Posted on November 28, 2018


The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking candidates for a Fishery Specialist with experience in economics. This is a highly visible, demanding position. The specialist will assist in the preparation of fishery management plans and be expected to conduct numerous economic analyses that require a broad range of technical and communications skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will work closely with the Council staff, as well as with other professionals from state agencies, the federal government, fishery user groups, and academic institutions, and be required to:

  • Assist in the preparation of documents, including Environmental Impact Statements for fishery management plans and amendments;
  • Compile and analyze fisheries, environmental, biological, socio-economic, or other technical data using appropriate database and statistical analysis software;
  • Prepare meeting summaries and assist in the conduct of public meetings;
  • Develop economic analyses of fishery management alternatives, including cost-benefit analyses or analyses of cost effectiveness;
  • Communicate economic concepts effectively to decision-makers and the public;
  • Work collaboratively with other fisheries scientists, economists, and social scientists; and
  • Conduct other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have: (1) a solid grounding or experience in the management of fisheries in federal waters; (2) experience working cooperatively with small teams to complete high-pressure tasks under demanding deadlines; (3) a demonstrated ability to explain complicated issues to diverse audiences; and (4) a Master of Science Degree in economics with experience in resource or fisheries-related economic analysis.

ANALYTICAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS: This position requires numerous analytical and communication skills, which are described in detail in the vacancy announcement.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: By January 22, 2019, applicants must submit a cover letter, writing examples, and a brief résumé detailing education and experiences that clearly support the position requirements. Submission details can be found in the vacancy announcement. The anticipated hiring date is March 2019.

QUESTIONS: Contact Council Deputy Director Chris Kellogg at (978) 465-0492, ext. 112;