Topic ID #38959 - posted 11/19/2017 3:23 PM

College Instructor looking to join field crew for winter break- 12 yrs experience


I will be available for fieldwork from December 8th, 2017 until January 23, 2018.  Willing to travel.  12 years of experience in 14 states.

Jacob Spuck M.S., GISP,  FAA 107 Licensed                                                                814-657-2006


I am a professional in the environmental field with 12 years of working experience and 7 years of top-level education, including 4 years of intense graduate work. During this time I obtained many skills and qualities including specialties in Fluvial Geomorphology, Archaeology, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Planning, and NEPA project management. In addition, my research in environmental planning, and in particular the natural gas industry has been published and presented at several national and international conferences. I am currently listed in 9 states throughout the eastern United States and Midwest as a professional Geomorphologist and Prehistoric Archaeology/Historic consultant, and have completed two Army Corp wetland delineation trainings for the northeast United States. In addition, I am licensed as a GIS Professional through the GISCI (License #52110) and Professional Archeological Consultant.  Over the past decade, I have accumulated 35 hours of Project Manager education and have also received my Remote Airman Certificate under part 107 of the FAA and am the owner/operator of a DJI Phantom 4 Drone.  My application for licensure as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) has also been submitted for approval.

Areas of Expertise

Mediation and problem solving skills. Effective management, technical, and supervisory skills. Competent using a wide variety of geospatial software. Extensive public speaking and presentation experience.

• Presenter at numerous International and national GIS and Environmental conferences.

• Published in numerous journals and textbooks throughout the world in the fields of Geology, Earth Science and GIS.

• Managed several Archaeologist,  Geologist and GIS staff in fieldwork.  Lead author of over one-hundred Archaeological, Wetland, Endangered Species and Geologic Reports.

• Served management role for several of the nation’s largest clients in the oil/gas, transportation and telecom industry



Clarion University of PA, Clarion, PA                                                                                                                 2017-

Instructor of Geology, Geosciences and Anthropology

Taught upper-level college classes in Geology, including Stratigraphy and Historical Geology.  Engaged students in sedimentology research by using state of the art equipment such as advanced microscopes, rock saws, Ground Penetrating Radar and soil sifting machines.  Completed and presented soil and geomorphological analysis research at several venues.

AECOM, Pittsburgh, PA                                                                                                                                     2015 to 2017

Geoarchaeologist/Geoscientist II

Served as Principle Investigator for several Fluvial Geomorphology projects.  Responsible for deep testing reports and communicating with state and federal agencies about projects within floodplains.  Completed soil logs and cross sections using Geological software.  Used and introduced high-accuracy GPS and survey equipment to complete advanced geospatial and surveys in several mid-Atlantic states for FEMA.  Also introduced real-time GIS software in order to send archaeological data directly to the cloud from the field.  Updated real-time databases and shapefiles daily for some of the nation’s largest oil and gas and energy clients.  Assisted in the mainstreaming of company policy and procedures for GIS Best Management Practices.   Responsible for GIS map production for fieldwork and reports. 

Black and Veatch Engineers (Contract), Pittsburgh, PA                                                                              2014 to 2015

Senior Environmental Regulatory Specialist (Cultural Resources), GIS Support

Lead supervisor for multiple vendors to ensure all pertinent NEPA environmental regulations were met for the nation’s largest telecommunications company. Principal Investigator for several environmental and cultural resource projects involving tribal communication and due diligence.  Communicated directly with several federal and state agencies, including SHPO, FEMA, US Fish and Wildlife and the Bureau of Land Management among many others.

Lennon Smith Souleret/Markwest Energy Partners, Pittsburgh, PA                                                             2012 to 2014

Environmental Permitting Specialist, Supervisor of GIS

Played lead role in the development and setup of GIS services for new company branch. Took on decision-making role in the routing processes of hundreds of millions of dollars of pipeline and natural gas infrastructure. Principal Investigator for all archaeology, wetland and geomorphology reports. Survey and GIS responsibilities for endangered species surveys.

Bowman Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA                                                                                                                  2011 to 2012

Environmental Scientist II/ GIS Analyst

Direct management of as many as 10 Archaeologists and Geologists in the field for cultural resource, wetland and geomorphology/deep testing projects.   Composed wetland/stream delineations and geomorphology assessments. Obtained strong background in project management by creating and lead authoring the offices first Phase I Geomorphology and Archaeology investigations.

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA                                                                                     2011 to 2013

Instructor of Geography and Geology

Developed effective research communication skills as an undergraduate instructor teaching Geology courses

Paciulli, Simmons and Associates, LTD, Farifax, VA                                                                                     2011 to 2012

Principal Investigator

Direct management of Archaeologists and Geologists in the field. Obtained a strong background in project development. Planned and conducted all phases of planning projects. Gained experience in facets of environmental management and capable of handling a great deal of responsibility.

