GENERAL PURPOSE: Provide secretarial support for multiple timekeepers to assist in ensuring client needs are met.
Maintain tickler system/database for timely filing of extensions, petitions, and applications.
Assist in and coordinate employment-based applications and petitions for filing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL), including Consular filings.
Prepare letters and affidavits supporting applications and petitions.
Obtain and organize documents supporting applications and petitions.
Coordinate translation of foreign documents.
Coordinate equivalency and evaluations of foreign degrees.
Review and edit prepared documents for accuracy.
Organize and maintain client electronic files.
Screen and direct incoming calls.
Work as a team to assist with secretarial coverage needs due to overflow and absences.
Perform other related administrative functions as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent organizational skills and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
Independent judgment to complete activities and work under general supervision.
Must be knowledgeable regarding concepts, practices and procedures of USCIS and DOL.
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Experience using INS ZOOM.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
High level of initiative to get tasks done and ownership of work product.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING:
Minimum two years experience as a legal secretary in immigration (preferably business based visas) in a law firm environment or equivalent experience.
High School Diploma or equivalent required; relevant college courses and/or certification preferred.
About Butzel Long
Founded in 1854, Butzel Long has played a prominent role in the
development and growth of several major industries. Business leaders
have turned to us for innovative, highly-effective legal counsel for over
165 years. We have a long and successful history of developing new
capabilities and deepening our expertise for our clients' benefit. We strive
to be on the cutting edge of technology, manufacturing, e-commerce,
biotechnology, intellectual property, and cross-border operations and
transactions. Butzel Long, a Michigan-based law firm with offices in
Detroit, Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills and Lansing, Michigan
as well as New York and Washington, D.C.