Posted on June 12, 2023

Vacancy Announcement

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The allocation deadline is Friday, July 7, 2023.

The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) seeks candidates for the position of Fishery Specialist. The specialist will assist in the preparation of fishery management plans, which requires a broad range of technical and communications skills.

This is a highly visible, demanding position. The successful applicant will work closely with the Council staff, as well as other professionals from state agencies, the federal government, fishery user groups, and academic institutions.


  • Support the development of fishery management actions by the Council.
  • Assist in the preparation of documents, including Environmental Impact Statements for fishery management plans/amendments and other related documents.
  • Compile and analyze fisheries, environmental, biological, social, economic, and other technical data using databases and statistical analysis software.
  • Communicate technical concepts effectively to decision-makers and the public.
  • Work collaboratively with other fisheries scientists, economists, and social scientists.
  • Prepare meeting summaries and assist in the conduct of public meetings.
  • Conduct other tasks as assigned.


  • General understanding of or experience in the management of fisheries in federal waters.
  • Experience working cooperatively with small teams to complete tasks under demanding deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complicated issues to diverse audiences.
  • Graduate degree in fisheries policy or science with experience in resource or fisheries-related analysis.
  • Ability to research and analyze pertinent technical data and an understanding of various technical information sources.
  • Demonstrated quantitative analytic and technical writing skills.
  • Familiarity with plotting and analysis of data with Geographic Information Systems and solid understanding of Microsoft Office software packages.
  • Experience with R and Rstudio a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills and ability to synthesize technical information from a variety of sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet exacting deadlines.

Further information about the position and the application process are available in the vacancy announcement.