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Skills Log Matrix™

What is the Skills Log Matrix™?

The Skills Log Matrix™ is at the heart of Twin Cairns and one of the things that makes us very different from other environmental job sites. Employers want their employees to have specific skills for a particular job. The Skills Log Matrix™ is the way that job seekers show potential employers what skills they have…at one of three levels of competency: (1) Basic – Can perform skilled task with some supervision; (2) Competent – Can perform skilled task with no supervision; or (3) Advanced – Can perform skilled task & teach others. Employers can actively search for job seekers by skills and ask individuals to apply for jobs, dramatically expediting the application process and rates for successful hires.

It gets even better! Why should an employer believe a skill competency of a job seeker? The answer is because the skill competency has been verified. It has been verified by a third party, a document or a link. If none is available, individuals may self-verify a skill and skill level. The Twin Cairns allows for certificates to be uploaded, links made to certifying organizations, and instructors or past supervisors to be emailed to verify that job seekers have mastered a skill. This verification gives employers confidence in a job seeker’s skill claim and saves time in doing their own due diligence, screening and verification. Watch this Video for Employers and this Video for Job Seekers.

Here is a list of skills. Twin Cairns is constantly updating this list and want to hear from you if a new skill is needed. Don’t find a skill? Please let us know by ADDING A NEW SKILL. Provide the title and a short definition of the skill.

CategorySkillSkill Definition
OfficeAccounting-BookkeepingUnderstand accounting software, can enter revenue & expenses and can reconcile accounts
OfficeAccounting-CPAUnderstand accounting and can file taxes
OfficeAd DesignCan design ads for both digital or print using design software
FieldArchaeology Phase IAbility to conduct archaeology phase I work: identification
FieldArchaeology Phase IIAbility to conduct archaeology phase II work: Evaluation
FieldArchaeology Phase IIIAbility to conduct archaeology phase III work: Data recovery
SpecialistArchitectural HistoryExperience in architectural history or restoration architecture
MuseologyArtifact CurationAbility to safely register, document and store a wide range of artifact types in curation facilities following state and federal laws
FieldArtifact ProcessingUnderstand how to assign artifacts to accepted cultural/geological spheres, across space (classification) & time (seriation)
SpecialistBioarchaeologyAbility to excavate, document & study human remains
SoftwareCAD softwareCan confidently operate Computer Aided Design & Drafting software
LegalCompliance-CEQAUnderstand the elements and can comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
LegalCompliance-ConsultationAbility to understand the interests and conduct consultation with all relevant stake holders
LegalCompliance-NAGPRAUnderstand how to comply with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
LegalCompliance-NHPA/NEPAUnderstand how to comply with the federal National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
LegalCompliance-OSHAUnderstand how to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for field work
LegalCompliance-State LegislationUnderstand how to find and comply with individual state legislation, laws and rules concerning cultural and natural heritage
FieldConservation & PreservationAbility to conduct initial field conservation and preservation of different artifact types, features & architecture
SoftwareCRM softwareCan Confidently operate Customer Relationships Management software
FieldData RecordingAbility to use printed or digital sheets to document & record field data
FieldGeneral ExcavationsKnow how to lay a grid, work and document excavation activities
FieldTest ExcavationsKnow how to conduct and record test excavations, either as shovel testing or small scale testing
LabFlotationAble to use flotation machine to collect flora and fauna
SpecialistGeoarchaeologyAbility to collect, sample and analyze soil and sediment samples through dry sieving, wet sieving and flotation
SoftwareGIS SoftwareCan confidently operate Geographical Information System software
OfficeHRAbility to work in and comply with Human resources office needs
FieldPlan & Map Making-DigitalAbility to use digital tools (Total Station, differential GPS, etc) to create maps and plans of a site
FieldPlan & Map Making-ManualAbility to use a theodolite & measuring tape to produce maps and plans of a site
OfficeMarketingUnderstand company's products and can engage in marketing activities
FieldMonitoringMonitor constructions site and identify danger to cultural or natural heritage
SoftwareMS Office SoftwareCan confidently operate MS Office software (Word, Excel) software
SpecialistPaleoethnobotanyAbility to excavate, document and study ancient flora remains
SpecialistPaleontologyAbility to identify, excavate, document and study paleontological remains
FieldPhotographyAbility to take clear images of various feature, artifact & soil colors at various light and field depth conditions
MuseologyPublic InterpretationAbility to understand site history and provide clear and coherent interpretation for the public
FieldRemote Sensing-DroneAble to fly a drone and design systematic land coverage, documentation & survey
FieldRemote Sensing-Geophysical MarineAbility to operate single/multi beam sonar to produce a detailed image or map of an area
FieldRemote Sensing-Geophysical TerrestrialAbility to operate ground-based physical sensing techniques to produce a detailed image or map of an area
FieldRemote Sensing-PhotogrammetryAbility to create and interpret photographic and electromagnetic radiant imagery & patterns
Post ExReport WritingAbility to write technical reports in coherent language that follow both federal and state regulations and law
OfficeSalesUnderstand company's products and can engage in sale activities
LabScreeningAbility to use general & geological screens to identify, collect and record small scale finds
OfficeSocial MediaUnderstand, can write content and present marketing materials on at least three social media platforms
FieldSoil IdentificationAbility to identify, describe and record different types of soil and depositions
FieldSurvey & RecordingAbility to conduct & document systematic, pedestrian survey using a map -- printed or digital
FieldGPS SurveyAbility to use GPS instruments to conduct, document & record spatial survey data
SpecialistZooarchaeologyAbility to excavate, document and study ancient fauna remains