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Arborist/Landscape Architect

Join our team as an Arborist/Landscape Architect at VIKA Maryland, LLC, and leverage your expertise in environmental planning on diverse projects. Enjoy professional growth and a comprehensive benefits package.

VIKA Maryland, LLC is a leading Civil Engineering, Planning, Survey, and Landscape Architecture firm in the DC metro area. We are currently seeking an experienced Arborist/Landscape Architect to join our Germantown, Maryland team. The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects involving all aspects of environmental planning for private- and public-sector clients.  If you are enthusiastic and driven to succeed, enjoy a challenge, would like to work on a team of talented professionals, and want to have the opportunity to work with the latest ideas in Site Design and Development, then look no further.


The successful candidate will have the following technical and practical abilities to effectively thrive in this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arboriculture, Landscape Architecture, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience
  • One or a combination of Landscape Architecture License, ISA Certification, Maryland Licensed Tree Expert, or International Society of Arborists Certification
  • Experience in producing natural resource inventories, forest stand delineations, forest conservation plans, and specimen tree variance justifications
  • Ability to identify and delineate extent of streams and wetlands
  • Knowledge in general environmental and ecological planting design
  • Ability to provide complete tree assessments and protection recommendations
  • Knowledge of plant material found in the Piedmont region
  • Specific experience within Montgomery County and Prince George’s County preferred
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office; Civil 3D experience preferred
  • Comfort with field work and construction sites


This position will require carrying out the following assignments and roles within an interdisciplinary environment:

  • Working with VIKA and consultant team members from initial natural resource inventories through construction oversight of tree protection measures
  • Performing existing environmental conditions analyses, forest stand delineations, and tree assessments
  • Work with VIKA survey staff to locate environmental features, such as wetland and stream bank flags and significant and specimen trees
  • Create forest conservation and tree protection plans, details, and specifications
  • Create non-native, invasive species management plans and maintenance schedules
  • Create forest conservation bonding cost estimates and agreements
  • Work with landscape architects to create mitigation planting plans
  • Coordinate with clients, consultants, and the project team on workflow, schedules, and deliverables through entitlement
  • Engage with environmental planning staff to review and discuss plan comments and responses, negotiating code-compliant solutions in the project’s interest

Vika is proud to offer a broad range of benefits including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Potential 401(k) Profit Sharing
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous PTO including holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Potential Bi-Annual Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Support
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Team-oriented Office Environment

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to Human Resources at with Arborist/Landscape Architect in the subject line.

VIKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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