Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l. Paralegal in Memphis, Tennessee


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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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.

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 binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)

Relocation Not Provided

ID: 2017-0038

External Company Name: Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l.

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