This position reports to the Vice President and General Counsel and is responsible for preparing, submitting, filing and tracking H-2A visa related forms and documents, submitting advertisements, invoicing and client support.
Duties And Responsibilities
Communicate frequently with clients and prospective clients who have inquiries about the H-2A visa process. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Conduct new client intake and follow-up to obtain signed documents, agreements and related forms necessary to initiate an H-2A application.
Keep clients informed with timely case status updates.
Prepare check requests to advance funds on clients’ behalf.
Generate and timely issue invoices for services and reimbursement to clients.
Drafting and Submitting Documents
Prepare for attorney review and timely submit job order to State Workforce Agency (SWA).
Prepare for attorney review and timely submit application for temporary labor certification to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
Prepare petition for non-immigrant visa for attorney review and submit to United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Liaise with Vendors and Government Representatives
Interface confidently and professionally with state government representatives and vendors.
Prepare responses to SWA/DOL/USCIS inquiries, notices of deficiency and requests for evidence.
Prepare and submit initial recruitment reports.
Contact advertising outlets and place required recruitment advertisements.
Utilize all capabilities to satisfy one mission — to enhance the competitiveness and profitability of our members. Do everything possible to help members succeed by being curious and striving to understand what others are trying to achieve, planning and executing work in a helpful and collaborative manner, being willing to adjust efforts to ensure that work and attitude are helpful to others, being self-accountable, creating positive impact, and being diligent in delivering results.
All other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to communicate and converse with clients and others via phone and email. The associate must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time. The associate is frequently required to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Bachelor’s degree plus two to four years administrative and/or collegiate academic experience preferred.
Paralegal certificate preferred.
H-2A visa or other immigration-related legal experience, preferred.
Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
Highly detail oriented with strong organizational skills, able to prioritize assignments and competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Strong ability to work efficiently and effectively in a multiple task, multi-project and multi-demanding environment.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment and multi-task with little supervision.
Can manage and organize work economically and efficiently, establish priorities and maintain good interpersonal relations and communications with clients and staff.
About Western Growers
Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. Our members and their workers provide over half the nation's fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts. Some farm throughout the U.S. and other countries so people have year-round access to nutritious food. For generations, they provide variety and healthy choices to consumers. Connect with and learn about Western Growers on our Twitter and Facebook.