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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  • ACCSP Recreational Program Team Lead

    Post Date: Oct 03, 2019

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commisison is seeking qualified applicants for the position of ACCSP Recreational Program Team Lead. The incumbent is responsible for state conduct of Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) surveys on the Atlantic coast, including the Access Point Intercept Angler Survey (APAIS).  The incumbent provides program support to partner agencies conducting MRIP surveys from Georgia through Maine, and acts as a liaison between ACCSP partners conducting the survey and the MRIP program. In addition, the incumbent will coordinate other aspects of the ACCSP recreational program, including staffing the ACCSP Recreational Technical Committee, providing guidance and oversight to recreational issues as they arise, and performing related duties as required as the ACCSP evolves. See ACCSP's website ( for comprehensive information about the program.

    Application Process: Please email a resume and cover letter 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 closing date of October 18. The vacancy number (19-009) must be identified in the subject line. 


  • Fisheries Biologist, Ecology and Environment, Inc.

    Post Date: Oct 16, 2019

    Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking a full-time Fisheries Biologist in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions (preferred locations are New York City or New Jersey region, Arlington, VA, or Virginia Beach, VA.)  This position will be responsible for leading a technical working group and supporting preparation of related environmental documents.  The preferred candidate will have familiarity with state and federal agencies with jurisdiction over fisheries management, fisheries science, and offshore wind development planning and permitting. Our successful candidate will have advanced educational degrees in fisheries or a related discipline with experience in fisheries biology and ecology. 


    • Leading a technical working group to address responsible offshore wind development concerns related to fish resources and fishing communities
    • Coordinate with state and federal agencies, fishing industry representatives, and offshore wind developers
    • Develop technical guidance documents
    • Support preparation and review of regulatory documentation including NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements, and Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7/10 Biological Assessments
    • Support Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) consultation activities


    • Master’s Degree in Fisheries, Biology, Zoology, Oceanography, or related discipline with 5 – 7 years of related experience or Ph.D. in a related discipline with 2+ years of related experience
    • Experience engaging fisheries, communities, NGOs, agencies, and other stakeholders on fisheries issues, ideally including resolution of use conflicts
    • Experience with stakeholder outreach, facilitating work groups, and preparing and delivering presentations to large and small groups 
    • Experience with NEPA, ESA, EFH, and Magnuson Stevens Fishery and Conservation Management Act
    • Experience preparing environmental documents for submission to NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, or Bureau of Ocean Energy Management a plus
    • Excellent verbal communication, technical writing, and research skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to travel to support business needs

    We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E&E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at to apply on-line.

    Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.


  • Fisheries Outreach Specialist, GMFMC

    Post Date: Oct 17, 2019

    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking to hire a Fisheries Outreach Specialist who will be under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. The incumbent will contribute to the development and review of technical documents as assigned. The incumbent provides a communication link between the Council and its constituents by developing the appropriate outreach and education materials pertinent to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s mission. The primary responsibilities of this position are to organize and conduct outreach and education via stakeholder meetings, workshops, and other events that require travel throughout the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere as needed. Also, assists in the development and review of outreach materials suitable for the public such as written summaries, articles, infographics, digital content, and audio/visual products. Other responsibilities include writing and reviewing sections of fishery management plans and amendments and helping edit and revise documents and materials prepared for the Council and the public. The individual will participate in a variety of advisory panel, scientific and statistical committee, public hearings, stock assessments, and other meetings of the Council as needed.

    How to apply: Your complete application package should include: 1) cover letter, 2) resume/CV, 3) professional writing sample, 4) a representative outreach product, and 5) contact information for three references. Send to:

    By regular mail:
    Dr. Carrie Simmons
    Executive Director
    Gulf of Mexico FisheryManagement Council
    4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200
    Tampa, Florida 33607 USA

    By email:


  • 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.