Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Visa/Immigration Advisor to join the Human Resources Division. As part of HR Shared Services, International Researchers and Scholars Office (IRSO) team, you will assist with Visa processing and case management for international researchers and scholars across various client groups and disciplines. You'll ensure Berkeley Lab adheres to applicable federal laws and regulations, including DOE requirements related to foreign national employees, and their immigration status/activities.
This position will be filled at the Associate or Advisor level, dependent on experience.
What You Will Do:
Process and coordinate H-1B, J-1 and other visa applications (e.g., E-3, TN, O-1) for foreign scholars, ensuring that information is accurate, complete, and filed timely.
Coordinate work activities with IRSO Supervisor, foreign scholars, HR staff, Managers/Principal Investigators, and appropriate agencies, (i.e., Department of Labor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) for visa processing, including tracking, updating and communicating critical dates and timelines associated with visa application status.
Act as Alternate Responsible Officer for J-1 visa program, ensuring program is used appropriately and that Berkeley Lab adheres to the legal requirements of the program.
Ensure that renewals, extensions and changes of status are processed and updated in a timely manner.
Advise foreign scholars regarding international travel, and provide appropriate documentation to ensure successful return.
Maintain Visa and Passport information in system(s) of record for foreign scholars.
Execute Form I-9 and E-Verify electronically.
Provide visa and immigration advisement to international employees, visitors, and staff.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and at least 3 to 5 years of related experience processing employment-based visas.
Must be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent resident.
In-depth knowledge of Federal and State visa and immigration regulations.
Ability to work independently within a team environment and problem solve basic immigration-related issues.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with people from diverse backgrounds, in a positive, customer-oriented manner.
Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to a rapidly-changing environment and priorities.
Ability to create and maintain high-quality, error-free case work, records, and files.
Knowledge of office Google programs such as Gmail, Calendar,Docs, Slides, and Drive.
Strong computer skills and proficiency in HRIS, Word, Excel and email. Experience with Google Applications and collaboration tools. Experience using Taleo and PeopleSoft desired.
Able to lift/push/pull no more than 10 lbs, bend/reach files.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on July 19, 2019.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.