Immigration Specialist I

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Oct 13, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Immigration Specialist I

Job no: 514834
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Office/Clerical, Other, Veteran's Preference Eligible

Classification Title:

Immigration Specialist I

Job Description:

The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is accepting applications for an Immigration Specialist I to serve as a Designated School Official (DSO), working as a multi-dimensional F-1 student adviser in the International Student Services (ISS) unit of the UFIC. This position maintains knowledge of the F-1 federal regulations and UF policy to provide F visa immigration advising, shares in processing Forms I-20 for initial/transfer-in and current students.

Specific duties include:

  • Process initial Forms I-20 for 1/6th of the newly admitted international students.
  • Ensure accuracy in immigration documents filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Track international student initial immigration files and maintains documentation for I-20 packages.
  • Serve as DSO and International Student Adviser (ISA) for 1/6 of the international student population.
  • Responsible for interpreting USCIS regulations and UF policy to maintain compliance with federal requirements.
  • Serve as the liaison between USCIS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and other government agencies, UF faculty, staff, other institutions, and international students.
  • Comply with all reporting requirements for Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
  • Advise university departments, staff, and faculty to resolve specific immigration problems and employment eligibility issues as they affect international students at UF.
  • Disperse information to the above regarding policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Share responsibility for organizing and presenting programs and workshops pertaining to initial Form I-20 processing, immigration rules, and regulations to university departments and international students.
  • Maintain records on international students as required by federal regulations and UF policy.
  • Assist colleagues, UF faculty members, and UF staff members in resolving immigration issues.
  • Liaise with various offices on campus (to be assigned among advisers) to ensure smooth procedures for processing newly admitted international students and monitor UF’s compliance with federal regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, such as backing up on phone coverage or front desk coverage as needed, etc.
  • Expected Salary:


    Pay Range Based on Market:


    Lower reference point: $33,800 Midpoint: $43,900 Upper Reference point: $54,000

    Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s or master’s degree and/or experience with immigration regulations and UF rules and regulations.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

    This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

    Health Assessment Required:No

    Advertised: 12 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: 26 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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