Engineers and Scientists Of California Local 20


Based in Oakland, CA
willing to travel throughout Northern and Central California

The Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO, CLC is a dynamic, democratic and activist labor union that represents over 6000 professionals throughout Northern California. The Local presently has a staff of 18 and is headquartered in downtown Oakland. ESC Local 20 members are employed principally at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Kaiser Permanente, and various private and public health care facilities and local and federal government agencies.

ESC Local 20 seeks to hire an experienced Organizer. This individual will work closely with the elected leadership and the Executive Director in creating and executing campaigns to build membership and union power. The primary assignment of the Organizer will be the implementation and coordination of the local’s external and internal organizing programs. Duties also include acting as the staff coordinator for the local’s political education and action committee.

ESC Local 20 is looking for candidates who have:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience as an organizer in the labor movement, preferably with technical and professional workers.
  • Experience with external organizing campaigns, building organizing committees and using NRLB/PERB and/or non-traditional methods to win representation.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team of union staff and member leaders.
  • Strong administrative and communications skills.
  • The ability to build relationships with highly educated professionals and past success in assisting such professionals to reach a common goal.
  • An interest in public policy and the ability to represent the local in interactions with current and potential allies.
  • A deep commitment to bringing the benefits of unionization to non-represented professionals and to building power for union members.

The successful candidate will be based out of and report regularly to the ESC Local 20 office in Oakland and will travel as necessary throughout the Local’s territory in Northern and Central California.

Compensation is highly competitive and step placement is dependent on experience and qualifications. An outstanding benefits package includes fully employer-paid full-family medical coverage, pension and a 401(k) contributions that equal 21% of base salary, and generous time off benefits that include vacation and compensatory time off provisions to promote a healthy work/life balance. In addition, a union car is provided. A valid driver’s license and insurability is required. The position is represented by a staff union.

ESC Local 20 is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive work place that reflects our diverse membership.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter via fax or email. Please use your cover level to provide a clear picture of who you are and why you want to be an organizer at ESC Local 20.

Application materials should be submitted by Monday, July 3 to:

Karen Sawislak, Executive Director
Engineers and Scientists of California, Local 20 IFPTE

810 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94607-3908
fax: 510-238-8324 | email: jobs@ifpte20.org

For more information about our local, please visit www.ifpte20.org.

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