Principal Investigator, Archeologist

Elena Houk



Position Summary

Quality Services, Inc. is seeking one or more experienced cultural resource management specialists/ archeologists for the position of Principal Investigator (PI).  Qualified candidates will have experience planning and managing projects and teams.  Required tasks include conducting surveys, recording cultural resources, testing or excavating archeological sites and areas with potential for buried archeological resources, analyzing artifacts and materials, consulting with state and federal agencies and tribes, writing and reviewing reports, and customer service.

 Quality Services, Inc. is a small business with a primary office in Rapid City, SD, that deals with multiple types of projects in all sizes.  We work in over 30 states in support of a variety of industries, services, government agencies, and clients, completing over 700 projects per year. 

Applicants must be capable to walk up to 10 hours per day in rough terrain carrying up to 40 lbs. and be able to sit, stoop, bend, and climb, and to use hand tools, shovels, screening and other field equipment.  Fieldwork may be in variable weather conditions throughout the year.  Overnight travel is a requirement of the job.

Requirements • Master’s degree in archeology, anthropology, or a closely related field  • 3 years experience in similar work, at crew supervisor, project manager and/or PI level  • Basic knowledge of soils and sediments  • Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Principal Investigator • National Environmental Policy Act team experience • Report and documents editing and review experience Preferred Experience • Geophysical, Transmission Line, and/or Wind Energy  • Human remains and burials identification • PI qualified for BLM lands in Colorado, Nevada, Utah and/or Wyoming • National Register nominations Skills • Strong technical writing and oral communication skills • Self-motivated, positive, energetic, and the ability to work with and supervise teams • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations


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Elena Houk, MBA

HR Manager

Office 605-388-5309 / Mobile 605-430-1045


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Quality Services, Inc.

Archeology, Architectural History, Geophysics, History & Paleontology

1621 Sheridan Lake Road, Suite A

Rapid City, South Dakota 57702-3432

Phone  605-388-5309

Fax  605-388-5319




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