Topic ID #36724 - posted 2/9/2016 5:55 PM

RPA with Seven Years of CRM Experience Looking for Immediate Employment



douglas_larose

Douglas La Rose, M.A, RPA

3576 Utah St.

San Diego, CA 92104

douglasjosephlarose@gmail.com

 

 

Mr. La Rose has been professionally involved with cultural resources management in southern California for seven cumulative years.  He is the author of many articles and reports detailing cultural resource surveys, evaluations, and mitigation projects in southern California. Mr. La Rose has written and presented papers at archaeological and anthropological conferences in southern California.  He is also an experienced ethnographer and environmental anthropologist who has worked in Ethiopia, Ghana, the Solomon Islands, and South Sudan.

 

Education

M.A, Anthropology, San Diego State University

B.A, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Registrations, Certifications, Permits and Affiliations

¨      Registrar of Professional Archaeologists, 2015-present

¨      Society for California Archaeology, Member, 2008-present

¨      American Anthropological Association, Member, 2008-present

¨      Society for Applied Anthropology, Member, 2008-present

¨      African Studies Association, Member, 2008-present

¨      Lambda Alpha National Honor Society for Anthropology, Member, 2005-present

 

Employment history

2015 - 2016       Staff Archaeologist and Research Archaeologist, Amec Foster Wheeler, Santa Barbara, CA

2015 - 2016       Field Archaeologist and Field Crew Chief, Rincon Consultants, San Luis Obispo, CA

2014 - 2015       Regional Coordinator for Emergency and Recovery Humanitarian Operations, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), Greater Bahr al Gazal and Warrap States, South Sudan

2012 - 2014       International Development Practitioner/Environmental Anthropologist, Nuru International, Ethiopia       

2011                 Applied Anthropologist/Ethnographer, United Nations Development Program, Ghana

2007 - 2011       Associate Archaeologist, Laguna Mountain Environmental, San Diego, CA

2005 - 2007       Peace Corps Volunteer, Natural Resource Management, Ghana

2003 - 2005       Laboratory Technician, Archaeologist, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, University of California, Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA

 

Professional Experience

Authorship of NEPA-Compliance Manual For State Cultural Resource Records and Guidelines – As a lead author, Mr. La Rose wrote extensive cultural resource background and guidelines for a NEPA compliance document for the states of California, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Mr. La Rose conducted extensive background research, summarized complex cultural sequences and important archaeological sites, and detailed different public and private cultural resource groups and agencies. He also summarized state cultural resources laws for interested parties to easily understand and internalize into their procedures.

 

Monitoring for the Construction of Recurrent Energy Garland Solar Power Production Facilities, Garland, Kern County, California – As field coordinator and field archaeologist, Mr. La Rose provided cultural resource compliance for the Phase 3 construction of a solar power station on 1,800 acres of land in Garland, CA. Mr. La Rose coordinated with various stakeholders to ensure quality monitoring of construction and smooth communications between the contractor and Rincon Consultants. Mr. La Rose was responsible for collecting monitoring data, managing photo logs, and submitting logistical information to the main office.

 

Reconstruction of Access Road in a Land Slide Impacted Area, Malibu, Los Angeles County, California - As Project Monitor, Mr. La Rose provided cultural resources compliance for the reconstruction of a road destroyed by a land slide for the City of Malibu. Mr. La Rose, along with a Chumash monitor, provided daily monitoring coverage services for the clearance of the 3 km road site and provided assurance that no cultural resources were negatively impacted by the construction.

 

Monitoring for the Construction of a Parking Garage for Scripps Hospital, Carlsbad, San Diego County, California – As Project Monitor, Mr. La Rose provided cultural resources compliance for the construction of a parking garage at the Scripps Hospital in Carlsbad, California. Mr. La Rose provided daily monitoring services for the excavation of the site for the parking garage and produced reports relating to the progress of the project and its potential impacts on cultural resources.

 

Data Recovery for Disturbed Archaeological Site of Topomai Village, Camp Pendleton, San Diego County, California – As an associate archaeologist, Mr. La Rose assisted in the screening and sorting of cultural resources disturbed during an unmonitored construction project at Camp Pendleton. Mr. La Rose screened all soils that were disturbed during an unmonitored construction project on the Camp Pendleton Military Base. Mr. La Rose assisted in artifact description and recovery, photography, laboratory analysis, and the final project report.

