Open Positions

Director Assistant

Institution Oregon State University Discipline administration, education Type of position Director Assistant


The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant to the Director position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The purpose of this position is to provide day-to-day operational support for the Director's office and primary administrative support to the Director of HMSC and other senior staff of the unit to facilitate the mission and coastal programs of Oregon State University (OSU) and strategic plan of HMSC. 

The HMSC is an administrative unit of OSU with a mission of research, education and outreach in marine and coastal sciences. The 49-acre HMSC campus is situated on an estuary in close proximity to the ocean, and has an extensive seawater system, research and teaching labs, classrooms, offices and a library. 

The HMSC Director's office manages the facilities, instruction, research, seawater, and space needs for approximately 120 resident OSU personnel, with an overall OSU budget of $19 million. It is also responsible for administrative and scientific cooperation for six federal programs and one state agency, four institutes, numerous OSU departments and colleges, and facilities supporting public education programs that serve approximately 150,000 visitors annually. It also facilitates coordination of and communication with OSU's coastal stakeholders.  

To Apply:

Go to, posting #0012729. 


Submitted by Leopold Staff
July 14, 2014
Deadline July 17, 2014 Read more »

Large Marine Ecosystem Specialist

Institution Discipline Type of position

Integrated Statistics is looking for a Natural Resource Specialist to work with the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Large Marine Ecosystems (LME) program. The NOAA LME program is a model for implementing ecosystem approaches to assessing, managing, recovering, and sustaining LME resources and environments. Each LME is a relatively large area of ocean space adjacent to a continent, in coastal waters where primary productivity is generally higher than in open ocean areas. NOAA's LME efforts take place at the science/policy interface of ecosystem-based management and adaptive management on the international scale. 


Key tasks may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

·       Work as an integral part of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Science & Technology (S&T) team to provide support to advance LME programs and projects worldwide in partnership with international agencies.

  • Participate in meetings with senior executives and planning officers of local, regional, national, and international organizations—including UN agencies and NGOs
  • Coordinate activities and outputs with the core network of managers and key professionals driving the current 22 GEF-funded LME projects forward in countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • Work with partners in the global LME network (e.g. IUCN, IW:LEARN) to provide technical knowledge and expertise for sharing and application of knowledge and information (e.g. GIS, google ocean/ maps and layers) to help develop online and other products for LME projects, partners, and the public.
  • Work with NMFS S&T team to provide NOAA input and support to LME projects, GEF strategy documents, and US GEF Council members.
  • Work with NMFS S&T team to compile and inventory historical LME project information (from GEF and IW:LEARN sites) as well as provide other NOAA contributions and science and technical support to support LME Global Governance Partnership activities.
  • Provide support to the S&T Marine Ecosystems Division on activities related to integrating ecosystem information into the management of living marine resources.


  • Advanced degree in Ecosystems Studies, Marine Studies, or Planning and Assessment. Experience in spatial analysis and web-based interactive platforms and tools preferred.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and project management skills.

This position is full-time and the rate of pay is $25-32/hr, depending on experience. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans.

For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.

To apply for this position, please visit and click on Employment Opportunities in the left pane. In the list of jobs, click the job name to see the full description. Clicking the Apply Here link starts the application process.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
June 27, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

JIMAR PIFSC Insular Fisheries Research Associate

Institution University of Hawaii Discipline Type of position
DUTIES: Examines methods of fishery-independent data collection for insular fish stocks (reef and bottomfish) in the Pacific Island Region (PIR). Uses non-extractive stereo-video camera techniques to obtain data on commercially valuable insular fish stocks in the PIR. Analyzes video to extract data on abundance and size structure of fish assemblages for statistical analysis and synthesizes results to provide spatially and temporally explicit fish assemblage metrics. Also participates in some field work. 
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Zoology, Biology, Oceanography, or a related field. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience analyzing stereo-video data for reef or bottomfish assemblages in the PIR.
ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge and experience in biology and identification of insular fishes (reef and bottomfish) in the PIR. Must be able to meet and maintain United States (US) Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work location. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien. Ability to use standard computer software used in science such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases (Access, Oracle, MySQL), statistical programs (Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), R), e-mail, and internet
access programs. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to meet and maintain US Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements for working in a federal facility, which includes being fingerprinted and having a federal background check performed prior to date of hire and maintained throughout duration of employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to participate in field operations aboard small boats in sometimes rough sea conditions. Able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds. Must be able to obtain and maintain NOAA Medical Clearance for embarking/working on NOAA research vessels which
includes providing proof of required immunizations and/or obtaining and maintaining the necessary immunizations as required by NOAA Marine and
Aviation Operations. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, incumbent will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and as applicable subject to University of Hawaii's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not
limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Wide range of
experience in fish biology and the use of databases. Knowledge of broad range of laboratory techniques and how to operate laboratory equipment. Some
Geographic Information System (GIS) computer experience and experience with Event Measure or similar software used to analyze stereo-video data.
INQUIRIES: Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (Oahu).

