The Davey Tree Expert Company

Environmental Programs Specialist

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 1500 N. Mantua St., 44240 

Requisition ID: 190646

Position Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is the North American leader in residential tree care, utility line clearance, commercial landscape services, and urban forestry / natural resource consulting with operations throughout the US and Canada.

Davey is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Environmental Programs Specialist. This strategic position is based within the Davey Institute, which is responsible for research and development, environmental programs, technical support, and education and training for all North American operations.

Job Duties

The Environmental Programs Specialist is responsible for environmental education and training, ensuring Davey’s operations follow all federal and state rules and regulations, and assisting operations with maintaining compliance. Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Develop and update existing policies and programs to minimize risk and enable compliant business practices.
  • Track local, state, and federal environmental regulations and enforcement activities to advise management of requirements related to corporate goals and objectives.
  • Perform periodic inspections and audits of Environmental Programs to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Administer Environmental Programs training programs including HazCom/HazMat, Respiratory Protection, SWPP, and Emergency Response.
  • Coordinate preparation and filing of environmentally related permits, licenses, certifications, and reports to meet regulatory deadlines.
  • Assist field locations with proper management of hazardous materials and waste.


  • Two to four-year degree in a science discipline or equivalent experience. Degree in Environmental Management or Policy preferred.
  • An understanding of environmental law and policy.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience working with cross functional teams.
  • Responsive with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Must be able to commute to Kent, Ohio. 

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 & discounted stock purchase options 
  • Group Health Plan 
  • Employee referral bonus program 
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 
  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers 
  • Scholarship Program 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 the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.  

Divisional Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need 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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