The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Sr. Paralegal for our office in Memphis, Tennessee to support the more than 4,600 pilots at FedEx. Under general supervision, within the limitations of Association policy and in coordination with applicable Labor Relations Counsel (LRC), the Sr. Paralegal handles a variety of contract administration and dispute resolution matters from fielding pilot inquiries about a possible contract dispute to processing grievances to the System Board of Adjustment through all stages in the dispute resolution process. S/he takes an active role working with Master Executive Council (MEC) officers, representatives, and committee volunteers in analyzing a dispute’s merits, developing a work plan, and managing the case through final resolution. Throughout negotiations and in different capacities, s/he actively participates in the various phases of collective bargaining. S/he also provides support and assistance in the preparation and processing of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enforcement cases at all stages, up to and including appeals and filing appeal briefs. Individual responsibility and administrative ability are both required to ensure that tasks are carried out as assigned and important deadlines are met.
Travel: 10 – 40 %.
Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
High school diploma required; bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g., English, Paralegal Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law, or related field, from an accredited college or university preferred; or, the equivalent combination of education and practical experience.
Five (5) years of paralegal experience required, preferably from a law firm or government agency, ten (10) or more years strongly preferred.
Paralegal Certificate strongly preferred.
Labor law experience strongly preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts, and pilots.
Understanding of pilot contract, corporate practices, and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) preferred.
Knowledge of pilot scheduling and work rules preferred.
Excellent organizational skills.
Able to work independently and to be proactive in identifying and responding to issues and problems.
Able to work flexible schedule on short-notice as needed.
Accurate word processing speed of 60+ wpm strongly preferred.
Software: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; SharePoint preferred.
Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.
Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally and nationally). May also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)
Please apply online at https://jobs-alpa.icims.com/jobs/1293/sr.-paralegal/job
ALPA offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits, including:
26 days paid vacation and holidays per year;
Generous sick and bereavement leave;
Generous health care benefits – PPO, two HMO’s (where available) and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
$2 for $1 matching 401(k) retirement savings plan; Roth 401k;
Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts; and
Retiree health plan.
The Air Line Pilots Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Relocation Not Provided.