The Davey Tree Expert Company

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pilot

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: n/a

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

Requisition ID: 175216

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking a responsible, detailed oriented Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pilot who is Part 107 certified and has experience with aerial field collection of imagery and LIDAR.

This position will typically operate out of the WSSI Gainesville, Virginia office and supplement the Survey and Reality Capture departments. Significant travel will be required as projects demand.

Job Duties


Responsibilities include assisting project managers with budgeting, flight design, and developing/performing UAS workflows while prioritizing safety and efficiency. Work will include interaction with clients and WSSI staff across our multidisciplinary team – including survey, engineering, science, archeology, and GIS.



  • Must hold a current sUAS Part 107 License with no violations
  • Experience flying and troubleshooting various sUAS platforms 
  • Pre-planning UAV flights and obtaining clearances (LAANC & Waivers)
  • Capable of working outdoors in sometimes harsh conditions and terrain 
  • Familiarity working in the Survey and Mapping field
  • Ability to perform project management tasks, including communicating with clients, writing proposals, and quality checking completed deliverables
  • Additional experience in the following is ideal: Autodesk Civil 3D, Photogrammetry, LIDAR, and Terrestrial Laser Scanning
  • Ideal candidate will be a good communicator, technically competent, 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


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Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 50% 

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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