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Last Update: October 14, 2020

Full time positions

Fisheries Biologist, Orutsararmiut Native Council, Bethel, Alaska

  • Full Time, Permanent
  • Salary: $50,000-65,000 + DOE with full benefits
  • Last date to apply: 9/25/2020 or until filled
  • Duties 
    • Execute fisheries research projects
    • analyze fisheries data
    • grant writing
    • management and reporting
    • attend fisheries management meetings
    • coordinate fisheries educational outreach efforts
    • supervise up to 10 seasonal fisheries technicians
    • Maintain and repair equipment 
  • Qualifications
    • Solid understanding of fisheries and ecological principles
    • B.S. or B.A with major in fisheries or a related field in contemporary anthropology
    • Familiarity with human dimensions and resource management in AK is preferred
    • Experience working with Tribal organizations and knowledge of AK’s subsistence management concerns
    • Grant writing, budgeting, outdoor, and communication skills
    • Willingness to travel for meetings
    • 3 years of relevant work experience (M.S. Degree substitutes for 2 years)
  • Contact : Janessa Esquible-Hussion 907.543.2608, jesquible@nativecouncil.org
  • Link to Fisheries Biologist Posting

Marshbird Technicians, Louisiana State University (Louisiana)

  • Temporary Position
  • Salary: $10 per hour and housing
  • Start Date: 02/01/2021  (Ends in June)
  • Last Date to Apply: 10/15/2020
  • Duties
    • Perform point count surveys for secretive marshbirds
    • Conduct vegetation surveys and water measurements
    • Assist in capturing wild birds.
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, wildlife management, botany, or other natural resource field.
    • Ability to work in harsh conditions (extreme heat, mud, biting insects, dangerous reptiles)
    • Ability to work irregular hours 
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Contact: Joe Youtz jyoutz1@lsu.edu 
  • Link to Marshbird Technician Posting

Marine Mammal Rescue Specialist, Marine Animal Rescue Specialists Inc. (California)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Last Date to Apply: 10/15/2020
  • Duties:
    • Marine mammal rescue involving capture, handling, and transport
    • Assessing distressed marine mammals
    • Operating winches and air compressors
    • Trailering and small boat driving
    • Maintaining and repairing vehicle, boat, and equipment
  • Qualifications:
    • Wildlife capture and handling experience
    • Knowledge and ability to identify marine wildlife
    • Able to learn numerous beach and shoreline access points
    • Physically fit, a strong swimmer, and comfortable lifting  at least 75 lbs
    • Experienced trailering and boat driving
  • Contact: Peter Wallerstein
  • Link to Marine Mammal Rescue Specialist Posting

Marine Science Educator, Sanibel Sea School (Florida)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: TBD
  • Start Date: 11/01/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 10/16/2020
  • Duties:
    • Ensure safety of children and adults in outdoor/marine environments
    • Passionately convey marine science knowledge
    • Help promote the Sanibel Sea School
    • Assist with maintenance of facilities/equipment
    • Provide support for projects as needed
  • Qualifications:
    • College degree with a background in Environmental Education, Biology, Marine Biology, Early Childhood Education, or similar field
    • Experience working with children
    • Certifications (or capable of obtaining certifications) in CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding 
    • Strong swimmer and comfortable in outdoor setting
  • Contact Person: Shannon Stainken
  • Link to Marine Science Educator Posting

Naturalist Position, Missouri Department of Conservation (Missouri)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $35,700 - $44,616
  • Last Date to Apply: 10/21/2020
  • Duties:
    • Creates and conducts learning programs
    • Answers public inquiries
    • Helps plan, write, and edit newsletters to the public
    • Coordinates with and trains volunteers
    • Assists with program prop maintenance, interpretive displays, and live animal care
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation, Biological Sciences, Education, or related subjects
    • One year of interpretation and/or teaching experience
    • National Association for Interpretation certification is desired
    • Must maintain a valid, current driver’s license 
  • Contact Person: Robyn Parker
  • Link to Naturalist Position Posting 

