Environmental Technician | Elmhurst, IL

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Elmhurst, IL, USA
  • Jan 15, 2024

Job Description

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: IL, Elmhurst, 910 S. Riverside Drive Suite 5, 60126 

Requisition ID: 192166

Position Overview

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, bluff restoration as well as traditional landscape maintenance to clients in the private and public sectors throughout the Midwest.

Job Duties

Position Description and Responsibilities Duties: Selected candidates 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, traditional landscape management, installations 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, mowers, etc...


Desired qualifications: Possession of or be willing to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License is required. Prescribed burn experience and S130/S190 certification, and native plant identification a plus. Training in chain saw, brush saw, and 4x4 ATV/UTV is beneficial. A degree in biology, botany, ecology, conservation, environmental science, or related fields is preferred, but not required.

**Active students are encouraged to apply. Seasonal positions are available.

Candidates must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs and Google. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, have a good driving record, and be able to report directly to the work site.  We are seeking teamwork-oriented individuals with excellent written and oral communication skills, professional work ethic with attention to detail and safety. 

Additional Information

Start times are 6:00am, if reporting to the office or 7:30am if reporting directly to a site. End times vary depending on the day’s assignment. Work is 100% field based. Typical work week is Monday through Friday, approximately 9 hours a day (this includes travel if reporting to an office). The burn season is weather dependent and may require weekend work.

  • Normal work day consists of: reporting to the office at set time, participating in daily stretches, assisting with loading supplies and equipment, riding in a company vehicle to worksite, performing/achieving worksite’s daily goal, riding back to the office and assisting with unloading.

If additional information is needed contact Nazario Rivas at nazario.rivas@davey.com 

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.
  • Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas.
  • Career Development Program supported by industry expert safety specialists and skilled trainers.
  • 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.

Divisional Overview

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.


Davey Resource Group, Inc., is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.  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% 



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