Pesticide Specialist Compliance Position

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Kent, OH, USA
  • Sep 29, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number: 87507  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1COR - Kent-Corporate 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Associates 
Work Experience Required: 3 - 5 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 50% 


Job Title:

Pesticide Compliance Specialist

Company Background:

The Davey Tree Expert Company is the North American leader in residential tree care, utility line clearance, commercial landscape services, and urban forestry / natural resource consulting with operations throughout the US and Canada.

Job Description:

Davey is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Pesticide Compliance Specialist. This strategic position is based within the Davey Institute, which is responsible for research and development, environmental programs, technical support, and education and training for all North American operations. The Pesticide Compliance Specialist is responsible for ensuring Davey’s pesticide operations are following all federal and state rules and regulations and assisting operations with maintaining compliance. Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Develop and implement proactive pesticide risk reduction strategies and programs.
  • Develop and present online and in person pesticide trainings.
  • Support pesticide applicators with licensing requirements and continuing education requirements.
  • Support operations with proper pesticide use, storage, safety, and reporting requirements.
  • Assist operations with spill response and pesticide waste disposal.
  • Investigating pesticide misuse and spills.
  • Publishing the annual Plant Health Care guide.
  • Participate in helping Davey meet our Corporate Responsibility goals.


  • Two to four-year degree in a science discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Three years’ experience as a pesticide applicator or plant health care technician.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience working with cross functional teams
  • Responsive with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively.
  • Willingness to travel

Salary / Benefits:

Davey offers a competitive benefits package and starting salary depending on education and experience. Drug screening is required. Davey is an equal opportunity employer.


The Davey Institute is located at the Company’s corporate headquarters in Kent, Ohio. This position reports to the Environmental Programs Manager.


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


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