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#114723 Immigration Analyst

Extended Deadline: Fri 5/27/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/25/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/09/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit a Cover Letter to complete your application. Applications without a Cover Letter will not be reviewed.


Under the general supervision of the unit's Director, the Immigration Analyst serves as an active member of the advising team within the International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO). The incumbent will explain and interpret complex U.S. federal immigration and labor regulations and campus policies to UC San Diego academic departments and international scholars. Advise UC San Diego international visitors and academic departments regarding appropriate nonimmigrant and immigrant statuses. Analyze department requests and ensure issuance of appropriate immigration documentation. Direct international scholars in the preparation of successful applications pertaining to visas, nonimmigrant status, employment authorization, Social Security numbers, driver licenses, and any other requirements to successfully live in the U.S. and work at UC San Diego. Ensure that federal compliance requirements pertaining to US Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor regulations are met and in a timely fashion.

In coordination with the other Immigration Analysts, advise, prepare documents, and maintain data for nearly 3000 international faculty and scholars in nonimmigrant statuses typically found in academic settings (primarily J-1 and H-1B). Designated as a signature authority for University H-1B petitions and granted ARO status by U.S. Dept. of State. Serve as liaison with various U.S. government agencies, including U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor, the Social Security Administration, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Assist with coordination of J-1 and H-1B orientation sessions and provide orientation assistance to international scholars and their families with referrals and information about UC San Diego and the community, including health insurance and family matters. Participate in social, cultural, and educational programming initiatives for international scholars. Organize and implement training workshops for academic department representatives.

This position may be eligible for a Hybrid flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or related field and a minimum two (2) years of work related to student or scholar advising activities in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with ISSM or similar immigration database software. Knowledge of computer-based applications utilizing databases, word processing, spreadsheets, email, and web development tools including: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and calendar programs. Experience in spreadsheets, charts, or graphics to display data, and proficiency adapting programs to meet sophistication required. Ability to identify and access online campus information systems and resources.

  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of and sensitivity to cross cultural issues in the advising process; verified ability to work with international scholars, staff and faculty. Ability to effectively work and interact with diverse groups and individual faculty, staff, students, university administrators with different needs, levels of urgency, levels of English, and levels of sensitivity. Ability to formulate and present written material in a logical and comprehensive manner.

  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Ability to deliver an outstanding level of customer service to various populations, while maintaining the integrity of departmental policies and procedures. Ability to exercise diplomacy, patience and flexibility.

  • Ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Demonstrated record management experience. Proven skill in developing and maintaining precise organized records, files, and filing systems.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques. Skill and experience in independently compiling, analyzing and presenting information to ensure quality and accuracy. Ability to analyze resources and evaluate information in order to recommend alternative options.

  • Knowledge of and experience with complex J-1 and H-1B immigration regulations, employment policies and procedures, and academic policies and procedures. Ability to research, comprehend, analyze and apply new and complex immigration regulations.

  • Proven ability to evaluate and prepare immigration documents (DS-2019; I-129, LCA) with accuracy and speed, and with strong attention to detail and high level of analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for an Exchange Visitor Program.


  • Job offer is contingent on a clear Background Check.

  • US Department of State and US Department of Homeland Security require US citizenship or Permanent Resident status as a condition of employment for this position.

  • Available to attend occasional evening and off-campus meetings.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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