Topic ID #36841 - posted 3/16/2016 1:44 PM

Raleigh/Durham based archaeologist seeking fieldwork in the Eastern US



adzurilla

Alan D'Zurilla
Archeologist, lab technician and Field Surveyor; Security Operations and Management;
 Educator
Raleigh , NC 27603
adzurilla@knights.ucf.edu
Leader with experience in anthropology/archaeology, historic preservation, field survey, security operations, education, theme park/hospitality training and management, and military operations. CRM and academic archaeological experience in the Eastern United States and Europe. Adept at internal/external guest service, problem solving and critical thinking. Team-oriented, results-focused with proven ability to meet deadlines and deliver on key levels in a variety of circumstances.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Archaeological Field Technician
Northeastern Archaeological Research Center Inc.  – Farmington, Maine – October to November 2016
Wales Site 3 – Phase 3 Excavation in Middlebury, Vermont
• Archaeological excavation and analysis
• Analyzed and documented Paleo-Indian lithic material 
• Performed Excavation Wall Profile analysis and site map creation
• Used Munsell Charts to accurately identify soils
Historian/Archaeologist and Preservationist 1 – On Call
Institute of Archaeology Longwood – Farmville, VA - August 2016 to Present
USFS Nettle Patch – Phase 1 Survey in Jefferson National Forest
• Archaeological excavation and analysis
• Set transects, performed shovel tests, and boundaries denoting prehistoric sites
• Analyzed and documented Paleo-Indian lithic material 
• Performed soil analysis and created stratigraphic charts of soil deposition and consistency 
• Used Munsell Charts to accurately identify soils
Field Research Assistant
North Carolina State University - Raleigh-Durham, NC - May 2016 to August 2016
Responsibilities 
• Summer Entomology Research Assistant 
• assist during the lay-out of field plots 
• perform insect sampling techniques (sweeping, visual counting, trapping),  
• count and handle insects for research purposes 
• record field data 
• walk through soybean/wheat fields to collect data 
• assist during the maintenance/cleaning of field plots, and clean/organize equipment before finishing a day of work
Substitute Teacher
Kelly Educational Staffing - Orlando, FL -  December 2015 to February 2016
• K - 12 Substitute Teaching Experience 
• Ability to Follow Lesson Plans 
• Formal & Informal Learner Assessment 
• Classroom Management & Discipline 
• Student Engagement 
• Technology Integration 
• After-School Programs
Security Officer
Universal Orlando Resort - Orlando, FL - January 2015 to February 2016
• Observe, interact, and monitor guest and employee safety 
• Maintain and enforce company security, safety standards and procedures 
• Produce, maintain, and interpret paperwork on a daily basis 
• Security office operations and data management 
• Free standing and handheld metal detection training 
• Behavioral analysis and IED detection training
Supervisor
Universal Orlando Resort - Orlando, FL - September 2015 to November 2015
• Supervisor Attractions Operations Halloween Horror Nights 
• Manage a Seasonal Attractions Venue 
• Supervise a group of 4 Team Leaders and up to 37 Team Members 
• Work with and coordinate interdepartmental operations 
• Maintain Company standards and procedures 
• Organize and evaluate paperwork and skills testing of employees while providing 
• Exceeded past years guest flow goals 
• Led team to winning highest guest count house award
Cultural Resource Specialist
Prentice Thomas and Associates - Mary Esther, FL - November 2014 to January 2015
• Cultural Resource Preservation 
• Historic and Pre-Historic site work in Deland, FL 
• Phase 2 historic preservation 
• Research and produce results under budget and within a contract deadline 
• Individual and Supervisory Historic and Pre-Historic field and lab work 
• Adhered to and worked under company and client policies to complete a multi-million dollar project
Cultural Resource Specialist
Archaeological and Historical Conservancy Inc - Davie, FL - September 2014 to October 2014
• Cultural Resource Preservation 
• Excavation block Supervisor of up to four individuals and maintained data, paperwork, and artefacts 
• Produced reports, analyzed data, and maintained logs and personnel management daily 
• Federal Law Survey Monitoring and Phase 1 and 2 archaeological excavation as an individual and leader 
• Historic and Pre-Historic site work in Miami, FL, Marco Island, FL and Bonita Springs, FL 
• MET Square Tequesta Indian Pre-Historic Site excavation and preservation
Attractions Attendant/Trainer
Universal Orlando Resort - Orlando, FL - June 2011 to August 2014
• Attractions Attendant and Trainer of new Attractions Attendants  
• Train and Supervise new employees in company practices and procedures 
• Organize and evaluate paperwork and skills testing of employees while providing feedback 
• Guided Team Members in advancement and skills training
Seaman
United States Navy - Pensacola, FL - 2007 to 2008
• Team Leader 
• Supervised Sailors and operations during the overnight duty shift 
• Monitored facilities
Corporal
U.S. Infantry, United States Army - Fort Benning, GA - 2002 to 2006
• Instructor U.S. Army Infantry Officers Leaders Course, Fort Benning, GA 
• Team, Squad and Platoon Leader 
• Supervised Infantry soldiers, Infantry Officers in training, and new Mechanized Infantryman 
• Monitored facilities, equipment, logs, personnel, security check points, and high value items 
• Provided logistical and operational support to a company of over 200 soldiers
EDUCATION
BA in Anthropology 3.45
University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL - 2011 to 2013
Archaeology Field School in Archaeology
Field School in North Atlantic Archaeology - Reykjavík - 2012 to 2012
Associate in Arts in General Studies
Valencia College - Orlando, FL - 2010 to 2011
EMT-B Certification in Emergency Management
Edison State College - Naples, FL - 2008 to 2010
SKILLS
Field Survey (4 years), Transects (4 years), Map Reading (10+ years), Microsoft Office (10+ years), Internet Research (8 years),Internet Explorer (10+ years), Firefox (10+ years), Military (6 years),Land Navigation (4 years), Archaeological Survey (4 years),Microsoft Word (10+ years), Microsoft PowerPoint (8 years),Kronos (Less than 1 year), Security (5 years), Archaeological Lab (4 years), Phase 1 Survey (4 years), Phase 2 Survey (4 years), Artefact Preservation (4 years), Floatation (2 years), Supervisory (8 years),Teaching (6 years), Team Leadership (10+ years), Teamwork (10+ years), Public Speaking (8 years), Public Relations (4 years), Theme Park Guest Relations (5 years), Archaeological Excavation (4 years),Shovel Testing (4 years), Artefact Cataloging (4 years), Google Docs (5 years), Google Maps (5 years), Google Earth (4 years),Political Surveying (1 year), Computer Skills (10+ years), Compass Skills (10+ years), Survey Elevation Tool Use (4 years), Dumpy Level (4 years), Theodolite (4 years), Line Level (4 years), Lensatic Compass (10+ years), Floatation (3 years), Survey Rod (4 years),Prism Rod (3 years)
LINKS
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-dzurilla/82/978/261
MILITARY SERVICE
Service Country: United States
Branch: Army
Rank: Corporal
January 2002 to January 2006
11B2M - Mechanized Infantry Non-Commissioned Officer 
 
