Paralegal

Location US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 1 month ago(02/29/2024 11:04 AM)
Job ID
2024-0017
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
2
Category
Contract Administration & Enforcement/Representation - Paralegal

External Description

 Paralegal

  

 

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 seeks an experienced Paralegal for our office in Atlanta, GA to represent over 16,000 Delta pilots.  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.  They work 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 support and assist in the development of strategies and tactics for resolution.  They interact with pilot members to assess whether potential disputes exist under the Pilot Working Agreement (PWA) and, if so, work with management representatives to informally resolve the dispute while also handling contractual appeals of disputes that are not resolved earlier in the resolution process, including 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.  They also provide 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 required:  10 – 25%.

 

ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace.  We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, caste, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • 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) or more years strongly preferred.
  • Paralegal Certificate strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of collective bargaining agreements, corporate practices, and applicable regulations preferred with a strong preference for an understanding of pilot contracts and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).
  • Knowledge of pilot scheduling, work rules, and benefits issues, e.g., vacation, sick leave, and the like, strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts, and pilots.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Able to work independently and to be proactive in identifying and responding to issues and problems.
  • Software: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; SharePoint preferred.

 

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 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 luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)

 

ALPA offers competitive salaries with terrific benefits, including:

 

  • 401k Plan with Non-Elective Employer Contribution of 11% plus 2% into a Market-Based Cash Balance Plan after 180 days of employment.  No employee contribution required!  The 401k plan includes a Roth option and 4-year vesting schedule.
  • Generous health care benefits on day one – PPO, Kaiser (where available), and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
  • 15 days paid vacation and 12 holidays per year plus 2 volunteer days per year;
  • Generous sick and bereavement leave;
  • Competitive parental leave;
  • Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts;
  • Retiree health plan;
  • Education Assistance Program; and,
  • Optional benefits including pet insurance, excess life insurance, legal plan, and qualified transportation fringe benefits, where available.
  • Partial remote work opportunities.

 

Relocation Not Provided.

 

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