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Contract Administrator
posted on November 17, 2021 15:22

CLASSIFICATION: Contract Administrator


HIRING DIRECTOR: Mark R. Myers, Director of Pilot Negotiations and Contract Administration


  • Associate’s degree or higher
  • Five (5) years previous employment with a major airline including Crew Scheduling or similar expenence
  • Knowledge of AA/APA Agreement, Flight Manual Part 1, FAR 121 & 117, pilot pay compensation, pilot training and planning, vacation computation, bidding, TDY, and pilot scheduling variances
  • Knowledge of AA/APA working Collective Bargaining Agreement ("Agreement")
  • Sabre (DECS/FOS) working experience, and PC and required software skills, including Office
  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills with prior experience resolving challenging issues


  • Provide professional support and service to APA and the pilots of American Airlines
  • Respond to pilot telephone, online (web-based), and email inquiries related to all aspects of the Agreement, record critical facts, and maintain call logs with call details within the applicable
  • Analyze problems and pilot concerns related to the Agreement and Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), resolve issues as possible, and advise pilots on possible course(s) of action as appropriate
  • Communicate with Negotiating and Contract Compliance committees and other APA committees, APA Officers and Directors, and APA departments, as well as AA personnel and other third parties, as needed
  • Develop and disseminate comprehensive written summaries of contractual violations or recurring issues to appropriate parties
  • Act as expert witness (SME) at legal hearings and or arbitrations as needed
  • Work closely with and provide support to APA legal staff toward resolving contractual grievances and other issues
  • Performs other duties and projects as directed by the Director, Pilot Negotiations and Contract Administration and or APA leadership
  • Must be available to work various shifts, including weekends and some holidays

This full-time position is located at the APA headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Some minimal travel may be required.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume to Mark Myers or Christina Papadopoulos

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About APA:

APA is a unique place to work.  We are the union representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines.

In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between APA and the Allied Pilots Staff Employees Association, job openings covered by that agreement are posted for internal candidates first before being advertised externally.

APA Benefits:

401(k) Plan: APA deposits an amount equal to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay every two weeks with each paycheck. In addition, if an employee contributes, APA will match up to 5 percent of the employee’s contributions.

Comprehensive medical benefits.

Two weeks’ vacation and two weeks’ personal time.

Business casual attire, with jeans every Friday.

The Allied Pilots Association provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.