The Davey Tree Expert Company

Survey Technician

Richmond, VA, US, 23220

Additional Locations: n/a

Primary Locations: VA, Richmond, 1620 Brook Road, 23220 

Requisition ID: 197877

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking an entry-level (0 to 2 years of related experience) Survey Technician to join our team in Richmond, Virginia.

Job Duties


• Working in a team environment
• Assisting in the performance of wetland locations, tree surveys, topographic and bathymetric surveys, natural and cultural resource surveys, construction surveys, etc.  
• Capture land information precisely to ensure that development schedules are maintained and projects stay within budget
• Assist in summarizing and reporting on observations and data collected in the field
• Operate state-of-the-art survey equipment
• Read and follow maps; navigate (in vehicle and on foot) through a variety of terrains
• Positively and effectively communicate with property owners and agencies to arrange for necessary access and work
• Properly and safely drive, operate and maintain vehicle in a variety of terrains and surfaces (including ATVs and boats)



Minimum Requirements
• High School diploma or GED
• Ability to perform arithmetic operations, geometry and trigonometry computations
• Willingness to regularly travel regionally to support projects outside the Washington D.C. metropolitan area
• Ability to work safely and independently in the outdoors under a wide range of conditions and weather types
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Land Desktop, and GIS a plus
• Ability to work independently and with a team


• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in surveying, environmental sciences, forestry, wildlife management, arboriculture, or a related discipline is a plus
• ISA Certified Arborist

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.

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.


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Virginia. 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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