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  • June 08, 2020 8:50 AM | Anonymous
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    To Prospective Applicants and Professionals:

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is sharing its current list of position vacancy announcements on USAJOBS.  

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    Career Vacancies

    To view and apply for FWS positions, please click here: FWS Vacancy Announcements. If you have a question about a specific position vacancy, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed at the bottom of the announcement.  For more information about FWS job opportunities and employee benefits, please visit our FWS Human Resources page.

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    Students interested in wildlife conservation and stewardship are encouraged to apply for our paid internships through our partnership organizations. Opportunities with FWS and other conservation agencies throughout the country can be found on the following partner's websites:

    *You will need to use the agency filter to see our internships offered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

    Please share this message with other potential candidates and professional representatives who may have an interest in FWS opportunities.  Thank you and good luck!

    NOTE: If you were forwarded this message and would like to be added to our contact list to receive future updates from FWS, please click this link to sign up.

  • June 04, 2020 4:23 PM | Anonymous
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    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has posted announcements for dozens of vacancies for Biological Science Technician (GS-404-5,6 7).  These positions are located at FWS field offices across the United States.

    Click here to view the vacancy announcements.

    Candidates shall apply for the positions and locations you are interested in.  Each announcement provides information on position duties, eligibility, qualifications, and application procedures. Please refer to the agency contact for questions on the vacancy announcement.

    NOTE: If you were forwarded this message and would like to added to our contact list to receive future updates from FWS, please click this link to sign up.

  • June 02, 2020 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    Mark the new dates on your calendar: October 10-15, 2021.  Same venue, same lodging.  Registration will open in 2021. Check the website for details.

  • April 28, 2020 2:57 PM | Anonymous

    Grow Sportfishing & Your Business with This Unique Tool (Licensing Plugin)

    ASA member, Daiwa Corporation, shares how using the new Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Fishing License and Boat Registration Plugin helped increase their web traffic.
  • April 28, 2020 2:54 PM | Anonymous

    MassWildlife Recruits Campers into Fishing

    When asked about this program, Mark Tisa, MassWildlife Director noted, "This pilot expanded upon our successful marketing efforts with a new initiative to recruit campers into fishing. By strengthening our partnership with the state parks, we engaged a new audience and introduced them to fishing.”

  • April 28, 2020 2:53 PM | Anonymous

    2020 Modern Multi-State Conservation R3 Grants Open for Application

    The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is currently soliciting recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) grant applications for the 2020 multistate conservation grant cycle.

  • April 28, 2020 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    Biologist Positions Announced! Application Deadline May 11

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced dozens of Fish & Wildlife Biologist vacancies (GS-7/9 and GS-11) across the United States in Ecological Services Field Offices, National Wildlife Refuges, Private Lands/Partners for Fish & Wildlife Offices, Regional Offices, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Offices, Marine Mammals Program Office, and Migratory Birds Offices. Qualification requirements are listed in each vacancy announcement. 

    Click here to view the vacancy announcements.

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    Positions are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawai'i, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

  • April 08, 2020 8:27 AM | Anonymous

    The Board extended the submission dates for the AREA Awards and Scholarship Programs to be JUNE 1, 2020.  Use the links on the webpage to download the submission form.

  • February 17, 2020 8:05 AM | Anonymous

    View at https://www.fws.gov/partnerships/january2020-list-of-scholarships.html

  • February 17, 2020 8:05 AM | Anonymous

    View at https://www.fws.gov/partnerships/current-internships.html

About us

Our organization leads the discussions for aquatic leaders. AREA is organized for educational purposes. AREA members include representatives of State, Federal, industry, fisheries and educational professionals involved in aquatic resource education programs. The nationwide non-profit Association is created to foster, promote and encourage aquatic education.

Become a member

Show your commitment to increase ARE effectiveness  -
  • Provide expertise regarding aquatic education issues, strategies and methodologies 
  • Provide an organized forum for discussion, deliberation, and resolution 
  • Support aquatic resource management programs 
  • Develop strategic plans for the future; provide organization and direction to AREA members 
  • Serve as a liaison between agencies, industry and state aquatic resource education coordinators
  • Promote education and wise-use management and conservation of aquatic resources and those recreational sports related to them

We invite you to browse our Web site and to support our goals by joining AREA.

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Look at the Regional listing for your AREA Regional Representative.

For payment assistance, contact Treasurer Sarah Chabaane, Phone: 803-737-8483, Email: chabaanes@dnr.sc.gov

For member assistance, contact Member Support,  Carol Paterick, Phone: 301-805-0784, carolpaterick@gmail.com.

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