Forestry Worker

at Felix Palencia Forestry Service in pittsfield, Maine, United States

Job Description

Felix Palencia Forest Service is looking to fill 31 Forestry Worker positions. Work site(s): Transport provided, designated locale to job site; begin in Pittsfield, ME 04967 @ $15.76. Continue into the town(s) and area(s) of Abbot town, Acton town, Alton town, Arundel town, Auburn city, Berwick town, Kittery town, ME, Atkinson town, NH, Auburn town, Berlin city, Brentwood town, Brookfield town, Candia town, Lebanon town, ME and areas of Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Bangor, ME, Portland-South Portland, ME, Lewiston-Auburn, ME, Dover-Durham, NH-ME, Portsmouth, NH-ME, Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH, Manchester, NH, Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area. This is a temporary, full-time seasonal position from 04/01/2021 to 12/15/2021.

Duties: Dig holes, plant seedling trees without J or U root secure seedling with soil carefully. Maintain seedling growth by spraying, thinning, hand-pruning, maintain surrounding vegetation; pile and remove debris, Identify diseased or undesirable trees and remove them. dispose of brush, using power saws or hand saws. Thin or space trees, using power thinning saws. Maintain tallies of trees examined & counted during tree marking or measuring efforts. Duties may be performed around hi-tension power lines & other related Forestry Worker activities as per SOC/OES 45-4011 (

Requirements: Must be 18 due to travel. Must show proof of legal authority to work in the U.S. Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco free work zone. Must walk substantially (up to 15 miles/day), also stoop, bend while carrying a pack (up to 50lbs) thru rough terrain (non-trail). No minimum education requirement. On-the-job training provided. All applicants must be able, willing, qualified to perform work described and must be available for the entire period specified and work throughout all areas of intended employment.

Terms & Conditions of Employment: $15.76/hr up to possible $23.08/hr | Overtime: $23.64/hr up to possible $34.62/hr. Depends on Experience. The wage(s) offered equal(s) or exceed(s) the highest of the prevailing wage or the Federal, State, or local minimum wage. H&W benefits may apply. Cash advances may apply at employer’s discretion.

Possible daily/weekly hours: 8:00AM-4:00PM. 40+ (plus) to include lunch break, M-F. Possible weekend/holiday work. (Overtime possible, but not required or guaranteed. If overtime is worked, wage is paid at a rate of time and a half per hour worked beyond 40 hours each week.) Outdoors, exposed to weather; must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold. Variable weather conditions apply; hours may fluctuate (+/-), possible downtime and/or overtime. Overtime not required. This employer will also comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws pertaining to overtime hours.

Transportation: Transportation and subsistence will be reimbursed (by check in 1st work week) for cost from the place from which the worker has come to work for the employer, whether in the U.S. or abroad, to the place of employment.

Upon completion of the work contract or where the worker is dismissed earlier, employer will provide or pay for worker’s reasonable costs of return transportation and subsistence back home or to the place the worker originally departed to work, except where the worker will not return due to subsequent employment with another employer. The amount of transportation payment or reimbursement will be equal to the most economical and reasonable common carrier for the distances involved. Daily subsistence will be provided at a rate of $12.68 per day during travel to a maximum of $55.00 per day with receipts.

3/4s Guarantee: The worker is guaranteed employment for a total number of work hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays of each 12-week period.

Tools, equipment & supplies: All work will be done with employer provided tools, supplies and equipment without charge or deposit.

Miscellaneous: Will use a single workweek as its standard for computing wages due. Wage paid every week. All deductions required by law will be done by the employer. Optional housing available at no cost. 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 (not including passport).

Employer Contact Information: Felix Palencia Forest Service – Phone: 207-416-9777 or Email:

How to apply: Inquiries, applications, indications of availability and/or resumes may be sent to the nearest ME SWA: 23 Stanley Road Hinkley, ME 04944.Phone: 207-474-4950.

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Job Posting: 515429

Posted On: Jun 10, 2021

Updated On: Nov 24, 2021