Urban Forestry Planner

Hiring Organization: The DAvey Tree Expert Company
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Kent, OH
Application Deadline: November 7, 2018

Urban Forestry Planner

Associate Consultant 20435


Davey Resource Group, Inc.


DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, Inc., headquartered in Kent, Ohio has opportunities for persons interested in the field of urban forestry. We are seeking teamwork-oriented individuals with excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates should possess a professional work ethic with attention to detail and safety.

The Davey Tree Expert Company, which was first formed in 1880, has over 7,000 employees throughout the United States and Canada and is one of the top twenty largest employee-owned companies in the United States. Davey Resource Group provides a wide range of natural resource consulting services to clients in the private and public sectors, including urban forestry consulting and tree inventories, urban forest canopy assessments, and urban forestry management planning.


Kent, Ohio

Job Description:

Assist with DRG’s urban forestry master plan projects across the eastern U.S.  The Urban Forestry Planner will work with DRG project managers to plan and implement all phases of urban forestry client contracts. 


The 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.


  • Interest, background and/or experience in urban planning as it relates to arboriculture, urban forestry, landscape architecture, and/or urban ecology is preferred.
  • Ability to travel within the U.S. (travel costs to be paid by company).
  • Two or Four-year degree in Urban Planning, Urban Forestry or related discipline.
  • 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. The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Davey is Employee Owned.

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, visit www.davey.com

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at ed.help@davey.com.

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