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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  • ACCSP Data Team Supervisor

    Post Date: May 03, 2021

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of ACCSP Data Team Supervisor. The incumbent is responsible for providing guidance on catch, landings, and biological sampling data related activities including standards, data collection, data warehousing, and data dissemination through ACCSP systems. The Data Team Supervisor provides general team management and oversees the day-to-day activities of data team staff.  In addition, the Data Team Supervisor facilitates support to partner agencies to maintain data feeds and for data-intensive activities. The Data Team Supervisor is responsible for applying specialized fisheries and data management knowledge to collecting, managing, processing and disseminating data housed in ACCSP systems.  The incumbent provides support to the ACCSP Technical Committees, and 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 May 31, 2021. The vacancy number (21-008) must be identified in the subject line.

    Contact:
    cbutler@asmfc.org

  • 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

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

  • Fisheries Technician – APAIS Temporary Field Technician

    Post Date: Apr 23, 2021

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission seeks qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Technician – APAIS Temporary 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, and (when possible) weigh, measure, and identify angler catch to the species level. 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. 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;
    • Use their own motor vehicle.Reimbursed for mileage.
    • 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 questions on tablets and upload assignments using Wi-Fi;
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Marine Fisheries Program 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 (21-007) 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 (21-007) must be identified in the subject line.

    Contact:
    cbutler@asmfc.org

  • 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.

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

  • Request for Proposals for At-Sea Monitoring Training for NMFS NEFSC

    Post Date: Apr 19, 2021

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to conduct components of the At-Sea Monitoring (ASM) Training Program for the NEFSC.

    NMFS is required to collect biological and compliance data aboard U.S. domestic fishing vessels, data which cannot be obtained at the dock or on research vessels. Specifically, NMFS observer data is essential to reliably estimating catch and bycatch, and in helping to implement programs to reduce bycatch. A sharp increase to the coverage rate (up to 100%) for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery in Fishing Year 2022 and observer attrition during the 2020 fishing year have resulted in the need for approximately 140 new at-sea monitors.

    The Awardee shall provide and retain the necessary qualified personnel, materials, equipment, services, and facilities to conduct components of the ASM training for NEFSC. The Awardee shall conduct approximately 4-6 trainings per year. The training will be conducted as a collaborative effort between NMFS and the Awardee; where some components of the training will be conducted by the Awardee and some training components will be conducted by NMFS.

    Applicants seeking to apply to the RFP must submit, as a single file, an electronic proposal by email no later than May 24, 2021. Please see the RFP for complete proposal details, qualifying requirements, and submission instructions.

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    Contact:
    dtompkins@asmfc.org