Feb 17, 2020
Be involved in projects with our Corporate U.S. Legal Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a U.S. Immigration Legal Assistant . The role of U.S. Immigration Legal Assistant will be part of WSP USA’s in-house legal team and will contribute to the legal compliance with WSP USA’s immigration program. Reporting to WSP USA’s US Immigration Counsel and working closely with WSP USA’s HR team and the business, this position is responsible for assisting with the preparation and filing of employment-based immigration cases, including H1B, L-1, TN, E3, O1, PERM, EB1 Multi-national Manager, I-140, and AOS petitions and applications. This position is also responsible for working with various status reports and records relevant to immigration-related records.
This position could potentially work in either New York City, New York or Ephrata, Pennsylvania office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with preparation and filing of corporate immigration cases including: H1B, L-1, TN, E3, O1, PERM, EB1 Multi-national Manager, I-140, and AOS petitions and applications.
Responsible for being a hands-on paralegal who will help prepare complex cases, as well as RFE and Audit responses.
Assist with generating reports and help the Immigration team monitor employees’ statuses, including monitoring expiration dates, filing dates, etc.
Communicate clearly and effectively, and independently with relevant stakeholders on immigration benefits, government procedures, and case processing timelines.
Work closely with HR and U.S. Immigration Counsel on compliance projects (i.e., I-9 audits, public access file maintenance, etc.), as needed.
Escalate issues appropriately to US Immigration Counsel.
Stay abreast of changes in immigration policy, practice, and law in order to ensure that NIV and IV processes are properly executed.
Other duties as designated by supervisor.
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Qualifications and Experience:
Knowledge of employment-based US immigration law, including 0-2+ years of experience handling NIV and IV applications as a paralegal with a private law firm or in an in-house setting preferred.
Bachelor's degree with a strong academic background preferred.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and communicate effectively with attorneys, HR officers and other corporate stakeholders, clients/immigration applicants, and governmental agencies.
Ability to function independently and to exercise discretion and judgment in sensitive matters.
Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.
Great professional relationship skills, with experience functioning as a team player, self-starter, and independent thinker, as well as an ability to anticipate next steps and future issues.
Must be able to think outside the box while staying within legal and ethical lines.
Ability to multi-task in a diverse and fast-paced environment with a large and diverse group of people, including HR/Talent Management, Payroll, Global Mobility, hiring managers, and candidates from countries throughout the world as well as their families.
Must have solid knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of case management database/CRM software preferred. Must be able to type on a keyboard.
Must be comfortable working in open office environments, as needed, but be able to exercise discretion to move to a private location, if and when legal privilege or confidentiality becomes an issue.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
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