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RECRUITMENT Council Representative Spokane

JobOpenings-C28Council Representative

Spokane, WA WFSE Field Office

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. AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) has been operating in the state capital for over 72 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. Recently, our team negotiated the biggest across-the-board raises in our history for over 40,000 members and we’re not looking back! 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:

What We’re Looking For:

The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is recruiting to fill one of our Council Representative positions located in Spokane, WA. This position works independently and part of a team to coordinate and facilitate internal organizing and conducts worksite visits to engage members and offer solutions to workplace issues. Council Representatives activate membership by motivating and assisting members in coordinating workplace job actions and rallies; interacts appropriately with members to resolve workplace issues through member mobilization, both in groups and in a one-to-one setting; and schedules, advertises, and conducts workplace informational meetings.

Incumbents conduct political grassroots organizing by scheduling, advertising, and conducting PEOPLE and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) presentations; schedules, advertises, and conducts training for stewards, MAT Leaders, and members; mentors stewards; attends monthly local membership meetings; and attends local and regional Union Management Communication Meetings. Additional duties include:

  • Processes lower level grievances
  • Attends and presents cases to Local and Statewide Grievance Committees
  • Attends pre-disciplinary (Loudermill) meetings
  • Attends and presents cases at the top agency step grievance hearings


Required Qualifications:

  • Is educated in, or has experience with, labor unions, labor or community organizing, and basic personnel practices. 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.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with and guide others effectively.
  • Possess good written and oral communication skills, by reading, writing, and communicating effectively.
  • The ability to present information and speak to groups of varying sizes; is able to solve problems and analyze and interpret data, by possessing creativity and an ability to “think out of the box”.
  • Possess basic MS Windows-based computer aptitude, is skilled in the use of a PC and laptop, has the ability to use a cellular phone, and is generally trainable.
  • May be called upon to carry and move up to twenty (20) pounds of weight; participates in activities requiring long periods of standing and sitting, both indoors and outdoors.

Special Note:

This position is overtime eligible and may be required to work some weekends. Travel is normally limited to the assigned area of responsibility. Benefits include annual and sick leave, $150 monthly cell phone allowance, $800 monthly vehicle allowance, medical/dental, life, and long term disability insurance, and holidays. Salary range is $49,009 to $56,647 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: 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 recruiter Ben McDonald at (360) 352-7603 or 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.