Death Valley NP GIS Intern (PO-00735815)

Come join the SCA Flood Recovery Team at Death Valley National Park and get paid to thoroughly explore the Lower 48’s largest national park. In the late summer of 2022, flood waters ravished Death Valley’s usually dry landscape and caused extensive damage to its backcountry road network. This opportunity will directly impact the repair and future management of Death Valley’s recreation resources. The position will generally work an 4 day on 3 day off work schedule and will spend most of their time working GIS database management. This position will provide an opportunity to experience the vast wilderness of Death Valley, while also giving them time to integrate into the Park Community.

Position Duties:

  • Engage with field personnel on data management practices and quality control while promoting healthy group dynamics, and promote effective and productive teamwork
  • Use technical equipment including Geospatial Data Collectors and GIS software
  • Communicating in a professional manner with the public
  • Recording work totals and written reports for submission to NPS partners

Work Breakdown:

  • Data processing and written reports (75%)
  • GIS data collection throughout Death Valley National Park (15%)
  • Other duties as assigned (10%)


  • At least 18 years of age and no older than 30 years of age by position start date
    • Veterans may be 35 by position start date
  • Have a background in geography, natural resource management, environmental policy, botany, geology, biology, ecology, or a related field.
  • Desire to perform data management, and data cleaning, which includes parsing through spreadsheets for errors that were made in the field
  • Ability to work independently and think on your feet
  • Commitment to service in working conditions that will include extreme temperatures, high winds, precipitation, and remote locations
  • Ability to pass an NPS background check


  • Health Insurance
  • Living allowance of $600/week
  • 1,700 hour AmeriCorps award ($6,895)
  • Housing provided for duration of program

Provided Trainings & Certifications:

  • ESRI Software Trainings – ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ESRI Field Maps App
  • Federal Resume / USA Jobs Training

Housing will be furnished by the NPS in Death Valley. The closet town with services is Pahrump, NV, which is perfectly situated half way between Death Valley and Las Vegas. It provides access to ample outdoor recreation pursuits, as well as, all of the

Position ID: PO-00735815

Expected Dates: January 8, 2024 - January 3, 2025

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Death Valley NP, Eastern Sierra, Alabama Hills, Manzanar NHS

Main Area of Focus: Geographic Info Systems (GIS, includes GPS)

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Days off, shopping, etc

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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