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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  • MD DNR Natural Resources Biologist I

    Post Date: Nov 16, 2018

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Fishing and Boating Services, is currently accepting applications for a Natural Resources Biologist I (Recreational Harvest Data Program Biologist) to assist with program support of the saltwater fishing survey in Maryland. This survey is part of the National Marine Fisheries Service Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), which develops estimates of recreational marine fishing activity and harvest for Atlantic states.

    As the Recreational Harvest Data Program Biologist, this position will assist in the field management of the Access Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS) in Maryland. The main purpose of this position is to assist in scheduling, planning, organizing, monitoring and reviewing the work of APAIS field staff. This position will help to coordinate and conduct field survey activities, including field staff assignments, quality control/quality assurance checks of assignment data, maintenance of site and vessel registry information, and submission of weekly data to Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP).

    Field staff travel to assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and (when applicable) weigh, measure, and identify fish by species name that the anglers have caught. All data must be collected and recorded according to strict survey protocols. 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.

    This position is based out of the DNR Annapolis office. Some of the position duties may require in-state travel.

    The survey is conducted 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, as such support of field staff is likely to occur on nights, weekends and holidays.


  • Fisheries Specialist - NJ DFW

    Post Date: Dec 04, 2018

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Specialist. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) State Coordinator with all aspects of the New Jersey program, including data collection, program planning and implementation, and other fisheries related technical activities (see below position description for details).

    The position of Fisheries Specialist is based out of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife (NJ DFW), Port Republic, New Jersey office, and may require frequent daily and/or overnight travel, primarily in New Jersey, and occasionally to ACCSP meetings outside the state. The incumbent reports to the ACCSP Director, but will work directly with a supervisor at the NJ DFW to develop the overall goals and direction of the state program.  For more information on the program, please visit the ACCSP web site at:

    Application Process: Please email a resume and cover letter referencing the vacancy number to Laura Leach, Director of Finance and Administration by the closing date of December 18, 2018. The vacancy number (#0044) must be identified in the subject line.


  • NEFMC Fishery Specialist with Experience in Economics

    Post Date: Nov 27, 2018

    The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) seeks candidates for the position of Fishery Specialist with experience in economics. This is a highly visible, demanding position. The specialist will assist in the preparation of fishery management plans, which requires a broad range of technical and communications skills. The Council manages fishery resources that are primarily in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone in the New England region (Maine through Connecticut). More background information about the Council is available at

    The specialist will have an opportunity to further develop professional skills in the preparation of documents supporting fishery management actions to be reviewed and enacted by federal agencies. This person will work closely with the Council staff, as well as other professionals from the states, federal government, fishery user groups, and academic institutions. Successful performance in this position will prepare the Specialist for increased responsibilities in state or federal natural resource management agencies.

    Application Process: Please send a cover letter, an example of your writing, and a brief résumé detailing education and experiences that clearly support the position requirements to:

    Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director
    New England Fishery Management Council
    50 Water Street, Mill 2
    Newburyport, MA 01950

    Resumes will be accepted via U.S. mail (postmarked by closing date), email ( or fax: (978) 465-3116 until the closing date of January 22, 2019. The anticipated hiring date is in March 2019.