The Davey Tree Expert Company

Staff Scientist

Wilmington, NC, US, 28403

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: NC, Wilmington, 3805 Wrightsville Ave. Suite 15, 28403 

Requisition ID: 188178

Position Overview

Davey Resource Group, Inc. is actively seeking a self-motivated, organized, and dedicated individual to join
our team as Environmental Staff Scientist with a focus on applied wetland, geology, and soil science for
various land uses including but not limited to private and commercial site development, site wastewater
applications, Phase 1 and Phase II site assessments, and wetland and stream mitigation. The selected
candidate will be working out of our Wilmington, North Carolina office.

Job Duties

Primary work duties of this position will include assisting in wetland delineation and mitigation
monitoring, soils evaluations for stormwater and wastewater site applications, Phase 1 and Phase II
environmental site assessments, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and technical report writing.
Experience in wetland delineation, soil profile descriptions and Phase I and II site assessments is preferred.


Education and Qualifications:
● Respondents should have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resource science
(i.e. wetlands, soils, ecology, etc).
● Additional coursework in soil science, geology, and GIS is strongly desired.
● The individual hired for this position will be primarily performing work under the direction of a
Licensed Soil Scientist and/or Licensed Geologist with DRG.
● Candidates should possess skills in using office software (Microsoft Word/Excel/Google Docs etc.)
and working cooperatively in a team environment.
● Candidates should also be comfortable with working outside (primarily woods) and in difficult (e.g.
hot or remote) field conditions.
● Experience with GPS equipment and ArcGIS is preferred.
● Driver’s license and clean driving record are required.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position with anticipated 40 Hours per week and the
opportunity for overtime (to be paid at 1.5 times the hourly rate). Compensation will be dependent upon the experience of the selected individual. Anticipated Salary between $38,000 and $45,000

Company Overview

• Paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO);
• Opportunities for advancement;
• Access to Davey medical, dental, and vision benefits;
• Access to Davey retirement benefits after one year of service;
• Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers;
• Provision of a cell phone or cell phone reimbursement;
• Reimbursement of work-related expenses as appropriate; and
• Supportive and friendly work environment.

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

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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Nearest Major Market: Wilmington