The Davey Tree Expert Company

Reality Capture Technician

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: remote

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

Requisition ID: 160437

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking a responsible, detailed oriented Reality Capture Technician with familiarity manipulating and processing LIDAR data. This is an entry to mid-level position with opportunities for growth. The position requires the candidate to embrace a steep learning curve in an evolving technology.

This position will typically operate out of our Gainesville, Virginia office, but can be performed from a remote/home office. Responsibilities and travel requirements may vary based on the applicant’s location.

Job Duties


Responsibilities include assisting UAS pilots with data collection, flight design, and post-processing of LIDAR and other reality capture technologies. Work will include interaction with clients and WSSI staff across our multidisciplinary team including survey, engineering, science, archeology, and GIS.



  • Experience assisting in the collection, processing, and extraction of LIDAR data
  • Experience designing UAV flights and obtaining clearances (LAANC & Waivers)
  • Technically competent and capable of learning new software titles and quickly mastering them
  • Ability to perform project management tasks, including communicating with clients, writing proposals, and quality checking completed deliverables
  • Capable of working outdoors (sometimes harsh conditions and terrain) and travel if working out of the Gainesville, VA office
  • Additional experience in the following is ideal: Programming (C, PHP, HTML, Java, CSS), Autodesk Civil 3D, Photogrammetry, and Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Processing
  • Ideal candidate will be a good communicator, proactive, a problem-solver, capable of troubleshooting technical issues and implementing a solution, strong desire to learn, and quality oriented

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 www.davey.com


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


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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