Herbicide Applicator | Virginia

The Davey Tree Expert Company Test
Richmond, VA
United States
Job Description

Additional Locations: Virginia

Primary Locations: VA, Richmond, 717 N. Courthouse Road Suite 101, 23236, VA, Alexandria, 6748 Gravel Drive, 22310, VA, Blacksburg, 201 Church Street Suite C, 24060, VA, Chantilly, 25245 Pleasant Valley Rd., 20152, VA, Chantilly, 25255 Pleasant Valley Rd., 20152, VA, Dulles, 22830 Quicksilver Dr, 20166, VA, Fort Lee, 500 Lee Ave, 23801, VA, Gainesville, 5300 Wellington Branch Drive, Suite 100, 20155, VA, Glen Allen, 4701 Cox Road, Suite 285, 23060-6802, VA, Glenn Allen, 8619 Telegraph Road, 23060, VA, Hampton, 210 Sweeney Blvd, 23665, VA, Lorton, 10301 Richmond Hwy, 22079, VA, Mechanicsville, 8525 Bell Creek Road, 23116, VA, Richmond, 2211 Dickens Rd., Suite 100, 23230, VA, Roanoke, 5450 Peters Creek Road Suite 110, 24019, VA, Suffolk, 3909 Nansemond Parkway, 23435, VA, Virginia Beach, 1008 Old Virginia Beach Rd Suite 200, 23451, VA, Woodbridge, Arlington National Cemetery,13120 Kerrydale Rd, 22193, VA, Yorktown, 117 Sentry Circle, 23692 

Requisition ID: 169781

Position Overview

Take ownership of your future. Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation while growing your career in a dynamic industry! Davey Resource Group, Inc. has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchanging of ideas, community partnership, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in utility and environmental services. 


What you’ll do:

  • Apply herbicide to utility transmission right-of-ways.

  • Maintain spray logs to record the amount and types of herbicide used, as well as the coverage area.

  • Inspect and assess vegetation in right-of-ways for compliance standards and construction work plans.

  • Identify tree and brush control work and protection zone recommendations.

  • Coordinate with Project Managers, Planners, and Vegetation Crews to create customized solutions.

What you'll need:


  • Current Virginia Applicator License. 

  • Love of the outdoors and the ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather.

  • Ability to operate with limited remote supervision.

  • Leadership experience and a desire for career growth will be given a priority.

  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving, meeting deadlines, and technical innovation.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Availability and desire to travel throughout the utility service area.

  • Valid Driver’s License with clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle.

  • 2-3 years of hands-on herbicide experience in commercial or utility ROW.

  • Organizational skills; working knowledge of computers and programs, file creation, manipulation, and sharing.

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Relevant pesticide and/or Herbicide licenses and certificates or the ability to obtain within 90 days.

  • DOT certified preferred.

What you'll get:

  • The opportunity to work in America’s great outdoors with teammates that will support your professional growth and managers who empower.

  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers through the Davey Institute of Tree Science.

  • A company vehicle for commuting purposes & cell phone.

  • Competitive wages based on qualifications and experience and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision & life insurance.

  • Employee referral bonus program.

  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees.

  • Charitable matching gift program.

  • Discounted stock purchase options & 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match.

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.

Who we are:

The Davey Resource Group, Inc. is focused and relentless in our pursuit to help our utility clients deliver safe and reliable power to their customers and maintain national security. We are results-driven by our great people and the technology at our fingertips. People who love being the best and being a part of building something extraordinary. People who want to create change, who love what they do and the people they do it with. We are currently hiring Arborists, Foresters, Horticulturalists, Natural Resource Specialists, and plant and outdoor enthusiasts. Various full-time positions available include; entry-level, special projects, and supervisory roles. We are seeking candidates who have positive attitudes, excellent communication skills, and critical attention to detail. Team players who have a thirst for knowledge and growth are encouraged to apply.


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. 

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%