Quaternary Geological and Environmental Consultants, LLC, Erie, PA                                                          2010 to 2012

Geology Technician

Daily interfacing with a variety of professionals, including engineers and geologists on various projects. Compiled reports and records for Phase I and II reports. Implemented policies and procedures from the NEPA process. Introduced innovative GIS techniques, resulting in significant time and budget savings on projects.


¨      Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL                                                                         (All course work completed. Expected Fall 2018)                                                                  

Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Geography              


¨      Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA                                                                                      2009

Master of Science, Environmental Planning


¨      Clarion University of PA, Clarion, PA                                                                                      2008

B.S., Physical Geography/Archaeology


Additional Skills

• Skilled in majority of GIS software, MS Office and CADD


AECOM Project Management 2-day Training (2016), Army Corp of Engineers 40 hour Wetland Delineation training (2012), Biological Hazards (2016), Business Writing (2016), Chevron Safety Training and Hazard Recognition (2012), Citizens Guide to Effective Participation in NEPA (2016), Confined Space Entry Awareness (2016), Consol Energy Safety Training (2012), Defensive Driving (2016), Defining Scope (2017), Developing and Controlling Project Schedules (2017), Fall Protection (2016), Fit for Duty (2015), Heavy Equipment (2016), Identifying Project Risks (2017), Lockout/Tagout (2012), Managing Project Organization (2017), Markwest Energy Safety Training (2012), MSHA 40 Hour New Miner Training (2012), OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training (2015), OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher (2016), Planning Project Costs (2017), PEC Safeland USA (2016), Resource Recovery and Conservation Act Training (2016), Risk Management (2016), Risk Response and Control (2017), Shell Life Saving Rules (2016), Swamp School 40 hour Wetland Delineation for Oil and Gas sector training (2013), Swamp School Wetland Ferns (2016), Swamp School Sedges, Grasses and Rushes (2016), Task Hazard Assessment (2016), Trenching and Excavation Safety (2016), Williams Energy Safety Training (2012), Noble Energy Safety Training (2012)

Recent Publications/Projects

“Geomorphological Evaluations for I-95 Sector-B, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania” June 2016

“Geomorphological Evaluations for Emergency Skinners Falls Bridge Repair, Wayne County, Pennsylvania” April 2016

“Archaeological Investigations of the Proposed 1,000 Acre Amazon Solar Farm, Accomack County, Virginia” June 2015

“Geomorphological and Archaeological Investigations of the Proposed Columbia Gas Line, Allegheny, Washington and Greene County, Pennsylvania” May 2014

“Archaeological Investigations of Shell Energy Ohio River water well sites, Beaver County, Pennsylvania” 2014 “Threatened Species (Northern Harrier) Field Survey for the proposed Chapman Development Site, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania” March-May 2014

“Wetland Delineations for Peoples Township Gas Line extensions, Jefferson, Indiana, Westmoreland and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania” 2013-2014

“Archaeological Investigations for PNG TP-371 Pipeline Expansion, Armstrong/Indiana County, Pennsylvania” 2012

"Phase I Environmental Assessment for the proposed Noble Energy Bolitho Natural Gas Wellpad Site , Ford City Doddridge County, West Virginia" June-July 2012

"Archaeological Investigations, Rollins Ford Roadway Expansion, Gainesville, Virginia". January 2012, 62

"Geomorphological Investigations at the proposed Ford City Sewerage Project, Ford City Armstrong County, Pennsylvania". 2012

"Geologic and Geomorphology Investigations at the proposed SR 1015 Carlton Bridge Replacement, Crawford County, Pennsylvania”. 2011


Pennsylvania BHP Professional Consultants, American Association of Certified Planners, USGS Student Member and GIS Corp Officer, American Cultural Resources Association, FAA




Jacob C. Spuck

Ph.D. Candidate/GIS Professional

Pittsburgh, PA 15214



Environmental planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and site prediction modelling in the cultural resource planning field, geological applications, Geomorphology and land use, remote sensing, Ground Penetrating Radar


2018(Expected) Ph.D. The Florida State University(Physical Geography), Tallahassee, FL

2009 M.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania(Environmental Planning), Indiana, PA

2008 B.S. Clarion University of Pennsylvania(Physical Geography/Geomorphology): Minor(Anthropology) Clarion, PA


Environmental Science, GIS, Latin America, Earth Science, Landforms of the World, Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Hydrogeology, Historical Geology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology


2017-                   Instructor of Geology, Geosciences and Anthropology, Clarion University, Clarion, PA

2015-                   Geoarchaeologist/Geoscientist II, AECOM, Pittsburgh, PA

2014-2015         Sr Environmental Regulatory Specialist (Archaeology), Black & Veatch, Pittsburgh, PA

2012-2014         Environmental Permitting Specialist, Supervisor of GIS, Lennon, Smith Souleret Eng, Coraopolis, PA

2012                   GIS Specialist, Mark West Energy Partners, Cadiz, OH

2012                   Environmental Scientist/GIS Analyst , Bowman Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA

2011                   Principal Investigator/Field Director, Paciulli, Simmons & Associates, Fairfax, VA

2011-2012         Adjunct Geology Instructor, Pennsylvania State University-Dubois, PA

