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 57,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Paralegal for our office in Memphis, Tennessee. Under general supervision and within the limitations of Association policy, the Paralegal provides contractual and legal research support and assists in the analysis of contractual disputes. S/he works closely with MEC officers, representatives, and committee volunteers to assist in gathering information and evidence in order to review and analyze potential contract issues and supports and assists in the development of strategies and tactics for resolution. S/he provides support and assistance for the initial filing and pre-submission processing of grievances and other disputes, the subsequent processing of cases to the System Board of Adjustment, the preparation of the cases at the Board, and the preparation of post-hearing briefs. 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.
Two (2) years of paralegal experience required, five (5) years strongly preferred.
Paralegal Certificate required.
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.
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). Also includes 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 binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)
Please apply online at https://jobs-alpa.icims.com/jobs/1267/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