Job listings

For a broader list, please visit the Job Board on the National AFS website.

3/18/18 – Fish Biologist (Biostatistician), US Fish and Wildlife Service. The USFWS is currently advertising  a GS-12 Fish Biologist (Biostatistician) position in Livable, Lovable Lodi, California.  The position announcement closes March 28, 2018.  As Fish Biologist (Biostatistician) with the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office’s San Joaquin River Restoration Program you will assist in the development of sound restoration plans and management recommendations necessary to restore and maintain fish populations in good condition, including naturally reproducing and self sustaining populations of salmonids and other fish.  Lodi is nestled among vineyards of old vine Zinfandel grapes in the Central Valley of California. The Mokelumne River flows along the edge of town, forms Lodi Lake and offers an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Being centrally located you are within two hours of Central California beaches and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  Small town atmosphere, yet close to the metropolitan areas of San Francisco and Sacramento. San Joaquin River Restoration Program   Vacancy Announcements: – MP;​ – DEU

3/18/18 – Research Associate‐Fish Health, The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, Souris,  Prince Edward Island. See announcement hereApplications are accepted until the position is filled; only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

3/18/18 – Fish Farm Tech, Pacific Seafood. See announcement here.

3/18/18 – Fisheries Geneticist, Hagerman Genetics Lab, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish CommissionClosing Date: March 30, 2018.  The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking Fisheries Geneticists with experience in population genomics, association mapping, and mixed stock analyses. Positions are part of the Fishery Science Department, but will be located with the genetics group at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman, ID. This research group is involved in testing conservation, evolution, and ecological theories related to salmonids and other fishes. The employee will work under the Lead Geneticist, in association with CRITFC geneticists and technicians, as well as staff of the Fishery Science Department in Portland, OR. Efforts will focus on applying empirical genetics/genomics data to address questions related to conservation and recovery of steelhead, Chinook, sockeye, and coho salmon, white sturgeon, Pacific lamprey, and other fishes of the Columbia River Basin. Position Details:

  • Starting Salary: $57,098 – $88,974(CRITFC equivalent to GS11/12)
  • Department: Fishery Science, Genetics
  • Classification: Full-time, Regular, Exempt
  • Location: Hagerman, Idaho

3/1/18 – Senior Environmental Scientist – Supervisor position for the Bay-Delta Region Fishery Restoration Grant Program.  This position leads the Regional oversight of the Fishery Restoration Grant Program, coordination with the Watershed Restoration Grants Branch, and supervises Environmental Scientists assigned to review, implement, and evaluate Fishery Restoration Grant Program projects within the Bay Delta Region.  The full job announcement can be found at:  Please note there are specific application filing requirements including supplemental questions and submittal of a resume.  Applications will be accepted until March 21, 2018. No applications will be accepted that are postmarked beyond that date. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eric J. Larson,

3/1/18 – Instream Flow Assistant, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. ODFW’s Water Program is hiring an Instream Flow Assistant. Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Instream Flow Study Assistant)    The Instream Flow Study Assistant will lead field staff in developing and conducting instream flow studies on streams to determine instream base flows. S/he will determine base flow needs for fish which is one component of the Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS). The strategy is designed to help Oregon meet its future water needs in terms of water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem functions by coordinating efforts between agencies at the state level, providing the tools and coordination needed by local governments and working constructively with federal agencies.  This position will also help the water program understand the impact of climate change on instream needs and develop techniques, strategies and tools to address these challenges and will work with ODFW’s research groups to understand species flow needs into the future including the use of species distribution models, climate data, ecosystem service models to evaluate different land/water use scenarios.  The Position Closes on 3/20/2018.

2/14/18 – IEP Program Manager:    Department: CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Classification: Senior Environmental Scientist, Specialist. Program: Interagency Ecological Program. Location: San Joaquin County. Filing Date: Until Filled. Hiring Manager: Gregg Erickson, CDFW. <> For any questions about the advertisement, please contact the Hiring Manager Gregg Erickson, CDFW.

2/7/18 – Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor for the Anadromous Program(CDFW Fisheries Branch).  This position will cover a variety of program responsibilities, including anadromous restoration, water-fish issues, permitting, non-game native and sturgeon recovery. The advertisement and duty statement can be found at the following link: Position open until filled.

1/29/18 – Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor, a Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist, and three Environmental Scientists. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has five new vacancies in the State Water Project Permitting Program in the Water Branch. These new positions include a Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor, a Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist, and three Environmental Scientists. The new unit will be responsible for 1) developing and implementing a new incidental take permit for impacts to longfin smelt as a result of ongoing operations of the State Water Project, and 2) engaging in the ongoing reinitiation of consultation on the current biological opinions over state and federal water project operations. Both of these efforts will require close collaboration with state and federal agencies, including the US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Department of Water Resources.  Ideal candidates will have strong quantitative and analytical skills and a strong interest in the policy area of water management and the ecology of fishes.  Excellent writing skills are also important.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop and implement creative, novel approaches to avoiding, minimizing and mitigating impacts to threatened and endangered fish species from operation of one of the largest water infrastructure systems in the United States. If you are interested in contributing to ongoing science and monitoring efforts in the Delta and developing innovative solutions to some of the most challenging water issues in California, I encourage you to consider applying. Please also consider sharing this announcement with potentially interested candidates within or outside CDFW. If you have questions, or would like to learn more about these opportunities, please call Brooke Jacobs or see the CalHR job announcement links below.  Final Filing Date: Until Filled.

Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor:

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10/27/17 – Fish Farm Technician, VeroBlue Farms, Webster City, Iowa. VeroBlue Farms is a land based aquaculture company located in the Midwest.  We are currently the largest land based aquaculture facility in North America. We are currently looking for aquaculturists to add to our team of skill professionals. See the position description and application information here.

10/27/17 – Internship Opportunity, VeroBlue Farms, Webster City, Iowa. VeroBlue Farms is a new and vibrant company that is leading the True Blue Revolution in aquaculture. We are the largest onshore, indoor fishery operation impacting people, communities, and the world. We are accepting applications for our summer internship program. We are looking for high performance, passionate, and sustainability minded college students who desire to make an impact on their world. Our interns can expect to learn about all facets of aquaculture and land based fishery operations. Our program is designed to provide an in-depth, hands on experience with VeroBlue Farms through mentorship, teamwork, and hard work. The internship covers multiple aspects of our operation, from pre-nursery, nursery and grow out barn operations. See the position description and application information hereApplications received and interviews completed November 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018.