Benefits Specialist - Tysons (McLean), VA
Tysons, VA 
Posted 25 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Benefits Specialist - Tysons (McLean), VA
Location US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Job ID 2021-0011
# Positions 1
Experience (Years) 5
Category Insurance/Benefits/Pension/Retirement - Benefits Specialist
External Description

Benefits Specialist

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 (representing over 59,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Benefits Specialist for our office in Tysons (McLean), Virginia. The Benefits Specialist works collaboratively with the Association's Lead Benefits Specialist, Benefits Attorneys, and other members of the Retirement & Insurance (R&I) team in providing assistance to pilot governing bodies on all subjects that affect their employee benefits program(s), particularly group life, health, dental, disability and Section 125 plans. The Benefits Specialist provides technical support on benefit issues to the R&I staff and pilot representatives; has familiarity with summary plan descriptions and other benefit plan documents; familiarity with ERISA and the tax code; drafts and reviews benefit-related communications for Master Executive Committee (MEC) publications; prepares quarterly R&I newsletters for distribution; assists in the preparation of retirement, insurance, and welfare benefit proposals for negotiations; participates in the training of R&I pilot committee members by preparing and giving presentations at benefits training events and various R&I seminars; provides technical assistance to Labor Relations Counsels; and may act as an in-house consultant on benefit-related matters. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of employee benefits, current trends and legislation, and will be expected to remain current in these areas.

Local, national, and international travel: 10 - 20%.

Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in relevant area, e.g., Business, Human Resources, Pre-Law, or related field, from an accredited college or university is required; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five (5) years of experience working in employee benefits required, more strongly preferred. At management discretion, applicable experience may be substituted for some of the above requirements.
  • 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.
  • Ability to interpret benefit laws, policies, and processes.
  • Airline and/or union experience a plus.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with MEC members, MEC committees, individual members, internal staff, and external contacts.
  • Demonstrated ability working as an integral part of a team.
  • Certification as an Employee Benefits Paralegal or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) preferred but not required.
  • PHR and/or SPHR SHRM certifications a plus.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

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, nationally, and 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, 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.)

Relocation Not Provided

The Air Line Pilots Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities, Veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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