Immigration Specialist at Holland & Hart LLP

Holland & Hart LLP


Mid Level

Denver, CO, USA

Not defined

02 Jun → 02 Jul

Job Description

The Immigration Practice Group assists technology and healthcare companies with business immigration visas. The Immigration Specialist independently manages a large caseload of nonimmigrant visas or PERMs, including autonomously analyzing facts, determining required documentation, formulating factual and legal arguments, and working with employers and foreign nationals.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee must have the ability to sit, stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; manipulate (lift, carry, move) weights of at least ten (10) pounds; have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement to work on a computer and/or related office equipment; speak clearly and concisely so listeners can understand; and regularly understand the speech of another person.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:
Professional office atmosphere. Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting or standing for prolonged periods. Position may require occasional off-hour meetings and events.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those this position may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Salary Range - $24.21 - $40.36 per hour. A discretionary bonus may be available based upon performance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Extensive client contact by phone and e-mail regarding the details of cases and providing responses to complex client questions.
  • Independently screens cases during intake calls for complications or potential future issues.
  • Prepares visa cases from beginning to end, including determining required documentation and working with the client to identify, obtain, and revise documents.
  • Understands the permanent residency process, including the PERM Labor Certification recruitment process, prevailing wage submission process, PERM Audit process, the I-140 Petition, and I-485 AOS Application.
  • Independently drafts and determines strategy for visa support letters, affidavits, and 15-20-page factual and legal argument responses to Request for Evidence (RFEs).
  • Performs immigration and legal research to assist attorney in responding to client questions.
  • May lead trainings on immigration processes and provide guidance to junior team members.
  • May review immigrant and nonimmigrant visa submissions.
  • Assists Lead Immigration Specialist with covering for attorney during out of office time, including answering e-mails, intaking new cases, handling urgent issues and other complex responsibilities.
  • Copies petitions/applications, scans documents and put on the N drive, file organization, LawLogix input.
  • Case meetings with attorneys.
  • Independently holds monthly client case status calls for immigration practice clients and communicates updates to the team.
  • Updates client processes and internal immigration information.
  • Updates client processes and internal immigration information.
  • Creates and maintains current list of marketing priorities; assists with marketing strategies.
  • May mentor junior team members, including assisting with questions and complex issues.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with 3+ years business immigration.

  • Strong understanding of immigration processes and procedures, knowledge of different types of visas and the rules for each visa, and knowledge of computer programs, including the immigration program LawLogix.

  • Strong writing skills, including argumentative writing and technical writing using software terminology.

  • Ability to learn quickly.

  • Ability to prioritize and track a heavy caseload in a fast-paced environment and with minimal supervision.

  • Legal research skills, including independently formulating legal arguments, identifying appropriate case law and interpreting new regulations.

  • Ability to independently answer 50-75 immigration-oriented emails per day with accuracy and with limited supervision.

  • Ability to exercise significant discretion.

  • Ability to develop legal strategy.

  • Strong attention to detail, accountability, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities.

  • Ability to provide guidance and communicate issues regarding complex immigration matters with C-suite executives, HR managers, and foreign nationals.

  • Prior experience or willingness to learn Python software development language for Word document generation a plus.

  • Functional/Technical Expertise – Understands necessary information, processes and procedures to carry out job responsibilities.

  • Customer Orientation – Views the firm through the eyes of the customer and goes out of their way to anticipate and meet customer needs.

  • Communication – Recognizes the essential value of continuous information exchange.

  • Team Player – Team oriented; maintains composure and is adaptable to the changing needs of the team.

  • Results Orientation – Maintains appropriate focus on outcomes and accomplishments.

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