|Location:||Spokane/Yakima Field Offices|
|Salary:||Starts at $85,765|
|Posting Date:||June 26, 2019|
Who We Are:
The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) has a long history of fighting for workers’ rights and employee benefits while tackling social justice issues with passion and energy. The WFSE, Council 28 has been operating in the state capital for over 75 years and our staff fight for fairness and equality as well as ensuring the hard working men and women of state government, higher education institutions, and public service workers get better pay, better health care, better retirement, and a healthy work environment. There’s more to accomplish, and with the right personnel, we believe we can accomplish it. Come join our team and be a part of a larger mission that will make an impact for years to come. Learn more about who we are at: wfse.org.
What We’re Looking For:
The Washington Federation of State Employees is recruiting to fill the position of Field Supervisor. We’re searching for experienced leaders in the labor movement who are passionate about employee rights and have the ability to affect change by motivating staff and leading effective member engagement campaigns. This position reports to the Field Services Director and is responsible for supervising Council Representatives and support staff in the above offices whose duties are promoting the mission, vision, core values and goals of the WFSE through internal organizing and representation of members across the State of Washington.
- Oversees implementation of statewide campaigns in their assignment area and ensures applicable benchmarks are achieved. This includes contract campaigns, membership education drives, membership mobilization campaigns, leadership recruitment and development, and political action.
- Determines and assigns work and areas of responsibility for field staff; ensures staff receive training, coaching, mentorship, and resources needed to effectively perform.
- Performs selected representational work independently or in a mentoring capacity; may include processing and presenting grievances, staffing local and statewide union management communication committee meetings, and acting as chief negotiator in master agreement negotiations.
- Investigates and resolves complaints from members, labor partners, and state agencies; assists with investigations into allegations of staff misconduct; responsible for corrective action; first level disciplinary actions, and administration of staff union contract. Attends labor management meetings as a management resource person.
- Participates in hiring process of assigned staff. Approves staff payroll, expense reports, and leave balances; and authorizes overtime expenditures.
- Responsible for management of multiple field offices including oversight of purchasing supplies and equipment, compliance with lease terms, and coordination of any needed maintenance or service calls.
- Five (5) years experience in labor relations and union organizing.
- Two (2) years experience supervising staff and setting performance expectations.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Thorough understanding of Washington State employment law, labor practices, and labor movement.
- Eight (8) years of demonstrated experience in labor relations including time as a paid professional.
- Ability to develop rapport with staff and member leaders.
- Knowledge of effective team building strategies.
- Skilled in negotiations, grievance handling and organizing.
- Knowledge of public sector rules/laws and trade unions.
This position’s workstation is located in Spokane but oversees staff located in both Spokane and Yakima. This position is overtime exempt and will be required to work some weekends. Travel is normally limited to the assigned area of responsibility. Must have a valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance. Release of driving record required prior to interview. Out of state candidates must provide drive record at the time of interview. Benefits include annual and sick leave, $150 cell phone allowance, a vehicle allowance of $800 per month, medical/dental, life, and long term disability insurance, and paid holidays. Salary range is $85,765 to $99,284 and will be determined commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
To be considered for this position(s), applicants must submit a resume, letter of interest, and at least three (3) professional references to: email@example.com. Your letter of interest should clearly explain how your experience, training, and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
This position is open until filled; however, first round of application assessments will be conducted fourteen (14) days after the initial job posting date. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.
The Washington Federation of State Employees is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal access in a non-discriminatory manner to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.
Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or for an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Director, Ben McDonald at (360) 352-7603 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons of disability or those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. The WFSE complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the Federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.