Coordinating Wildlife Biologist – Wetland Specialist,Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever  (Wisconsin)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $46,473 + Health Benefits and Retirement Package
  • Start Date: 11/23/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 10/23/2020
  • Duties: 
    • Provide wetland management technical assistance to field offices and landowners
    • Management plan development 
    • On-site monitoring; potentially off-site monitoring as well
    • Provide training to NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Services) and partners regarding wetland management
    • Lead workshops for landowners regarding easement and wetland benefits
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in environmental or natural resources field 
    • Experience with wetland and grassland management
    • Knowledge of conservation/wildlife programs provided by federal, state, & local entities 
    • Experience with NRCS Easement programs is preferred 
  • Contact Person: Human Resources
  • Link to Coordinating Wildlife Biologist Posting

GIS Analyst, Perennial Environmental Services (Texas)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: TBD
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 10/31/2020
  • Duties
    • Procure, process, and analyze geo-spatial and field survey data
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer science, or environmental science
    • 2 years experience in any occupation involving use of GIS & GIS tools or Master’s degree in GIS or environmental science
    • Expertise in Trimble Products, ESRI product suite, MS Access, and Google Earth
    • Competence in Python
    • Familiarity with Model Builder, VBA language script.
  • Contact: Allison Wilkins
  • Link to GIS Analyst Posting

Wildlife Biologist-Monitor, Energy Environmental Group (New Mexico)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $60,000 to $70,000 DOE
  • Start Date: 10/01/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 10/31/2020
  • Duties:
    • Ensures compliance with government regulatory agencies,  wildlife mitigation measures, and biological survey requirements
    • Identifies/documents environmental concerns/non-compliance 
    • Completes and submits biological reports to the Environmental Lead.
    • Ensures installation of flagging and signage to mark environmentally sensitive areas. 
    • Performs data collection and analysis
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in biology, environmental science, natural resources, wildlife biology, or related discipline required
    • Experience working on transmission line/utility projects
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Ability to lift 40-50 lbs.
    • Ability to traverse challenging terrain to perform biological inspections
  • Contact Person: Raina Johnson
  • Link to Wildlife Biologist-Monitor Posting

Invasive Species Data Specialist, Great Basin Institute (California)

  • Temporary Position
  • Salary: $28 per hour
  • Last Date to Apply: 11/01/2020
  • Duties
    • Promotes and implements best data management practices to support refuge staff as they address invasive species management.
    • Evaluation, standardization, and organization of invasive-species datasets
    • Supports development and implementation of workflows and supports invasive species prioritization workshops.
    • Data Management, Tool Development, and Maintenance
    • Invasive Species Information Communication: 
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in natural resource management or related discipline
    • Experience in data collection and management
    • Proficiency in using Access and/or R to run standard database queries or execute scripts
    • Experience with mobile data collection tools such as Arc Collector
    • Experience with applications of GIS mapping and related software, technologies and products
  • Link to Invasive Species Data Specialist Posting

Ph.D./M.S. Research Assistantships – Auburn University, Alabama

  • Salary: $25,000 
  • Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2020
  • Duties
    • Research assistantship for studying ecological, evolutionary, and limnological mechanisms involved in plankton communities.
    • Extensive focus on HAB’s 
    • Includes field experiments, monitoring, lab-based analysis, and modeling.
  • Qualifications
    • Prior coursework in ecology, limnology, and statistics.
    • M.S. in Biology, Ecology, or related field.
    • GPA of 3.2 or higher.
    • Above average GRE scores with a 4.0 or higher for analytical writing
  • Contact: Alan Wilson 334.246.1120, wilson@auburn.edu 
  • Link to Ph.D./M.S. Research Assistantships Posting

North Pacific Fisheries Observer, A.I.S., Inc. (Alaska)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: Commensurate with Experience
  • Start Date: 12/10/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 12/07/2020
  • Duties:
    • Work at sea collecting and recording fish catch/discard and biological samples aboard commercial fishing vessels.
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Biology or other natural science is required
    • 30 semester hours of biological coursework (1 course that required extensive use of dichotomous keys)
    • Previous observer experience and sea and fish research experience is strongly preferred
  • Contact Person: Bob Boutilier
  • Link to North Pacific Fisheries Observer Posting

