This is a full time temporary seasonal position from October 12, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Job order placed in connection with an H-2B Labor Certification. 20 Positions
Commercial Tree Planting will be conducted on steep terrain; 40%-50% in slope and done with the use of a planting shovel. The employee will clear a space on the ground, dig a hole, correctly place the seedling tree in the hole, cover the roots with the soil, and then tamp the soil around the newly planted seedling. The employee will be required to carry a planting bag which will contain the seedlings, combined weight is about 50-60 pounds, depending on the size of the seedlings, up and down the steep terrain in remote mountainous areas. Pre-Commercial Thinning: Cutting of undesirable and diseased trees. Spraying vegetation to eliminate unwanted underbrush. Brush-Slash cutting/piling and the cutting of limbs of the commercial timber will be conducted in order to promote the growth of the standing timber. Tree limbs cut and brush will be piled in a prescribed manner for future disposal. The thinning will be conducted with the use of a chainsaw. Employees are expected to maintain the saw, sharpen the chain in the field, maintain correct fluid levels, and properly break the saw down for cleaning. The combined weight of the saw, fuel and oil is approximately 30 lbs and must be carried up and down difficult terrain ranging from 30%-40% in slope. The employee must demonstrate that he can work in a safe and effective manner. Access is gained to these remote areas by traveling on abandoned, unnamed or numbered, logging roads that are maintained.
MUST BE ABLE TO PLANT THE FOLLOWING NUMBER OF TREES IN AN 8 HOUR DAY: BY END OF 1ST WEEK - 800, BY END OF 2ND WEEK - 900, BY END OF 3RD WEEK - 1000 TREES.
Requirements: 3 month experience performing commercial tree planting and or pre-commercial thinning. Must be available to work in each of the counties named and complete the entire season. No education requirements are needed, training available if needed. Resume showing 3 month experience needed at time of interview. Transportation provided by the company to and from the worksites at no expense to the employee. Work will be performed in the following counties - WASHINGTON STATE: Clallam, Cowlitz, Clark, Thurston, Klickitat, Skamania STATE OF OREGON: Tillamook and Washington. The majority of the work will require departure from Longview, WA.
Hours: 40 hours a week, 7am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. No overtime is expected. The company guarantees to offer work for hours equal to at least 3 of the workdays in each 12-week period of the total employment period.
Wage ranges from $13.21 to $17.54 per hour, depending in which county work is performed. The company will use a single workweek as its standard for computing wages due. Workers are paid every two (2) weeks. The company will make all deductions from the worker's paycheck required by law.
If the prevailing wage is increased by the U.S. Department of Labor during the course of the season, the employee's wage will increase accordingly.
When required, hotel accommodations are provided by the company at no cost to the employee when the employment is located outside of the general commuting area and requires workers to be housed in a hotel.
The employer will assist in helping locate optional housing, which is paid by the employee, when locating in the general Cowlitz county area.
The company will provide workers at no charge all tools, supplies and equipment required to perform the job, as per 20CFR655.20(k).
If relocation is required by a worker who is hired, who does not reside in the area of employment, whether in the U.S. or abroad, travel expenses and subsistence will be paid to each worker by the company based on what is specified under 655.173 transportation (including meals, at least $12.26 a day, not to exceed $51.00 a day and, to the extent necessary, lodging, not to exceed $100.00 a night, receipts required), from their current abode to the place of employment, COWLITZ County, WA, if the worker completes 50% of the employment period covered by the job order, which is consistent with 20CFR655.20(j)(1)(i). Payment of said expenses and subsistence will be paid within 3 days after the completion of the 50% of the contract period by check, paid to the worker.
The company will reimburse the H-2B worker in the first workweek for all visa, visa processing, border crossing and other related fees, including those mandated by the government, incurred by the H-2B worker.
The company will pay return transportation and daily subsistence to the area from which the worker left from in order to take this job when the worker completes the employment period or is dismissed from employment for any reason by the employer before the end of the period.
Applicants need to apply for the job opportunity at:
WorkSource Lewis County 151 NE Hampe Way, Chehalis WA 98532
(360) 748-2360 Job Order Number: 199548591
Must contact Cascadia Forestry, ask for Jaime, 360-450-6855, for an interview date and time. A resume providing previous work experience to be provided at the interview.