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Physical Science Assistant


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Boulder City, Nevada

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Position Type


National Park Service – Mojave Desert Network


Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Boulder City, Nevada

Living Allowance:


AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,172 (pre-tax).

Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by Friday, 07/15/2022

Title of Position

Physical Science Assistant

Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the National Park Service are seeking an intern who will assist with monitoring the hydrology and ecology of desert springs across the Mojave Desert Network.

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Navigating to remote backcountry parking locations and field sites
  • Driving long distances on highways and on poorly maintained dirt roads
  • Hiking up to 10 miles per day to field sites, sometimes on uneven or steep terrain and/or in challenging weather
  • Camping up to 4 nights in a row, sometimes in primitive conditions
  • Collecting hydrological and ecological data at desert springs
  • Preparing backcountry travel plans
  • Maintaining field vehicles and water quality instruments
  • Disinfecting field vehicles, sampling equipment, and camping gear
  • Entering, uploading, and reviewing data in the office
  • Following safety training and promoting program safety

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., physical science, biological science, engineering)
  • Ability to hike up to 10 miles per day for multiple days on steep or uneven terrain in potentially challenging weather (e.g., heat, cold, rain, wind)
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or be a registered Sex Offender & must submit to a background screening

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience camping in primitive conditions for multiple days
  • Experience using water quality instruments
  • Experience identifying plants of the Mojave or Great Basin regions
  • Experience working in Survey123, AGOL, or other GIS software


  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,172 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)
  • Training in hydrological and ecological field methods, field safety and logistics, and data management and GIS software

How to Apply

Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

If you have questions about this position please contact Lisa Thai, Stewards Program Coordinator.

Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

This position is located in Boulder City, NV. View the Google Map in full screen.