Horticultural, Arboricultural and Turf Advisor

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • South St Paul, MN, USA
  • Jul 26, 2023

Job Description

Additional Locations: Minneapolis,MN

Primary Locations: MN, South St. Paul, 405 Hardman Avenue South, 55075 

Requisition ID: 186390

Position Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is one of the largest Employee Owned companies in the nation.  We have a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.

Job Duties

Davey is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Horticulture and Arboriculture Technical Advisor. This leadership position is within the Davey Institute, which is responsible for technical services, research and development, environmental programs, and education and training for our Minneapolis operations.

Davey Technical Advisors and Scientists guide field service teams in diagnosing biotic and abiotic pest problems and prescribing the best products, application procedures, and cultural practices to be used at the customer site. Our experts are specialists in fields such as entomology, horticulture, urban forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, and turf and landscape care. They train our technicians and serve as resources to address the specific needs of our customers. Field teams use internet access to our multimedia reference materials, including detailed photos, videos, and databases to properly diagnose a customer’s lawn, landscape or tree related issues.


  • MS or PhD in horticulture or related plant science discipline
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written:
    • Ability to teach co-workers and colleagues in person and via written and remote technologies
    • Comfort with public and client-directed presentations
  • Ability to work with multiple project leaders in a team-based work environment
  • Computer literate and able to assist with preparation of research reports and Davey literature
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a national scale up to 50% time
  • Ability to operate a vehicle; read and speak clearly and lift up to 50 lbs

Additional Information

  • Assist Davey Service Lines in strategic, growth-oriented projects and program level initiatives
  • Provide technical support to field personnel via telephone and consultation travel to various Davey locations
  • Develop and assist with research projects conducted by the Davey Institute.  These may include evaluating various products or services intended for Davey operations or external cooperators.  Work is often required which may involve lifting, digging, chemical applications, and rating treatment responses in indoor and outdoor environments
  • Assist with and develop formal training programs for Service Line personnel
  • Assist District, Project and Account Managers in preparing bids and meeting with prospects and key clients. 
  • Develop opportunities for external funding

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • 401k with employer match
  • Employer sponsored health, vision, dental, life and short-term disability coverage
  • Reimbursement for industry related certification
  • Vacation awarded in first year and increases based on years of service


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: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 50% 



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