The Davey Tree Expert Company

Environmental Technician | South Bend, IN

South Bend, IN, US, 46628

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: IN, South Bend, 3605 Gagnon St, 46628 

Requisition ID: 188040

Position Overview

Davey Resource Group, a Davey Company, is seeking persons interested in natural resources careers, as an Environmental Technician. DRG provides a full array of horticultural, ecological stewardship, lakeshore, ravine, streambank, bluff restoration as well as traditional landscape maintenance to clients in the private and public sectors throughout the Midwest.

Job Duties

Position Description and Responsibilities Duties: Selected candidates will work collaboratively as part of a team. Position involves a variety of work, including invasive plant species control, native plant and seed installation, streambank, lake shore, ravine, and bluff stabilization and restoration, prescribed burning, traditional landscape management and other types of habitat restoration. The position is full time, but depends on workload and weather conditions. Majority of work is outdoors, often in inclement weather and in rugged terrain, and may involve using heavy equipment, such as spray rigs, backpack sprayers, augers, chain saws, mowers, etc...


Desired qualifications: Possession of or be willing to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License is required. Prescribed burn experience and S130/S190 certification, and native plant identification a plus. Training in chain saw, brush saw, and 4x4 ATV/UTV beneficial. A degree in biology, botany, ecology, conservation, environmental science, or related fields is preferred.

**Active students are encouraged to apply. Seasonal positions are available.

Candidates must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs and Google. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, have a good driving record, and be able to report directly to the work site. We are seeking teamwork-oriented individuals with excellent written and oral communication skills, professional work ethic with attention to detail and safety.

Additional Information

Start and end times vary based on the time of the year and the day’s assignment (start times generally around 7-8am). Work is 100% field based. Typical work week is Monday through Friday, approximately 9 hours a day (this includes travel if reporting to an office).

Normal work day consists of: reporting to an office at set time, participating in daily stretches, assisting with loading supplies and equipment, riding in a company vehicle to worksite, perform/achieve worksite’s daily goal, riding back to the office and assisting with unloading.


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


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. 

If you need any 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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