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Job Details
Company Name : NYS Public Employees Federation
Company Location : Latham, NY
Job Position : Benefits Administrator
Job Category : Jobs in New York

Job Description :

The NYS Public Employees Federation (PEF) is a labor union representing 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:

Under the general direction of the Executive Director or his/her designee, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office as well as participation as assigned in labor relations activities including Labor/Management committees, grievance processing and collective negotiations.


  • High school diploma.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in personnel, human resources, or employee benefits administration.

Successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Expert in benefit administration (health insurance, FSA, retirement plans, short and long-term disability, life insurance, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other related programs and benefits).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of ADP system is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Initiative to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to clearly communicate matters to all levels of management and staff.

Job Duties:

1. * Administration of the health benefits program for PEF staff.

2. * Administration of all aspects of insurance coverage for PEF staff, including long term disability, life, disability, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other related benefits.

3. * Administration of all aspects of the personnel hiring process, including posting vacancies, advertising, acknowledging resumes, initial screening, scheduling interview, interviewing administrative applicants, follow-up, offers of employment and accompanying paperwork and files.

4. * Ensuring administrative staff coverage at headquarters, especially coverage for scheduled vacations and emergency absences.

5. * Supervising the receptionist/switchboard operator and administering the relief schedule for the receptionist/switchboard.

6. * As directed, representing PEF as a member of various PEF/USW joint committees.

7. * Assist the chief negotiator in connection with PEF/USW negotiations, including participating as a member of the negotiating team, as directed.

8. * Maintaining headquarters staff and telephone lists and regional office lists.

9. * Assisting with arranging for temporary clerical help.

10. * Administering tracking system for staff probation, pension, promotion, long term disability and required payroll transactions.

11. * Development and maintenance of staff job descriptions.

12. * Coordinating administrative staff training.

13. * Maintaining confidential personnel files.

14. * Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or his/her designee.

15. * Consistent and reliable attendance.

* Identifies essential function/fundamental job duties.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary Range: $56,772.00 – $66,463.00 (based on experience)

PEF offers excellent benefits, such as:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with low 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

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $56,772.00 – $66,463.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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