Company: Air Line Pilots Association
Posted on: November 20, 2020
he 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 59,000 pilots at 35 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 interacts with pilot members to assess
whether potential disputes exist under the collective bargaining
agreement, and if so, works 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. 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
- 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
- Two (2) years of paralegal experience required, five (5) years
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.) PI126020543
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