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Senior US Immigration Project Specialist

Company name

Amazon.com, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 23,2019

Valid Through

Sep 05,2019

Posted on

Dec 25,2018

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required

Location

Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Senior US Immigration Project Specialist
The candidate role will manage end-to-end a complex portfolio of U.S. immigration projects. This work will include legally complex U.S. immigration work such as analyses and filing strategies for entity restructures, M&A filing strategies, creation of processes and strategies to ensure immigration compliance, impact assessments and response strategies to new policy memos. Will act as the single threaded leader for projects that you oversee and share out project updates and program changes with other Immigration Specialists/PMs/leaders and other stakeholders as required. Hands on leader with proven track record of transforming immigration processes and programs. Understand current state of system, processes, and U.S. immigration policy and regulations. Continually identify areas of redundancy or no-value add to ensure process, procedure, and staffing optimization. Oversee complex immigration projects and programs, which could include H-1B cap; PERM; Blanket L program; TN; F-1 STEM EAD; and contingency planning options for known programs and in response to new policy memos. Create tracking mechanisms and other dashboards that measure overall health of programs, such as cycle times, use of EA/OR/NIW in lieu of PERM, creative strategies in lieu of H-1B cap filings, support of displaced employees. Benchmark with other similarly situated companies through industry advocacy orgs such as CFGI. Work with senior leadership within the immigration, Legal, Public Policy, PR, HR Risk and Compliance, Right to Work to review and understand impact of immigration changes and develop associated processes or filing strategies as needed. Educate managers and business partners on employee U.S. immigration concerns, strategies, and guidelines. Mentor other Immigration Specialists on the larger team, particularly in program and project management, and provide stretch opportunities where appropriate based on interest/skill.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Must have 8-10+ years of U.S. immigration experience, either within a law firm (such as a supervising paralegal or managing attorney with responsibility for immigration petition preparation/filings) or in-house in an organization with a significant volume of immigration-supported employees or in a recruiting or HR role with heavy U.S. immigration involvement. Should have 5+ years of experience in managing complex U.S. immigration projects. J.D. or Master’s degree in related field is preferred. 10+ years of high volume business immigration experience with heavy emphasis on program management, continuous improvement, project management is desired. Successful record of building, improving, and running operational business processes in the U.S., ability to drive program effectiveness and high levels of customer satisfaction is desired. Experience identifying and resolving complex issues, assuming leadership roles in unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances – solid sense of accountability and sound personal judgment is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications - ability to interface with all levels of the organization are desired.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Amazon.com, Inc.
410 Terry Ave N
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98109

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