The Davey Tree Expert Company

GIS Specialist

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: n/a

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

Requisition ID: 179204

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is a seeking a full-time entry to mid-level GIS Specialist. This a full-time position with our Gainesville, Virginia based Geospatial services team.

Primary Duties


• Generating custom and template maps for environmental and engineering clients and staff using ESRI ArcMap/ArcPro and AutoCAD software
• Conduct spatial analysis using statistical and/or geoprocessing tools
• Perform spatial data management, which may include data entry, data creation, data acquisition, importing, exporting, editing, geo-referencing, converting and scaling between projections, and editing vector and raster datasets
• Calculating drainage area divides, performing watershed analysis, historic map research and interpretation, aerial photograph interpretation, cultural/historic resources data management, and land cover classification
• Performing basic geoprocessing and working on existing python scripting
• Support the development of web and data collection applications using GIS tools including (but not limited to) ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Web App Builder, Dashboards, Field Maps, and Survey123



Educational Requirement:
A Degree in a GIS, Geography, Environmental Sciences, and/or a Certificate in GIS is preferred. 


Additional Requirements:
• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
• Knowledge in the following programs:  ESRI ArcMap, ArcPro, AutoCAD, Survey123, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
• Training in remote sensing, image analysis and LiDAR processing
• Experience with ESRI ArcGIS online
• Desire to learn new skills related to GIS and AutoCAD
• Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
• Knowledge of cartographic principles and technology
• Ability to work independently and with a team
• Experience in wetland and/or environmental sciences a plus
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to complete short-term projects within tight deadlines

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: None 

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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