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Environmental Specialist

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
August 29, 2018

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Josh Woodhams

**** ***** **** • Knoxville, TN *7931

865-***-**** •

Objective: Research Ecologist (Landscape)

Summary of Environmental Science Qualifications

Background includes a strong foundation of qualifications in environmental science from recent completion of Bachelor’s degree and coursework related to understanding and applying principles to real life environmental issues. Education is supported by skills for developing technical proficiency with procedures/equipment, testing/analysis, and attention to detail in environmental sampling and presentation of data/findings. Strengths and qualifications:

• Ability to apply analytical/scientific thinking • Communicate effectively with management, staff & clients

• Work well in a team environment • Willingness to follow detailed instructions and learn new skills

• Ability to execute field tasks independently • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Education & Environmental Science Coursework

B.S., Environmental Science (08/2018) – SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Relevant Coursework:

Environmental Soil Science Soils & Civilizations, Environmental Soil Science Intro to Soil Science, Economics of Biomass For

Renewable Energy, GIS/GPS Applications in Agriculture & Environmental Science, Economics of Biomass for Renewable

Energy, Biology, Environmental Ethics, Ecological Principles and Field Methods, Chemistry, Environmental Science,

Environmental Science Research Methods, Environmental Science Colloquium, Physics, Geology

Capable of leveraging the following knowledge/skills from education to begin a career in environmental science:

• Understanding of how to evaluate, conduct, write, and design environmental science research.

• Use of quantitative and qualitative methods as investigative tools.

• Hands-on experience with GIS software, GPS receivers, data acquisition, and spatial analysis of data.

• Assessment of economic, environmental, and policy forces shaping the bioenergy industry.

• Methods for evaluating the economic feasibility of bioenergy feed stock production, logistics, and conversion.

• Relation of soil to agricultural/environmental sustainability, land-use, and pollution.

• Soil management relative to tillage, erosion, moisture supply, temperature, aeration, fertility, and plant nutrition.

• Differences in soils, soil genesis, and physical, chemical, and biological properties.

Professional Experience

Took time off to complete Environmental Science degree, now pursuing full time opportunities 08/2016 – 08/2018

Quality Analyst –VETERAN EVALUATION SERVICES, Knoxville, TN 08/2015 – 08/2016

• Performed data analysis to ensure quality of medical reports/diagnostics for VA rating purposes. Prepared detailed reports submitted to the VA and ensured strict compliance with internal quality requirements. Served as a liaison between clients and physicians and communicated regularly with providers, veterans, clinical staff, and case builders.

Real Estate Agent – COLDWELL BANKER WALLACE & WALLACE, Knoxville, TN 06/2014 – 08/2014

• Worked in this real estate sales roll that included analysis of housing market data to assist home buyers/sellers, representing clients in sales/purchasing transactions, and preparing local housing market reports to assist in matching buyers with homes and assisting sellers with pricing.

Maintenance Mechanic – PEPSICO, Knoxville, TN 09/2013 – 05/2014

• Contributed to maintaining efficiency of facility operations by troubleshooting/repairing electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical equipment, and performing final testing to ensure quality of finished repairs.

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Aircraft Armament Worker – COMPUTER SCIENCE CORPORATION, Las Vegas, NV 09/2008 – 08/2013

• Worked for this U.S. Air Force contractor with responsibilities for maintaining/installing weapon systems, performing testing and analysis to resolve system malfunctions, and using precision measuring tools/equipment, schematics, and wiring diagrams to ensure repairs/installations met specifications.

Service Representative – SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, Las Vegas, NV 04/2008 – 08/2008

• Served as a front-line representative to the public to answer questions regarding Social Security benefits, interview individuals, investigate/resolve problems, and clarify/verify information for claims analysis and benefits reviews.

Aircraft Armament Systems Craftsman – UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, Various Locations 03/2002 – 03/2008

• Fulfilled multiple roles during this time that included supervisory responsibilities for employee scheduling, maintenance schedules for 3,500+ pieces of equipment, and quality of completed work. Achieved 92% quality assurance pass rate, received two Outstanding Unit Awards, and led a project that streamlined maintenance actions by 50%. Completed numerous training programs including Maintenance Supervisor, Weapons, Safety, Leadership, Journeyman, Equipment Maintenance, and Gun Maintenance.

Community Involvement

Knoxville Area Rescue Ministry; Trees Knoxville; Beardsley Community Farm Josh Woodhams

1312 Andes Road • Knoxville, TN 37931

865-***-**** •

Dear Hiring Professional:

As a highly motivated recent graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and a strong foundation of skills developed through academic training during college, I am specifically interested in the Research Ecologist (Landscape) job with Forest Service. I am committed to working as a team member and contributing to the success of your projects by applying my academic training, research experience, and drive to succeed.

Attached is a copy of my resume for your review that details my skills, experience, and education that will differentiate me as a strong candidate for this opportunity. Here are some of my specific qualifications and strengths that demonstrate what I can offer and match those mentioned in your job posting:

• Strong analytical and mathematical problem-solving ability

• Experience in preparing field soil samples and analytical laboratory methods

• Excellent verbal/written communication skills for interacting with co-workers, general public, contractors, industry and/or governmental representatives

• Ability to work independently and function effectively in a team-oriented environment.

If your organization brings in professionals who are willing to learn and apply the hard work needed to exceed your expectations, then I am the perfect candidate for the position. Realizing this resume cannot fully communicate my qualifications, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for an interview to discuss where my skills can fit in and contribute to your company. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Josh Woodhams

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