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Guidehouse Human Capital Immigration Manager in Albany, New York

Overview

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit www.guidehouse.com.

Responsibilities

Guidehouse is seeking an Immigration Manager. This position is located on the Human Capital (HC) Shared Services Team and managing the immigration program for US and international employees. With limited direction, the person in this role develops, provides analysis, implements and administers our immigration program. The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing critical immigration compliance subject matter expertise, give direction to business leaders to support the immigration needs of all businesses. A successful team member exercises extreme attention to detail, is thorough, accurate and organized while being flexible and productive in a growing fast-paced environment.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary liaison between immigration attorney and employees during the immigration process

  • Serves as the primary source of information regarding employee or management questions regarding the company’s immigration programs.

  • Prepare petitions and applications for submission to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) for non-immigrant status for foreign national employees (such as H-1B, TN, E-3, J-1) in partnership with immigration attorney.

  • Partners with the Legal Department to initiate contact with outside counsel and internal stakeholders to facilitate immigration status applications and employment authorization for employees and candidates.

  • Initiate required H-1B amendments, extensions, and transfer petitions.

  • Gather H-1B RFE responses documents.

  • Process all permanent residency applications, including labor certification, recruitment process, I-140 and I485 filings, in partnership with immigration attorney

  • Review initiation documents for eligible employees and coordinate with attorney to advertise Jobs, Compile recruiting report and other required task to file Perm Labors

  • File and Document LCA and prepare and maintain public access files & I-9 files as per USCIS compliance

  • File and maintain Immigration records and supporting documentation in a responsive and proactive manner to avoid any issues.

  • Exposure with Internal DOL Audits and I-9 Audits

  • Identify, recommend, and provide methods to resolve problems, update, simplify, enhance, and optimize existing processes, procedures, and policies for continuous improvements to the immigration program.

  • Monitor expiring work authorizations, process visa extensions in a timely fashion

  • Assist with global immigration/mobility, as needed, which may include maintaining relationships with foreign countries consulates and embassies and managing relationships with foreign labor staffing agencies

  • Partners with the global mobility to support Expat assignments and programs, local nationals, as well as manage immigration programs for inbound and outbound candidates.

  • Stay up to date on the most recent news and changes in policy introduced by the USCIS and DOL from time to time and will develop best practices to improve our level of service and efficiency.

  • Provides advice and consultations to internal stakeholders regarding the company’s immigration policies and practices.

  • Develops and maintains internal communications outlining the company’s immigration policies and procedures.

  • Have adequate skills and knowledge to help employees with immigration related issues, questions, prepare documentations for RFE response and helping documentations for stamping in US consulate locations

  • Manage and support HR initiatives and projects as directed by HR leadership

Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of 4 years of directly related experience in the immigration field and with processing of US work visas

  • Minimum of 2 years of Human Resources experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • Prior management experience

  • Experience with a multi-location international organization

  • Must be customer focused and possess the following:

  • The ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex matters of diverse scope and nature

  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including senior management and senior external parties

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees, including senior managers and senior external parties

  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information

  • The ability to initiate, plan, and manage project

  • The ability to represent the company on external projects

  • Advanced computer and analytical skills

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential

    Preferred:

  • Prior management experience

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word and Excel)

  • Experience with Workday as an HCM and ServiceNow HR Case Management

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Hawaii or Eastern, Pacific, and Central time zones.

Disclaimer

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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