Scientist - Aquaculture, Ocean Associates, Inc. (Washington)

  • Full-time Position
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Last Date to Apply: 12/10/2020
  • Duties:
    • Assist in building and maintaining holding and culture systems
    • Assist in feeding fish larvae and adult fish (Includes production of live feed - e.g., rotifers and artemia)
    • Collect data during spawning and rearing of fish 
    • Collect data on physical/chemical parameters of life support and live feed production systems
    • Assist in collecting records of marine fish held in netpens.
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree with major directly related to fisheries, oceanography, social science, natural science, mathematics, or hydrology
    • 2 years of experience in related field (or 6 years combined education and experience).
    • Knowledge and experience in rearing and maintaining fish
    • Knowledge and experience in rearing live foods for marine fish (preferred) 
    • Knowledge and experience in spawning fish (preferred)
  • Contact: Ocean Associates Inc.
  • Link to Scientist-Aquaculture Posting

Entry Level Aquatic Biologist , Aquatic Control, Inc. (Indiana)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $16.75/hour plus 1.5 times for work over 40  hours
  • Start Date: 02/01/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 01/18/2021
  • Duties:
    • Application of EPA registered aquatic herbicides and algaecides
    • Installation and maintenance of aerators, fountains, and compressed air systems
    • Completion of fish management surveys via electrofishing
    • Assist with fish survey report writing
    • Speaking at pond clinics, trade shows, conferences, and public meetings
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of experience in fisheries/aquatic science, agriculture, or natural resources
    • Experience with aquatic vegetation identification
    • Ability to drive a truck while trailering a boat
    • Basic mechanical ability (experience in outboard motor operation is a plus)
  • Contact Person: Jimmy Ferguson
  • Link to Entry Level Aquatic Biologist Posting

Fisheries Biologist, Aquatic Environmental Service, Inc. (Georgia)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: TBD
  • Start Date: 11/01/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2021
  • Duties:
    • Perform various lake management duties
    • Assist with GIS/mapping projects 
    • Plan and design aquatic environments and recommend correct aquatic species to meet plan goals
    • Assist as needed with stocking fish
    • Help as needed with office support
  • Qualifications:
    • Knowledge and application of general fisheries management, lake mapping/GIS, and fish identification
    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Fisheries Management, or related area (Advanced degree desired)
    • 2+ years of industry/technical experience in a related position
    • Must be able to pass the required physical
  • Contact Person: Sharon Williams, 770.735.3523, office@lakework.com 
  • Link to Fisheries Biologist Georgia Posting

Scientist R&D Molecular Biologist, Varigen Biosciences (Wisconsin) 

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $17.00 - $22.00 per hour
  • Duties
    • Contribute to development of new DNA manipulating products
    • Develop new methods to amplify, clone, express, and sequence large DNA
  • Qualifications
    • B.S. degree in scientific discipline and 1+ years postgraduate lab experience
    • Strong communication and computer skills
    • Expertise in cloning, sequencing, amplification, expression, and related techniques is ideal
  • Link to  Scientist R&D Molecular Biologist Posting

Communication and Outreach Specialist, Ocean Associates, Inc. (Massachusetts)

  • Full Time, Permanent
  • Salary: Commensurate on Experience
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duties
    • Communicate agency activities to a general audience
    • Develop story ideas, content, and visual support products
    • Plan, publicise, and develop promotional material
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a field related to fisheries or communication and three years of relevant experience
    • Ability to promote and organize science outreach events
    • Ability to produce articles and digital content to promote NEFSC science accomplishments
  • Link to Communication and Outreach Specialist 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 Coastal Biologist 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 Program Assistant 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 Fisheries Biologist Southeast Region 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 Quantitative Research Associate 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 Marine Science/Oceanography Instructor 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 Animal Care Specialist Posting



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