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Alaska Airlines Senior Leave & Disability Administrator in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Senior Leave and Disability Administrator is a subject matter expert in medical leaves, worker’s compensation, and STD/LTD benefit programs at Alaska Airlines. As an individual contributor, this role exercises considerable judgment to manage leave and disability programs and ensure compliance with company, state, and federal regulations.

Key Duties

  • Acts as a subject matter expert in leave and benefit programs.

  • With minimal direction from leadership, exercises considerable judgement to oversee employee medical leaves, worker’s compensation, and STD/LTD benefit programs, with a focus on compliance and leave reduction.

  • Coordinates information with external service providers, including leave and disability vendor, crew medical support vendor, medical practitioners, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and attorneys.

  • Processes leave and disability quality assurance-related transactions and prepares related written correspondence.

  • Applies deep knowledge in state and federal regulations to administer disability accommodations.

  • Initiates the interactive process of accommodation, researches reasonable accommodation options, makes recommendations and coordinates final accommodation, and prepares the company's written response.

  • Analyzes essential job functions and maintains all mandatory job analysis documentation.

  • Manages the modified duty program, with a focus on return from leave and reducing time loss.

  • Authorizes and coordinates company medical exams and administers internal fit for duty exam procedures in coordination with the legal department and labor relations.

  • Performs quality assurance audits, including vendor audits and station audits, and maintains related compliance documentation.

  • Maintains multiple databases and develops related reports (e.g., job analyses, disability accommodations, STD/LTD, medical leaves, fraud cases, etc.).

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 4 years of experience in leave, worker’s compensation, a disability discipline or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to think and write analytically.

  • Strong negotiating skills and the ability to resolve conflict.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to maintain thorough and accurate records while meeting tight deadlines.

  • Ability to interpret and apply regulations, policies, and procedures, including collective bargaining agreement (CBA) provisions.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), as well as web-based vendor systems and PeopleSoft HRIS.

  • Must be dependable and self-motivated, with a willingness to continue one’s professional development.

  • A positive and professional demeanor, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, including worker’s compensation, leaves, and disability.

  • Strong presentation and training skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Professional certifications (e.g., PHR, ARM or workers' compensation).

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Total Rewards

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 2/4/2022
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-7253
Category Corporate & Operations