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Last Update: September 2, 2020

Full time positions

Ecological Restoration Specialist – Coastal Wetlands, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (Boston, MA)

  • Full Time
  • $64,294-$94,119
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/02/2020
  • Duties:
    • Using partnership-based approach, perform technical site assessments to determine appropriate restoration methods, develop strategic work and funding plans, and guide projects through implementation
    • Manage development of site identification tools and assess potential projects, in coordination with Division staff and partners
    • Provide programmatic support for the Coastal Wetland Practice Area by evaluating new and innovative restoration techniques that emphasize improving coastal weland adaptation to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise
  • Qualifications:
    • At least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology, or public health of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity
    • Contact: Georgeann Keer
    • Link to Posting

Interdisciplinary Ecologist/Mathematical Statistician, NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC/Protected Species Division (Honolulu, HI)

  • Full Time
  • $44,597
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/04/2020 
  • Duties:
    • Participate in the Cetacean Research Program focusing on data collection, survey design, and population assessment analyses for marine mammals
    • Study marine mammal populations, including estimating abundance or other life hisotry characteristics for cetaceans using distance sampling, mark-recapture, and other statistical approaches
    • Creat data extractions, post-process data, evaluate scientific data, review test results and reports, and report on misinformation in data to open further investigation
    • Collaborate with Pacific Islands Region agencies, NOAA Fisheries, and stakeholders by providing advice and research on issues related to marine mammal ecology, abundance and distribution, and management needs
    • Develop and present stock assessment models and analyses at meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Qualifications:
    • Basic requirement of positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for expeirence OR combination
    • See posting for specific postion series qualifications
    • Agency Contact: Sonia Kapoor, (703) 259-9468, sonia.kapoor@noaa.gov 
    • Link to Posting

Research Associate in Fish Restoration Ecology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

  • Full Time, 1-year position
  • $42,000
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/04/2020
  • Duties:
    • Literature review of habitat requirements for native Great Lakes fish species that are known to use coastal “shoreline” habitat for some part of their life cycle
    • Help develop recommendations to NOAA for establishing historical or spatial “benchmarks” that represent high quality shoreline habitat for target fish species
    • Join lab at University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability once restrictions are relaxed or work remotely from current location while meeting with the project team by video
  • Qualifications:
    • B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, fisheries and wildlife, or related field
    • Experience in fish biology or ecology is required
    • Background in statistics and prior experience working on data synthesis or literature reviews is desirable
    • Link to Posting

AGFC Biologist Specialist, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (Rogers and Monticello, AR)

  • Full Time, two positions
  • $45,274
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/04/2020
  • Duties:
    • Fisheries Management Biologist
    • Standardized fish population surveys, onsite and offsite angler surveys, stakeholder engagement, fish habitat improvement projects, analysis of survey data, etc.
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s in biology, fisheries, or related field plus two years’ experience in fisheries management or a related field
    • Master’s Degree preferred and will substitute for two years’ experience
    • Contact: Jason.olive@agfc.ar.gov
    • Link to Posting

Fisheries Laboratory Technician, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (Seattle, WA)

  • Full Time
  • $20.00/hour
  • Start Date: 09/21/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/04/2020
  • Duties:
    • Make standardized observations such as species identification, length, weight, behavior, growth, survival, reproductive condition, and/or signs of parasites, diseases or pathogens, fin clips or tags
    • Collect and organize biological and habitat samples and collections
    • Summarize and input biological or habitat data on field forms, electronic data loggers, and/or desktop computers. May assist with preliminary data summaries and analyses, technical report writing, or database management
    • Perform precision aging of various fish species in a laboratory setting. Record age and growth data in the appropriate format
  • Qualifications:
    • Position/Project Specifics requires successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in biology or environmental science
    • Some higher range knowledge required by the position includes basic principles and protocols of fish biology to make readings, measurements, and observations; execute tests; collect samples
    • Contact: PSMFC Human Resources, recruit@psmfc.org
    • Link to Posting

Fisheries Technician 1 – CWT Recovery Surveys, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (Lodi, CA)

  • Full Time
  • $16.50-17.00/hour, DOE
  • Start Date: 10/05/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/07/2020
  • Duties:
    • Participate in survey crews that conduct regional fishery presence/absence research, recreational/commercial fishing surveys, anadromous fish escaptement surveys, or tag detection and mark recovery surveys.
    • Collect and organize biological and habitat samples and collections
    • Summarize and input biological or habitat data on field forms, electronic data loggers, an/or desktop computers
  • Qualifications:
    • Upper end of range, one year of Specialized Experience or a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major or at least 24 semester hours of coursework in any combination of scientific or technical courses
    • Contact: PSMFC Human Resources, recruit@psmfc.org
    • Link to Posting

Wildlife Biologist III - Fisheries, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (Richland County, SC)

