Sahrah Bliss

Sahrah Bliss

GIS Related Classwork

Interest

Much of my interests are related to archaeology and GIS.  I decided to pursue a minor in GIS technology because it has become an integral part of archaeology.  Many CRM and government agencies require a basic knowledge of GIS software (ArcInfo, ArcMap and ArcCatalog).  Since taking my first GIS class, I have developed an interest in the GIS field and come to realize that it is a very lucrative area.

Skills

Skills

OS

MS Windows 95, 98, 2000, MS DOS, MS 3.2.1

Pragramming Languages

Visual Basic 6, C, C+ + , Fortran 77, Desktop publishing: Adobe Page Maker, MS Word

Databases

Oracle , MS Excel, Windows VISTA, MS Powerpoint, SAS Programming and Golden Software Surfer 9

GIS

Arcview, ArcInfo, Geoconcept, AutoCad Rel 14.0, STAAD- III, ArcMap, ArcCatalog

Work History

Work History
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012

Field Archaeologist

White Sands National Monument

Compiled preservation documentation and other site records on prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. Collected and organized site preservation records, such as field notes, site maps, photographs, excavation notes, etc...  Performed ruin preservation activities (repointing, reset loose stones, vegetation removal, backfilling, etc.). Edited and compiled field generated data into draft reports.  Identified and recorded archaeological sites on pedestrian surveys/monitoring projects.  Identified, recorded and evaluated cultural remains located on survey and monitoring and preparing archaeological survey and site monitoring records.  Organized and entered site management data, photographs and GIS data from projects into computerized records/databases.

May 2010 - Sep 2010

Field Archaeologist

Lincoln National Forest

Compiled preservation documentation and other site records on prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. Collected and organized site preservation records, such as field notes, site maps, photographs, excavation notes, etc...  Performed ruin preservation activities (repointing, reset loose stones, vegetation removal, backfilling, etc.). Edited and compiled field generated data into draft reports.  Identified and recorded archaeological sites on pedestrian surveys/monitoring projects.  Identified, recorded and evaluated cultural remains located on survey and monitoring and preparing archaeological survey and site monitoring records.  Organized and entered site management data, photographs and GIS data from projects into computerized records/databases.

Jan 2006 - Feb 2009

Education Counselor

Central Texas College

Provided Army Education counselling.  Provided testing services for non-military and military personnel.  Administration of tuition assistance funding.  Out processing soldiers to various locations worldwide.  Maintained a reference library.  Implemented automation and army internet facilities.  Visitor reception and Customer service.  Education Center In-processing.  Organised Education Center Programs such as on-duty courses, Headstart, FAST,ASEP etc...  Organised off-duty education programs such as testing services.  Provided counselling on Education Management Information Systems (EDMIS).  Certified Testing Proctor  for  DANTES,, APT, CLEP, DLPT,CLAB, CLEP/DSSP, THOMPSON-PROMETRIC, GRE, SAT,ACT, L-SAT ASVAD, AFAST, FLIGHT APTITUDE

Nov 2004 - Jan 2006

Customer Service Technician

European Stars and Stripes

Provided customer service and assistance to newspaper circulation within areas of Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, and Iraq. 

Aug 2000 - Sep 2004

Certified Nurses Assistant

Spring Creek Health Care

Supported and assisted clients with maintaining their daily living activities, basic nursing care to patients and assists in maintaining a clean, safe and confidential environment 

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

MA

New Mexico State University
Jan 2005 - Present

MA

University of Maryland
Aug 1999 - Sep 2003

BA

Naropa University
Aug 1993 - May 1999

HS Diploma

Santa Fe Indian School

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2010 - Present

ATV Rider Course

USDA Forest Service
May 2007 - Present

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) examination

Central Texas College
May 2007 - Present

Army Personnel Test (APT)

Central Texas College
May 2007 - Present

Defense Foreign Language Program (DFLP) test

Central Texas College
Aug 2000 - Aug 2015

Colorado Certified Nurse’s AssistantColorado Certified Nurse’s Assistant

Mariner Health Care
May 2010 - May 2015

First Aid/CPR

USDA Forest Service