Urban Forester - Environmental Technician | Long Grove, IL

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Long Grove, IL, USA
  • Jan 29, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number: 52646  
Company Name: Conservation Land Stewardship 
Service Line: 1CLS - Kent - Conservation Land Stewardship 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Associates 
Work Experience Required: Less than 1 year 
Travel Expectations: Up to 50% 

Environmental Specialist / Urban Forester

Start Date: Winter / Early Spring 2020

Long Grove, Illinois

Travel Requirement:50%+  
Davey Resource Group Inc. (DRG)​, is seeking persons interested in natural resources careers, as an Environmental Technician.  DRG provides a full array of horticultural, ecological stewardship, lakeshore, ravine, streambank, and bluff restoration to clients in the private and public sectors throughout the Midwest . 


Environmental Specialist Description and Responsibilities

Duties:​  Selected candidate 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 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.

Urban Forestry Description and Responsibilities

Duties:​ Perform office and field-based forestry and arboricultural consulting work for municipal and private clients. Support clients with day-to-day forestry activities, including but not limited to: tree inventories, vegetation and natural resource surveys, management plans, tree risk assessment and tree appraisal, recommend tree maintenance activities, tree protection and preservation plans, set up tree planting programs, review and facilitate tree pruning or removal contracts, observe or support vegetation management operations, respond to citizen-initiated tree requests, provide grant assistance, support use of geographic information systems (GIS), implement software solutions, and write reports, letters, or memos in support of client needs. The majority of work in this position will take place in an outdoor or field environment (80%+).  Position requires travel, often out of town or state. Responsible for all aspects of project implementation including fieldwork, data analysis, report writing, project delivery, client interaction, and related administrative tasks. Typical clients include local, state, tribal, and federal government agencies, educational institutions, cemeteries, zoos/arboretums, non-profit organizations, and private developers.  
Desired qualifications:  ● Minimum of 3 years experience in urban forestry ● International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist or ability to obtain shortly after hiring ● Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) or ability to obtain shortly after hiring ● Possession of or be willing to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License ● Prescribed burn experience and S130/S190 certification ● Tree/Plant identification  

● Training in chain saw, brush saw, and 4x4 ATV/UTV beneficial ● Current Driver’s License and driving record in good standing ● Proficient working knowledge of computers, including GIS systems ● Ability to carry up to 50 pounds ● Ability to work and hike in urban and wooded terrain and inclement weather ● Ability to work independently, be adaptable, and manage all project field tasks ● Ability to travel extensively ● Excellent communication skills 

Additional information:​ Full time position, starting date to be determined. Excellent Compensation based on qualifications and experience.  Pre-employment Drug Screen and E-Verify Social Security verification required. Davey Resource Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Employee Owned.  

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 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at ed.help@davey.com.



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