  • Full Time, Temporary
  • $40,759-$58,086
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/11/2020
  • Duties:
    • Designs, plans, and executes survey and research projects directed to the development, protection and enhancement of the Regions fisheries resources
    • Disseminates information through reports, technical journals, and oral presentations
    • Conducts outreach activities to resource user groups, public and private organizations
    • Investigates fish kills and proposed development projects that impact public aquatic systems
  • Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a master’s degree in biology, chemistry, or wildlife management and two years’ experience in fish wildlife or marine management or research programs
    • Preferred qualifications include advanced knowledge of aquatic biotic processes; experience in development and implementation of fisheries survey, development and research projects; Ability to analyze, compile and report project results; ability to disseminate information to the public and peers; strong statistical foundation with experience in statistical software (e.g. SANS)
    • Link to Posting

Fisheries Technician, Sterling Caviar (Sacramento, CA)

  • Full Time
  • Competitive/Based on Experience
  • Start Date: 09/28/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/14/2020
  • Duties:
    • General site maintenance, feeding, and operations of production systems
    • Handling of fish for harvesting/moving/grading purposes
    • Assist with repair and maintenance of existing systems and building of new projects within in skill capabilities
    • On-call rotation that may require responding to alarms outside of normal operational hours
  • Qualifications:
    • Aquaculture, fisheries or biological education are desirable but not required
    • Strong mechanical skills and experience plumbing are a plus
    • Contact: Josh Lang, jrl@sterlingcaviar.com
    • Link to Posting

Wildlife Biologist and Fisheries, Hermann's Fish Farm (Robstown, TX)

  • Full Time
  • Salary DOE
  • Start Date: 07/15/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/15/2020
  • Duties:
    • Join team at Herrmann’s Fish Farm, family owned fish hatchery
  • Qualifications:
    • Experience in operation of a fresh water fish hatchery
    • Raising fish and fish farm duties
    • Management of lakes and ponds to include electrofishing surveys, aquatic vegetative control, management goals with plans, fish stocking, installation of aeration and feeders
    • Degree desired, but not required
    • Contact: Kathy Herrmann, 361.387.7819, kathyherrmann@herrmannsfishfarm.com
    • Link to Posting

Aquaculture Technician, Homegrown Shrimp USA (Indiantown, FL)

  • Full Time
  • $45,000
  • Start Date: 07/15/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/15/2020
  • Duties:
    • Standard aquaculture practices as related to Whiteleg Shrimp
    • Including but not limited to: daily animal husbandry, feed prep, water chemistry, general lab techniques, culturing of live feed, animal handling, collection and harvesting animals, data keeping, weekly sampling, and packing animals
  • Qualifications:
    • Minimum of Associate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Animal Science, Natural Science, or closely related field. Experience with vannamei can be substituted for a degree
    • Prefer Bachelor’s degree in biological or physical science and two-year husbandry experience with aquatic species
    • Contact: Technical Manager, homegrownshrimp@gmail.com
    • Link to Posting

Research Assistant, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (Sanibel, FL)

  • Full Time
  • $34,000
  • Duties:
    • Support ongoing research, monitoring, and restoration of water quality and marine and estuarine habitats
    • Work with continuous water quality sondes and preparing and calibrating equipment for long-term deployment in the estuary
    • Data entry, data analysis, graphing, and presenting results at local conferences
  • Qualifications:
    • BS in marine, estuarine, environmental science, or closely related field.
    • Requires open water SCUBA certification and enough diving to complete scientific tasks
    • Link to Posting

Coastal Biologist, National Audubon Society (Moss Point, MS)

  • Full Time
  • $45,000
  • Duties:
    • Biological assessments & stranding response – daily beach surveys to monitor turtle nesting and hatching emergencies; collection of biological samples; respond to stranded sea turtles; monitor for Least Tern and Black Skimmer nests; report stranded mammals
    • Reporting and permitting process – assist with state and federal permits and subsequent compliance reporting related to beach renourishments, construction projects; track and analyze County response for wildlife management; review and comment on planning and environmental compliance documents
    • Outreach and program development
  • Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in biology, ecology, marine science, coastal management, geology, environmental science, wildlife management/biology, or related field.
    • Two+ years applied field science experience with demonstrated success monitoring for nesting turtles (1+ year)
    • Link to Posting

Program Assistant-Conservation Programs, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Silver Spring, MD)

  • Full Time
  • Duties:
    • Update and maintain AZA’s conservation database using Association Management Software; Query data for communications and to track member accountability; Maintain consistent communication with members submitting data
    • Develop, review, and edit conservation and science related publications and presentations
    • Assist with general administration of AZA’s granting programs and maintain consistent communication with applicants, reviewers, and awardees
    • Verify data, update, and maintain the SAFE Program databases, tracking spreadsheets, and handbook; Process new program proposals and assist with coordination of program plan review; Develop and run SAFE Program database queries as needed
  • Qualifications:
    • HS degree plus experience in data management and processing, or background in the biological sciences
    • Skilled in entering and managing data accurately, querying data, and reviewing and formatting reports
    • Familiarity with biology, biological concepts, and/or conservation helpful
    • Link to Posting

Fisheries Biologist Southeast Region Headboat Survey (SRHS), Riverside Technology (Beaufort, NC)

