Topic ID #33593 - posted 9/13/2014 6:56 PM

Field Technician looking for opportunities in CA & OR


Jared E. Renaud


Field Technician with roughly five years of archaeology experience. Has proficiencies in GIS, research, data entry, and data organization, with a background in North American archaeology, history and cultural resource management. Holds a strong work ethic and practices a high degree of professionalism. Will be available for work late April 2017.

Bachelor of Arts in History, ArchaeologyAug. 2010

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. GPA: 3.6

Field School

Umm el-Jimal Project

Umm el-Jimal, Jordan Jan. 2009 & Jan. 2010

Worked on an archaeological survey team developing a 3D, photogrammetric method for recording architectural surfaces. Operated in a harsh desert environment, and unstable, uneven terrain. Participated in the 2010 season as a staff member and lead a GPS survey collecting data on 19th century tent sites for later post-processing into the Umm el-Jimal GIS database.

Technical Skills

Adobe Acrobat Pro

ArcGIS 10.x; ArcPad 10 Archeological Sites Management Information System (ASMIS) Archival Research

Garmin and Trimble GPS

Digital & Analog Photography FileMaker Pro

Microsoft Office Suite and Access

Python 2.7

Trimble SketchUp


Fireline Resource Advisor

USDA Forest Service Licensed Defensive Driver; 4WD vehicle certified

Wilderness First Responder and CPR certified (May 2016- May 2018)

Awards, Honors and Activities

– Awarded NSF S-STEM scholarship grant for 2009-2010 academic year for work done during the 2009 Umm-el Jimal archaeological field school and continued in lab

– Achieved Dean's list for three final semesters at Calvin College

– Was a student leader during the Calvin College 2009-2010 academic year in the social justice coalition, a student organization

Professional Experience

GS-5 Archeological Technician

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Three Rivers, CA May 2016 – November 2016

  • Recorded undocumented historic and prehistoric sites, features, and isolates within the Sierra Nevada

  • Carried equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 lbs in the backcountry

  • Backpacked in wilderness areas at high altitudes for several consecutive days to conduct archaeological site assessments

  • Wrote, edited, and prepared cultural resource reports

  • Managed ASMIS site condition and GIS data

GS-5 Archeological Technician

Klamath National Forest

Fort Jones, CA June 2015 –  February 2016

  • Participated in the completion of critical need survey for fire restoration efforts in the Pacific Northwest

  • Conducted pre-field background research to aid survey efforts

  • Georeferenced historical forest plat maps to create an historic GIS overview of the forest

  • Monitored timber operations to ensure the protection of nearby cultural resources

  • Navigated through the landscape with topographic maps and compass

  • Safely navigated 4WD vehicles on paved and unimproved roads

GS-5 Emergency Hire Archeological Technician

Lassen National Forest

Hat Creek, CA April 2015 – May 2015

  • Photographed, mapped, and GPS recorded archaeological sites, features and artifacts within the Cascades

  • Recorded prehistoric and historic sites, features and artifacts on appropriate state forms

  • Collected spatial data for cultural resources using Trimble GPS units

  • Participated in pedestrian survey across rugged terrain and challenging weather conditions

Archaeological Technician

Cogstone Resource Management

Orange, CA December 2014 – March 2015

  • Conducted archaeological survey, site identification, and recording in a desert environment

  • Completed state site forms, and recommendations regarding site eligibility for the National Register

  • Participated in pedestrian survey and shovel testing for historic and prehistoric sites

Archaeological Technician

Kautz Environmental Consultants

Reno NV October 2014

  • Performed archaeological ground survey in rugged terrain in a desert environment

  • Identified and recorded historic and prehistoric cultural resource sites within the Great Basin

  • Photographed archaeological sites, features and artifacts for documentation

  • Utilized GPS units using ArcPad to locate archaeological sites within designated project areas

Archaeological Technician

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Wood River, IL June 2011 – January 2012; April 2012 – April 2014

  • Participated in the phase III data recovery of a large-scale Mississippian Mound site in preparation for an upcoming interstate bridge project.

  • Excavated and mapped multiple feature types, and accurately documented finds according to standardized procedures.

  • Assisted in excavating historic features on project site

  • Conducted work in adverse weather conditions

  • Prepared recovered artifacts for further lab analysis

  • Reviewed and edited field documents to ensure accuracy, quality, and compliance with standards and procedures

  • Participated in the georeferencing and digitization of one of the largest recent prehistoric indigenous sites in North America

  • Supervised digitization efforts in absence of head GIS supervisor

GIS Research Assistant

Calvin College Archaeology Lab

Grand Rapids, MI February 2009 – June 2010

  • Assisted in preparing collections to suit the demands of a planned online GIS database

  • Filed artifact and map collections, organized digital data

  • Created a GIS data organization scheme for continued use in the institution's archaeology lab

Volunteer Experience

Idaho AmeriCorps Crew Member

Student Conservation Association

Salmon-Challis National Forest, ID May 2014 – October 2014

  • Managed logistics, progress logs, and measured performance while leading a range management crew

  • Utilized and taught GIS & GPS to range crewmates for fence monitoring

  • Lived and worked productively & cooperatively as part of a 12-person team in a remote area.

  • Worked long hours moving heavy and cumbersome objects for consecutive days in the backcountry and in extreme weather conditions

  • Safely operated and maintained 4WD vehicles on and off paved roads and in harsh and rapidly changing environments

Archeology Technician Intern

Yosemite National Park

El Portal, CA February 2012 – April 2012

  • Interned in Yosemite's Archaeology department, completing park site records through ASMIS and NPS cultural resource databases under supervision of the park's fire archaeologist

  • Completed site survey condition evaluations while understanding and adhering to NPS data protocols

  • Assisted in writing sections of technical reports for projects

  • Produced maps through GIS identifying sites at risk from prescribed burns

  • Conducted archeological site survey condition assessments within Yosemite

Museum GIS volunteer

New Jersey State Museum

Trenton, NJ January 2011 – May 2011

  • Imported data from archaeological site registration forms into the New Jersey State archaeological GIS database

  • Joined GIS and Access databases to streamline future analysis efforts

  • Transferred atlas map coordinate information for archaeological sites to their accurate digital locations

– References provided upon request

Post ID#20843 - replied 2/3/2017 1:24 PM


Updated experience and availability. Should be available for work by spring 2017.


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