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Pamela Deandrea

East Calais, VT, USA

Pamela DeAndrea
GIS Specialist/Environmental Planner
Certified Floodplain Manager
1352 Dugar Brook Road
East Calais, Vermont 05650
(802) 456-8815 home (802) 793-6043 mobile
vtpamdean@gmail.com

EDUCATION
M.S., Water Resources, University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources, Burlington, VT, 1994
Thesis: Deposition of Sediment and Phosphorus within Three Floodplains of the LaPlatte River.

B.S. Environmental Geology, cum laude, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1987

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior GIS Planner March 2017-Present
Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC), Montpelier, VT

GIS program management: GIS data creation, analysis and mapping with proficiency in ArcPro, ArcMap, ArcGIS online (web map and app development), ArcCollector, and Survey 1,2,3
GPS field data collection and application development for data collection
Spatial analysis and remote sensing including natural resource analysis and prioritization of conservation and targeted outreach for water quality improvement
Map creation for municipal plans and meetings including but not limited to town zoning, town plans, hazard mitigation plans, regional plans, enhanced energy planning, and conservation initiatives
Project management of water planning projects related to the Clean Water Initiative/Basin Planning, stormwater improvement, and flood resiliency
Grant writing to the following grant programs: Ecosystem Restoration Program, Lake Champlain Basin Program, and Design/Implementation Block Grants
Education and outreach to municipalities and general community regarding GIS application use and QGIS, flood resiliency, water quality, municipal roads permits, stormwater, and river corridor ordinances
IT management and support for staff

GIS Planner January 2016-March 2017
Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC), Morrisville, VT
Project management, grant writing, municipal outreach on water quality initiatives
GIS data management: geodatabase creation, ArcGIS app creation and integration with ArcGIS online and ArcCollector
Map creation
Phase 1 geomorphic assessments including SGAT (Stream Geomorphic Assessment Tool) modeling
Spatial analysis and remote sensing
Data collection for road erosion and culvert inventories
IT management and support for staff

Senior GIS Specialist/Environmental Scientist May 2005 to May 2015
Bear Creek Environmental, LLC, Montpelier, VT
GIS analysis and map creation including characterization of land use and soils for watersheds and river corridors
Report writing with emphasis on River Corridor Plans in both Vermont and New Hampshire
Data reduction using ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, Excel, and online databases
Conduct field work including erosion studies, agricultural and development impacts to rivers (Phase 1 and 2 Stream Geomorphic Assessments), bridge and culvert assessments, water quality monitoring, and GPS data collection
Responsible for quality assurance and report writing for water quality evaluations and proposals
Fish population monitoring
Project management including staff supervision, proposals, client and state agency correspondence and budget management

Environmental Consultant 2003 to 2006
Self Employed, East Calais, VT
Presented water quality and weather data for hydrogeologic projects
Compiled data of water usage and soil characteristics for septic suitability studies

Project Geoscientist/Staff Scientist 1994 to 2002
Stone Environmental, Inc., Montpelier, VT
Conducted GIS analysis using ARC/INFO and ArcView for hydrologic modeling in watershed management studies
Determined watersheds vulnerable to pesticide and herbicide runoff and performed mass export analyses using GIS
Managed community water system monitoring projects for systems that use surface water in agricultural regions in the US
Conducted site selection using GIS as part of a five-region tap water monitoring study
Managed large-scale watershed delineation and runoff characterization GIS modeling project for the risk assessment of pesticides in surface waters
Conducted GIS analysis for input to hydrologic model (GISPLM) used to estimate phosphorus loading response to best management practice implementation

Hydrogeologist 1992 to 1994
Griffin International, Inc., Williston, VT
Performed hydrogeologic investigations related to subsurface petroleum contamination
Conducted on-site investigations of Underground Storage Tank enclosures
Supervised monitoring well installations, collected water and soil samples, surveyed well locations and constructed groundwater contour and contamination plume maps.

Assistant Teacher 1992 to 1993
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources, Burlington, VT
Demonstrated the use of ARC/INFO for the analysis and presentation of vector data. Instructed students on geographic information system applications and assisted in student evaluation.

SHORT COURSES AND CONTINUED EDUCATION
 Certified Floodplain Manager Exam October, 2016
 Introduction to Surface Modeling Using ArcGIS (ESRI Course) October, 2015
 Introduction to Python, (ESRI Course) 2015
 Phase 2 Geomorphic Assessment Training, Vermont DEC, May 2005
 Engineering Hydrology, Norwich University, Fall, 1998
 HECRAS Modeling River Flow through Bridges, University of Wisconsin, on-line instruction, 2018.

PERSONAL INTERESTS/EXPERIENCE:
Travel: Italy, Africa (Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ethiopia), Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, New Zealand, Fiji, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Tobago, Mexico, 48 Contiguous US States, and Canada
Playing music (guitar, ukulele)
Hiking/snowshoeing, skiing, and kayaking

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