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Mobility / Relocation Specialist IV
Ref No.: 18-01031
Location: Mountain View, California
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 8 Years
Start Date: 07/09/2018
Note : FTE is going out on an LOA
The Global Mobility Specialist will provide subject matter expertise for relocation, immigration, taxation and related processes to resolve complex issues and queries in a timely manner for our stakeholders [Employees, hiring managers, talent acquisition, HR, payroll, benefits, etc.]. The successful candidate will partner with stakeholders as well as external providers, to ensure a highly efficient and smooth experience for transferees, assignees and new hires. This will include administering both intra-country and cross-border moves as well as immigration sponsorship for new hires in the US and abroad.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage international assignments and transfers throughout their lifecycle including:
  • running cost projections,
  • articulating and organizing immigration and relocation procedures,
  • administering an assignment and/or relocation agreement,
  • coordinating all efforts with internal and external partners to ensure a highly efficient and smooth experience for participants.
  • Respond to high volume of global emails and phone calls to communicate policy, procedures, and resolve immigration, relocation, assignment or tax related questions from stakeholders.
  • Work closely with service providers such as tax consultants, external immigration counsel and relocation vendors to ensure timely, high quality services are provided and SLAs are met.
  • Conduct US visa sponsorship assessments in partnership with Talent Acquisition, HR and/or Hiring managers.
  • Monitor progress for all US immigration cases in conjunction with external immigration counsel, identify long term sponsorship issues and communicate risk to talent acquisition/hiring manager.
  • Coordinate recruitment process for US permanent resident applications, in conjunction with sponsoring manager and external immigration counsel.
  • Coordinate posting of LCA notices for timely H-1B filings.
  • Assist external immigration counsel with audit/RFE requests from US DOL and USCIS.
  • Manage USCIS site visits.
  • Answer process and policy questions for immigration sponsorship and relocation services from internal stakeholders.
  • Track and maintain immigration and relocation files in accordance with audit standards.
  • Assist with daily administration of mobility related tasks (review of vendor invoices, record keeping, tracking and updating databases etc.).
  • Partner with stakeholders to resolve exception requests and escalations.

Desired Skills & Experience
  • A Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Minimum of 8 years in overall Global Mobility experience:
  • This must consist of at least 6 years of corporate immigration experience with NIV [L-1A/B, H-1B, TN, E-3, J-1, O-1, F-1/J-1/L-1 conversion to H-1B] and IV matters [PERM - including Notice and Consider, MM I-140 and OR].
  • At least 4 years of experience administering a relocation program with permanent transfers and assignees.
  • Experience should come from in house corporate setting or immigration firm experience.
  • Experience required in corporate immigration [US inbound and Global Visas (UK, EMEA, Canada, APJ region)], as well as domestic and international relocation and managing assignees.
  • Tax experience for managing assignees is highly desired.
  • Experience working in a role that requires a high degree of confidentiality.
  • High level of organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated strong teamwork and collaborative skills working in a dynamic and changing multinational organization.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Thomson Reuter Legal Tracker, and Avature.
  • Problem solving mindset.
  • Patience working through resolution of issues/escalations from program participants and stakeholders.

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree, applicable certification or equivalent experience required.