Topic ID #38379 - posted 5/23/2017 9:30 AM

Recent Graduate, MCP student


James Davisson


San Diego, CA



       Held Secret Clearance


       Experienced with GIS software


San Diego State University                                                                                          San Diego, CA

Masters of City Planning, 2017


Brevard College                                                                                                              Brevard, NC

Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Studies, 2008

Emphasis in Art History and Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education


Montpelier Foundation                                                                                              Jun. – Jul. 2009           

(SUNY Plattsburgh)                                                                                                         Orange, VA

Field Archaeology Course

Gained knowledge in field methods related to Archeological Phase III (excavation)

Site recording by-hand drawing maps and using professional handheld GPS units


University of Nottingham                                                                                                  Nov. 2008           

Rock Art Course                                                                                            Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gained knowledge of World Heritage Rock Art sites and methods for recording


US Navy                                                                                                         Nov. 2011 – Feb. 2013           

SONAR Technician Surface                                                                                                                            



City Planning                                                                                                                       9 months

SDSU Climate Action Plan                                            San Diego, CA                          Apr. – Present

  • Conducted analysis related to the climate action plan
  • Prepared written reports and assisted with poster preparation


The SAGE project                                                        San Diego, CA                      Jan. – Apr. 2017

  • Prepared a written report illustrating the designs presented to the City of Lemon Grove
  • Make any adjustments to tables, figures and images to allow for a professional report document
  • Final report link:


City of San Diego                                                         San Diego, CA                     Jun. – Aug. 2016

  • ArcGIS 10 geodatabase experience
  • Successfully compiled planning information into usable geographic information for public use


Rails-to-Trails                                                               San Diego, CA                                 Jan. 2016

  • Conducted interviews as a Survey Recorder related to trail use over a week-long time period    

Archaeology Fieldwork                                                                                          1 year 10 months

CA Parks and Recreation Southern Service Center        San Diego, CA             Oct. 2013 – Feb. 2014

  • ArcGIS 9 experience
  • Successfully used company policies and procedures with standardized forms to document all work by preparing Section 106 and 110 documents for NEPA
  • Cataloged artifacts for analysis and storage


Gray & Pape                                                                 Cincinnati, OH                                Nov. 2010

  • Temporary fieldwork assignment


Cardno ENTRIX                                                        Salt Lake City, UT         Sep. 2010 – Nov. 2010

  • Temporary fieldwork assignment


Brockington and Associates                                          Charleston, SC                      Apr.– Aug. 2010

                                                                                                                        Nov. 2009 – Feb. 2010

  • Phase II (site testing and mitigation) experience
  • Temporary fieldwork assignment


Southeastern Paleontology Survey                                 Allendale, SC                         May–Jun. 2009

  • Phase III (excavation) experience
  • Temporary fieldwork assignment


Environment & Archaeology                                        Florence, KY                                  Oct. 2008

  • Temporary fieldwork assignment


Ashley National Forest                                                    Vernal, UT                         Jun.– Aug. 2008

  • Phase I (survey and shovel testing) experience
  • Identified historic and prehistoric artifacts
  • Successfully used company policies and procedures with standardized forms to document all work by recording sites by-hand drawing maps and using professional handheld GPS units
  • Temporary fieldwork assignment

Leadership Experience                                                                                            1 year 10 months

U.S. Navy SONAR Technician                                                                         Nov. 2011 – Jun. 2013

  • Completed leadership experience through the US Navy


Exceed Landscape                                                      Goose Creek, SC                      Jul. – Sep. 2011

  • Assistant supervisor and Crew leader for instillation of landscape        


Research Experience                                                                                                            9 months

Cradle of Forestry                                                          Brevard, NC                         Jan.– May 2008

·       Flawlessly archived 100 historical data and photographs weekly as an Archive Intern

Voice of the Rivers                                                         Brevard, NC              Aug. 2007 – June 2008

·       Flawlessly archived 100 historical data and photographs weekly for an Archive Research Project

·       Successfully revitalized the “Voice of the Rivers” Program into the recruitment process for Brevard College allowing a total of 96 students the ability to participate since 2008

·       Successfully accomplished the role as a logistics coordinator for the “Voice of the Rivers” 2008 group (10 students, 2 professors, 2 student leaders) providing support, supplies, and communication.

·       Collected data to create a professional display encouraging students to enroll in the “Voice of the Rivers” program



Member of the American Planning Association                                                    Aug. 2015 – Present


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