Looking for Work as a Surveying Technician

  • 22 Feb 2017 2:24 PM
    Message # 4627145
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Noah C. C. Pfister Springfield, OR, 97477



    Experience with applied mathematics, especially in respect to data science and problems in engineering

    Experience with survey equipment and procedures

    Ability to work outdoors in both urban and wilderness settings, in varying weather weather conditions

    Computer experience, including work with AutoCAD and Carlson Software

    Experience in research, both academic and scientific


    Bureau of Land Management, Springfield, OR, 97477

    August, 2016-January 2017, full-time

    Cut brush and cleared line of sight for cadastral surveying

    Assisted in the maintenance and use of surveying equipment (total stations, tripods, GPS, radio)

    Minor work with research of BLM boundary lines

    Bolton Valley Ski Resort, Richmond, VT, 05477

    December, 2015-March, 2016, part-time

    Prepared and maintained ski lift/ramp area

    Ensured safety of riders, and assisted getting on and off ski lift

    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 05405

    August, 2013-May, 2015, part-time

    Regular teaching assistant duties including tutoring undergraduate math up to Multivariate Calculus, grading, and lecturing

    Taught class (30 students per semester, for 4 semesters), including experience inside and outside the classroom

    Quechee Public Library, Quechee, VT, 05059

    Summer 2008-2013, part time

    Maintained front desk and assisted patrons in research

    Helped put on library events and classes, which normally required research and/or teaching activities

    Performed basic library clean up and upkeep

    Helped maintain and update library computer system

    Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme, NH, 03768

    September, 2012-September, 2013, full time

    Prepared grounds for upcoming winter season

    Repaired and maintained equipment for grounds-keeping, ski-lifts, and snowmaking, operate snowmaking equipment

    Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, 03755

    Summer 2010 and 2011, full-time

    Performed routine processing of firn cores (sawing, labeling, density and permeability measurements)

    Basic lab and equipment maintenance

    Dartmouth Physics Lab, Hanover, NH, 03755-3528

    Summer 2008, 20-30 hours/week

    Researched, designed, and built several small projects including basic circuitry, and making a radio antenna from PVC and a tape measure (the ultimate goal of the project was to launch and retrieve an atmospheric probe)

    Helped to test research equipment


    Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 97202.

    B.A., Mathematics, May 2012.

    Senior Thesis: Vermont Rainfall and Extreme Value Statistics

    University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 05405.

    M.S., Mathematics, May 2015

    Graduate Thesis: Using Empirical Mode Decomposition to Study Periodicity and Trends in Extreme Precipitation

    Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vermont.


    Various classes in Surveying, including Surveying I (surveying principles, benchmark leveling, measuring distances and angles) and Computer Applications (AutoCAD and Carlson Software)


    Commendation for Excellence for academic performance during 2008-2009, Reed College

    Honors graduate of Hartford High

    Maintained honors status for 8 semesters

    Wrote a final thesis, The Geometry and Physics of Hyperspace

    Governor’s Institute of Vermont

    Invited to attend workshops in engineering (summer 2006) and in mathematics (summer 2007)


    Science, especially environmental science, martial arts (karate and fencing), reading, hiking/outdoor activity, and anything nerdy.

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