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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  • Fisheries Technician – APAIS Field Technician

    Post Date: May 07, 2018

    The Atlantic States marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qulaified applicants for the position of Fisheries Technician – 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.

    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 (asmfc-jobs@asmfc.org).  The vacancy number must be identified in the subject line.

    Contact:
    cbutler@asmfc.org

  • Environmental Program Supervisor, NC DMF

    Post Date: May 16, 2018

    The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NC DMF) is seeking qulaified applicants for the position of Environmental Program Supervisor.  The incumbent is responsible for managing the NC DMF 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 are necessary. 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. 

    For additional information about the Division of Marine Fisheries, visit: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/home.

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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.

    DUTIES:
    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 (https://goo.gl/eIXS9B) to complete our application and to submit the required documents.

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  • New York Marine Fisheries Data Entry Clerk, ACCSP

    Post Date: May 16, 2018

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qulaified applicants for the position of New York Marine Fisheries Data Entry Clerk. The incumbent will assist the Assistant State Coordinator and State Coordinator with the organization, quality, and entry of marine fisheries data associated with the New York implementation of Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) programs and standards. The responsibilities of the incumbent will include, but not be limited to, the following:

    Work with state seafood dealers and harvesters, as well as state, federal, and ACCSP staff to implement the ACCSP Standard Atlantic Information System (SAFIS) for on-line electronic Dealer Reporting and electronic Vessel Trip Reporting for commercial catch and effort data that is being developed and maintained by the ACCSP for partner use; perform QA/QC of submitted Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) for completeness of marine fisheries data; contact permitted harvesters to obtain missing information; enter marine fisheries data from VTRs into an established database; promote online reporting to NY’s commercial harvesters and dealers; provide training when necessary.

    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 (asmfc-jobs@asmfc.org) by the May 30th closing date. The vacancy number (0039) must be identified in the subject line.

    Contact:
    cbutler@asmfc.org

  • 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. 

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