archaeological paleontological field technician resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated archaeologist and paleontologist successful at gathering field data, authoring technical reports, evaluating artifacts and resources, training and managing staff on industry best practices, and conducting quality assurance. Proficient in completing DPR forms, using tracking spreadsheets, reading maps, and maintaining persistent communication to complete high-quality work. Offering 10 years of experience to a dynamic position focused on archaeological mitigation and cultural resource management.

  • Archaeological and paleontological field identification
  • Resource evaluation
  • Site excavation
  • Mapping and recording expertise
  • Technical report writing
  • Investigation leadership
Master of Arts: Anthropology ( Archaeology Emphasis), Expected in 12/2021
California State University - Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
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GPA: 4.0

Applicable Coursework: Anthropology 425 (Lithic Analysis); Anthropology 461 (California Archaeology); Anthropology 504T (Peopling of the New World); Anthropology 504T (Great Basin Archaeology); Anthropology 512 (Theory and Method in Archaeology)

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology (Archaeology Emphasis), Expected in 05/2013
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ
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GPA: 3.83, Dean’s List for four years, Cum Laude, Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Minor: Geology

Applicable Coursework: Anthropology 106 (Ancient Technology), Anthropology 205 (Native Peoples of North America), Anthropology 250 (Principles in Archaeology/Archaeological Theory), Anthropology 301 (Peoples of the World), Anthropology 351 (Southwestern Archaeology), Anthropology 355 (Archaeology of Rock Art), Anthropology 359 (Proseminar in Archaeology), Anthropology 370 (Biological Anthropology), Geology 225 (Paleontology), Geology 240 (Field Methods)

Work History
Archaeological/Paleontological Field Technician, 10/2013 - 11/2020
Trc Companies, Inc. Bangor, ME,
  • Monitored earth-moving construction activities by heavy equipment in Orange County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Los Angeles County, and the Greater Los Angeles Area to ensure California archaeological and paleontological environmental resource protection laws (CEQA, NEPA, Section 106) were upheld during project construction
  • Used best practices to properly mitigate for unearthed resources and ensure their preservation as construction progressed
  • Conducted surveys of planned construction project locations in Southern California to determine potential environmental impact and likely resource sensitivity for both archaeological and paleontological resources
  • Trained 30+ new-hires in proper monitoring protocols and workplace-specific responsibilities
  • Assisted in completion of Archaeological Site Records and Primary Records to document archaeological resource discoveries within construction zone limits
  • Conducted multiple record searches at the South-Central Coastal Information Center (SCCIC) to identify potential impacts to known archaeological resources prior to project construction commencement
  • Performed technical writing of Archaeological Impact Reports for completed construction projects
  • Provided Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) review of monitoring forms from field staff
Archaeological Field Technician, 05/2013 - 09/2013
Trc Companies, Inc. Birmingham, AL,
  • Performed intensive pedestrian surveys to locate, identify, and record archaeological sites in a “report ready” manner in the Mojave Desert around Barstow and the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains around Mammoth Lakes
  • Conducted shovel test pits and surface scrape units to unearth and record archaeological features in the Angeles National Forest outside of Lancaster, California
  • Utilized the Trimble GeoXT extensively to record and map archaeological sites in a GIS format
Archaeological Field Technician, 06/2010 - 08/2011
Department Of Agriculture Wiggins, MS,
  • Performed pedestrian surveys to locate new and previously recorded archaeological sites
  • Conducted shovel test pits and surface scrape units to map, document, and record archaeological sites in Lancaster and Stateline, California.
Biological Science Technician, 08/2010 - 10/2010
National Park Service, Mojave National Preserve City, STATE,
  • Assisted with GPS marking and water quality testing of over 200 natural springs throughout the Mojave National Preserve
  • Recorded wildlife sightings and archaeological sites
  • Educated underprivileged youth about archaeological sites around the Preserve
  • Documented over 10,000 wildlife photos from a stationary wildlife monitoring camera.
Additional Information

I have completed two archaeological field schools as part of my education degrees. I have proficient knowledge in using the Trimble Geo XT GPS (ArcGIS and Terrasync), Garmin eTrex, and a Brunton compass. I also have completed an off-road 4x4 driving seminar administered by the Mojave National Preserve to assure safe off-road travel. I have a registered Arizona driver’s license, am registered for Selective Service, and am a citizen of the United States of America.

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School Attended

  • California State University - Fullerton
  • Northern Arizona University

Job Titles Held:

  • Archaeological/Paleontological Field Technician
  • Archaeological Field Technician
  • Archaeological Field Technician
  • Biological Science Technician


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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