• Instructor U.S. Army Infantry Officers Leaders Course, Fort Benning, GA 
• Team, Squad and Platoon Leader 
• Supervised combat Soldiers 
• Monitored facilities 
• Supervised training of new Soldiers
Commendations:
Army Achievement Medal Army Commendation Medal Global War on Terrorism Medal
CERTIFICATIONS
AED/CPR
April 2015 to April 2017
American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED and Child CPR AED
State of Florida Security Officer Class D
March 2015 to March 2017
License #D 1504074 
Unarmed Security
GROUPS
Central Florida Anthropological Association
January 2011 to February 2016
• Provided UF doctoral candidate Jason Wenzel and Master Candidate Kevin Gidusko with assistance in archaeological excavations and analysis 
• Set transects, performed shovel tests, and excavated units at the historic Thomas House, Fort Lane Historic Park, and the Oakland Nature Preserve 
• Analyzed and catalogued early 20th Century artifacts, faunal materials, and Paleo-Indian lithic points and shell tools 
• Performed soil analysis and created stratigraphic charts of soil deposition and consistency 
• Used Munsell Charts to accurately identify soils



Obama for America
July 2012 to November 2012
• Research of local demographics 
• Statistical analysis of local political trends 
• Performing phone and face to face interviews
Florida Anthropological Conference
May 2010 to May 2010
• Assisted with setup, operations and guest interaction
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Specialties 
• Cultural Resource Preservation and Curation 
• Public Speaking and large group interaction and education 
• South Eastern United States Pre- and Historic Archaeology 
• Security operations in a theme park and resort environment 
• Customer Service in a Theme Park/Resort Setting 
• Theme Park attractions operation and training 
• Military Service, Customs and History




Post ID#20770 - replied 3/22/2016 9:32 AM



adzurilla

Education

June - July 2012               Field School in North Atlantic Archaeology Vatnsfjörður Excavation Project, Vatnsfjörður, Iceland                                                                                                       

·      Archaeological excavation under Dr. Karen Milek, PhD and Dr. Dawn Mooney, PhD

·       Excavated a late Medieval to Modern usage Farm Mound and Medieval Seaside structure

