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 asmfcjobs@asmfc.org. 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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  • 2020 Request for Proposals: Regional Pilot Projects in Support of Sustainable Aquaculture

    Post Date: Nov 25, 2019

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), in cooperation with and funding from, the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, will be issuing approximately $625,000 in grants to fund marine aquaculture pilot projects focusing on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood. Click here for the Request for Proposals.

    Scope of Work

    The geographic scope of the proposed projects is the U.S. East Coast states from Maine to Florida. The primary location of the proposed projects must be in the marine/estuarine environment. Examples of the types of pilot projects being sought through the RFP follow:

    • Research and development related to the production and distribution of shellfish seed stock.
    • Finfish, shellfish (other than oyster*), and seaweed farming systems, especially for those species new to aquaculture in the region or that use novel production systems.
    • Identification and development of Aquaculture Development Zones with pre-planning and pre-permitting for a range of aquaculture activities.
    • Resolution of issues (e.g., enforcement, water quality, public trust concerns or impacts) related to open water finfish farming in state waters.
    • Business incubators
    • Regional market and economic impact studies

    *Note: Proposals for oyster projects were already requested in a separate RFP (2019 Request Regional Oyster Aquaculture Research Consortia)

    ASMFC will be issuing $625,000 in grants to qualified projects. Individual proposals should not exceed $200,000 or be less than $50,000. It is anticipated that approximately 4-6 projects will be funded.

    Guidelines for Submission

    The deadline for proposals is 5:00 PM EST, January 15, 2020:

    Attn: Dr. Louis B. Daniel, III
    Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
    1050 N Highland Street
    Suite 200 A-N
    Arlington, VA 22201
    Email: ldaniel@asmfc.org 
    FAX: 703.842.0741  

    Contact:
    ldaniel@asmfc.org

  • ACCSP Fisheries Data Coordinator

    Post Date: Dec 10, 2019

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of ACCSP Fisheries Data Coordinator. The incumbent is responsible for applying specialized fisheries knowledge to collecting, managing, processing and disseminating data housed in Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) systems.  Specific duties include 1) working with the Program Partners and ACCSP staff to provide data support for data-intensive activities (such as stock assessments), 2) assisting staff in the design, building and maintenance of fisheries data structures, 3) providing quality control and monitoring for ACCSP partner data feeds and deployed ACCSP data collection systems, 4) working with ACCSP technical committees in guiding the evolution of ACCSP data collection standards, 5) providing support for data requests that cannot be fulfilled through on-line tools, 6) following established quality control/quality assurance protocols for all information systems during the entire data life cycle, 7) providing technical support for end users, and 8) performing related duties as required as the ACCSP evolves. See ACCSP's website (www.accsp.org) 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 (asmfc-jobs@asmfc.org) by the closing date of January 31, 2020. The vacancy number (19-011) must be identified in the subject line.

    Contact:
    cbutler@asmfc.org

  • ACCSP Recreational Fisheries Data Coordinator

    Post Date: Dec 12, 2019

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qulaified applicants for the position of ACCSP Recreational Fisheries Data Coordinator. The incumbent is responsible for ongoing implementation of state conduct of Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) surveys on the Atlantic coast, including the Access Point Intercept Angler Survey (APAIS) and the For-hire Telephone Survey (FHTS).  The incumbent provides program support to partner agencies conducting MRIP surveys from Georgia through Maine and acts as a liaison between ACCSP partners conducting MRIP survey(s). In addition, the incumbent will support other aspects of the ACCSP program and perform related duties as the ACCSP evolves. See ACCSP's website (www.accsp.org) 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 (asmfc-jobs@asmfc.org) by the closing date of January 31, 2020. The vacancy number (19-012) must be identified in the subject

    Contact:
    cbutler@asmfc.org

  • Fisheries Biologist 3, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

    Post Date: Dec 05, 2019

    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Biologist 3. The incumbent is responsible for implementation and supervision of all fisheries management activities in Fisheries Management Area 6 located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Area 6 is defined as the lower Delaware River watershed downriver from the mouth of the Lehigh River, specifically sub-sub-basins 2 D-F and sub-basin 3; and the lower Susquehanna River watershed downriver from and including the Conewago Creek basin on the east side and the Codorus Creek basin on the west side, specifically sub­sub-basins 7 G-K. The employee has a substantial role in meeting Pennsylvania's requirements pertaining to Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission mandates with respect to management of Atlantic Sturgeon, Striped Bass, American Eels, and potentially Atlantic Menhaden in the Commonwealth and along the coast. Performance of duties in this capacity form the basis for the protection, conservation, and enhancement of the Commonwealth's angling opportunities and aquatic resources in southeast Pennsylvania.

    Contact:

  • 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. 

    Responsibilities:

    • 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

    Requirements:

    • 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 www.ene.com to apply on-line.

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

    Contact:

  • 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: Fish.Outreach@gulfcouncil.org

    Contact:

  • Fisheries Specialist – APAIS Field Technician

    Post Date: Dec 03, 2019

    The Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Specialist – APAIS Field Technician. The incumbent will conduct the field portion of the Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey. This important research study sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and administered by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistical Program (ACCSP), conducts face-to-face interviews with marine recreational anglers. Field staff will travel to assigned sites in their own vehicle 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 using an electronic tablet to perform interviews with anglers at these sites.  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 accuracy and with little aide of field materials (up to 25 or more different species; guides and training will be provided);
    • Complete interviews and upload assignments electronically daily;
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife 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 to Laura Leach, Director of Finance and Administration, at asmfc-jobs@asmfc.org by the closing date of December 20, 2019.  The vacancy number (#19-010) must be identified in the subject line.

    Contact:
    cbutler@asmfc.org

  • 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.

    Contact:

  • USGS Biologist/Fish Biologist

    Post Date: Dec 02, 2019

    The U.S. Geolofigal Survey is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Biologist/Fish Biologist within the Ecosystems Fisheries Program. Some of your specific duties of the incumbent include:

    • Serves as technical staff expert on fisheries and aquatic species research in the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area.
    • Leads USGS fisheries and aquatic species research activities across Ecosystems Mission Area in collaboration with the Department and other agencies and organizations.
    • Develops and evaluates national science program strategies and activities in collaboration with other agencies and organizations to address fisheries and aquatic species research issues.
    • Prepares materials and communications to explain, support, advocate, and defend fisheries and aquatic species research in the USGS, The Department, the Office of Management and Budget, other agencies and organizations, and before Congressional staff and committees.
    • Manages and tracks the fisheries and aquatic species research budget, develops budget justifications and initiatives, establishes funding priorities, and ensures consistency with Ecosystem Mission Area goals.

    Contact: