The Davey Tree Expert Company

Assessment and Remediation Scientist

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: n/a

Primary Locations: VA, Gainesville, 5300 Wellington Branch Drive, Suite 100, 20155 

Requisition ID: 163475

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking a full-time junior to mid-level Environmental Scientist to join the team in our Gainesville, Virginia office. We are looking for a motivated team player who will provide field support to and serve as a task manager on the Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Team.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities will include performing field activities (i.e., site visits), task management, analysis and interpretation of analytical results and field-collected data, working on assignments with project managers and fellow team members, coordinating with various subject matter experts, and communication with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to handle multiple project assignments and deadlines are a must.


Primary activities will include preparation of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; conducting soil, groundwater, air, and surface water sampling; logging soil borings, oversight of groundwater monitoring well installations, and collection of representative subsurface media samples; oversight of site redevelopment and remediation activities; and analysis and interpretation of analytical results and the preparation of summary reports, under the supervision of a Senior Environmental Professional.


Project meetings, fieldwork, site visits, and professional development assignments will routinely require overnight stays throughout the region. It is estimated that this position will consist of approximately 50% office work and 50% field work.




  • Considerable field experience and excellent writing skills. Experience with data collection, presentation, reduction, and evaluation, and writing technical reports a must. Candidate must demonstrate ability to prepare professional documents that are technically and grammatically correct.
  • Prefer a working knowledge of state and federal regulations in the area of environmental compliance, and experience in the practical application of ASTM standards as they relate to environmental site assessments.
  • Ability to take initiative and resolve problems with a team building mentality.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with WSSI personnel at all levels.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to operate company vehicles. 


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or similar engineering discipline, Geology, Hydrogeology or other closely related field
  • A minimum of one to five years of experience in environmental compliance, assessment, and remediation


  • Experience working with a team of environmental professionals to plan and balance the workload of multiple projects
  • Experience in assisting with proposal support and development
  • Virginia-licensed asbestos containing material inspector or similar skill set
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with mapping software (GIS, CAD, or similar)
  • Experience working with a diverse client base in both public and private sectors

Additional Information


What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options
  • Group Health Plan
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees
  • Charitable matching gift program

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.

Company Overview


Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation! Davey has a unique culture that focuses on exchanging ideas, community partnership, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Va. The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 50% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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