Posted on February 9, 2024

Vacancy Announcement

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline is Saturday, March 16, 2024. The anticipated hiring date is in April/May 2024.

AVAILABLE POSTIONS: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) seeks candidates for multiple Fishery Analyst and Fishery Specialist positions, focusing on management of the Atlantic Sea Scallop, Groundfish, and Habitat Management Plans, as well as Climate-Resilient Fisheries Management.

These are highly visible positions that provide an opportunity to further develop professional skills and support fishery management actions to be implemented by federal agencies. Selected candidates will work closely with Council members, as well as other professionals from states and federal government, members of the fishing industry, stakeholder groups, and academic institutions.


  • Lead/Support the development of fishery management actions by the Council;
  • Lead/Assist in the preparation of documents, including National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documentation, technical reports, meeting summaries, and public presentations;
  • Compile and analyze fisheries, environmental, biological, social, economic, or other technical data using databases and statistical analysis software;
  • Communicate technical concepts effectively to decision-makers and the public;
  • Work collaboratively with members of the fishing industry and fisheries and social scientists;
  • Assist in the preparation for and conduct of public meetings; and
  • Conduct other tasks as assigned.


In addition to listed items above, fishery analysts will:

  • Participate in regional stock assessment and scientific processes as a representative of the Council staff;
  • Convene and facilitate public meetings and workshops related to climate-resilient fisheries management;
  • Prepare technical reports on the Council’s advancements of climate-resilient management actions; and
  • Assist in development of a 5-year holistic strategic plan for the Council.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be accepted via email (preferred) to or by U.S. mail until the closing date of March 16, 2024.

Please send a cover letter indicating the position you are applying for (Analyst or Specialist), an example of your writing, and a resume or CV detailing education and experiences.

Further details about the work environment, professional qualifications, minimum educational requirements, analytical skills, communication skills, and the application process are available in the Vacancy Announcement.