Geophysical Specialist/Archaeologist – North Carolina

Stephanie Grubb

Richard Grubb and Associates is seeking a Geophysical Specialist/Archaeologist based either out of its Wake Forest, North Carolina office or New Jersey headquarters. This is an opportunity for an enterprising professional to join a growing full-service cultural resource management firm and manage and develop our geophysical program.


Responsibilities include:

·                     Conducting geophysical investigations using remote sensing methods such as ground penetrating radar (GPR) and magnetometry (magnetic gradient). Resistivity and conductivity desired, but not required.

·                     Management of all aspects of geophysical survey projects.

·                     Data analysis using current software.

·                     Organization of data for delivery to clients and agencies.

·                     Development of a geophysical survey program, including new business.

·                     Technical writing, including report and work plan preparation.

·                     Selection and organization of graphics for survey reports.

·                     Preparation of technical and cost proposals, and project schedules.

·                     Coordination with clients, including state and federal agencies.

·                     Directing and managing archaeological projects, where necessary.

·                     Collaboration with RGA archaeologists, advising on active investigations via geophysical survey results and site interpretation.

·                     Maintenance and organization of geophysical survey equipment.


Qualified applicants must possess:

·                     MA/MS or Ph.D. degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field.

·                     Ability to conduct and manage archaeological geophysics survey projects.

·                     Experience with GPR, magnetometer and other remote sensing techniques.

·                     Experience with cemetery identification and delineation.  

·                     Experience with prehistoric and historic sites.

·                     Ability to analyze geophysical data using RADAN 7, Geoplot 4, Surfer and GPR Time-slices.

·                     Ability in the operation of GIS software (ArcMap 10.7) and mapping equipment, such as Garmin and Trimble GPS units and Total Station. 

·                     Ability to travel for projects. 

·                     Ability to prepare technical and cost proposals.

·                     Strong writing, communication, and problem-solving skills.

·                     Willingness to assist with drafting grave petitions, and directing archaeology projects, as necessary.

·                     Collegiality in working with architectural historians in a team setting.

·                     Experience with the archaeology of eastern North America.

·                     Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for Archaeology. Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) designation preferred.

·                     Minimum three years of work experience, preferably supervisory.

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

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


Stephanie Grubb, sgrubb@...

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, or any other characteristic protected by law. RGA is a Drug-Free Workplace. RGA participates in E-Verify.