Topic ID #42452 - posted 6/17/2020 10:01 AM



Quality Services, Inc., Rapid City, South Dakota is hiring field archeologists for immediate projects in North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming.  Field work schedules are generally 10 hours per day for up to 8 to 10 workdays, followed by two to six days off.  Field work conducted in a group of 2-10 people.   Over time work may be required.  Lodging and per diem is provided for overnight work trips away from Rapid City, where the office is based.  Pay rate vary depending on experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Projects estimated to be one to three months.

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 survey or excavation). Candidates should be able to walk 10 miles per day carrying field equipment. Inclement weather may occur year-round.


 Skills highly desirable in potential employees include:

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

b. good interpersonal and communication skills which will allow one to deal effectively with the public, private landowners, clients, regulatory personnel, supervisors and co-workers;

c. the ability to follow and give written and verbal instructions.

d. knowledge and implementation of appropriate safety practices including OSHA requirements.

e. excellent technical and grammatical writing skills and reading comprehension.

f. familiarity with MS Office, Photoshop Elements, ArcGIS, and topographic map software.

g. Trimble GPS equipment; and

h. Drafting, drawing and knowledge of maps, mapping techniques and map reading.


Applicants should submit the following via email to

1. Vita showing detailed work experiences with starting and end dates, including hours worked, for each position. 

2. Cover letter with the following information:

a. Experience with Trimble GPS systems and related software.

b. References with phone numbers and email addresses.

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

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




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