WFSE/AFSCME job opportunities announced



Labor Advocate

Olympia Headquarters

This position is the field “technical expert” of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), AFSCME, Council 28.  These staff are primarily responsible for grievance arbitrations and contract and mid-term negotiations.  Advocate/negotiators perform advanced representational work for the organization.  Represent the WFSE in presentation of grievances to Pre-Arbitration Review Meetings (PARM) or Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) mediation; represent WFSE in all aspects of grievance arbitration for disciplinary and non-disciplinary cases including selection of arbitrators, obtaining evidence, conducting research, preparation of pleadings, oral presentation of the case, brief writing, and possible settlement agreements; investigates, prepares, and presents grievance-related Unfair Labor Practice complaints before the PERC; attends and presents representational matters related to Personnel Resources Board (PRB) hearings; represents WFSE in agency-wide Union Management Communication Committee meetings; acts as Chief Negotiator in biennial contract negotiations and represent WFSE in mid-term mandatory subjects negotiations with full decision-making authority.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with relevant course work in labor relations, law, social sciences or allied field.  Substantial paid work experience in related field may be substituted for education.  Knowledge of principles and procedures of negotiation, arbitration, and administrative hearings; working knowledge of general management principles, state and federal laws related to labor and public employment, and Washington Administrative Codes.  Outstanding oral and written advocacy skills; excellent judgment and discretion, ability to compare and evaluate possible courses of action, interests of members, and the WFSE’s strategic goals.  Ability to prioritize work; evaluate and solve problems; work independently and as a team; be reliable in completing work and meeting deadlines is critical.  Must have a valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance.  Release of driving record required prior to interview.  Position is permanent, full-time, overtime exempt, and often requires work beyond a 40-hour work week.  Includes an excellent benefits package.  Salary is $66,165-$78,850 annually.  Open until 5 p.m. January 13, 2013.

Send cover letter clearly indicating the position you wish to apply for, and your resume to:

Kathy Andruss, HR Manager

Washington Federation of State Employees

1212 Jefferson St. SE, Suite 300, Olympia, WA  98501

OR e-mail to:  resume@wfse.org

OR FAX to:  (360) 754-9228

 

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Organizer/Journey Organizer (2 positions)

Olympia Headquarters

Organizers and Journey Organizers build union power by organizing new members into the union and mobilizing workers to take action.  This requires one-on-one communication with non-workers through worksite visits and home calls; inspiring, encouraging and teaching people to take action; identifying, developing and directing organizing committees; developing leadership; leading organizing campaigns and facilitating worker trainings and/or workplace actions.

Organizers/Journey Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of an organizing campaign including:  campaign planning; data management; implementing strategy and tactics; organizing committee development; house calling; research; identifying campaign issues, opportunities and leaders; directing workplace actions; other organizing duties as assigned.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:  Minimum of one year experience in union or community organizing (Organizer); three years experience in union or community organizing (Journey Organizer).  Knowledge of public and private sector labor laws; strong computer skills a must and bilingual in English/Spanish is desirable.  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; a track record of moving individuals and groups to take action to solve problems or advance a cause; must have a strong commitment to social and economic justice, be a self-starter and able to work independently and in a fast-paced environment.  Strong recordkeeping and organizational skills is a must.  Required to work weekends and evenings and travel throughout the state, depending on the campaign; must have a valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance.  Release of driving record required prior to interview.  Includes excellent benefits package.  Salary is $40,000-$47,500 annually (Organizer); $50,250-$59,250 annually (Journey Organizer).  Open until 5 p.m. on January 13, 2013.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Kathy Andruss, HR Manager

Washington Federation of State Employees

1212 Jefferson St. S.E., Suite 300

Olympia, WA  98501

OR e-mail to:  resume@wfse.org

OR FAX to:  (360) 754-9228

 

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Administrative Assistant – Legislative & Political Action Department

Olympia

This position works under the direction of the Director for Legislative & Political Action, and provides support to the director, lobbyists and field coordinator; as well as to union members, officers and committees.  Typical duties include:  Scheduling for department staff and member lobby visits; organizing, planning and executing meetings and events both large and small; tracking department expenditures and filing reports with the Public Disclosure Commission; ensuring all department payroll and expense reports are accurate when submitted; managing and organizing all departmental activities; and general correspondence and administrative duties.

Desirable Minimum Qualifications:  Five years of progressively responsible experience in office/clerical, secretarial or general administrative work.  Knowledge of political process is a plus.  Must have knowledge/experience in office machines, Microsoft Word, Excel, knowledge of business management practices, research methods, communication and correspondence practices.  An ideal candidate must work independently, is highly organized and capable of juggling multiple projects simultaneously; is diplomatic and has strong communication skills; is able to function well in a sometimes stressful environment;  is resourceful; and is a strong supporter of the mission and goals of the union.  Must have a valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance.  Release of driving record required prior to interview.  Excellent benefits package provided.  Salary:  DOQ  $41,469 – $48,005 annually.  Open until 5 p.m. on January 13, 2013.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Kathy Andruss, HR Manager

1212 Jefferson St. SE, Suite 300, Olympia, WA  98501

OR e-mail to:  resume@wfse.org

OR FAX to:  (360) 754-9228

 

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Data Associate

Olympia Headquarters

This position writes reports and queries using either Access, SQL or another database interface program. Imports and exports tables and files in Access.  Uses Word and Excel to mail merge labels, envelopes and letters.  Works closely and communicates with internal and external customers to research and process a variety of requests involving multiple customer databases.  Must be able to learn quickly, problem solve, and exhibit strong critical thinking qualities, and successfully handle  difficult or stressful situations.

Minimum Qualifications:  Two years experience writing queries using either Access, SQL or another database interface program.  Must have an understanding of table joins, select filtering as well as using aggregate and grouping functions.  SQL knowledge ideal but query writing experience is a must.  One year of experience importing and exporting tables and files in Access as well as report and query writing.  Experience formatting and handling different file types.  Experience using Word and Excel to mail merge labels, envelopes and letters.  Experience using formulas in Excel.  Must have a valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance.  Release of driving record required prior to interview.   Excellent benefits package provided.  Salary:  $33,638 – $41,115 annually.  Open until 5 p.m. January 6, 2013.

Send cover letter clearly indicating the position you wish to apply for, and your resume, to:

Kathy Andruss, HR Manager

Washington Federation of State Employees

1212 Jefferson St. S.E., Suite 300, Olympia, WA  98501

OR e-mail to:  resume@wfse.org

OR FAX to:  (360)  754-9228

 

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Associate (Accounting Department)

Olympia Headquarters

This position processes dues receipts, transaction preparation/data entry; document and reconcile reports; maintain other accounting data; correspond with members, staff, and state agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:  One year of professional accounting experience including accounts receivable; strong Excel, 10-key and computer proficiency; excellent analytical ability; professional verbal and written communication skills and sound judgment.    Database and Human Resources experience are desired. Must successfully complete screening test administered by WFSE before being considered a viable candidate.  Must have a valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance. Release of driving record required prior to interview.  Excellent benefits package provided.  Salary:  $33,368-$41,115 annually.  Open until 5 p.m. on January 6, 2013.

Send cover letter clearly indicating the position you wish to apply for, and your resume, to:

Kathy Andruss, HR Manager

Washington Federation of State Employees

1212 Jefferson St. S.E., Suite 300, Olympia, WA  98501

OR e-mail to:  resume@wfse.org

OR FAX to:  (360)  754-9228

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