Principal Senior Archaeologist– Full Time/Permanent

Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc. is seeking to immediately hire a Principal Senior Archaeologist to be based in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast. At RGA we have a diverse staff of archaeologists, architectural historians, and historians and have been completing projects in the eastern united states for over 35 years. We historically and currently have a wide variety of projects including Phase II and Phase III/Data Recovery projects in addition to complex federal contracts and are looking for a skilled and experienced archaeologist to join our management team.

Prior work experience in the mid-Atlantic is preferred. This position can be based remotely (ie work from home) but candidates should be located in the mid-Atlantic or Northeast regional area. There is also the option for in-person work at either our Philadelphia, PA or Cranbury, NJ office. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and typically ranges from $80,000 – $100,000.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Coordination with review agencies including various SHPO, federal and state agencies.
  • Direct, plan, organize, and manage archaeological surveys, site recordation, monitoring, and other duties in operational regions
  • Supervise project archaeologists and principal investigators working on multiple projects
  • Review and edit archaeological survey reports, including technical writing.
  • Communicate with clients on survey results and ensure that projects are performed within budget, in accordance with project schedules, and follow federal and various state review agency guidelines.
  • Management of all aspects of cultural resource projects and must have advanced experience in proposal writing, technical report reviews and senior staff management.
  • Direct contact with federal, state, county, municipal, and private clients, and interface with regulatory agencies.

Qualified applicants should possess:

  • MA/MS or Ph.D. degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field.
  • Experience with the archaeology, prehistory, history and ethnohistory of the mid-Atlantic region (preferred)
  • 10 years of experience as a Principal Investigator
  • 5 years as a project manager with diverse project management experience on small and large project types
  • Experience with various regional, state, and federal cultural resource management regulations, including a good working knowledge of NEPA and Section 106.
  • Advanced ability to prepare technical and cost proposals.
  • Technical writing, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Collegiality in working with architectural historians and historians as part of a team environment.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) designation is preferred.

This is a full-time position and compensation includes a complete benefits package including:

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance, Long Term Disability

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please email a cover letter, a copy of a current CV (or resume) detailing education and work experience, three professional references, and a writing sample to:

Stephanie Grubb, Director of Operations

RGA is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.  RGA is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. RGA is a Drug-Free Workplace. RGA participates in E-Verify.

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