The Davey Tree Expert Company

Natural Resource Specialist | Remote

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: Remote

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

Requisition ID: 178644

Position Overview

The Natural Resource Specialist performs work in support of the Davey Institute’s Ecosystem Services Team in collaboration with the US Forest Service’s i-Tree Team. The Davey Institute serves all of Davey’s North American operations with a scientific commitment to our horticultural and environmental services. The Ecosystem Services team is a multidisciplinary (and multi-site) group of researchers, developers, programmers, and specialists. Specifically, the Ecosystem Services Team creates, supports, and disseminates models, tools and concepts to advance the assessment and improved stewardship of urban natural resources. This Team works in close collaboration with US Forest Service to provide for the on-going support and continuous development of the i-Tree Suite of Tools ( The Natural Resource Specialist reports to the Ecosystem Services Manager at the Davey Institute and will work with a broad network of Forest Service and Davey Institute staff in support of their customers and constituents.


Job Duties

Develop and promote science delivery programs to help regional and national audiences understand and apply research findings and technology transfer solutions (e.g. the i-Tree Tools). Activities may include:

  • Writing and layout of research summaries, highlight and other science delivery products.
  • Updating the i-Tree website to present the latest research findings and their applications to the public
  • Engaging new audiences and communities interested in monitoring and managing their natural resources.
  • Develop and contribute to novel methods of technology transfer to reach diverse audiences including in-person events, online workshops, social media outreach, and authoring new training materials.
  • Traveling locally, regionally, and nationally to conduct or attend workshops, conferences, meetings, or assist with committee assignments.
  • Exploring opportunities and developing projects, technologies and programs to promote and advance the missions of the Davey Institute and the i-Tree program

Create, support, and disseminate models, tools and concepts to advance the assessment and improved stewardship of urban natural resources. Activities may include:

  • Providing technical support for i-Tree software users
  • Acting as a liaison between i-Tree users, software developers, analyst, researchers, and managers
  • Performing applications testing and providing feedback.
  • Developing support documents, training materials and website content
  • Providing in-person and online training for staff and clients on applying assessment tools and technologies
  • Support and participation in original research projects including project development, implementation, management, analysis, and report writings.


Education and Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in, or significant course work towards, the completion of a degree in Natural Resource Management, Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Geography, Arboriculture or related field.
  2. Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills and feel comfortable communicating and teaching science and technical tools to a broad audience.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of urban forest assessment concepts, methods and tools such as the i-Tree software suite is highly desirable.
  4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; familiarity with software applications used in natural resources management such as ESRI ArcGIS and in creating online content is desirable.
  5. Experience with content management, and online learning management systems.
  6. Familiarity with basic natural resource inventory techniques and measurement tools including the calculation of general sampling statistics.

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.
  • Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas.
  • Career Development Program supported by industry expert safety specialists and skilled trainers.
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees.
  • Charitable matching gift program.

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.


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. 

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 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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