2010-2011         Geology tech, Quaternary Geological & Environmental Consultants,Erie, PA

2009-2010         Teaching Assistant, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2009                   GIS Analyst I, Venango County Planning, Franklin, PA

2008-2009         Research Assistant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

2006-2008         GIS Club Vice President, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Summer 2009   Archeology Field School Unit Supervisor, Allegheny National Forest- Clarion University of Pennsylvania



¨      Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute, GIS Professional

¨      United States Geologic Survey Volunteer, National Map Program and GIS Corps Officer

¨      American Planning Association Student Member


Spuck, J. (June, 2016) Phase I Geomorphological Evaluations for I-95 Sector-B, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Spuck, J. (April, 2016) Geomorphological Evaluations for Emergency Skinners Falls Bridge Repair, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Spuck, J. (October, 2015) Geomorphological Evaluations of the proposed Penn East Pipeline, Various Counties, Pennsylvania

Spuck, J. (July, 2013) GIS and Asset Management. Pennsylvania Borough News

Mcpheters, H and Spuck, J. (2012) Phase I Environmental Assessment of proposed Bolitho Wellsite, Doddridge County, West Virginia

Spuck, J. (2012) Geoarchaeological Investigations at the proposed Ed Zappi Well Site, Washington County, PA

Spuck, J. (2012) Archaeological Investigations at the proposed TP-371 Project, Armstrong and Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Spuck, J. (2012) Archaeological Investigations at the proposed Rollins Ford Project, Gainesville, Virginia

Vento, F. and Spuck, J. (2011) Geomorphological Investigations at the proposed Ford City Sewerage Project, Ford City Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Armstrong County Planning Commission

Vento, F. and Spuck, J. (2011) Geologic and Geomorphology Investigations at the proposed SR 1015 Carlton Bridge Replacement, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.PennDot Engineering District 1-0

Spuck, J. (2011) Geomorphological trends in Marcellus shale gas well production. GSA Annual Program (43) 1. 2011

Spuck, J. (2012) Integrating Volunteered Geographic Information and geospatial tools for post-impact assessment in areas affected by extreme events.

Spuck, J. (Submitted, May/2012) Using Remote Sensing and GIS technologies to identify and map populations affected by extreme events.


“Scientific American: Environmental Science 1st edition”, W.H. Freeman, November 2011 (Now in Print)


Spuck, J. November 2017. Clarion University Youth Day, Pennsylvania, Using UAV’s for Geologic and Archaeological research

Spuck, J. October 2017. Northwest Pennsylvania GIS Conference-Clarion, Pennsylvania, Geoarchaeological Investigations: Using Geospatial Tools to Predict Complicated Urban Archaeological Site Locations

Spuck, J. and Kodlick, J. July 2011. Bowman Consulting User Group Conference, Pennsylvania, Consulting and Cultural Resource Management

Spuck, J. October 2011. Northwest Pennsylvania GIS Conference-Clarion, Pennsylvania, The Progress of Volunteered Geographic Information in Natural Hazard Planning

Spuck, J. April 2011. ESRI Petroleum Group Conference-Houston, Texas, Geo-visualization of the Distribution of Marcellus Shale Gas Well Drilling

Spuck, J. March 2011. Geological Society of America/North-Central Conference-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Geomorphological trends in Marcellus shale gas well production

Spuck, J. November 2010. International Cartographic Association Conference-Orlando, Florida, Volunteered Geographic Information: A Superior way to ensure quick and efficient evacuation and rescue during the onset of a natural hazard or extreme event

Spuck, J. May 2010. GIScience IGERT Representing Reality Conference-University of Buffalo, New York, Short-term chronological visualization of post hurricane destruction in Puerto-Rico using GIS

Spuck, J. April 2008. Northwest Pennsylvania GIS Expo- Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Mapping Pennsylvania State Roads and Their Vulnerability to Flood and Landslide Hazards

Spuck, J. November 2007. Carnegie Science Center Lab Presenter- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, An Introduction to Google Earth

Spuck, J. May 2006-Clarion University- Clarion, Pennsylvania, Using Land Use Cover to Examine Water Quality Near Unmapped Coal Mines



Spuck, J. 2010. Florida State University College of Graduate Studies travel scholarship, International Cartographic Association Conference-Orlando, $300.

Spuck, J. 2010. Florida State University College of Graduate Studies travel scholarship, University of Buffalo IGERT Representing Reality Conference, $300.

Spuck, J. 2010. University of Buffalo IGERT Representing Reality Conference scholarship, $680.

Spuck, J.2005-2010. Second Presbyterian Church Academic Scholarship ~$3,000/year.


CAD, ERDAS Imagine, ESRI ARC GIS (Arc Catalog,ArcEditor, ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcMap, ArcPad, ArcView), Fulcrum, Garmin, Magellin and Trimble GPS, GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), Geoda, GeoGraphix, gINT, HAZUS, IDRISI, Leica, Microsoft Office, Python, R, SPSS, STARS


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