Fisheries Jobs

Fisheries Observer Alternative Gear Study Multiple States 9/12/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Riverside Technology/NOAA

Location:Miami, Multiple States

Job Description:

Successful candidates will collect data for the NMFS Miami Pelagic Observer Program (POP) for an Alternative Fishing Gear Study. Observers will deploy from fishing ports along the northern Gulf of Mexico coastal areas. Candidates do not need to reside near the POP office in Miami, FL, but must be located along the southeastern coastal areas of the U.S. and be available to travel to assigned fishing ports. Reliable transportation and a current driver’s license are required. Trips vary in length from 1 to 45 days.

Training will be from December 3, 2018 to December 14, 2018 at the NMFS Miami Lab, with deployments beginning January 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2019.

Specific tasks include:

  • Estimating species composition of fish caught, retained and discarded
  • Measure selected portions of catch including incidentally caught marine mammals, sea birds and sea turtles
  • Biological sampling
  • Monitoring of compliance with fishery regulations
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Collection of information on vessel and gear performance and characteristics
  • Collection of information on costs associated with fishing operations

Work can be performed on a variety of vessels including small boats without facilities such as rest rooms or bunks; commercial fishing vessels with minimum (sometimes crude) facilities in less than optimal weather. Observers may use interpersonal communication skills to contact fishermen and schedule observer sampling trips, and observe and document compliance with fishery regulations along with MARPOL.

Required Education:

Bachelors Degree in Science 


  • BS Degree in Marine Biology, Marine Science or related field of study.

  • Must reside along the southeastern coastal areas of the United States.

  • Knowledge of applying basic concepts, principles and methodologies of fish or related biological field sufficient to independently perform scientific tasks using standard methods and techniques.

  • Proficient in the use of fish, invertebrate and protected species identification books and keys; computer literate and experienced with common word processing.

  • CPR and First Aid certifications are required before attending training.

  • Knowledge of southeastern offshore fishery species.

  • Must have ability to tread water and/or swim in an immersion suit and to right and board a life raft.

  • Must be able to manage motion and seasickness.

  • Must be able-bodied for at-sea duty and successfully pass a physical exam before attending training.

  • Have ability to work long and irregular hours; an aptitude for maintaining diplomacy, professionalism, and interpersonal relations in a challenging environment.

  • Ability to operate Government-owned or personally owned vehicles and sampling equipment.

  • Ability to pass a background check.


  • Experience/knowledge with commercial fisheries practices or previous Fisheries Observer experience.

Apply By:12/1/2018



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Posted By: Cody Rewis

Ecologist Georgia 9/11/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Corblu Ecology Group

Location:Woodstock, Georgia

Job Description:

Corblu Ecology Group, LLC is seeking to hire qualified B.S. or M.S. graduates with strong capabilities in aquatic and/or terrestrial ecology. Position is available in Corblu’s Woodstock, Georgia office. This position is a full-time, permanent, mid-level opportunity.

Typical job duties will include, but are not limited to, aquatic sampling for fish and benthic macroinvertebrates, field surveys for protected species (aquatic and terrestrial), water quality sampling, habitat mapping, field delineation of streams and wetlands, floral and faunal surveys, and proposal and report preparation. Occasional travel is expected and candidates should be accustomed to working outdoors under a variety of field conditions. Additional experience working on Section 404 permitting and/or compensatory mitigation projects preferred.

Qualified applicants should have a desire to work in private consulting and possess strong skills in the following areas: 1) verbal and written communications; 2) technical writing; 3) native floral identification; 4) design and execution of field sampling protocols; and 5) a minimum of 2 years working experience in private ecological consulting. High-achieving individuals will have excellent opportunities for advancement.

Corblu Ecology Group offers competitive salaries and benefits (including medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation, holidays, and sick leave), challenging projects, and opportunities for growth in a team-orientated environment.

Only qualified applicants will be considered. Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:
Ms. Brenda J. Poole
Corblu Ecology Group, LLC
3225 S. Cherokee Lane
Bldg. 800
Woodstock, GA 30188

Apply By:12/11/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Program Director III Multiple States 9/4/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:The Nature Conservancy

Job Description:

The Longleaf Pine Whole System Director oversees all aspects of a regional conservation program inclusive of nine state business units and three TNC divisions. He/she provides strategic leadership and support in aligning the Longleaf Pine Whole System with the Shared Conservation Agenda, North America Forest Priority, and Southeast Region’s Shared Agenda and establishes overall conservation priorities for the Conservancy’s leadership role in fulfilling the objectives of the Range-wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf Pine.

The Longleaf Pine Whole System Director serves as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community for the whole system. He/she plays a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. The Director disseminates best practices, provides training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and develop key partnerships with public & private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions, innovative scientific methods, analysis, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs. He/she establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the 9-state range of longleaf pine, defines conservation priorities in the area of responsibility, leads and manages team(s) which support and improve conservation efforts, and build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. He/she engages local community support for local conservation efforts, negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities, and develops and implements conservation strategies.


