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 Field Observer, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

    Post Date: Apr 20, 2021

    Fisheries field observer responsible for conducting field observations aboard commercially licensed vessels; will collect necessary data of commercial harvest and incidental capture of Atlantic sturgeon and various turtle species. Must record data retrieved during observations accurately and via data entry. Is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all assigned equipment; may assist with written and phone –in information request and interact with commercial licensees during observation trips. When not conducting field observations may report to main office and assist with data and research. This position is intended to conduct field observations aboard a vessel 2-3 times per week, not to exceed 30 hours. This work may include early morning hours, weekends, or 10-12 hour working days, but is variable depending on available trips.

    Must have knowledge of applied seafood harvesting practices and business, scientific knowledge of marine species and the marine environment. Requires well developed skills in speaking and writing; must be able to lift 50 lbs. and large fish, have experience working with commercial fishermen and ability to build a working relationship and have easy recognition of fish species. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, assertiveness and ability to build a rapport with commercial fisherman. Should be organized and detail oriented; will be required to keep accurate and precise records. Technicians will be given necessary training and will be required to pass certification test. Must be able to work independently.

    To apply please send a Resume as well as a Cover Letter to: Christopher.Davis@mrc.virginia.gov

    Find more information here.

     

    Contact:
    For any questions about the position, please contact the lead biologist at (757) 403-1428.

  • Fisheries Management Scientist, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

    Post Date: Nov 30, -0001

    Virginia Marine Resources Commission

    Job Title: Fisheries Management Scientist  

    Hiring Range: $48,391 - $53,000

    Open until: 8/10/21    

    Job Summary: This position requires the ability to perform complex data analyses and interpretation of fisheries and ecological data through the use of statistical software and must be proficient in coding language. It requires strong abilities in public speaking and technical writing.  The successful candidate must be able to disseminate information through the development of fisheries management plans, reports, and presentations, to address marine fisheries management in Virginia, for fisheries managers, industry-based professionals, and the general public. This position requires producing and providing written and verbal evaluations (in concurrence with the Chief and Deputies) on issues before the Commission.  It also requires developing regulatory language, and acting as species-specific experts for the Agency. The successful candidate must be able to represent the Agency and Virginia’s seafood harvesting practices and businesses through inter-jurisdictional fisheries management with ASMFC and MAFMC. This position requires the technical ability to serve on scientific committees and in workgroups through the ASMFC, MAFMC, and other partner organizations. This position works under minimal supervision.

    Minimum Requirements:

    *Master’s Degree in Marine Science, Fisheries Management, Biology, Statistical Analysis or closely related field or equivalent experience in lieu of education will be considered.

    *Extensive knowledge of the seafood harvesting practices and business

    *Scientiļ¬c knowledge of marine species and the marine environment

    *Must have well-developed skills in speaking and writing

    *Must be proficient in computer based data management and statistical analysis (Prefer proficiency in r-Package and SAS and knowledge of Statistical Processes)

    Link to posting: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/233749

    Contact:
    malinda.holden@mrc.virginia.gov

  • Fisheries Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension

    Post Date: Jul 08, 2021

    The Cornell Cooperative Extension is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Specialist to serve as a Marine Program member responsible for assisting in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating various ongoing fisheries programs. Educator will be responsible for promoting program objectives and plans, emphasizing field applied research projects, processing and reporting commercial and recreational fisheries data, education of the fishing industry and community members on the importance of fisheries research, and delivery of fisheries programs in Suffolk County. Educators will spend time on research and fishing vessels, requiring the individual to be at sea for extended periods. The Educator is responsible for assisting in the development, preparation, and submission of grant proposals. This individual represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University as part of program delivery. Several state and federal grants fund this position.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in the field of Marine Science, Natural Science, Environmental Science, or related field.
    • Experience in fisheries and fisheries management.
    • Experience in marine education and community outreach.
    • Experience working with commercial fishermen and the commercial fishing industry on cooperative research projects.
    • Experience working on at-sea scientific surveys.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with and knowledge of commercial fishing gear.
    • Ability to accurately identify local species of fish and be familiar with local fisheries.
    • Experience conducting dockside and at-sea research education demonstration program delivery on commercial fishing vessels.
    • Demonstrated practical skills in grant writing and budgeting.
    • Experience using R, or other statistical software.

