agencies, NMFS, universities, and the public.
    • Coordinates with Federal and State partners, other Councils, and constituent groups to establish and carry out various program priorities.
    • Serves as spokesperson for the South Atlantic Council when participating in meetings and conferences.  Can operate credibly in a natural resource conservation and management context.
    • Provides administrative and technical support for the Council through subordinate staff.  Recruits, conducts interviews, and hires staff on behalf of the Council.
    • The position requires sensitive and facilitative leadership skills as this position identifies critical and complex political, managerial, and organizational challenges and recommends courses of action to solve such problems to the Council.
    • Serves as the focal point for the Council’s efforts to work together toward a common purpose in marine fisheries conservation and management.
    • Responsible for internal operations of the Council including the review of all administrative practices.
    • Responsible for the accounting and control of the fiscal resources allocated to the Council at the direction of the Council.


    Send Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References by the June 21, 2019 closing date to

    Kelly Klasnick

    Administrative Officer

    South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

    4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201

    North Charleston, SC 29405


  • US Oceans Manager, The Pew Chaitable Trusts

    Post Date: Jan 29, 2019

    The Pew Charitable Trusts is seeking qualified applicants for the position of US Oceans Manager. The manager will be responsible for overseeing implementation of coastal habitat conservation initiatives in the U.S. Caribbean, and leading work with managers and stakeholders to establish an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in federal waters of the region. They will focus on advancing Pew's project goals in the regions with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PR DNER), the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other decision-making bodies. The manager will report to the project director, U.S. oceans and be based in Puerto Rico.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree required, advance degree preferred.
    • At least eight years of specialized experience in the field gained through professional education, training and professional experience, preferably in advocacy and campaign management.
    • Minimum of two plus years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
    • Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
    • Spanish and English language proficiency, written and spoken. 
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing the essence of issues and means to address them.

    For more information or to apply go here.