Environmental Scientist - Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Team

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Dec 22, 2023

Job Description

Additional Locations: n/a

Primary Locations: VA, Blacksburg, 201 Church Street Suite C, 24060 

Requisition ID: 191877

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking a full-time entry to junior-level Environmental Scientist to join our team in the Southwest Virginia Office. We are looking for a motivated team player that will provide field and task support to the Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Team.

Essential Job Functions


Responsibilities will include performing field activities (e.g., site visits, sampling, inspections), task management, analysis and interpretation of analytical results and field-collected data, working on assignments with project managers and fellow team members, and coordinating with various subject matter experts. The ability to handle multiple project assignments with deadlines utilizing oral and written communications skills are a must. 


Primary activities will include preparation of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; conduct soil, groundwater, air, and surface water sampling; logging soil borings, oversight of groundwater monitoring well installations, and collection of representative subsurface media samples; oversight of site redevelopment and remediation activities; and analysis and interpretation of analytical results and the preparation of summary reports, under the supervision of a Senior Environmental Professional.


Project meetings, fieldwork, site visits, and professional development assignments will routinely require overnight stays throughout the region. It is estimated that this position will consist of approximately 40% office work and 60% fieldwork.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Some field experience and excellent writing skills.  Experience with data collection, presentation, reduction, and evaluation; and writing technical reports a must.   Candidate should demonstrate the ability to prepare documents that are technically and grammatically correct and fully referenced.
  • Ability to take initiative and resolve problems with a team building mentality. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships with WSSI personnel at all levels. 
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to operate company vehicles.  


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Science (e.g., Environmental, Geology, Hydrogeology, Chemistry, Biology, etc.), Environmental Engineering, similar engineering discipline, or other closely related field. 
  • Experience working with a team to plan and balance the workload of multiple projects or assignments.
  • Experience in assisting with proposal support and development is a plus.
  • HAZWOPER certification or similar vocational certifications and skill sets a plus.  
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Mapping (GIS, CAD, or similar software) experience a plus.

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

DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by 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, Virginia. The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit Davey.com.


If you need 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 25% 



YouTube video