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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
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 HistoryAbility to recognize, describe & record different architectural styles as they change across time and space
MuseologyArtifact CurationAbility to safely register, document and store a wide range of artifact types in curation facilities following state and federal laws
FieldArtifact IdentificationAbility to identify archaeological artifacts and ecofacts, from both pre contact and historical context
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
GeographyCartographyUnderstand cartographic principles and can create easy-to-understand maps
MuseologyCollection ManagementAbility to manage museum or other scientifically important collections using databases, digital photography and interaction with curators/subject experts
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-Historic DesignationUnderstand the criteria through which building and structures may be candidates for a federal historic designation status
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
SoftwareCRM softwareCan Confidently operate Customer Relationships Management software
FieldData RecordingAbility to use printed or digital sheets to document & record field data
SoftwareData Software & ManagementAbility to create data recording systems and collect field data, with understanding of both hardware and software capabilities (SQL/Access/File Maker, etc)
specialistDrone SurveyCan competently fly a drone, design, execute and record systematic aerial survey
FieldExcavation-General PrinciplesKnow how to excavate in cultural or arbitrary layers, document and record all excavation activity
FieldExcavation-Shovel/Test Pits SamplingKnow how to conduct and record systematic test excavation programs, using either shovel or test pits methodology
MuseologyExhibit DevelopmentAbility to develop a museum exhibit, including background research, label writing and safe artifact presentation
MuseologyExhibit PreparationAbility to build mounds and prepare artifacts for museum exhibits or traveling off premises
FieldField Conservation & PreservationAbility to conduct initial field conservation and preservation of different artifact types, features & architecture
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
GeographyGeoprocessingUnderstand the intellectual framework and digital tools necessary for processing geographic and related data
SoftwareGIS SoftwareCan confidently operate Geographical Information System software
FieldGPS NavigationAbility to navigate to given coordinates using a GPS receiver
FieldGPS RecordingAbility to use GPS instruments to conduct, document & record digital spatial survey data
SoftwareGraphics SoftwareAbility to display, create, and edit computer graphics including photographs and illustrations (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)
FieldGrid & Trench LayoutAbility to lay excavation grid and generate reliable trench outline for excavations
OfficeHRAbility to work in and comply with Human resources office needs
MuseologyLab Conservation & PreservationAbility to practice expert lab conservation and preparation work on artifacts of various types (organic & inorganic)
FieldMap & Plan Making-DigitalAbility to use digital tools (Total Station, differential GPS, etc) to create maps and plans of a site
FieldMap & Plan Making-ManualAbility to use a theodolite & measuring tape to produce maps and plans of a site
FieldMap ReadingAbility to read a topographical map, can navigate by compass to and from provided locations
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
PaleontologyPaleoethnobotanyAbility to excavate, document and study ancient flora remains
PaleontologyMicrofossil IdentificationAbility to recognize, identify and collect microfossils in the field
FieldPhotographyAbility to take clear images of various feature, artifact & soil colors at various light and field depth conditions
FieldProject ManagementUnderstand the logistics, time management, product and HR needs of field projects
MuseologyPublic InterpretationAbility to understand site history and provide clear and coherent interpretation for the public
FieldQA/QCQuality Assurance & Quality Control, the process or set of processes used to measure and assure the quality of a product or service and the process of ensuring products and services meet consumer expectations.
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-LiDARAbility to operate instruments, collect, organize, store and interpret LiDAR data
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
MuseologyRestoration-ArtifactsAbility to restore a range of artifact types to resemble original form
MuseologyRestoration-BuildingsAbility to restore a range of building types to resemble original form
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
FieldTotal StationKnow how to properly set a Total Station, take back and fore points, collect geospatial data/points that can be used to generate digital topographic maps
OfficeBudget ManagementThe ability to create, manage, track and report budgets, including all income and expenses
MuseologyAAM Standards & PracticesKnowledge, understanding and ability to implement the American Alliance of Museums official standards and practices
FieldHAZWOPERTraining in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
LabArchival SearchAbility to find & search various databases for records related to prior work/research done on cultural or natural heritage in the project area
SoftwareWeb DesignUnderstand how to set & manage web sites in variety of formats (WordPress, Wix, etc) and basic knowledge of web development language (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc)
FieldOSHA 10U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training that teaches basic safety and health information to entry-level workers in construction and general industry
PaleontologyFossil IdentificationAbility to recognize, identify and collect fossils in the field
FieldStratigraphyAbility to identify, measure and describe stratigraphic layering of a site
GeologySedentary RockAbility to identify and describe sedentary rock
OfficeProposal WritingHas the technical skills and disciplinary knowledge to write successful proposals for federal & state agencies, as well as private clients
SpecialistZooarchaeologyAbility to excavate, document and study ancient fauna remains