  • The Longleaf Pine Whole System encompasses nine TNC business units and three TNC divisions.
  • The Director is responsible for leading the longleaf pine whole system program.
  • Manages cross functional, cross business group and other forms of working structures that cross the traditional vertical business units of function and geography and achieves results by persuading, convincing, or influencing TNC staff across the organization to identify and implement shared strategies.
  • Recruits, retains and manages high quality and effective multi-disciplinary staff with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
  • Develops long-term strategies and achieves strategic goals and objectives
  • Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience and judgment.
  • Uses success stories and passion for the mission to generate enthusiasm and support.
  • Serves in leadership role in development, delivery, and implementation of the Longleaf Protection Plan as part of the Southern Division’s Protect Land and Water Strategy for the Shared Conservation Agenda.
  • Represents TNC on the Regional Longleaf Partnership Council and on TNC’s North America Program’s Restore America’s Forests initiative.
  • Liaison to key forest coalitions (e.g. Keeping Forests as Forests), and USFS Region 8 on LLP issues.
  • Requires frequent travel domestically and may require evening and weekend hours.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.


  • BA/BS degree and 10 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Experience directing a major program or project of strategic importance, including management/supervision of multi-disciplinary teams and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and geographic regions.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience negotiating
  • Experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the state or country level.
  • Experience with financial management of a large program.


  • Multi- lingual and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
  • 10-12 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives and experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Politically savvy.


Builds Relationships: Builds productive relationships by interacting with others in ways that enhance mutual trust and commitment.

Collaboration & Teamwork: Works collaboratively with stakeholders across levels, geographies, backgrounds, and cultures to improve decisions, strengthen commitment, and be more effective.

Communicates Authentically: Communicates proactively and in a timely manner to share information, persuade, and influence with the appropriate level of detail, tone, and opportunities for feedback.

Develops Others: Takes ownership to help develop others’ skills, behaviors, and mindsets to help them maximize their workplace contributions.

Leverages Difference:  Demonstrates commitment to harnessing the power of differences strategically; consistently sees, learns from, and takes strategic action related to difference; and demonstrates the self-awareness and behaviors to work across differences of identity and power respectfully and effectively with all stakeholder. Actively seeks to build and retain a diverse workforce and fosters an equitable inclusive workplace by drawing upon diverse perspectives.

Systems Leadership:  Thinks and acts from a broad perspective with a long-term view and an understanding of 1) the dynamic nature of large-scale challenges and 2) the need for integrating five key practices: skillfully engaging appropriate people; providing a clear process for change; taking a holistic view of situations; focusing on a small number of strategic actions, while learning from and adapting them over time; and being aware of how one’s own thinking or patterns of behavior may be limiting change.

To apply, visit

Apply By:12/4/2018

Research Associate I or II Mississippi 8/2/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Research Associate I or II in Amphibian Reproductive Ecology, Endocrinology and Sustainable Collections Management within Zoos and Aquariums

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in collaboration with Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a 2.5 year Research Associate interested in amphibian conservation.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the two departments can be found at

STARTING: As soon as available or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Begins August 1st 2018; will continue until filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek to hire a Research Associate (either a PhD or MS Level) interested in specializing in reproductive physiology, endocrinology and sustainable collections research related to amphibians with particular emphasis on threatened and endangered salamanders, whose research will combine a mix of observational and experimental approaches focused on advances in assisted reproductive technologies and genetic resource banking to support conservation and reintroduction programs.

We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience in reproductive technologies or lab work through internships or job familiarity. A working knowledge of amphibian physiology is not required; although a passion for this particular taxa is necessary. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and endocrinology platforms for amphibian species of concern. Technologies developed may include hormone therapy for the collection of gametes, in vitro fertilization, cryopreservation and genome banking, and hormone assays.

Additional responsibilities may include husbandry and care of the research animal collection; mentoring of interns and undergraduate students; providing assistance to senior scientists, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral fellows in conducting investigations related to Zoo and Aquarium amphibian collections; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate research records through database entry, design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo professionals around the country; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the amphibian conservation lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.

Our partners include the Fort Worth Zoo, Detroit Zoo and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and students accepted into the program will likely be required to travel between our partner institutions for a part of their research.

QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant should have attained a Ph.D. or M.S. in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field.

SALARY: Annual Salary is $35,000-$40,000 + benefits; commensurate with experience.

APPLY: Applications should be submitted electronically on-line at: . Job No. 497446 Application materials include official college transcripts, curriculum vitae, cover letter of intent with three potential references to contact:

For Questions contact:
Carrie Vance, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Apply By:11/2/2018

Posted By: KBrasher