New York State Public Employees Federation


Health and Safety Trainer II

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 incumbent will assist staff and officers in the design and development of a union-based occupational health and safety program, including training sessions and workplace health and safety information network.

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

Job Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with field service representatives, assist PEF Divisions in the area of workplace health and safety.
  • Advise Statewide Officers, PEF representatives and staff on occupational health and safety issues impacting on and related to development of proposed PEF policies and position papers.
  • Develop training programs, workshops and curricula on health and safety issues, as assigned.
  • Coordinate workplace surveys and walk-throughs aimed at identifying potential hazards and recommending control strategies.
  • Work with PEF Training Department on the design and delivery of health and safety sessions and informational materials.
  • Work with labor and management representatives in planning, developing, and implementing occupational safety and health training programs.
  • Assist in coordinating the development and implementation of a workplace health and safety network.
  • Assist in the administration and implementation of any health and safety grants (Federal, State, or private) that are received by the Union.
  • Organize materials for health and safety training sessions.
  • Coordinate, on behalf of PEF, with organizations and contractors as assigned.
  • Consistent and reliable attendance.


  • Master's Degree in Industrial Hygiene or a related field plus a minimum of three (3) years related experience is required.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for advanced degree.
  • Two years as H&S Trainer I may substitute for the educational requirement.
  • 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:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) with staff, members, our executive team, and elected officials.
  • Proficient in public speaking/presenting in small and large groups.
  • 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: $67,241.00 (minimum) - $94,625.00 (maximum).
  • Salaries above include the downstate adjustment of $4,087.00.

In addition, the individual will receive a transportation allowance of $595.00 per month.

Under a collective bargaining agreement, PEF offers excellent benefits, such as:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with minimal payroll deductions
  • 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 résumé to HR@PEF.org

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