The Davey Tree Expert Company

Seasonal Landscape Technician | Suffolk, VA

Suffolk, VA, US, 23435

Additional Locations: N/A

Primary Locations: VA, Suffolk, 3909 Nansemond Parkway, 23435 

Requisition ID: 161570

Position Overview

POSITION: Seasonal Landscape Technician/Laborer — Commercial Landscape Management

Commercial Landscape Management, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, has immediate openings in the field of landscape and grounds maintenance, as Landscape Technicians/Laborers.

Job Duties

  • Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, assists with sprinkler installation, and installation of mortar-less segmental concrete masonry wall units. Entry level; requires supervision.  Operates as part of a crew with supporting Groundman and Crew Foreman.  On-the-job training will be provided to the worker. 
  • The standard schedule is from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.  Davey will offer 40 hours per week.  The worker may be offered more than the stated hours per day, depending on weather and other conditions.  Extreme heat, cold, rain, or drought may affect exact working hours.  Saturday and Sunday work required when necessary.
  • Must lift/carry 50 lbs., when necessary.
  • 36 temporary/full-time positions with The Davey Tree Expert Company - Suffolk, VA from 4/1/22 - 11/30/22
  • Employer-paid drug test required of foreign and domestic workers prior to commencing work and post-hire upon suspicion of use and post accident.. Post-hire background check and employment eligibility (e-Verify) check required of foreign and domestic workers. 
  • Special Software/Hardware Skills Needed: No
  • Obtaining driver's license not required. However to receive reimbursement of driver's license expenses and potential hourly bonus pay, those workers will be expected to periodically drive company vehicles as needed.
  • On-the-job training will be provided to the worker.

Additional Information


  • 3909 Nansemond Parkway Suffolk, VA 23435 and multiple worksites within Camden(NC), Currituck(NC), Pasquotank(NC), Gloucester(VA), Isle of Wight(VA), James City(VA), Mathews(VA), Surry(VA), York(VA), Chesapeake(VA), Hampton(VA), Newport News(VA), Norfolk(VA), Poquoson(VA), Portsmouth(VA), Suffolk(VA), Virginia Beach(VA) and Williamsburg(VA) cities/counties.
  • Daily transportation to and from the worksite from a centralized designated pick-up place will be offered to workers at no charge.  The use of this transportation is voluntary.  Employer provides incidental transport between job sites.



Wage rate is no less than $14.23 per hour. Overtime hours vary at $21.35 /hr. (overtime hours vary)Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any worker in the specified occupation, at the company’s sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. A single workweek will be used to compute wages due. The payroll period is weekly. Workers are paid by check on Friday. Employer makes all payroll deductions required by law. Employer does not envision other workforce-wide payroll deductions. Voluntary deductions must be pre-authorized in writing and may include the following: Voluntary advances and/or loans made to workers, if any, may be repaid by pre-authorized payroll deductions. Employer will deduct for the reasonable fair market value cost of rent and utilities based on number of occupants for workers who voluntarily elect to live in employer-offered housing.

Employer pays in advance or reimburses workers in the first workweek for all government-mandated and visa-related fees (excluding passport fees). For non-local workers (i.e., residing outside normal commuting distance), employer will reimburse inbound travel costs not already paid in advance no later than upon completion of the first half of the contract (the 50 percent point). Inbound travel includes transportation costs from worker’s permanent residence or place of recruitment to the place of employment, a daily subsistence for meals, and reasonable lodging costs, if applicable. Subsistence reimbursements based on rates specified in the Federal Register (currently $13.17 per day minimum, or $55.00 per day maximum for workers with acceptable receipts). Transportation reimbursements based on worker’s actual cost, not to exceed the most economical common carrier transportation costs for distances involved. Employer provides or pays outbound travel costs to same workers upon completion of the contract period or early dismissal, except where the worker has subsequent employment.

Employer guarantees to offer hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays in each 12-week period of the total contract period, beginning with the first workday after the worker arrives at the place of employment and ending on the contract end date or any extension thereof. Employer may count all hours worked, as well as any hours offered within the standard work schedule that a worker chooses to not work, up to the maximum number of daily hours on the job order.

Workers who voluntarily abandon employment are not entitled to payment for outbound travel costs or the full three-fourths period guarantee described above.

Employer will provide without charge company-specific uniform and all tools, supplies and equipment necessary to perform duties assigned.

If needed, employer will assist in arranging optional worker-paid lodging for hired foreign and non-local U.S. workers.


Company Overview

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. 

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 www.davey.com

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


Employment Type: H2B Workers 
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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Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach

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