 

Survey and Recording of Sites Near Plaster City, Plaster City, Imperial County, California – As an associate archeologist, Mr. La Rose assisted a team in surveying areas around Plaster City for the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Air Force. Mr. La Rose assisted in surface surveys, site mapping and preliminary evaluation, surface artifact assessment, photography, site descriptions, and post-survey report writing.

 

Monitoring of Underground City Utilities Maintenance in Barrio Logan, San Diego, California – As the lead Project Monitor for this seven-month project, Mr. La Rose provided cultural resources compliance for the maintenance of underground sewer and water lines in the Barrio Logan community of San Diego. During the course of the project, Mr. La Rose identified three minor historical sites and assisted in minor data recovery for the project.

 

Mapping and Explanation of Archaeological Site Boundaries to Continental Construction, Poway, San Diego County, California – As the Project Management lead Mr. La Rose mapped out archaeological sites using GIS and site flagging on a proposed housing development project in Poway, San Diego County, California. I worked directly with representatives of Continental Construction to explain surface evidence for archeological sites and the need for data recovery procedures if the land was to be developed.

 

Dos Palmas Test for Aqueduct Development, Indio, Riverside County, California – Mr. La Rose was an associate archaeologist in the surface survey, excavation of shovel test pits, site boundary assessment, and preliminary artifact analysis for the proposed construction of an aqueduct in Indio, Riverside County

 

Froelich Site Test, Valley Center, San Diego County, California – Mr. La Rose was a crew member on a site test for a proposed housing development project in Valley Center, San Diego County. Mr. La Rose assisted in site boundary mapping, surface survey, excavation of shovel test pits, preliminary site analysis, photography, and follow up reporting.

 

Assessment of a Proposed Property Extension in Jamul, San Diego County, California – Mr. La Rose acted first as crew member in the excavation of test units on land for a proposed property extension in Jamul, San Diego County, California. As a follow up, Mr. La Rose acted as a Project Lead for site mapping using GIS equipment, artifact analysis, and presentation of findings to the parties involved in the property extension.

 

Monitoring and Surveying for Preliminary Site Selection Phase of the Sunrise Powerlink Project, San Diego and Imperial Counties, California – For over one year, Mr. La Rose acted as a monitor and surveyor for the Sunrise Powerlink Project in San Diego and Imperial Counties. His involvement included the monitoring and surveying of sites from El Centro through Eastern San Diego County. Mr. La Rose monitored all activities during the preliminary phases of the project and worked with SDG&E to avoid negative impacts on cultural resources. Mr. La Rose identified several large archaeological sites and significant features during his time working on the project. Mr. La Rose wrote extensive field notes and contributed to reports for the monitoring activities.

 

Brown Site Excavation for the Maintenance of Underground Utilities, Mission Valley, San Diego County, California – Mr. La Rose acted first as a surveyor and then as a Crew Chief for the data recovery phase of the Brown Site in Mission Valley, San Diego. Mr. La Rose performed two months of extensive excavation, labeling of artifacts, and extensive site reports on this project. Mr. La Rose initiated original research on the findings of the project and presented it at the Society for California Archeology Annual Conference in a paper titled “Searching for Cosoy:  Political Geography and Colonialism in San Diego.” Mr. La Rose also wrote the final report for the data recovery operation.

 

Hotel Circle South Testing and Data Recovery – Mr. La Rose acted as both a Project Monitor and Crew Chief in the excavation of several units during the maintenance of underground utilities in Hotel Circle, Mission Valley, San Diego. Mr. La Rose identified cultural resources and then conducted an excavation and recovery of data for these cultural resources. He wrote site reports, recovered and labeled artifacts, and worked closely with Native American monitors to prevent damage to cultural resoruces.

 

Princess Data Recovery (Spindrift) Laboratory Analysis – Mr. La Rose was a laboratory technician for the Princess Data Recovery project at Laguna Mountain Environmental. He sorted through materials excavated from the site for ecofacts and artifacts and labeled, analyzed, and organized them using the appropriate parameters. Mr. La Rose also performed data entry for all ecofacts and artifacts recovered during this laboratory phase. Mr. La Rose initiated original research on shell beads recovered during this process and presented findings at the Society for California Archaeology Annual meeting and published a paper on the beads recovered from the site.

