Topic ID #33461 - posted 8/27/2014 11:19 AM

B.A. with field experience seeking field tech position



jlhippen

Jamie L. Hippensteel

Phone: 717-519-9805  E-Mail: Millersville_hipp@comcast.net


Education

Master of Arts All but thesis at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

            Applied Archaeology- August 2011 to May 2015

Bachelor of Arts Millersville University, Millersville, PA- August 2003 to December 2007.

            Major: Anthropology-archaeology concentration    Minor: History

Anthropology Departmental Honors Thesis- Elizabeth Furnace Plantation: A Ceramic Analysis

Experience

Brown and Gay Engineers, Inc.                                                            July 2014-September 2014

n  Field Archaeologist on a Phase I shovel testing project for a pipeline running through Ascension and Iberville Parishes, Louisiana

n  Completed standardized field forms

n  Identified historic artifacts

n  Used handheld Trimble GPS unit

HDR, Inc.                                                                                                      March 2014-May 2014

n  Field Technician for a Phase I shovel testing project in southwestern Pennsylvania

n  Completed standardized field forms

n  Identified historic and prehistoric artifacts

URS Corporation                                                                                  June 2013-September 2013

n  Field Technician for a Phase I shovel testing project in western Pennsylvania

n  Completed standardized field forms

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Lab Assistant                                January 2013-May 2013

n  Graduate student employee for IUP archaeological services

n  Prepared collections for curation at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC)

n  Created and maintained artifact and photograph inventories using Microsoft Access

n  Utilized Pennsylvania Cultural Geographic Information System (PACRGIS) to locate archaeological resources in an area and obtain information on existing sites

n  Completed Pennsylvania Archaeological Site Survey (PASS) form and Isolated Find/Non-Site form

 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Intern                        May 2012-September 2012

n  Part of the PHAST (Pennsylvania Highway Archaeological Survey Team) program through IUP

n  Conducted archaeological testing for bridge replacement projects

n  Assisted in writing archaeological reports

n  Used ArcMap to create maps of project areas

n  Cleaned and cataloged artifacts and prepared collections for curation at the PHMC

n  Took photographs of project areas and STPs/test units

n  Created and maintained artifact and photograph inventories using Microsoft Access

n  Utilized PACRGIS to locate archaeological resources in an area and obtain information on existing sites

n  Completed Pennsylvania Archaeological Site Survey (PASS) form

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Lab Assistant                         October 2011-March 2012

n  Graduate student employee for IUP archaeological services

n  Prepared collections for curation at the PHMC

NYCHAPS Archaeology Technician                                                          June 2011-August 2011

n  Dill’s Tavern (1794-Present) in Dillsburg, PA

n  Assisted professional archaeologist Steve Warfel with Phase III archaeological investigation

n  Excavated stratigraphically

n  Kept a daily field journal and completed standardized field forms

n  Cleaned and labeled artifacts

n  Supervised volunteers

Von Hess Foundation Archaeology Technician                                  May 2010-September 2010

n  Blunston Site (1726-1929) in Columbia, PA

n  Assisted professional archaeologist Steve Warfel with Phase II and Phase III archaeological investigations

n  Excavated stratigraphically

n  Kept a daily field journal and completed standardized field forms

n  Cleaned and labeled artifacts

n  Excavated a prehistoric refuse pit and collected soil samples for flotation

n  Assisted with flotation of soil samples

n  Supervised volunteers

Millersville University Field Technician                                                       June 2007-July 2007

n  Testing project on three 18th century sites in Southampton, Bermuda conducted by Millersville University in cooperation with the Bermuda Maritime Museum

n  Processed artifacts

n  Excavated stratigraphically

n  Conducted archival research at the Bermuda National Archives

Archaeological Intern with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.           June 2006-August 2006

n  Phase I and II archaeological testing for CRM projects

n  Processed artifacts

Millersville University Field School                                           September 2005-December 2005

n  Elizabeth Furnace Plantation (1746-Present)

n  Laid out test units

n  Excavated stratigraphically

n  Identified historic artifacts

n  Completed level forms

n  Drew stratigraphic profiles and unit planviews

n  Cleaned and labeled artifacts

 

Skills

n  Microsoft Office and Microsoft Access

n  Faunal bone identification

n  Historic archaeology

Certifications and Training

n  Certificate of Training for Section 106 Practice and Principles, SRI Foundation, through PennDOT

n  SafeLandUSA PEC Basic Safety Awareness Orientation

o   Provides general safety information for the oil and gas industry at the awareness level

o   Operators that recognize Safeland Orientation include, but not limited to: Exxon, Tetra, noble energy, Murphy Oil Corporation, BP, EnCana, Anadarko, Highmount, Shell, and Marathon Oil


Relevant Coursework

n  Native Americans (focus on present-day American Indian tribes)

n  Historical Archaeology

n  Archaeological Laws and Ethics

n  Seminar in Cultural Resource Management I & II

o   Seminar in Cultural Resource Management II required students to complete a National Register of Historic Places nomination form

n  Prehistoric Artifact Analysis

n  Pre-Columbian North American Archaeology

n  Zooarchaeology

n  Historic Artifact Analysis

n  GIS for Environmental Planning

 

 

 

References

Joe Baker
PennDOT Cultural Resources Program
(717) 705-1482
joebaker@pa.gov
 

Steve Warfel
(717) 319-9793
sgwarfel@yahoo.com


Justin Rains
Crew Chief
(512) 981-8186
rains_justin@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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