Topic ID #34352 - posted 1/2/2015 10:44 AM

Cultural Resource Professional/RPA Crew Chief looking for FT job-MD,VA,DC (EDIT)




                                                                      Tel: 484 560 1141
Columbia, Maryland




·       Archaeologist with strong educational pedigree, possessing experience in archaeology of Middle Atlantic region, modern conservation methods, tribal consultation, artifact identification, museum exhibitions, and recording/database tracking. 

·       Additional expertise in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and standards, esp. SOI standards in Historical Archaeology and Historical Preservation as well as Section 106 of the NHPA, Section 4(F) of the Department of Transportation Act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).



College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (2011-2013)

Masters in Historical Archaeology


Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA (2007-2011)

Bachelors in History and Archaeology


Kutztown University, Williamsport Field School (2009)

·       Studied archaeological field methods with Kutztown University’s Anthropology Department

·       Underwent full Phase III excavation on contact period site in northern Pennsylvania



Register of Professional Archaeologists



Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Corel office integrated software

SPSS statistical software 5.5-6.1

Trimble Global Positioning System (Hand-held and Differential)

Inkscape Vector software 9.0

IForm software for IPad (2.5)




Cultural Resource Specialist I                                                          October 2014 - Present

HDR, Vienna, VA

·       Relay geographic and topographic information in the field, via Trimble total stations and handheld units.

·       Responsible for thorough investigation and excavation of historical and prehistoric sites.

·       Compile and prepare archaeological site records, prepare short technological reports about cultural resources in a concise manner, and assemble and summarize information from notes and files.

·       Assist in pre-field research, including records searches, map checks, and database searches.

·       Conduct archaeology excavations using standard techniques, including unit layout, controlled excavation, artifact retrieval, feature documentation, and site mapping.

·       Assist with report preparation and artifact stabilization and curation.

·       Apply research practices to archaeology collections, preforming shelf surveys of collections, and recorded information using automated systems.



Crew Chief & Laboratory Manager                                                         April 2014 - Present

Archeology Testing & Consulting, Inc., Silver Spring, MD                                                     

·       Manage archaeology technician staff in the field, providing for their safety and well-being.

·       Responsible for creation of digital maps using Adobe and Inkscape Vector software, as well as implementation of digital mapping system for the laboratory.

·       Generate and map field grids, sites, and maintenance of all field equipment, including replacement or repair of broken and outdated equipment.

·       Create and update laboratory databases, curate and manage collections to be sent to historic state curating.

·       Compile and prepare archaeological site records, prepare short technological reports about cultural resources in a concise manner, and assemble and summarize information from notes and files.

·       Track various forms of data through the data management process, proofreading data for technical errors and content.

·       Assist in the digitization, data entry, and maintenance of anthropological collections and data.

·       Adhere to data standards for collection management, and independently resolve inventory discrepancies using automated or hard copy records.

·       Independently match records to items, identify and resolve inconsistencies, and otherwise use graduate level education on specimen preservation for accurate collections.



Principal Archaeology Technician                                               October 2013 - June 2014

RK&K, Baltimore, MD                                                                                                             

·       Served as Lead technician on all archaeology phase sites. Assisted Field Director with site reporting, research, and mapping.

·       Assisted with artifact identification and conservation in a laboratory setting as well as maintenance and creation of laboratory databases.

·       Led teams, which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse members, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.

·       Gained expertise using digital imaging and integrated office software.

·       Deepened experience with digital cameras and scanners for documenting collections.



Cultural Resource Technician                                                  September 2013 - April 2014

The Ottery Group, Kensington, MD                                                                                         

·       Determined cultural resource potential for telecommunication facilities as well as official reports, research, and mapping.

·       Provided excavation services, paperwork completion and project analysis.

·       Assisted with artifact care and conservation in a laboratory setting. 

·       Utilized database management systems.

·       Assisted with resolution of inventory discrepancies using automated or hard copy records. Resolved inventory discrepancies using automated or hard copy records.

·       Compiled and prepared archaeological site records, prepared short technological reports about cultural resources, and assembled and summarized information from notes and files.

·       Assisted in physical inventory by matching records with items.



