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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  • ACFHP Seeking Consultant for Development Strategy

    Post Date: Feb 10, 2021

    The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) is seeking a development strategy consultant to evaluate ACFHP’s current fundraising capacity and determine next steps for growing the organization’s fundraising capacity. The project goal is to define strategies to increase ACFHP’s financial resources and recommend actions to raise funds through private and public means. There is an additional, optional opportunity to begin fundraising for projects as well.

    The RFP can be accessed here. Please send all questions and applications to Lisa Havel,, by 11:59 PM Eastern time on Monday, March 15, 2021.


  • APAIS Temporary Field Technician

    Post Date: Mar 04, 2021

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission seeks qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Technician – APAIS Temporary 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, and (when possible) weigh, measure, and identify angler catch to the species level. 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. 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;
    • Use their own motor vehicle.Reimbursed for mileage.
    • 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 questions on tablets and upload assignments using Wi-Fi;
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Marine Fisheries Program 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 (21-005) to Laura Leach, Director of Finance and Administration, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1050 N. Highland Street; Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201 ( by the April 1, 2021 closing date. The vacancy number (21-005) must be identified in the subject line.



  • Coastal Training Program Coordinator, NH Fish and Game

    Post Date: Jan 07, 2021

    NH Fish and Game and the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve has a full time vacancy for the Coastal Training Program Coordinator (Program Specialist III, Position #43057). The Coastal Training Program Coordinator provides relevant science based information, tools and training to elected municipal officials, volunteer boards, and business and government partners responsible for planning and development activities that could impact coastal natural resources. This includes assessing needs, researching and developing content, and delivering information. An ideal candidate has professional experience in outreach, science communication, and facilitation; has experience working with multiple organizations; and has the ability to analyze complex environmental and social issues. Interested applicants can apply at this link.<>




  • MRIP Recreational Fisheries Survey, MA DMF

    Post Date: Feb 10, 2021

    The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking applicants to fill multiple MRIP Recreational Fisheries Survey positions. For more information, please see the following links.    

    Seasonal Recreational Fisheries Technician - South Coast 2 positions

    Seasonal Recreational Fisheries MRIP Samplers - North Shore 4 positions

    Seasonal Recreational Fisheries Technician MRIP South Coast 10 positions


  • NC Marine Fisheries Division Director

    Post Date: Dec 22, 2020

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Marine Fisheries Division Director. The Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries is responsible for leading the stewardship of the state's marine and estuarine resources. The Director works closely with the Marine Fisheries Commission who approve state Fishery Management Plans and adopts rules within its jurisdiction in accordance with NC GS 113-132. The Director serves as the State Administrative Commissioner with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and reports to the Chief Deputy Secretary, NC Department of Environmental Quality.
    DEQ is recruiting for an individual with a background in biological, chemical, health or agricultural sciences; organizational management and administration in regulatory, commercial and recreational licensure, compliance or law enforcement; and the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with the general public, and individuals with competing interests and different levels of education and economic assets to serve as the Division Director for the Division of Marine Fisheries.
    The Director position requires a strategic thinker who is well versed in fisheries management and equally adept in communications and working with the public on complex and challenging issues impacting the fishery and general environment.  The Director will work with a myriad of stakeholder groups representing a variety of constituencies in addition to local, state, and federal government leaders and officials on a wide variety of issues.
    The Marine Fisheries Director Office is in Morehead City, North Carolina.  The position includes conservation and overall management of living marine organisms through research and data collection as modified by relevant social, economic, and biological factors. This is done in the utilization of a variety of methods, including but not limited to regulating harvesting, habitat enhancement, water quality monitoring for molluscan shellfish harvesting, setting of catch limits and seasons, and seafood safety inspections of processing and distribution facilities.
    This position is responsible for the:

    •  Management and administration of all aspects of DMF Operations and Services with  responsibility and accountability for all division operations that are required to fulfill its primary purpose, including all resource related decisions and policies and oversight of administrative programs associated with a state agency.
    • Preparation and submission of the annual DMF budget of over $36 million for approval.
    • Management of 320 permanent full time, seasonal and temporary employees, to include the developing and revising of work standards, counseling, and disciplining employees when appropriate, and making recommendations on salary and other personnel actions.
    • Providing operational and organizational planning to include the development and implementation effective and efficient strategies to ensure DMF accomplishes assigned goals and objectives for the governance of rules resources, the protection and enhancement of coastal fisheries habitat, the development and improvement of the cultivation and harvesting of shellfish, and safeguarding the public health concerning the sale and consumption of shellfish; and the licensing and permitting of over 4,000 commercial fishermen, one million recreational anglers, and all charter fishing operations, ocean piers, and seafood dealers operating in North Carolina.
    • Ensuring state compliance with all applicable federal regulations and laws concerning marine fisheries resource conservation.
    • Representing the State of NC on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council as the State Administrative Commissioner.

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