Please go to, click on "Employment"; select "Apply" and navigate to "See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job." You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or
need assistance, please call (808)956-8344. 



Submitted by Leopold Staff
June 27, 2014
Deadline July 7, 2014 Read more »

Wildlife Biologist

Institution US Geological Survey Discipline Government Biologist Type of position Wildlife Biologist

Are you a Wildlife Biologist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for providing customer service? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!
Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? 
This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
June 27, 2014
Deadline July 9, 2014 Read more »

California Delta Science Progam Seeks Lead Scientist

Institution California Delta Stewardship Council Discipline Aquatic or Ecosystem Science Type of position

The U.S. Geological Survey and the California Delta Stewardship Council are seeking an internationally recognized aquatic or ecosystem scientist to become the Lead Scientist of the Delta Science Program.  The Lead Scientist leads the Delta Science Program and is the principal liaison between the Science Program, the Delta Independent Science Board (ISB) and the DSC. The Lead Scientist works to implement the activities of the Delta Science Plan.

The Lead Scientist:
• Provides an independent voice for Bay-Delta Science, particularly on difficult issues that could compromise scientists employed by other entities;
• Ensures the Delta Science Program is the ‘honest broker’ of science;
• Maintains adequate fire-walls and independence on issues to ensure trust and the integrity of the scientific process is maintained;
• Prepares with others and delivers an Annual State-of-Science Address;
• Oversees activities called for in the Delta Science Plan as well as the development of the Science Action Agenda and State of Bay Delta Science as identified in the Delta Science Plan;
• Oversees periodic updates of the Delta Science Plan and ensures the Delta Plan encapsulates scientific developments;
• Briefs the Council as well as other senior state and federal staff and legislators on scientific issues;
• Oversees a program of research grants and fellowships;
• Oversees the independent scientific review of federal and state agency activities in the Delta;
• Motivates, advises, and mentors Science Program staff.

An important aspect of the job includes developing, leading and sustaining dialogues and public discussions of technical issues among the stakeholder community, managers and directors of implementing agencies, and academic researchers.

THE INDIVIDUAL: The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in a field related to water or ecosystem science and at least 10 years’ experience as an academic practicing scientist or engineer. This individual will have a proven track record of project management involving five or more other professionals with varying expertise. This individual will have a strong record of scientific research and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This individual will also have demonstrated experience advising high-level managers in science-based decision-making and will have the capability to guide the application of an adaptive management process to resource management policy decisions in the Delta.

THE APPOINTMENT: The Lead Scientist is secured through a multi-year appointment with the U.S. Geological Survey. The appointment can be either (1) an assignment to the USGS from any public, university or non-profit institution via the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program; or (2) as a USGS position. The Lead Scientist will work at the DSC, Delta Science Program office in Sacramento, California.
For more information on how to apply, contact Michelle Shouse (

Submitted by Elizabeth Canuel
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
May 13, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

Communications Manager

Institution Center for Ocean Solutions Discipline Journalism, Communications Type of position Communications

The Communications Manager for the Center for Ocean Solutions (the Center) provides leadership, strategic direction, program development, and implementation for the Center’s communications program. S/he develops and implements strategic communications that advance the Center’s mission of working to solve the major problems facing the ocean and preparing leaders to take on those challenges.  

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Manager serves as a key member of the Executive Director’s team and works closely with the Science Director, staff, and collaborating institutions including the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Communications Manager drives all communications initiatives in support of the goals outlined in the Center’s Strategic Plan.


