The Davey Tree Expert Company

Environmental Scientist - Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Team

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: n/a

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

Requisition ID: 193209

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking a full-time entry to junior-level Environmental Scientist to join our team in the Northern Virginia Office. We are looking for a motivated team player that will provide field and task support to the Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Team.

Essential Job Functions


Responsibilities will include performing field activities (e.g., site visits, sampling, inspections), task management, analysis and interpretation of analytical results and field-collected data, working on assignments with project managers and fellow team members, and coordinating with various subject matter experts. The ability to handle multiple project assignments with deadlines utilizing oral and written communications skills are a must. 
Primary activities will include preparation of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; conduct 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 40% office work and 60% fieldwork.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with data collection, presentation, reduction, and evaluation; and writing technical reports a must
  • Fieldwork experience
  • Excellent writing skills; candidate should demonstrate the ability to prepare documents that are technically and grammatically correct and fully referenced
  • Ability to take initiative and resolve problems with a team building mentality
  • Ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships with WSSI personnel at all levels
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to operate company vehicles


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Science (e.g., Environmental, Geology, Hydrogeology, Chemistry, Biology, etc.), Environmental Engineering, similar engineering discipline, or other closely related field
  • Experience working with a team to plan and balance the workload of multiple projects or assignments
  • Experience in assisting with proposal support and development is a plus
  • HAZWOPER certification or similar vocational certifications and skill sets a plus
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Mapping (GIS, CAD, or similar software) experience a plus

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.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by 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, Virginia. The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


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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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