HR Manager, Compliance

Republic Airline - Indianapolis, IN (30+ days ago)3.3


At Republic Airline, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, “With the BEST people, products, and performance, we will be America’s Regional Airline of choice.” Republic Airline is a regional airline headquartered in Indianapolis, operating fixed-fee flights for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. The Company’s fleet consists of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175s, offering approximately 950 flights daily to 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. Our crew bases include Chicago, IL (ORD), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Kansas City, MO (MCI), Miami, FL (MIA), Newark, NJ (EWR), New York, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA). We have 10 maintenance bases: Charlotte, NC (CLT), Chicago, IL (ORD), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Louisville, KY (SDF), Newark, NJ (EWR), New York, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA). With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airline is a great place to get your career off the runway! For more information, please visit our website at .

Duties and Responsibilities


Oversees Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for mandated drug and alcohol testing under the Department of Transportation for the Company. Collects, manages, and validates compliance for all company employees. Manages the maintenance of PRIA files for pilots. Oversees parking passes for all eligible associates, as well as, oversight of all Criminal History Records Checks (CHRC)/SIDA access.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to this position as needed.

Leader responsible for designing and implementing applicable compliance related programs, handbooks, policies and procedures.
Leads and administers Drug & Alcohol Testing Program for all employees, as well as the PRIA program.
Ensures compliance measures are aligned with applicable statutory requirements such as fingerprinting, clearance requirements, I-9 & E-Verify employment eligibility verification, corporate badging and/or necessary occupational licenses and registrations.
Leader and SME for all matters related to pre-employment, random, and reasonable suspicion testing requirements, including providing guidance and training to management team.
Supervises and mentors Designated Employer Representatives in administering the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program; acting as a liaison with drug and alcohol testing service agents (FAA, DOT, collection sites, labs, MRO’s, EAP program); and pulling, scheduling and recording random D&A tests.
Leads and ensures necessary actions outlined by FAA/DOT regulations and Company policy regarding unsatisfactory tests results that could include addressing employees in safety sensitive duties; following company policy in regards to the consequences of a positive test result or refusal to test, and making necessary decisions in the testing and evaluation process.
Supervises and mentors PRIA Coordinators/Compliance Coordinators in conducting background checks and monitoring results to ensure findings are compliant with FAA regulations and company policy and assisting Talent Acquisition with the processing and planning new hire orientation.
Proactively develops, analyses and maintains monthly metric requirements to tracks various data in forms, excel and Workday pertaining to the Compliance.
Develops, implements and maintains DOT required Drug and Alcohol Training Program.
Prepares and delivers successful audits, including TSA and annual on-site DOT compliance audits.
Work collaboratively with business leadership teams to proactively develop strategic objectives for internal investigations, local employment compliance, employment contract management, federal regulation compliance. Identify compliance issues and consult appropriate business partner(s) to address difficult issues that may require additional follow-up or broad investigation.
Fosters the Company’s core values and culture throughout the work environment.
Screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring potential associates. Coaches and provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports. Appraises performance, provides performance feedback, takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff.
Other duties as assigned or required.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.


Bachelor's degree (B.A. / B.S.) in Business, Aviation Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least 5 years of related experience in compliance or related area.
Strong understanding of DOT regulations.
Certification as a Certified Designated Employer Representative (C-DER) or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Strong Team player with successful track record of being a People Leader and Mentor.

Previous compliance experience in the airline industry.
Experience managing pilot qualification files.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Makes decisions daily on use of resources, performance and budgets. Decisions could require additional expenditure of resources if not sound decisions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Able to move about the work environment.

Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Typically not exposed to extreme environmental conditions.
Able to carry a company phone and be “on-call” after normal working hours to receive remote calls from management to communicate direction in emergency situations regarding drug & alcohol testing or other urgent matters.

Travel up to 10% of the time, including overnight travel.

Requisition ID 2018-2313

Location US-IN-Indianapolis

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Pos. Category Human Resources