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The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world (representing over 62,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks a Benefits Attorney for our headquarters in Tysons, Virginia. The Benefits Attorney represents ALPA’s interests in a broad range of employee benefits matters. S/he is responsible for providing legal advice with respect to the pilot employee benefit plans negotiated by ALPA, including qualified defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, welfare benefit plans, and other employee fringe benefit plans.
Local, national, and international travel: 10%-30%.
Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Juris Doctor (JD) from an approved school of law required.
Member in good standing of the Bar.
Five (5) years of related experience. At management discretion, a Master of Law (LLM) or significant labor experience may be substituted for some years of experience.
Excellent communication and writing skills.
Ability to demonstrate confidence and executive presence in business transactions.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to organize and coordinate long-term projects.
Ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems under time pressure and urgent conditions.
Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines, and management projects in an ever-changing environment.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills.
Experience using online legal research, Westlaw, or the equivalent, preferred.
Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
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, infrequently, 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, 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/1325/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;
$3 for $1 matching 401(k) retirement savings plan; Roth 401k;
Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts; and
Retiree health plan.
Relocation Not Provided.
The Air Line Pilots Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 2019-0016
About The Air Line Pilots Association, International
ALPA represents and advocates for more than 61,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines, making it the world’s largest airline pilot union. ALPA provides three critical services to its members: airline safety, security, and pilot assistance; representation; and advocacy. Through unbiased, fact-based evaluation of airline safety and security issues, ALPA works to ensure that the airline industry remains safe. ALPA represents pilots’ views to decision-makers, including Congress and federal agencies, and ALPA pilot groups have negotiated hundreds of contracts with airlines.