·       Served as excavation team leader

·       Field Survey and structure plan draw

·       Assisted with a Geo-Physical Survey of a farm mound and conducted analysis of soil samples retrieved there  

·       Artifact analysis, cataloguing

·       faunal analysis, cataloguing

·       Augur testing for soil composition analysis

2011-2013               University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL                                                          

·      BA, Anthropology, August 2013       

2010-2011               Valencia College, Orlando, FL                                                                

·      Associate in Arts, May 2011 

2008-2010               Edison State College, Naples, FL                                                            

·      EMT-B Certification

Archaeological Work

November 2014- January 2015             Cultural Resource Specialist, Prentice Thomas and Associates  

·      Cultural Resource Preservation

·       Historic and Pre-Historic site work in Deland, FL

·       Phase 2 historic preservation

·      Research and produce results under budget and within a contract deadline

·      Individual and Supervisory Historic and Pre-Historic field and lab work

·      Adhered to and worked under company and client policies to complete a multi-million dollar project

 September 2014- October 2014              Cultural Resource Specialist, Archaeological and Historical Conservancy Inc.                                                                  

·      Cultural Resource Preservation

·       Historic and Pre-Historic site work in Miami, FL, Marco Island, FL and Bonita Springs, FL

·       MET Square Tequesta Indian Pre-Historic Site excavation and preservation

·       Monitoring, Phase 1 and Phase 2 archaeological excavation

·       Excavation block team Supervisor – Up to four individuals and associated paperwork

Volunteer Experience

January 2011-Present               Volunteer, Central Florida Anthropological Association                                                                                             

·      Provided UF doctoral candidate Jason Wenzel and Master Candidate Kevin Gidusko with assistance in archaeological excavations and analysis

·       Set transects, performed shovel tests, and excavated units at historic Thomas House

·       Set transects, performed shovel tests, and excavated units at Fort Lane Historic Park

·       Set transects, performed shovel tests, and excavated units at the Oakland Nature Preserve

·       Analyzed and catalogued early 20th Century artifacts

·       Analyzed and catalogued Paleo-Indian lithic points and shell tools

·       Analyzed and catalogued faunal materials

·       Performed soil analysis and created stratigraphic charts of soil deposition and consistency

·       Used Munsell Charts to accurately identify soils

 

July-August 2013            Volunteer, Vatnsfjörður Excavation Project, Vatnsfjörður, Iceland              

·      Provided Dr. Karen Milek, PhD and Dr. Dawn Mooney, PhD with assistance in archaeological excavations and analysis

·      Assisted with summer 2013 field school student supervision and teaching

·      Acted as a crew chief over a minimum of 2-3 students at a time excavating a section of units on the farm mound

·      Ran and taught the usage of floatation devices and artefact retrieval and preservation

·      Assisted Dr. Karen Milek, PhD with seaside, lake shore and boat based survey

·      Assisted Solveig Lecouturier, M.S. in analysis and cataloguing of Medieval and Historic artefacts

 

July-November 2012              Volunteer, Obama for America, Tampa, FL             

·      Research of local demographics

·      Statistical analysis of local political trends

·      Performing phone and face to face interviews

                  

May 2010              Volunteer, Florida Anthropological Conference, Orlando, FL                 

·      Assisted with setup, operations and guest interaction

Paper Presentations, Publications/Reports

D'Zurilla, Alan, Karen Milek, Dawn Elise Mooney, Garðar Guðmundsson, Guðrún Alda Gísladóttir, Lukasz

Mikolajczyk, Oddgeir Isaksen and Óskar Gísli Sveinbjarnarson

VATNSFJÖRÐUR 2011: FRAMVINDUSKÝRSLUR/INTERIM REPORTS. Final report to Fornleifastofnun Íslands, Bárugata 3, 101 Reykjavík, ICELAND. July 2012

Memberships

·      Florida Anthropological Society - Central Florida Chapter

 

Skills

·      Military history, procedure and operations experience

·      Large scale security operations in an active environment

·      Theme park attractions operation and procedure

·      Training of new hires in theme park attractions

·      Management of teams from four individuals up to 25 individuals

·      Office, operations and technical training in a military environment

·      Background in cultural anthropology, archaeology and medieval history

·      Experience in American archaeological techniques and lab work as well as pre- historic and historic research

·      Experience in European archaeological techniques and lab work as well as medieval research

·      Proficient with survey transects, shovel testing and artefact preservation and cataloging

·      Knowledge of varying plants, animals and environments in the Southeastern United States, Europe and Iceland

·      Familiar with  PC, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet navigation and use of Google Maps and Earth in research

·      Social media including Facebook and Twitter

·      Type 50 wpm minimum

·      General Office skills

·      Teaching experience

·      Used to working in varying environmental, social and work conditions among multiple cultures and political settings



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