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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
Architecture(ARC) Architectural HistoryAbility to recognize, describe & record different architectural styles as they change across time and space
Architecture(ARC) Building RestorationAbility to restore a range of building types to resemble original form
Architecture(ARC) Conservation & PreservationAbility to expertly conserve and preserve structures & buildings of various types
Biology(BIO) Habitat AssessmentAbility to review & rate habitat quality and assesses the integrity of the aquatic or terrestrial system to support species
Biology(BIO) Habitat CharacterizationAbility to collect and analyze information required for conducting risk assessment & for the design and implementation of remediation systems
Compliance(COM) CEQAUnderstand the elements and can comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Compliance(COM) Consultation ComplianceAbility to understand the interests and conduct consultation with all relevant stake holders
Compliance(COM) Endangered Species Act Understand standards and compliance with the federal Endangered Species Act
Compliance(COM) Environmental/CRM State LegislationUnderstand how to find and comply with individual state legislation, laws and rules concerning cultural and natural heritage
Compliance(COM) Historic DesignationUnderstand the criteria through which building and structures may be candidates for a federal historic designation status
Compliance(COM) NAGPRAUnderstand how to comply with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Compliance(COM) NHPA/NEPAUnderstand how to comply with the federal National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Compliance(COM) Report WritingAbility to write technical reports in coherent language that follow both federal and state regulations and law
Certification(CRT) First AidCompleted a first aid course that covered medical attention usually administered immediately after the injury occurs and at the location where it occurred
Certification(CRT) HAZWOPER CertificateTraining in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
Certification(CRT) Open Water & Rescue DiverHold a certification from a recognized organization (SSI, PADI, NAUI, etc.)
Certification(CRT) OSHA 10 CertificateCompleted U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training that teaches basic safety and health information to entry-level workers in construction and general industry
Certification(CRT) TWIC CertificateHold a Transportation Worker Identification Credential as required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act
Certification(CRT) Water Survival/HUET METSHold certificate for the Helicopter Underwater Egress Training for both helicopter emergencies and installation abandonments
Financial(FIN) BookkeepingUnderstand accounting software, can enter revenue & expenses and can reconcile accounts
Financial(FIN) Budget ManagementThe ability to create, manage, track and report budgets, including all income and expenses
Financial(FIN) CPAUnderstand accounting standards & legal structure and can file taxes
Field(FLD) Archaeology Phase IAbility to conduct archaeology phase I work: identification
Field(FLD) Archaeology Phase IIAbility to conduct archaeology phase II work: Evaluation
Field(FLD) Archaeology Phase IIIAbility to conduct archaeology phase III work: Data recovery
Field(FLD) Artifact IdentificationAbility to identify archaeological artifacts and ecofacts, from both pre contact and historical context
Field(FLD) Artifact ProcessingUnderstand how to assign artifacts to accepted cultural/geological spheres, across space (classification) & time (seriation)
Field(FLD) Basic Conservation & PreservationAbility to conduct initial field conservation and preservation of different artifact types, features & architecture
Field(FLD) Data RecordingAbility to use printed or digital sheets to document & record field data
Field(FLD) Excavation Shovel/Test Pit SamplingKnow how to conduct and record systematic test excavation programs, using either shovel or test pits methodology
Field(FLD) Excavation/General PrinciplesKnow how to excavate in cultural or arbitrary layers, document and record all excavation activity
Field(FLD) Grid & Trench LayoutAbility to lay excavation grid and generate reliable trench outline for excavations
Field(FLD) MonitoringMonitor constructions site and identify danger to cultural or natural heritage
Field(FLD) PhotographyAbility to take clear images of various feature, artifact & soil colors at various light and field depth conditions
Field(FLD) ScreeningAbility to use general & geological screens to identify, collect and record small scale finds
Field(FLD) Soil IdentificationAbility to identify, describe and record different types of soil and depositions
Field(FLD) StratigraphyAbility to identify, measure and describe stratigraphic layering of a site
Geoscience(Geo) CartographyUnderstand cartographic principles and can create easy-to-understand maps
Geoscience(Geo) Fossil IdentificationAbility to recognize, identify and collect fossils in the field
Geoscience(Geo) GeoarchaeologyAbility to collect, sample and analyze soil and sediment samples through dry sieving, wet sieving and flotation
Geoscience(Geo) GeodesyAbility to understand and create products taking into effect earth's figure, orientation and space and how it changes over time
Geoscience(Geo) GeoprocessingUnderstand the intellectual framework and digital tools necessary for processing geographic and related data
Geoscience(Geo) Microfossil IdentificationAbility to recognize, identify and collect microfossils in the field
Geoscience(Geo) Predictive/Suitability ModelingAbility to model and test habitat & geological suitability of human made manipulation on the landscape
Geoscience(Geo) Sedentary RockAbility to identify and describe sedentary rock
Geoscience(Geo) Spatial Data ModelsAbility to generate abstract model that organizes elements of spatial data and standardizes how they relate to one another and to the properties of real-world entities (SDSFIE, SSDM, etc)
Geoscience(Geo) Spatial Metadata StandardsExperience with standards related to spatial data rendering (FGDC CSDGM, ISO 19115, etc.)
