Immigration Paralegal in Reading, MA at Internal Careers Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 11/1/2022

Job Snapshot

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    Reading, MA
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Job Description

Job Description: Immigration Paralegal

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Manager, Immigration

Job Summary: The Immigration Paralegal works with the Immigration Manager to handle and complete the day-to-day immigration requests that come through. The position provides high-level support to the internal offices as well as external customers (such as Suppliers and Consultants) by answering questions and providing necessary documents. This position also handles the H-1B and Green Card Sponsorship process from implementation through completion.


Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare verification of employment (VOE) letters
  • Review work authorization documents for legitimacy and validity
  • Partner with outside counsel to prepare, file and track H-1B filings
  • Partner with outside counsel to prepare, file and track PERM labor certification cases and I-140 filings
  • Create and maintain public access files
  • Create STEM training plans
  • Track visa expiration dates
  • Track and maintain foreign student tax exemption list
  • Serve as a point of contact for immigration related questions from internal and external customers

Additional Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Aid in preparing presentations for training purposes
  • Assist with maintaining the Immigration confidential tab as well as the Immigration tab on the Loop
  • Stay informed on immigration policies, rules, and regulations
  • Assist Immigration Manager with updates to the appropriate audience regarding immigration changes that impact our business
  • Assist on special projects as needed

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Outstanding client service
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion
  • Creative problem-solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands to meet various deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and positive attitude
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Self-motivated to produce quality, consistent work
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, and the ability to learn other software programs quickly
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary is needed
  • Remote, PST hours preferred

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of related experience with immigration matters
  • Experience in the IT industry preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer and phone
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Eliassen is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We need you to help us get there! We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and all employment decisions, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, discipline, and discharge, will be based on merit, performance, and business needs.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity or expression, sexual preference or orientation, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), marital status, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, prohibited criminal record inquiries of applicants and employees, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws. Eliassen will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on any of these characteristics.