The Davey Tree Expert Company

Ecosystem Technician - Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: n/a

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

Requisition ID: 188334

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking an entry-level technician to join our Ecosystem Restoration team in Gainesville, Virginia.


Applicants should be interested in and understand wetland ecology and possess a strong work ethic with the desire to gain experience in different aspects of environmental consulting. This position involves a large amount of outdoor work with rigorous physical labor and may occasionally involve working long hours (40+) and/or traveling for several days at a time. The technician will also be expected to become a Virginia-Registered Technician Pesticide Applicator via a written test.

Primary Duties

• General maintenance and monitoring of wetland and stream mitigation sites
• Invasive species control 
• Groundwater well data collection and analysis
• Stormwater Facility Maintenance
• LID/LEED building and landscape maintenance
• Read and follow maps, navigate (in vehicle and on foot) through a variety of terrains
• Properly and safely drive, operate and maintain vehicle in a variety of terrains and surfaces (including ATVs and boats)



An individual must be able to perform each essential job duty consistently and satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


• driver’s license and clean driving record
• routinely lift items up to 50 lbs, occasionally lift items up to 75 lbs
• work safely in the outdoors under a wide range of conditions and weather types
• regularly travel regionally to support projects outside the Washington D.C. metropolitan area
• work independently and with a team


• Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related field or equivalent experience in a similar position
• equipment operation experience (Bobcat, Excavator, Marooka, etc.)
• ATV and Boater Safety
• truck and trailer operation
• knowledge of laser level operation
• Commercial Pesticide License
• ISA Certified Arborist
• Virginia DEQ E&S Combined Administrator
• Professional Wetland Scientist or WPIT
• knowledge of wetland ecology and plant identification
• wetland and stream restoration experience

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 25% 

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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