The Davey Tree Expert Company

Environmental Technician

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: Salisbury, MD

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

Requisition ID: 167403

Position Overview

The Environmental Science Energy Services Travel Team at Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is seeking an entry-level environmental scientist with up to three years of experience. This is a year-round field position requiring extensive travel along the east coast and occasional travel throughout the U.S.

Job Duties

• Performing wetland delineations
• Utility Rights-of-Way inventory assessments
• Vegetation and habitat assessments
• Report preparation
• Assist with endangered and threatened species (ETS) surveys
• Assess potential impacts to ETS
• Coordinating with federal and state resource agencies


Strong knowledge of/experience in one or more of the following fields desired:
• Plant identification (including trees/shrubs)
• Soil profiling
• Integrated Vegetation Management; with focus in the energy/utility sectors

Also required:
• General natural history knowledge/interest
• Willingness to travel out of state/region for extended periods
• BA/BS in biology, forestry, ecology or closely related discipline
• Ability to work independently and with a team
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision
• Ability to work outdoors for extended periods in varying weather conditions
• Willingness to work with other departments within WSSI/DRG 

• Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors
• Working knowledge of CAD, ArcGIS and field GPS data collection use is preferred.
• Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT)
• ISA Certified Arborist

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 100% 

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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