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Senior Immigration Paralegal – Tesla Motors- Palo Alto, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
The Senior Immigration Paralegal would be Tesla’s first in-house immigration legal resource and would therefore be responsible for helping Tesla to build-out its immigration law support program. This position manages, oversees and directly assists in handling a large portion of immigration matters in-house, specifically employment-based, nonimmigrant visa applications and permanent residency applications. This position is also responsible for compiling and maintaining various status reports and records relative to immigration related expenses.
•Start to finish preparation of employment-based immigration petitions with minimal assistance and supervision from outside immigration counsel, including: •J-1 visas;
•I-140 visas; and
•Various other visas.
•Regularly provide instruction and advice to Tesla employees and foreign nationals on immigration practices and procedures.
•Assist with any problems that may arise relative to a foreign national’s immigration status.
•Assist in the preparation of a monthly status report by tracking immigration costs, volume of immigration files and location of immigration files.
•Create and regularly maintain the legal department’s customized software report to track ongoing immigration matters at all Tesla entities with immigration needs.
•Work with Human Resources to ensure immigration files remain in compliance with state and federal government agency regulations.
•Ensure employee and employer compliance with Tesla’s new immigration policy and procedures.
•Directly handle the recruitment steps necessary to sponsor a foreign national employee for permanent residency.
•Assist with U.S. national’s work-related emigration to foreign countries.
Desired Skills & Experience
•Strong, in-depth knowledge of immigration law, including experience with each visa type mentioned above.
•8-10 years of Immigration Paralegal experience preferred.
•Bachelor’s degree preferred with a strong academic background.
•Strong legal writing and drafting skills.
•Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.
•Experienced professional with great relationship skills, team player, self starter, independent thinker, and has the ability to anticipate the next steps and future issues.
•Ability to work well in a diverse and fast-paced environment with a large and diverse group of people, including Human Resources, Global Mobility, Tesla recruiting, Tesla hiring managers, candidates from countries throughout the world as well as their families.
Posted:August 9, 2011Type: Full-time Experience: Mid-Senior level Functions: Legal Industries: Automotive Job ID:1845406