The Davey Tree Expert Company

Survey Party Chief - 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: 162663

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is looking for an experienced Survey Party Chief to join our Gainesville, Virginia team.  The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in field surveying practices and techniques, as well as experience leading a field survey crew.

Job Duties

Primary responsibilities of the position include leading a field crew, keeping accurate notes and sketches, coordinating projects and managing associated data, establishing site control, and maintaining client relationships. Projects include topography, construction stake-out and as-builts, bathymetric surveys, and wetland and stream surveys

Candidate must be able to perform in a fast-paced environment with quick turnarounds, be able to problem solve and communicate effectively, and be willing to learn and take on new tasks.



  • 3+ years of progressive field surveying experience
  • Extensive experience with modern survey methods and equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task with respect to projects on a daily basis
  • Ability to allocate time and resources appropriately to meet project deadlines
  • Willingness to work overtime regularly 
  • Ability to work safely and independently in the outdoors under a wide range of conditions and weather conditions
  • Strong attention to details while maintaining consistent workflow
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and resolve issues independently based on project/company standards
  • Willingness/ability to expand knowledge through training
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to regularly travel regionally to support projects outside the Washington D.C. metropolitan area
  • Valid Driver’s License 


  • College Diploma or Certificate/Degree a plus
  • Experience with Leica GPS, Data Collection, and Robotics
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Experience with UAS

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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