Archaeology Technician                                                                    June 2013 - June 2014

Stantec, Inc., Laurel, MD                                                                                                       

·       Provided on-call archaeology technician services to wide variety of construction and conservation projects, at the federal, state, county, and local levels. 

·       Assisted with lab conservation and cleaning of artifacts, as well as geospatial and geographical support for environmental projects. 

·       Compiled and prepared archaeological site records, prepared short technological reports about cultural resources, and assembled and summarized information from notes and files.

·       Applied communication skills to complex and non-routine issues, demonstrating the ability to make informative and persuasive communications in a business setting, including oral presentations on specialized and complex issues.

·       Maintained effective ongoing contacts and working relationships with personnel at various levels throughout the organization.


Archaeology Technician I                                                              July 2013 - January 2014

Louis Berger Group, Washington, D.C.                                                                                  

·       Provided on-call archaeology technician services to federal and local Phase projects, largely on federal transportation projects and military bases. 

·       Responsible for field forms and their completion, gear maintenance and artifact preservation.

·       Managed database systems.



Lab and Field Assistant Archaeologist                                     May 2012 - November 2012

Fairfax County Park Authority, Falls Church, VA                                                                   

·       Responsible for faunal analysis of soil samples from site and flotation records, as well as lab’s type collection for prehistoric and historic ceramics.

·       Led teams of volunteers and interns on-site to Colchester Park and supervised work on test units and corresponding paperwork.

·       Taught basic artifact analysis and soil screening to volunteers.

·       Digitized artifact catalogs into lab’s main collection.

·       Assisted higher-level collections staff with visitors and museum staff in accessing and studying collections.

·       Prepared collections for museum accessioning.

·       Communicated verbally and in writing on complex and controversial issues to public audiences. (This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.)

·       Gained experience in preservation of physical anthropology collections using environmental monitoring software (Climate Notebook).




Editorial Intern                                                                       December 2012 - August 2013

Weider History Group, Leesburg, VA                                                                                     

·       Assisted with creative meetings and design team for upcoming issues.

·       Contributed to archival research and primary document access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, official military reports, local historical records, federal and court documents.

·       Wrote small articles for magazines on relevant historical topics.

·       Applied basic communication skills in the workplace. Demonstrated the ability to communicate with co-workers and superiors in order to receive and carry out instructions and directions.



Intern Collections Manager                                                        December 2011 - May 2012

Pamunkey Indian Museum, Williamsburg, VA                                                                       

·       Worked with tribal council and museum as part of accredited class in native exhibition, curatorship and design.

·       Prepared collections for museum accessioning.

·       Designed and constructed exhibitions per the tribal council’s request.

·       Managed historical artifact housing and long-term maintenance.

·       Worked in teams and led the public in tours.

·       Gained experience related to the field of specimen preservation.



Authored Papers


Master’s Thesis:  A Theory of Economics and Horse Breeding In Colonial Virginia, 1750-1780; A Statistical Model


Authored articles:  “Dig It!”, Civil War Times, October 2013


Authored reports:

·       Cultural Resources Assessment of the Brooks-Haydown Property (44FX3724); Great Falls, VA

·       Cultural Resources Assessment of the Edward T Gross Property (18PR1068); Beltsville, MD

·       Cultural Resources Assessment of the Dr. Horace Wilson House Site (18MO731); Frederick, MD

·       Cultural Resources Assessment of the Zeman Property (18AN1536-18AN1544); Anne Arundel, MD

·       Archaeological Assessment for the Proposed Summit Airport Site #FA 12920797; Bear DE

·       Archaeological Assessment for the Proposed Petersburg Airport Site #FA 94330; Petersburg VA

·       Archaeological Assessment for the Proposed Bromton Airport Site #FA 10110543; Gwynn Oaks MD

·       Archaeological Assessment for the Proposed Pilsen Airport Site # FA 12573521; Randallstown MD


Authored book reviews:  

·       “Uncovering History; Archaeological Investigations at the Little Big Horn by Douglas D. Scott", Wild West Magazine, September 2013


·       "Custer, Cody, and Grand Duke Alexis; Historical Archaeology of the Royal Buffalo Hunt by Douglas D. Scott, Peter Bleed, and Stephen Damm", Wild West Magazine, September 2013




References available upon request




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