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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  • MA Recreational Fisheries Survey Technician

    Post Date: Mar 05, 2018

    The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MA DMF) is seeking qualified participants for the position of Recreational Fisheries Survey Technician. A.I.S. Inc. is contracted MA DMF to support the collection of recreational fisheries data for the NOAA Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP). A.I.S. will provide MA DMF with fisheries technicians to interact with fishermen and conduct Access Point Angler Intercept Surveys (APAIS) at coastal locations. Sampling time and locations are randomly selected by NOAA Fisheries survey protocol, and will occur at boat ramps, marinas, beaches, jetties and fishing piers throughout MA. Interviewers obtain catch information from anglers such as species caught, and the number of fish kept or released. Biological information such as length and weight measurements of whole fish are also obtained. The catch data are used to produce a statewide estimate of the total fish caught, harvested and released for recreationally important marine species. The survey data are used extensively by fishery biologists and managers to assess stock condition, evaluate regulations, and plan future management actions that lead to sustainable recreational fisheries.

    1.    Interview anglers using scripted survey questions. Collect biological, demographic, and economic fisheries data at coastal locations throughout MA, or potentially aboard boats at sea.
    2.    Accurately record and code data on standardized forms. Self audit data prior to submission.
    3.    Follow strict sampling schedule, to collect data at specific times and locations, according to scientific protocol.
    4.    Electronically submit weekly summary reports of activity. Mail data on time, according to deadline.
    5.    Operate and maintain field equipment and sampling gear.

    To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, 3 professional references (name, e-mail address and phone number) and unofficial copies of your college transcripts. Click the following link ( to complete our application and to submit the required documents.


  • Protected Species Biologist II , NC DMF

    Post Date: Apr 04, 2018

    NC Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Biologist II. The incumbent would be responsible for managing the observer programs, which collect at-sea data on protected species interactions, finfish bycatch and discards in commercial and recreational fishing gears.  This position ensures that observer programs are conducted in accordance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).  The employee compiles and analyzes observer data and prepares reports for distribution to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the NC Marine Fisheries Commission.  The position directly supervises at least eight professional and technical staff.  Strong skills in supervision to include recruiting, hiring, performance management, and performance evaluations.  The position monitors protected species interactions, prioritizes and approves observer activities, serves as a permit coordinator for the Division, ensures that program goals are met, responds to requests for program information, and participates in protected species conservation meetings.  Effective communication skills are required to successfully communicate with the fishing public, advisory committees, scientific colleagues, and staff from other state and federal agencies.