Principal Investigator - Missouri - Quality Services, Inc

Elena Houk

Quality Services, Inc., is hiring Secretary of the Interior Principal Investigator qualified archeologists for archeological construction monitoring starting April 12, 2021 in northern Missouri. Field work schedules are generally 45 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Over time work will be required. Lodging provided seven days per week, with per diem on days worked. Pay rate varies depending on experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Wage ranges from $18.00 to $25.00/hour with $27.00 to $37.50/hour for overtime. Project and employment estimated to be from April 12, 2021 to about September 30, 2021. Employment could end earlier or be extended depending on the construction schedule. There will also be an opportunity to return for similar work in 2022.

Employees are required to provide their own Personal Protection Equipment (boots, hard hats, safety vests, gloves, hearing protection) and personal field equipment (trowel, at least one 5 to 10 meter tape measure and one 30 meter tape measure; and other personal equipment needed in ordinary archeological monitoring, survey, or excavation). You will be required to drive your own vehicle from the lodging to the job site.

Candidates should be in good physical condition and able to stand and walk for 10 hours per day on dirt surfaces, in all weather conditions. Inclement weather may occur, and work will be cancelled if weather or field conditions will hinder worker safety or construction activities.

Skills highly desirable in potential employees include:

  1. Experience construction monitoring.

  2. Experience in Midwest archeology.

  3. Masters degree or higher in archeology, anthropology, history, or other related field.

  4. Secretary of the Interior Principal Investigator qualified.

  5. Common sense and the ability to think for oneself, assess a situation and draw reasonable conclusions based on studying the facts.

  6. Interpersonal communication skills to deal effectively with the public, landowners, clients, construction workers, regulatory personnel, supervisors, and co-workers.

  7. Ability to follow and give written and verbal instructions.

  8. Implementation of appropriate safety practices including OSHA requirements.

  9. Excellent technical and grammatical writing skills and reading comprehension.

  10. Experience with Trimble GPS equipment, Microsoft Office, and ESRI and similar apps.

Applicants should submit the following via email to info@...

  1. Resume or vita showing detailed work experiences with starting and end dates, including

    hours worked per week for each experience,

  2. Cover letter with the following information:

    1. Valid driver’s license.

    2. Experience with Trimble GPS systems and related software.

    3. References with phone numbers and email addresses.

    4. Authorization to conduct credit, criminal and other background searches.

    5. Any additional documentation to show reviewers you possess the skills outlined


Expect our follow up phone call and/or email within one business day.

Elena Houk

Office: 605-388-5309

Cell: 605-430-1045




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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