Urban Forester

Location: Long Grove, Illinois

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Travel Requirement:            50%+ 


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 planning, 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. 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Support Chicagoland teams and other state regional offices with ecological consulting services. Participate in execution of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin urban forestry projects and help deliver successful growth of Davey Resource Group through service diversification.  


  • 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
  • Illinois Commercial Pesticide Applicator
  • Proficient working knowledge of computers, including GIS systems
  • Current Driver’s License and driving record in good standing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work and hike in urban and wooded terrain and inclement weather
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work independently, be adaptable, and manage all project field tasks
  • Ability to travel extensively

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Full time position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. DRG offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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 35 years and has more than 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, contact Pete Sorensen at Peter.Sorensen@davey.com

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