The Davey Tree Expert Company

Project Regulatory Specialist

Virginia Beach, VA, US, 23451

Additional Locations: n/a

Primary Locations: VA, Virginia Beach, 1008 Old Virginia Beach Rd Suite 200, 23451 

Requisition ID: 177812

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, has an opening for a mid-level Project Regulatory Specialist to join our Hampton Roads, Virginia team. This position serves as liaison between regulatory agencies and clients for regulatory authorizations with a heavy emphasis on technical writing, permit application, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document preparation. Elements of research into current state and federal regulations and project design needs are a standard practice of this role. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of relevant experience preparing permit applications for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and NEPA document writing, as well as project management experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success working with a diverse client base in both public and private sectors, as well as the ability to work independently and with a team. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in environmental planning, science, or policy; and working knowledge of environmental regulations pertaining to 401/404 Clean Water Act, Virginia Water Protection (VWP) permit program, NEPA, and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act.  Experience with NEPA concerning Virginia’s Locally Administered Projects Program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and/or Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is advantageous.  Experience with fisheries, air and noise regulations, and/or grant writing and planning related to coastal resiliency are a plus.  Knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS, GPS, and land development practices also beneficial. Superior oral and written communications skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision are required.

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.


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. 


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