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entry level IT Specialist

Springfield, Virginia, United States
November 25, 2018

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Bret Picoult Kirk



IT Specialist with private- and public-sector experience. Proven software competencies including SharePoint, HTML, Java, CSS, SQL, SDLC, Fitnesse (Automation Testing Program) Microsoft Office, and social/digital media platforms. HTML, CSS, SQL programming experience. Excellent verbal and written communications and leadership skills enhanced by a solid work ethic focused on customer satisfaction.

Work Experience

Vision Point Systems September-October 2018

Software Engineer Contractor

Participated as a member of a cross-functional consulting team to design, implement, test and support Business Process Management (BPM) Systems.

Tested BPM processes developed by self and peers.

Supported and Troubleshooted deployed production systems including investigation of problem reports.

Assisted project team and customer technicians with enterprise systems integration designs, such as database, web services, LDAP/Active Directory

Navigant Consulting, LLC June – August 2018

Intern, Information Security

Participated in security incident investigations that involve computer crimes and require log, forensic and malware analysis

Assisted with forensic collections and documentation of chain of custody

Incatech LLC May-August 2017

Social and Digital Media Intern

Created and implemented new social media strategy. Increased the use of social media across the organization by 50%.

Assisted in redesigning Incatech’s internal SharePoint site and provided digital media for sites.

Managed all corporate social media channels and posted on all platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Created and delivered presentations encouraging expanded use of social media to internal groups

Created 15 new interactive pdf forms for internal use.


Virginia Department of Transportation June-August 2016 and Winter 2016

Fiscal Analysis Intern

Analyzed fiscal and schedule data associated with VDOT staff oversight charges for locality-administered transportation projects. Examined spending patterns among the different projects.

Evaluated spending trends for use in VDOT’s outreach and education of locality partners engaged in project delivery.

Made presentations to VDOT senior leadership using Microsoft excel spreadsheets showing VDOT’s spending in oversight charges throughout different projects.

Virginia Department of Transportation May – August 2015

Information Technology Intern

Assisted SharePoint users in configuring the Northern Virginia District sectional team sites.

With management, identified SharePoint sectional power users for additional training.

Documented progress of each team site within Northern Virginia District in setting up one-on-one appointments with site power users to ensure data security and setup standards.

Developed four SharePoint site usage and management training sessions for the power user group.

Marriott International May-August 2014

Information Technology Intern

Direct report to the Senior Director for IT Architecture and Development, who oversaw all of Marriot’s marketing and loyalty programs.

Helped develop a new Marriott “Flash Perks” rewards program and assisted with the initial launch of this innovative program.

Performed detailed cost analysis using Microsoft Excel for Reward Program launch.

Analyzed and categorized system documentation into folders for the department.


Christopher Newport University May 2018

Newport News, Virginia

Graduated with a BS in Information Science - GPA 3.2.

Leadership Studies minor

Dean’s list

Member of Christopher Newport University’s Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines

Marching Captains Band Percussion Section Leader 2015-2017


West Springfield High School June 2013

Springfield, Virginia

Graduated with an Advanced Diploma and a GPA of 3.71

Marching Spartans Band Percussion Section Leader for 2012, 2013


Attained rank of Eagle Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America in January 2013

Received CNU Leadership Scholarship 2013-2017.

Earned Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program certificate for completing the Virginia Department of Transportation internship.

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