  • Full Time
  • Duties:
    • Primarily administrative support engaged in managing and analyzing fishery dependent data from the recreational headboat fishery in the Southeastern United States from NC to TX
    • Assist with implementing quality control/quality assurance protocols and measures on resulting data
    • Assist with data collection as necessary
  • Qualifications:
    • MS Degree in Marine Science or a related field of study or BS Degree in Marine Science or related field of study plus three years of relevant experience
    • Knowledge of applying basic concepts, principals, and methodologies of data management and analysis of fishery data
    • Experience and proficient in advanced database software such as SAS, R, Oracle, and Access to summarize date, perform statistical analysis and provide results in presentation or report form
    • Link to posting

Quantitative Research Associate, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Portland, ME)

  • Full Time
  • Duties:
    • Conduct stock assessment and fish population modeling
    • Conduct statistical analyses (including time series, spatial, and multivariate statistics)
    • Synthesis and visualization of modeling results
    • Manage code for manipulating and processing data in accessible and well documented manners
    • Manage large and diverse data sets
    • Perform literature reviews
    • Contribute to writing of project reports and manuscripts
  • Qualifications:
    • Completed (or nearly completed) M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, such as Fisheries Science, Statistics, Ecology, or other related field that demonstrates a strong quantitative background
    • Proficient programmer in R
    • Knowledge of fisheries science, population dynamics, stock assessment, and fisheries management.
    • Experience fitting models to data for fisheries stock assessment and/or experience in simulation modeling 
    • Strong quantitative skills, including experience with statistical analyses (e.g., regression, time series, spatial, and/or multivariate statistics), ecological modeling, and/or simulation modeling
    • Link to Posting

Marine Science/Oceanography Instructor, Sea|Mester (locations vary)  

  • Full Time
  • Competitive
  • Duties:
    • Teach to college-level marine science courses, Oceanography and Introduction to Marine Biology to include lecture and practical activities
    • Developing and grading quizzes and exams, grading papers and presentations
    • Playing active role in every aspect of life afloat, mentoring students, participation in sailing and scuba activities, cooking, cleaning, and provisioning
  • Qualifications:
    • Minimum of Master’s degree in Oceanography or Marine Science with 18 or more credits of documented oceanography or marine science classes taken at master’s level or hight.
    • Experience teaching to an undergraduate level
    • Additional qualifications: PADI Divemaster or Instructor; USCG captains license; RYA/MCA Yachtmaster or Master of Yachts 200 ton; Emergency Medical Technician or other similar medical certification
    • Contact: Kris Stevenson kris.s@gxg.org
    • Link to Posting

Animal Care Specialist I, OdySea Aquarium (Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Full Time
  • Duties:
    • Animal care and management to include regular feedings, water quality monitoring, administering treatments, exhibit maintenance, developing husbandry and veterinary behavioral training programs and environmental enrichment programs as directed
    • Record health and behavior of animals, daily care, treatment administration, behavioral training, acquisition/disposition, and enrichment activities
    • Cooperate with carrying out medical procedures and prescribed protocols
    • Take active role in educating guests with species information and conservation messaging
    • Research and suggest upgrades, enhancements, and changes to exhibit systems, record keeping, animal care, staff development, content messaging, conservation initiatives, and guest experience
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field, or equivalent experience
    • One to two years of professional husbandry, training, and interactive guest experience at a public zoo, aquarium, or similar facility. Emphasis should be on animal care and maintenance of exhibit and holding areas
    • Link to Posting



Fellowships/Internships

EPA Great Lakes Environmental Survey Internship, EPA (Duluth, MN)

  • Full Time
  • Competitive Monthly Stipend
  • Start Date: Summer/Fall 2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/03/2020
  • Duties:
    • Evaluating and comparing the efficacy of survey designs and ecological indicators for the assessment and management of the Great Lakes
    • Developing and applying innovative models, survey designs, and/or remote sensing and genetic indicators to understand the risks of invasive species and/or HABs
    • Developing statistical or numerical models describing the sources, circulation, and disposition of nutrients in the lakes.
    • Designing work-flows that automate and standardize the collection, processing, and management of data from remote sensing platforms, such as autonomous underwater vehicles, satellites, towed sensor arrays, video systems, and moored in-situ sensors
    • Developing and implementing data archiving and storage systems for large collaborative multi-player research programs
  • Qualifications:
    • Masters degree in a relevant field or currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by Sept. 30, 2020. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date
    • Preferred skills: previous research experience or independent studies, beyond lab-oriented course work along
    • Experience with communicating scientific information to technical and non-technical audiencesPrevious numerical modeling experience, regardless of media
    • Experience and/or coursework involving statistical/geospatial analysis, data management, bioinformatics, and/or ecological modeling
    • Experience conducting limnological or oceanographic field work
    • Experience working with aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, insects, plants, or algae, including identifying and counting them and conducting population or community analyses of them
    • Experience and course work in analytical chemistry instrumentation and extraction methods
    • Contact: David Bolfrien bolgrien.dave@epa.gov for questions on nature of research
    • Link to Posting