Republic Airways Operations and Administration

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At our headquarters office in Indianapolis Indiana, we have a number of support staff opportunities in Crew Planning, Crew Scheduling, Dispatch, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Safety, Supply Chain, and much more! By joining Republic Airways, you will work for an executive leadership team that has over 100 years of combined aviation experience and outstanding tenure with the organization. Our back office Associates experience a culture of fun and action, while striving for excellence with everything we do!

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Republic Airways Holdings LIFT Academy - HR Specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana

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LIFT Academy

At Republic Airways, 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 Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Our 10 domiciles include CMH, DCA, EWR, IND, LGA, MCI, MIA, ORD, PHL and PIT. With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airways is a great place to get your career off the runway!


Leads, advises, performs and supports, as required in compliance, employee relations, training and development, benefits, organizational development, employee engagement functions, and recruiting.


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.

  • Serves as onsite responsible Authorized Signatory and point of contact with regulating agencies.

  • Authorizes and manages building security access.

  • Serves as a liaison and facilitator for Republic, contract personnel, employees, students, applicants and visitors. Utilizes SITA access to escort visitors and inspectors.

  • Develops and implements annual TSA training.

  • Works with Republic HR Business partner in regards to disciplinary actions, suspensions and terminations. Collects badges and company property from terminating employees.

  • Serves as Republic HR Compliance Extended Partner to execute the LIFT random drug testing program.

  • Ensures compliance with the Drug & Alcohol policy.

  • Creates and maintains record audit readiness.

  • Works with Talent Acquisition to ensure new hires have a smooth transition into the organization.

  • Assists Talent Acquisition in organizing and facilitating new hire orientation by coordinating with cross-functional departments; instructs new hires on the completion of required paperwork.

  • Supports employee engagement and recognition programs.

  • Assists with Workday performance management planning process.

  • Creates and maintains employee files.

  • Provides support to employees in various HR related topics such as compensation, benefits and leaves and escalates to the appropriate area at Republic.

  • Serves as a sounding board for employee concerns and reports issues to the appropriate supervisor. Acts as an employee relations coach to management and associates; provides advice to associates and management in exploring alternatives for resolution of work-related problems.

  • Assists in conducting investigations related to claims of harassment/discrimination by reviewing materials, recordings, etc. May make recommendations for resolution.

  • Ensures compliance with labor regulations.

  • Provide support for all projects assigned. Performs additional duties as assigned.


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


  • Additional education beyond high school and 1 year of experience, or a combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Strong understanding of general human resources policies and procedures.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Desire to work as a team with results driven approach

  • Ability to be creative, flexible and resourceful


  • Bachelor’s degree in an HR related field or similar area.

  • At least 3 years of related HR experience.

  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office including PowerPoint

  • HRIS system experience (Workday) would be a plus

  • Previous airline or academic experience


The working days required for this position are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for an 8 hour shift (flexible daytime schedule).


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Work in conjunction with the leadership team in making decisions that impact day to day operations as well as establishing company policies


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 work evenings and weekends.


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

Republic Airways is committed to providing qualified applicants and associates reasonable accommodation, when necessary, to enable the individuals to complete the application process and/or perform the essential functions of the job. An applicant and/or associate requiring reasonable accommodation to perform any essential job function, should contact Human Resources.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at .

  • Selected candidate(s) for hire must complete the following prior to employment: a criminal history report, global screen, drug screen, employment credit report and if applicable, a driving record.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of about 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 5,700 aviation professionals. Visit at for more information, follow the Company on Instagram at , Twitter at and YouTube at , and connect on Facebook at or Linkedin at .

In May 2018, Republic opened the Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a commercial aviation pilot training school in Indianapolis. LIFT uses state-of-the-art training technologies that combine flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. Graduates are guaranteed a job as First Officer at Republic. Learn more at at .