Geoscience(Geo) Viewshed AnalysisAbility to generate digital maps reflecting areas visible from a given location
Lab(LAB) Artifact ConservationAbility to expertly conserve, preserve & restore a full range of artifact types
Lab(LAB) Artifact DocumentationAbility to measure, record, photographed and classify various artifact types in the lab/post ex setting
Lab(LAB) FlotationAble to use flotation machine to collect flora and fauna
Marketing(MRT) Client InteractionUnderstand company's products & services and can interact directly with clients -- private sector and government agencies
Marketing(MRT) General Marketing PrincipleUnderstand company's products & services and can engage in marketing activities
Marketing(MRT) General Sales PrinciplesUnderstand company's products & services and can engage in sales activities
Marketing(MRT) Social MediaUnderstand, can write content and present marketing materials for at least three social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc)
Museology(MUS) AAM Standards & PracticesKnowledge, understanding and ability to implement the American Alliance of Museums official standards and practices
Museology(MUS) Artifact CurationAbility to safely register, document and store a wide range of artifact types in curation facilities following state and federal laws
Museology(MUS) Collection ManagementAbility to manage museum or other scientifically important collections using databases, digital photography and interaction with curators/subject experts
Museology(MUS) Exhibit DevelopmentAbility to develop a museum exhibit, including background research, label writing and safe artifact presentation
Museology(MUS) Exhibit PreparationAbility to build mounds and prepare artifacts for museum exhibits or traveling off premises
Museology(MUS) Public InterpretationAbility to understand site history and provide clear and coherent interpretation for the public
Office(OFC) Archival SearchAbility to find & search various databases for records related to prior work/research done on cultural or natural heritage in the project area
Office(OFC) HRAbility to work in and comply with Human resources office needs
Office(OFC) Project ManagementUnderstand the logistics, time management, product and HR needs of field projects
Office(OFC) Proposal WritingHas the technical skills and disciplinary knowledge to write successful proposals for federal & state agencies, as well as private clients
Office(OFC) Data QA/QCAbility to use Quality Assurance & Quality Control systems to measure and assure the quality of a product or service and the process of ensuring products and services meet consumer expectations.
Remote Sensing(RMS) Drone SurveyCan competently fly a drone, design, execute and record systematic aerial survey
Remote Sensing(RMS) Geophysical Survey-MarineAbility to operate single/multi beam sonar to produce a detailed image or map of an area
Remote Sensing(RMS) Geophysical Survey-TerrestrialAbility to operate ground-based physical sensing techniques to produce a detailed image or map of an area
Remote Sensing(RMS) LiDARAbility to operate instruments, collect, organize, store and interpret LiDAR data
Remote Sensing(RMS) PhotogrammetryAbility to create and interpret photographic and electromagnetic radiant imagery & patterns
Software(SOF) CAD SoftwareCan confidently operate Computer Aided Design & Drafting software
Software(SOF) CRM SoftwareCan Confidently operate Customer Relationships Management software
Software(SOF) Database SoftwareUnderstand how Database software works and can create data files (Access, FileMaker, etc)
Software(SOF) GIS SoftwareCan confidently operate Geographical Information System software
Software(SOF) Adobe AcrobatAbility to create, edit and convert files to and from PDF format in Adobe Acrobat
Software(SOF) Image Editing SoftwareAbility to display, create & edit images/graphics in graphic software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
Software(SOF) HYPACK SoftwareAbility to operate, collect and interpret data in HYPACK Hydrographic Survey Software
Software(SOF) MS Office SoftwareCan confidently operate MS Office software, including Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Software(SOF) PythonAbility to understand, write and produce software solutions using Python programing
Software(SOF) Web Maintenance & DesignUnderstand how to manage & set web sites in variety of formats (WordPress, Wix, etc.) and basic knowledge of web development language (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc.)
Specialist(SPC) BioarchaeologyAbility to excavate, document & study human remains
Specialist(SPC) EthnographyAbility to study & understand a culture through in-depth study of the members of that cultural group
Specialist(SPC) PaleoethnobotanyAbility to excavate, document and study ancient flora remains
Specialist(SPC) ZooarchaeologyAbility to excavate, document and study ancient fauna remains
Survey(SUR) General Survey PrinciplesAbility to conduct & document systematic, pedestrian survey using a topographic map -- printed or digital
Survey(SUR) GPS NavigationAbility to navigate to given coordinates using a GPS receiver
Survey(SUR) GPS RecordingAbility to use GPS instruments to conduct, document & record digital spatial survey data
Survey(SUR) Map & Plan Making/DigitalAbility to use digital tools (Total Station, differential GPS, etc) to create maps and plans of a site
Survey(SUR) Map & Plan Making/ManualAbility to use a theodolite & measuring tape to produce maps and plans of a site
Compliance(COM) ICRMPUnderstand and can comply with the U.S. Army Environmental Command Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan (ICRMP) requirements
Compliance(COM) HABS/HAERUnderstand and can comply with the National Park Service Heritage Documentation for Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) requirements
Survey(SUR) Map ReadingAbility to read a topographical map, can navigate by compass to and from provided locations
Survey(SUR) Total 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