Junior Urban Forestry Planner

Hiring Organization: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Detroit, MI
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

Job Description:

Assist with DRG’s urban forestry master plan projects across the U.S.  The Junior Urban Forestry Planner will work with a Michigan-based project manager to plan and implement all phases of urban forestry client contracts.  


The Junior Urban Forestry Planner will assist with project management/tracking, stakeholder meetings, public surveys, research, data collection and analysis, graphics, and plan preparation (writing, editing). You will be an integral member of a project team and may participate and assist in meetings with municipal officials, community organizations, advisory committees, and other government agencies.  Depending on client budgets, travel may be required.

Additional Duties: 

Perform office and field-based urban forestry and arboricultural consulting work for municipal and private clients.  Support DRG regional offices with urban forestry services. Local or out of state travel may be required.


  • Interest, background and/or experience in urban planning, arboriculture, urban forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, and/or environmental resources is preferred.
  • Two or Four year degree in Urban Forestry, Forestry, Urban Planning, Environmental Sciences, Communications, , , or related discipline.
  • Ability to travel within the U.S. (travel costs to be paid by company).
  • Ability to work flexible hours at home office.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High proficiency in English (writing and speaking) is required.
  • Working knowledge of computers and GIS systems.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record. 


Additional Information: 

Full time positions.  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.

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