    Contact:
    ccesuffolk.org/jobs/fisheries-specialist

  • Fisheries Technician, Cornell Cooperative Extension

    Post Date: Jul 08, 2021

    The Cornell Coopertaive Extension is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Technician to serve as a member of the Marine Program responsible for assisting in the planning and implementing various ongoing fisheries. Educator will be responsible for the delivery of marine educational programs that address local, regional, and statewide programming priorities, emphasizing fisheries demonstration research programming initiatives and the fishing industry and community members' education on the importance of fisheries research. Promoting program objectives and plans, emphasizing field applied research projects, processing and reporting commercial and recreational fisheries data, education of fishing industry and community members on the importance of fisheries research, and delivery of fisheries programs in Suffolk County. This individual represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University as part of program delivery. Several state and federal grants fund this position. The Technician will work as a team member with existing Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff, including fisheries specialists, educators, and technicians. Will receive direction and guidance on daily work activities from Supervisor and Association Subject Educator IIs, as needed.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree appropriate to the position or Associates Degree's responsibilities and two years of transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for bachelor’s degree.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science degree in marine science, natural science, environmental science, and a basic understanding of marine science.
    • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
    • Experience in fisheries and fisheries management. 
    • Experience in marine education and community outreach. 
    • Experience with and knowledge of commercial fishing gear. 
    • Ability to accurately identify local species of fish and be familiar with local fisheries.
    • Experience conducting dockside and at-sea research education demonstration program delivery on commercial fishing vessels.

    Contact:
    ccesuffolk.org/jobs/fisheries-technician

  • MRIP Seasonal Data Field Technician, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

    Post Date: Apr 20, 2021

    The incumbent will conduct the field portion of the MRIP for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission located at 380 Fenwick Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651. This program includes the Access Point Angler Intercept Survey/APAIS  and requires 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 weigh, measure, and identify fish by species name that the anglers have caught.  Assigned sites can include beaches, 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 is responsible for entering this data on a Samsung tablet while speaking with anglers at these sites. Paper forms may be used in the event that the tablet becomes non-functioning. There will be a 2-day training in the actual MRIP procedures including a Fish ID test and a Procedures Test. After becoming qualified to conduct the APAIS there will be on-site training to get the applicant comfortable conducting the survey.

    Must be 21 years old. Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle; personal vehicle use is reimbursed at 57.5 cents per mile, be willing to travel a reasonable distance to reach assigned sites; be available on weekends and weekdays, with additional availability during some evenings and nights.  Individuals should be comfortable approaching and speaking with strangers; handling, measuring, and weighing fish; and working outside for extended periods of time in variable weather conditions.  Must demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and follow prescribed procedures.  Must be computer savvy in Word and Excel, and be able to copy, scan and send data from home. Knowledge of fish species with experience in the area of recreational angling and familiarity of marine waterways in their local area is required.

    Find more information here.

    Contact:
    Those interested may contact Jeff Allen at 757-325-8994 or email at: allenfoxhilllure@cox.net

  • Partner and Employee Engagement Team Chief, USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center

    Post Date: Jul 12, 2021

    We are seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Eastern Ecological Science Center (EESC)’s Partner and Employee Engagement Team Program Manager! This is a new team established at the EESC which is critical to achieving the center’s vision through establishment of partner champions and a highly engaged workforce. Specific duties include:

    • Center Leadership - leading the center's Partner and Employee Engagement Team & working closely with the Center Director and Management Team.
    • Partner Development and Coordination - increase engagement, reach and impact of the EESC’s science capabilities and products through responsive, and well-aligned science investments to partner priorities.
    • Strategic Planning - establish intermediate and long-term strategies to achieve a high performing partner and employee engagement program for the EESC.
    • Program Management - manage and supervise 5-7 biologists and information management professionals to effectively implement the EESC’s partner and employee engagement program.
    • Communications and Information Management - represent USGS Mission Area, Region, and/or center by serving as a point of contact in a variety of scientific, partner and public forums, and provide leadership, guidance and support to EESC team members in developing effective communication products.

    The EESC is multi-location USGS science center including research laboratories in Kearneysville, WV, Laurel, MD, and Turners Falls, MA as well as co-located scientists in other locations in the Eastern U.S. Collectively, the center’s mission is to conduct innovative science to meet our nation’s pressing conservation challenges and support the conservation and management of aquatic and terrestrial resources under DOI trust responsibility. The center’s science program includes a budget of $25 million and approximately 150 scientific and science support personnel. This workforce places value on commitment to excellence, scientific leadership, integrity, innovation, continued improvement, and high relationship trust.

    Open Period: 07/09/2021-07/15/2021

    Link for current Federal Employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607012700
    Link for Non-Federal/Public: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607012600

    Find more information here.

    Contact:
    Please contact Tom O'Connell at toconnell@usgs.gov or 304-620-3759 with any questions about this opportunity.