Careers

At RGA, our clients drive our projects, and our passion drives our pursuits. We pride ourselves on providing an environment for learning, growth, and career development.

Looking for the chance to do the kind of work that invigorates and piques your interest? The opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills? To be surrounded by smart, ambitious, motivated people?

That’s the culture we cultivate at RGA. Come join our team!

Principal Senior Archaeologist – Mid-Atlantic/Northeast

Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc. is seeking to immediately hire a Principal Senior Archaeologist to be based in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast. 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. 

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.

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

sgrubb@rgaincorporated.com

Geophysical Specialist/Archaeologist – North Carolina

Richard Grubb and Associates (RGA) is seeking a Geophysical Specialist/Archaeologist to work within our geophysical program. This individual will be based out of our Wake Forest, North Carolina, office in a hybrid or fully office-based capacity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting geophysical investigations using remote sensing methods such as ground penetrating radar (GPR) under the oversight of the Director of Geophysics. Additional experience with magnetic gradiometry, electrical resistance, conductivity/magnetic susceptibility, or other geophysical survey methods is desirable.
  • Data analysis using current software.
  • Organization and preparation of data for delivery to clients and agencies.
  • Technical writing, including reports and work plans.
  • Mapping cemeteries utilizing techniques including GPS and total station.
  • Collaboration with RGA archaeologists, historians, and other specialists as required.
  • Maintenance and organization of geophysical survey equipment and data.
  • Assisting Director of Geophysics and team members with proposals, data analysis and writing, as needed.

Qualified applicants must possess:

  • An MA/MS degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Geosciences, Geoarchaeology, or related field. Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) designation preferred.
  • Ability to conduct geophysical survey projects; experience with GPR, magnetometer, and other remote sensing techniques.
  • Ability to interpret GPR data as both time slices and radargrams.
  • At least one year of experience in fieldwork, post-processing, and interpretation of geophysical data. (3+ years of experience preferred.)
  • Experience with post-processing geophysical data using GPR Slice and/or RADAN 7. Additional experience with Geoplot 4, Surfer, Archaeofusion, and/or TerraSurveyor64 is preferred.
  • Proficiency with GIS software (ArcMap Desktop10.8.x and/or ArcGIS Pro 3.x) and field mapping equipment, such as Trimble GPS units, RTK systems, and total stations.
  • Ability to adapt to new techniques, software, and methods, as required.
  • Preferred experience includes cemetery identification, delineation, and mapping; precontact and historical archaeology of eastern North America, primarily the southeast; Phase I-III archaeological investigations, and multi-method geophysical surveys.
  • Experience with cemetery identification, delineation, and mapping preferred.
  • Ability to travel for projects. Overnight travel is anticipated to be 25% or less, but may change dependent on project needs.
  • Strong writing, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to produce field results and technical writing within project schedule and budget.
  • Ability to work independently when needed.
  • Willingness to engage with professional mentors and colleagues. Collaboration among geophysical team members will be an essential part of this job.
  • A general working knowledge of the regulatory environment of cultural resource management in the US. Prior CRM experience preferred.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs.

This is a full-time position and compensation includes a complete benefits package. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and is anticipated to range between $52,000 – $76,000.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email a cover letter, resume/CV detailing education and work experience, a writing sample, and three professional references to:

Meagan Ratini, Director of Geophysics, [email protected]

Senior Archaeologist – Philadelphia or New Jersey

Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc. (RGA) is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to be based out of its Cranbury, NJ or Philadelphia, PA office. This position can be based remotely but applicants should be in a commuting distance to sites in Delaware, Southern/Eastern PA, and New Jersey for site visits as needed. Prior work experience in the mid-Atlantic is preferred but not required.

Senior Archaeologist 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 field directors for phase I, II and III archaeological surveys
  • Prepare archaeological survey reports, including technical writing.
  • Working within a budget and in accordance with project schedules.
  • Working with sub-consultants and reviewing their results.
  • Communication with clients, including state agencies

Qualified applicants must 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)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a principal investigator or with technical report preparation experience
  • Experience with various regional, state, and federal cultural resource management regulations, including a good working knowledge of NEPA and Section 106.
  • 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.
  • Ability to prepare technical and cost proposals a plus 

This is a full-time position and compensation includes a complete benefits package. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

If you wish to be considered for this excellent opportunity, please email a cover letter and a copy of a current CV (or resume) detailing education and work experience as soon as possible to:

Alice Domm, President
[email protected]

 

Archaeological Field Director – Tennessee

Richard Grubb & Associates (RGA) is seeking an archaeological field director for its Tennessee Branch Office in Nashville. Applicants should be available to travel daily to project sites as necessary for fieldwork duties. Projects will be located primarily in Tennessee and the Mid-South region, but also in other parts of the U.S. and its territories. Prior work experience in Tennessee and the Mid-South region is preferred but not required.

Archaeological Field Director responsibilities include:

  • Plan, organize, and manage archaeological surveys, site recordation, monitoring, and other fieldwork duties
  • Supervise crews on a day-to-day basis in all phases of a project
  • Communicate with project managers to ensure that projects are performed within budget and meet project schedules
  • Review and maintain quality control of all field data
  • Author technical reports under the guidance of the Principal Investigator

Qualified applicants must possess:

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field
  • Communication and problem-solving skills
  • At least two years of experience in Cultural Resources Management
  • Experience in evaluating pre-contact and historic artifacts and features
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Experience using a Trimble Geo7x is preferred

This is a full-time position and compensation includes a complete benefits package. Salary is expected to be in the $45-50,000 range. The position would be based at the Nashville office with the option for a hybrid work schedule.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email a cover letter and resume/CV detailing education and work experience to:

Kate McKinney, Principal Investigator
[email protected]

 

Archaeogeophysical Technician

Richard Grubb & Associates (RGA) is currently seeking qualified archaeogeophysical field technicians for various Phase I, II, and III projects out of our New Jersey, Philadelphia, and North Carolina offices. Ability to work in the office when required strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting Geophysical Specialists with field collection of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and magnetic gradiometry data, as well as other geophysical survey methods as necessary.
  • Assisting Field Directors and Crew Chiefs as needed with traditional archaeological fieldwork including but not limited to digging shovel tests and excavation units, mapping sites, and recording field data.
  • Cleaning and minor maintenance of geophysical equipment, as required.

Qualified applicants must possess:

    • BA/BS in Archaeology, Anthropology, Tribal Historic Preservation, or related field with prior coursework in, or demonstrated knowledge of archaeology, prehistory, and history. Geology, geosciences, geoarchaeology, or other relevant coursework and/or demonstrable experience strongly preferred.
    • Experience collecting data for geophysical surveys (ground-penetrating radar [GPR], magnetic gradiometry, electrical resistance, and/or conductivity/magnetic susceptibility).
    • Working knowledge of geophysical survey methods.
    • Archaeological field school experience.
    • Ability to work well with others.
    • Ability to travel overnight for projects.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. 
    • Strong attention to detail and note-taking ability.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Prior CRM experience of at least 1 year preferred.
    • Familiarity with Phase I, II, and/or III archaeological survey and excavation preferred.

Pay is dependent on experience and is anticipated to be $19 – $21 per hour. Projects requiring overnight travel include lodging (single occupancy hotel) and per diem.

Work is on-call, as needed and there is no guarantee of hours as hires will be made based on current project needs and requirements. 

Please submit a cover letter detailing your experience and education and resume with three professional references to:

Meagan Ratini, Director of Geophysics, [email protected]

 

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.