Interested applicants should apply at, Job ID 62727. To be considered, candidates will include a cover letter and resume. Please note a background check will be required for all final candidates.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
May 2, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »


Institution Discipline Fisheries Type of position Executive Director


Seafood Harvesters of America is a national non-profit 501(c)(4) organization whose members are commercial fishing organizations from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico to New England. The purpose of the Seafood Harvesters is to ensure a plentiful and lasting seafood harvest for America through education, stewardship, and accountability in our fisheries.

Seafood Harvesters of America is searching for an Executive Director who will have full authority and responsibility for managing the corporation and its affiliated charitable nonprofit organization. The Executive Director is responsible for all financial, administrative, fundraising and program responsibilities outlined below as well as all other duties required.

To Apply: contact Sydney Cook at Engage Strategies at 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
March 17, 2014
Deadline March 21, 2014 Read more »

Station Manager

Institution Tobacco Caye Marine Station Discipline Type of position

Tobacco Caye Marine Station (TCMS) is an education and research facility on the island of Tobacco Caye within the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. The station manager is responsible for all aspects of the continuing operations of TCMS from scheduling and leading international and domestic students groups in the classroom and in the field to assisting visiting researchers collect data on the health of the Belize Barrier Reef System (BBRS) World Heritage Site (WHS).

Person specification: They are looking for an individual or couple with a strong background in marine science, environmental education and with experience of working in remote and challenging locations. They will also consider applications from couple where one partner has a marine science background providing that the other partner possesses a complementary skillset and there is an existing track record of having worked together in similar positions. One or both applicants should have extensive in-water experience, preferably a mixture of diving and snorkelling.

Role Responsibilities

  • Hosting and guiding domestic and international student groups participating in field study programs.
  • Providing education on the tropical marine environments of Belize through a mixture of classroom based learning and snorkel excursions to the reef, mangrove and seagrass habitats of the SWCMR and beyond.
  • Coordinating study group programming with supplier in Belize and abroad.
  • Securing continuing business for TCMS’s education programs through designing and marketing marine ecology field courses for new and existing clients.
  • Recruitment and management of volunteers and interns and providing sufficient opportunities for professional and personal development during their placements.
  • Development and implementation of funding proposals for new research projects and grants for further development of the Station.
  • Liaising with governmental, national and international departments and organisations.
  • Managing the station – administration, finances and budgets, general maintenance including the building and grounds, solar power supply, lab equipment and snorkelling gear.
  • Managing website, social media, email and developing promotional materials.


To Apply:   Apply with CV/resume, covering letter and details of two references to info@tcmsbelize.orgincluding the phrase ‘Application for Station Manager Vacancy’ in the title. Applicants invited to interview will be notified within a fortnight of the closing date. Interviews will conducted remotely via Skype.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline February 21, 2014 Read more »

Marine Habitat Program Outreach Specialist

Institution Discipline Type of position

Will provide expertise to strengthen state, federal, and external partnerships through the implementation of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP); will complete the 2014 NOAA report on the implementation of the National Fish Habitat Partnership Memorandum of Understanding; and will support the National Fish Habitat Board in setting agendas and coordinating discussions to advance priorities of the Partnership including participation on key Board committees. Will support the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Board member through preparations for upcoming meetings; will support regional NMFS staff in furtherance of their energy-related activities including under the Federal Power Act; and will support national habitat conservation policy initiatives through NOAA's Habitat Blueprint ( This support will require participation in hydropower relicensing-related calls, attendance at applicable meetings, tracking of relevant projects, compiling and summarizing issues, and development of responses to inquiries on hydropower related issues. Will facilitate communication and coordination between regional, legal, and headquarters staff.


To Apply: Follow instructions at link. 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

Research Assistant, Marine Biology & Oceanography

Institution Cal Poly Ocean Observing Systems Discipline Oceanography, Marine Biology Type of position Assistant Scientist

Under the direction of the Professor, the Marine Biology and Oceanography Research Assistant is responsible for maintaining field equipment, data acquisition and processing for the Cal Poly Ocean Observing Systems located in Morro Bay, San Luis Bay and along the central coast. The Marine Biology and Oceanography Research Assistant will also be responsible for assisting in the implementation and management of collaborative fisheries research program and other applicable areas as they arise.


To Apply: follow instructions at link. 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »