• Benefits Specialist

    Location US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 1 month ago(03/28/2018 5:05 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Insurance/Benefits/Pension/Retirement - Benefits Specialist
  • External Description


     Benefits Specialist



    The Air Line Pilots Association, International, the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world seeks an experienced Benefits Specialist for the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC) Office in Atlanta, representing over 14,200 pilots flying for Delta. The Benefits Specialist helps to develop and implement the Delta Airlines (DAL) Master Executive Council’s goals by providing professional and technical support to the Delta pilots in the understanding of the Delta Airlines welfare and retirement benefit programs. S/he also provides continuity by establishing relationships with company representatives, ALPA staff, and outside service providers.  


    S/he provides support to the pilot group concerning company-sponsored benefit programs, including retirement (defined benefit and defined contribution), disability, health (medical, dental, vision, and account-based programs), life, and AD&D, as well as union-sponsored welfare plans. S/he serves as an in-house consultant to the MEC and its Retirement & Insurance Committee, in the area of employee benefits, and as a daily contact in the MEC Office for individual pilots, providing information and assistance in the benefits area.


    S/he conducts regularly scheduled new hire seminars for pilots and attends ALPA new hire receptions. S/he also works with the company to resolve benefits issues for members. Because s/he works with members of the MEC, MEC committees, and other ALPA staff to provide the required benefit consulting expertise for the member and/or project under consideration, the successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of employee benefits, current trends and legislation, and will be expected to keep current in these areas.


    Local, national, and international travel: 10%.


    Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Minimum Requirements:


    • Bachelor's degree in relevant area from an accredited college or university is required; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Five (5) or more years of experience working in employee benefits required, ten (10) or more years strongly preferred.
    • Working knowledge of the design and operation of retirement and welfare benefits required.
    • Working knowledge of legal requirements applicable to retirement and welfare benefits (e.g., ERISA, ACA, FMLA, HIPAA and Internal Revenue Code) required.
    • Working knowledge of laws on benefits and compensation required.
    • Airline and/or union experience a plus.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written, for effective interaction with MEC members, MEC committees, individual members, internal staff, and external contacts.
    • Certification as an Employee Benefits Paralegal or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) preferred but not required.
    • Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.    

    Physical Demands:


    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, nationally, and internationally). 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, 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.)


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