New York State Public Employees Federation


Field Representative

Based in New York City, 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:
The individual’s main function is to protect the Bargaining Unit Member's and the Union's rights under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, applicable laws, rules, and regulations through a variety of means including negotiations, grievance handling, Taylor Law improper practice processing, organizing, and otherwise exercising their expert labor/management skills in achieving gains for PEF and its membership. Moreover, our Field Representatives are the focal point of the union's service delivery system and is responsible for ensuring that problems identified by the membership or leadership which are not within their sphere of responsibility are communicated to the appropriate PEF Department and then act as a facilitator and conduit for the responses to the inquiries. In delivering PEF resources they will comply with and be advocates for all policies as set forth by the Convention Delegates, President, and Executive Board.

Position is a mix of travel and office-based work.


  • Experience as an elected Union official and/or staff representative who is skilled in grievance handling, organizing, Taylor Law procedures, and the negotiations process.
  • A college degree with emphasis in labor relations or related field is preferred.
  • Experience in the healthcare field is preferred.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours and travel throughout the day (possibly overnight when the need arises).
  • Driver's license and access to a vehicle are required.

Successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong organizational skills including time management and attention to detail.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $71,029.00 (minimum) - $99,798.00 (maximum).
  • Salaries above include the downstate adjustment of $4,679.00.

You will receive a transportation allowance of $625.00 per month.

PEF offers excellent benefits such as:

  • 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 individuals are invited to submit their resume to HR@PEF.org

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