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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  • APAIS Temporary Field Technician

    Post Date: Mar 07, 2018

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commisison is seeking qualified candidates for the position of APAIS 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, 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 filling out field intercept forms with anglers at these sites in addition to completing several other required study forms. 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 extreme accuracy and with little aide of field materials (up to 25 or more different species; guides and training will be provided);
    • Complete survey forms and submit to supervisor weekly;
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 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, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1050 N. Highland Street; Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201 ( The vacancy number must be identified in the subject line. Applications must be received by March 28, 2018.


  • 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.