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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 1, 2020
Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six (6) 'service regions' that provide local high-quality administrative support to their groupings of schools, colleges and departments. Central Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) provides centrally supported services to the Berkeley campus and to the Berkeley Regions in the area of Onboarding activities for new campus employees. Visas support and Records Management. . BRS is committed to developing a culture in which employees are actively engaged in the work, mission, and vision of the organization and of UC Berkeley.
Provides highly complex analyses across a broad spectrum of programs, policies and initiatives or provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in one policy field. Analyzes frequently changing USCIS and Department of State regulations, legislation, and the impact on campus-wide visa and immigration processes and foreign national employee work eligibility.
Guides implementation of new HR procedures based on changes such as unlawful presence accrual and USCIS delays in petition processing.
Analyzes a broad range of complex immigration work authorization documentation such as I-797, DS-2019, I-20, I-94, I-765, and I-485 for I-9 compliance, system updates, and to ensure compliance with Department of Homeland Security and USCIS regulations.
Educates Onboarding, HR Partners, and HRIM on appropriate documentation and audits data on campus database software including HCM (PeopleSoft), ServiceNow, and International Scholar Dossier
Develops and coordinates policy communications in conjunction with the Berkeley International Office and campus management regarding USCIS regulations that affect employment-based visa holders and valid work authorization documentation; formulates strategies for campus education and compliance enforcement.
Develops and advocates solutions to system issues and participates in policy and planning committees and working groups.
Evaluates new and existing systems, policies, processes, or programs and proposes recommendations for improvement and compliance.
Troubleshoots, researches, and analyzes procedural inconsistencies to ensure streamlined future state workflow and process transparency.
Identifies gaps in processing and training such as H-1B employing document validity discrepancies and 35 additional visa types in HCM that are out of scope for HR and Berkeley International Office in terms of visa support and employment authorization compliance
Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.
Researches and summarizes best practices in field.
Collaborates with departments such as Berkeley International Office to coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of new programs and processes.
Leads and directs a wide variety of projects and follows through with all levels of staff and individuals inside and outside the organization.
Leads a team of lower level analytical staff to develop visa related workflow procedures and guidelines.
Manages workload distribution and allocations among analysts and and case audits.
Serves as the main point-of-contact for urgent or escalated visa and compliance issues.
Develops and presents complex visa and business analysis reports for statistical analysis and process improvement utilizing CalAnswers, ServiceNow, ISD/fsaAtlas, case management log, and HCM (PeopleSoft).
Presents data summary and proposals to management.
Oversees unit/team internal tracking systems and knowledge base monitoring new and pending cases, internal resources, archived files, and completed cases for data collection and reporting purposes.
Demonstrate to gain thorough knowledge of campus processes, protocols and procedures.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge or ability to understand common campus-specific computer applications such as HCM (People Soft), ISD/fsaAtlas, ServiceNow, BearBuy, CalAnswers, Tracker I-9, and VSPA Gateway (preferred).
Strong analytical/problem-solving skills. analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing and experience working with diverse communication styles
Small to mid-level project management skills.
Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and prioritize work assignments, recognizing situations that require a sense of urgency.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Advanced knowledge of personnel policies and applicable laws and regulations governing visa eligibility, status, and restrictions.
Experience leading a team.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
UC Berkeley's Applicant Tracking System is down to all users on the following dates, which will restrict access for applicants:
February 14, 2020 at 5:00pm until Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:00am
This is a full-time, career position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.