The Davey Tree Expert Company

Field Biologist

Sacramento, CA, US, 95816

POSITION: Field Biologist 

TYPE: Temporary 6-9 months 

POSITION LOCATIONS: Northern California

Position Overview

We are currently looking to add a dynamic Environmental Technician to our passionate team of environmental professionals.

Job Duties

The Environmental Technician will provide our government, utility, commercial and not-for-profit clients with the services and solutions needed to efficiently and effectively manage natural resources, comply with policies and obtain regulatory permits. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the contract needs and specifications of clients and their customers and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Inspect a wide range of habitats, both natural and disturbed, and assess their condition, health and functionality according to client specifications.
  • Identify local species, understand their typical characteristics and recognize common diseases and pests


Education and Qualifications:  

An individual must be able to perform each essential job duty consistently and satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Two to four year degree in Biology, Botany, Ecology, Forestry, Horticulture, Hydrology, Soil Science, Zoology or related discipline or equivalent experience in a similar position.
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record are required, a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) may be required by project.
  • Natural resource consulting experience preferred.

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.

Company Overview

DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.

Divisional Overview

Davey Resource Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the employee owned Davey Tree Expert Company. We provide a wide range of natural resource, utility, GIS and remote sensing consulting services. Do you want a career working outdoors? Our team is composed of professional foresters, certified arborists, natural resource managers, biologists, environmental scientists, geospatial specialists, wildland firefighters, landscape, nursery, tree care and park and recreation professionals. 


DRG currently has opportunities for field biologists on our Ecological Consulting Services-West team. These opportunities are primarily centered around assessments and monitoring related to post wildfire cleanup. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable training and experience with many species that occur in remote areas. 

Must be in excellent physical condition and able to work outdoors with long days. 


● Adaptable to all types of workflow 

● Flexible with workload 

● Assess sites from wildfires 

● Must be willing to work Monday - Saturday 

  • Communicate with landowners regarding work on or near their property

  • Collect and enter data on handheld devices, follow maps and use GPS navigation

  • Assess all terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions

  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews

  • Willingness to travel throughout California



● Ability to get along well with peers and supervisors in a field setting 

● Experience doing outdoor work

● Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related field

● Previous field experience preferred, however, applicable academic experience would be considered 


  • Company Vehicle/ Fuel Card

  • Lodging Provided

  • Company Phone

  • Daily Per Diem

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: DRG offers competitive wages based on qualifications and experience. Pre-employment drug screen and Social Security Number verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and DRG are Equal Opportunity Employers. 

CONTACT: Email resume and cover letter to hiring.drgwr@davey.com. Visit jobs.davey.com for additional job opportunities and company information.

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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Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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