New York State Public Employees Federation


Associate Counsel 

Based in Albany, NY

Position Summary:

NY State Public Employees Federation AFL-CIO represents 54,000 public sector employees. As part of PEF’s legal department, the incumbent will support members and litigate (federal and state courts) on a wide variety of employment related matters such as civil rights, labor law, and civil service law. The individual will also handle proceedings before administrative agencies, defend individual members in contractual disciplinary arbitrations, and respond to legal inquiries.


  • Bachelor's Degree;
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school (3 year post-graduate program);
  • Admission, in good standing, to practice before New York and federal courts;
  • No outside practice is permitted (after being hired).

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $71,896 (may increase based on experience).

PEF also offers excellent benefits such as:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Group Paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401-k with employer contributions
  • Pension Plan through SEIU
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time

Interested candidates should submit their résumé to:

Office of Human Resources
Public Employees Federation
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12212-2414

OR by e-mail to HR@PEF.org

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