 

Proyecto Collota - Excavation of a Wari Archaeological Site in Cotahuasi Valley, Southern Peru – Mr. La Rose was a crew member on the excavation of two large archaeological sites in the Cotahuasi Valley of Southern Peru. He aided in the surveying of sites, the excavation of units, laboratory cleaning and analysis of artifacts, and writing of preliminary findings over a three month period.

 

Laboratory Assistant and Graduate Student Assistant for the Processing and Analysis of Data Recovered from a Site in San Luis Obispo, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Goleta, Caifornia – For two years, Mr. La Rose assisted in the processing of soils excavated from a site in San Luis Obispo, California. He sorted through materials excavated from over 30 Units and assisted in labeling, analyzing, and organizing artifacts recovered during the sorting process. 

 

Ceramic and Gas Chromatography Analysis for the Kush Project, Northern Sudan, University of California, Santa Barbara – For 16 weeks, Mr. La Rose assisted in the analysis of ceramic artifacts from a Kush excavation site in Northern Sudan. He assisted the lead archaeologist in performing and recording gas chromatography results and doing preliminary analysis of ceramic food contents. Mr. La Rose also aided the lead archaeologist in doing a literature review for ethno-archaeological research on ceramic use in arid desert communities.

 

Selected Professional Publications/Papers/Presentations

 

Publications

 

La Rose, D. (2011) “Buem Crop Choices and Agricultural Strategies as Adaptability Practices: Social Responses to Environmental Change in a Rural Ghanaian Farming Community.” M.A Thesis. Montezuma Publishing, San Diego, CA

 

Articles (Peer-reviewed)

 

 

La Rose, D. (2015) “Socio-Political Parameters for Climate Change Adaptation in Ghana and South Sudan.” Anthropologies (21)

 

La Rose, D. (2012) “Not All White Men Are Rich: Being a Suitor and Anthropologist in Ghana, West Africa.” Anthropologies (16)

 

La Rose, D. (2012) “Climate Change, Power, and the Marginalization of Indigenous Knowledge: A Case Study from Ghana.” Anthropologies (14)

 

Lauer, M., S. Albert, S. Aswani, B. Halpern, L. Campanella, D. La Rose (2012) “Globalization, Pacific Islands, and the Paradox of Resilience.” Global Environmental Change 23(1):40-51

                       

Presentations at Professional Meetings

 

 

2015                 “Cross-Cultural Leadership: Empowerment in International Development and Leadership Sustainability.” ACTED East Africa Annual Conference, Juba, South Sudan, April 2015

 

2013                 “Tesfaye’s Road: Uses and Implementation of an Innovative Program Design Tool.” Nuru International Annual Conference, Irvine, CA, December 2013

 

2013                 “Community Co-Creation and the Agriculture Program Planning Process: A Case Study from Ethiopia.” Nuru Kenya Conference, Isabania, Kenya, November 2013

 

2011                 “Farming in a Changing Environment: Adaptability Practices in Ghana.” San Diego State University Graduate Student Lecture Series, January 2011

 

2010                 “Island Gardens in a Sea of Instability: Crop Choice, Decision-Making, and Environmental Uncertainties in the Western Solomon Islands.” Student Research Symposium, San Diego State University, March 2010

 

2010                 “Evidence for Single-Piece Circular Shell Fishhook Manufacture and Use at the Spindrift Site.” The Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology, Riverside, CA, April 2010

 

2009                 “Searching for Cosoy:  Political Geography and Colonialism in San Diego.” The Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology, Modesto, CA, April 2009

 

2008                 “The Shell Bead Assemblage at CA-SDI-39: Evidence for Interregional Exchange at a Major Coastal Site in La Jolla, California.” The Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology, Burbank, CA, April 2008

 

Grants

 

2015                 ACTED South Sudan, DFID, WFP, FAO proposals written and rewarded for six large development interventions in the Republic of South Sudan, $4,700,000

 

2013                 Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Program Proposal, Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Program, Nuru International, Ethiopia, $1,375,000 (2013-2016 budget)

 

2012                 Construction of six-seater institutional latrine and formation of WASH (Water and Sanitation Hygiene) Club at Busua Primary and Junior Secondary Schools, Busua, Ghana, USAID, Ghana WASH, $30,000

 

2007                 Nursing Future Forests Initiative: Tree Nursery Training and Development Program, Guaman-Buem, Ghana, USAID, Peace Corps Ghana, $3,500

 

 






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