Becoming a UniServ Representative

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Becoming a UniServ Representative

PSEA seeks qualified individuals to serve as UniServ Representatives (field service employees) as open positions become available. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree, demonstrated ability to effectively represent school employees through collective bargaining and contract enforcement processes, an understanding of public education, knowledge of labor relations, strong interpersonal skills, outstanding oral and written communications, and the ability to work in an autonomous environment. The demands of the job require individuals to be totally dedicated to the work and mission of PSEA. 

Why work for PSEA?

  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Credit for staff experience in other NEA affiliates
  • Support from our Research, Education Services, Communications, and Legal Divisions
  • A strong staff union (All staff members are in a single bargaining unit.)
  • Liberal training and professional development opportunities
  • A team environment enhanced in many regions by the service center concept, in which multiple UniServ Representatives work collaboratively in the same office
  • A full career (many UniServ Representatives remain with PSEA until they retire.)

Hiring Process

PSEA has a rigorous hiring process. After attending a UniServ Information Session and completing the required paperwork, a potential candidate will participate in a series of extensive oral and written exercises. If successful, the candidate's name will be added to our pool of qualified applicants. When a vacancy occurs and there are no internal applicants, several candidates from the pool are invited to appear before the local leaders in the UniServ cluster for the final interview. After reviewing the results of the interviews, the local leaders recommend the candidate of their choice to the PSEA Board of Directors for approval.

In order to ensure stable service to our members, there is a requirement to remain in your first UniServ position for 36 months. UniServ Representatives must reside within reasonable proximity of their service area.

Where to Apply
Prospective applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to PSEA Human Resources, 400 North Third Street, Box 1724, Harrisburg, PA 17105 or submit these materials via email to PSEA is an affirmative action, EOE.