New York State Public Employees Federation


Director of Civil Service

Based in Latham, NY


The NYS Public Employees Federation (PEF) is a diverse and powerful New York State labor union committed to creating a better life for our members. We represent around 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 will enforce and implement Civil Service policies and assignments set forth by PEF. They will manage the day-to-day operations of the department and directly supervise three staff members in the department.

Key Functions:

  • Implement Civil Service enforcement policies and assignments as set forth by PEF.
  • Supervise and direct assignments to professional staff of the department.
  • Represent PEF at Civil Service Commission hearings and serve as "expert" witness as required.
  • Research issues as required.
  • Serve as a resource person to field services and other internal PEF departments as required.
  • Provide knowledge and analysis in the following issue areas, either directly or through staff: state budget appropriations and expenditures, state revenues and economic trends, privatization of service delivery, employee fringe benefits, employment security, workforce planning, health benefits, and such other areas as required.
  • In conjunction with the Contract Administration unit, oversee the development of needed background information and data for collective bargaining (i.e., salary comparability’s, health care costs, economic trends, etc.).


  • Master’s degree in accounting, public administration, economics, political science, or a related field is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of NYS Civil Service Law, Rules, and Regulations.
  • Experience in budgetary and statistical analysis.
  • Supervisory experience is required.

Successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) with staff, union members & elected members, and our executive team.
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • A collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented mindset.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary Range: $103,461.00 (minimum) - $129,364.00 (maximum).

PEF offers an excellent benefit package which include:

  • Health insurance with Health Reimbursement (HRA)
  • Employer paid dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
  • Employer paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • 401-k with safe harbor contribution
  • Pension plan through SEIU
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time
  • Tuition reimbursement and on-going professional development

To Apply:
Interested individuals are invited to submit their résumé to HR@PEF.org

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