New York State Public Employees Federation


Associate Counsel

Based in Albany, NY
(office setting)


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.

Position is based in Albany, NY (office setting).


  • Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school (3-year post-graduate program).
  • Admission, in good standing, to practice before the New York and Federal Courts.
  • No outside practice is permitted (after being hired).

Successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Travel within NY State is required.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary Range: $74,800.00 (minimum) – $116,840.00 (maximum).
* Negotiable based on experience

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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