Topic ID #24981 - posted 11/24/2012 5:36 PM

Experienced crew chief needs work in western US


Howard L. Smith

46 South Main Street

Richfield, UT  84701



1991 Associate of Business Science, Accounting, McIntosh College, Dover, NH

1991 Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology (Geology minor), Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

1995 Graduate work in Conservation Biology, Brigham Young University

2001-2003 Graduate work in Applied Geography, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM


Listed as Crew Chief on permit filed in Carlsbad Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Permitted as Field Director under Utah BLM Permit No. 08UT82461 (Statewide)

Permitted as Field Director under State of Colorado Permit No. 2009-27

Permitted as Field Director in Eastern Great Basin, Nevada BLM

Professional Experience

William Self Associates, Inc.

Cedar City, Utah

August to October, 2012

 Assistant Crew Chief

   I served as assistant crew chief on two fire surveys in Sanpete and Iron Counties in Utah. Duties included inventory of assigned parcels of land to be reclaimed and recording sites and isolates found on survey.

Cardno ENTRIX, Inc.

Salt Lake City, UT

July, 2010 to August, 2012

 Lead Archaeological Monitor

   I worked as Lead Cultural Resource Monitor on a wind turbine construction project in eastern White Pine County, Nevada, where I monitored construction activities, recorded cultural resource discoveries, and worked closely with Native American monitors and contractors to protect cultural resources in the project area.

 Crew Chief

   I worked on a large survey of a 12,000 acre block of the Dixie National Forest near Bryce Canyon, Garfield County, Utah, conducting pedestrian survey and recording sites.

Power Engineers, Inc.

Meridian, ID

October, 2009 and March, 2010

    I worked on several small survey projects in Los Angeles and San Benito Counties, California, and Gallatin County, Montana.

World Culture, Inc.

Questa, NM

August-September, 2009

   I assisted in the excavation of a proposed home construction site near Questa, Taos County, New Mexico.

Western Land Services, Inc.

Richfield, Utah

July, 2006 to May, 2009

 Crew Chief

   Responsibilities include managing multiple 2-8 person crews during numerous Class III surveys. As crew chief I surveyed seismic lines, pipeline corridors, and well pads. I recorded sites and made eligibility recommendations for those sites. I also wrote and edited parts of reports.

Lone Mountain Archaeological Services

Albuquerque, New Mexico

September 2004 to June 2006

 Crew Chief

   Responsibilities included managing  2-3 person crews during Class III surveys in eastern and northwestern New Mexico. As crew chief I surveyed seismic lines and performed block surveys. I recorded sites on standard forms and made eligibility recommendations for those sites.

Environmental Planning Group

Phoenix, Arizona

October-November 2005

 Crew Chief

   Responsibilities included managing a 2-person crew during a Class III survey in eastern Nevada.  As crew chief I surveyed a powerline corridor and associated access roads. I also recorded sites and made eligibility determinations for those sites.

Bureau of Land Management

Las Cruces, New Mexico

July 2001 to July 2002

 Archaeological Intern

   Responsibilities included maintaining site files, assisting the public with record searches, and field-checking incoming reports. I also performed small, no-find surveys and reported the findings.

Baseline Data, Inc.

Orem, Utah

June-November 2000

 Archeological Technician

   Responsibilities included serving as crew member on two small surveys and a large excavation in northern Utah. I authored one survey report, and co-authored the other survey report.

TRC Mariah Associates Inc.

El Paso, Texas

August 1997 to December 1999

 Archeological Technician

   Responsibilities included serving as crew member for excavations, testing, and surveys, and preparing site maps for drafting in southern New Mexico and western Texas. I also catalogued and analyzed artifacts, wrote and edited parts of reports, and served as crew chief on one project.

Human Systems Research, Inc.

Las Cruces, New Mexico

June 1993 to August 1995

 Archeological Technician

   Responsibilities included serving as crew member for excavation and survey projects in southern and eastern New Mexico, and recording archaeological and historic sites on standard forms. I also catalogued and analyzed artifacts, monitored construction activities, and wrote parts of reports.

References available on request.

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