An ad for a “Forest & Conservation Worker” — tree planting and pre-commercial thinning — in this Sunday’s The Oregonian caught my eye, not because I’m looking for work, but because of one line in the ad, after the range of hourly pay:
“Health & Welfare benefits paid at $3.81 when work performed on USFS land.”
$3.81 per hour, I presume.
Apparently the agency requires contractors to pay such benefits. However, there has been some mention on this blog that the agency doesn’t pay its season employees benefits. I’m not clear on the details of what is and isn’t paid. Can you enlighten me?
FYI, the hourly pay is listed at $14.10 to $14.94 per hour “depending on which county the work is performed.”