New York State Public Employees Federation


Associate Counsel

Based in Albany, NY


NYS Public Employees Federation (PEF) is a labor union representing over 50,000 professional, scientific, and technical workers in NYS government. Members include healthcare, education, corrections and supervision, youth services, direct care, and other professional titles.

Position Summary:
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:
$74,800.00 (minimum) to $116,840.00 (maximum)
* Negotiable based on experience.

Through a Collective Bargaining Agreement, PEF also offers an excellent benefit package.

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

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their résumé to: HR@PEF.org.

NY State Public Employees Federation (PEF) is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

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