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Immigration Paralegal: DHO HR Operations

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 135820 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Legal 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Immigration Paralegal will prepare or file online all USCIS forms and draft supporting legal letters for all types of visas/applications/petitions.  This is a global immigration role with the majority of the responsibilities related to the US, Canada and Mexico immigration.  


At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

District Overview

HR Operations is an integral partner and service provider at Kiewit.  In recent years, we have gone from decentralized HR groups to a unified, shared service team, with various HR Centers of Excellence.  Our vision is to be a best-in-class international HR organization. 

Location

This position can be based out of Omaha NE or Lenexa, KS. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategic and operational changes to program’s policies, processes and procedures
  • Manage immigration projects and programs, including H-1B cap season, L-1 transfers, PERM and green card sponsorship program, worksite compliance and contingency planning options for known programs and in response to new policies
  • Address client case status inquiries, including steps in process remaining, processing times, and consular appointment issues
  • Coordinating paperwork related to papers for immigration or citizenship, including affidavits, petitions, applications
  • Collaborate with recruiting, HR and hiring managers to create an efficient approach to recruiting and onboarding foreign talent
  • Manage and work with internal/external legal counsel. Assisting and supporting attorney in the preparation and filing of immigration applications, including immigrant visa petitions, applications for permanent residency, naturalization applications, including PERMs, Preference Petitions and Adjustment of Status Applications
  • Monitor active cases and provide timely immigration-related updates to key stakeholders about any regulatory changes affecting the Company
  • Provide immigration data and metrics to internal stakeholders as needed
  • Assist with business visitor review and documentation
  • Prepare job descriptions
  • Prepare responses to audit requests
  • Maintain calendars, provide attorney billing/invoice processing support, complete reports and enter time records and create new file and update client matter reports

Qualifications

  • Customer service oriented with a demonstrated desire to partner with others, ability to serve multiple customers and deliver an excellent client experience
  • Ability to explain immigration processes to various audiences
  • Familiarity with I-9 requirements and the E-verify process
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with various technology platforms, including Office 365, Document Management Systems and PDF Software
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written English
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Initiative, team orientation and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize assignments in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in exercising independent judgement and discretion when using company policies and practices to analyze situations, spot potential issues and determine appropriate action

 

Educational Requirements

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Prior experience with employment-based immigration, including nonimmigrant and immigrant cases, preferably in-house. 
  • Paralegal Certificate a plus
     

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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