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Benefits Specialist

Air Line Pilots Association, International

in Atlanta GA

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.

ALPA offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits, including:

           Relocation Not Provided.

  • 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;
  • $2 for $1 matching 401(k) retirement savings plan; Roth 401k;
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts; and
  • Retiree health plan.

The Air Line Pilots Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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